For those times you have more than one day to write an essay. At least you didn’t procrastinate that much.
Starting is half the battle. Finishing is the other.
Make a plan.
Know what you need to do and when you need to do it by. Planning is life. Plans are death. Especially plans that change. Life throws you a surprise party? Take it in stride.
Space it out.
Research the first day. Outline the second. Write the third. You left more than two days, didn’t you?
Reward yourself well.
You wrote a draft? You made some edits? Bake your cake and eat it too. Or Netflix and chill by yourself.
Ask for feedback.
Ten words from someone you respect is more meaningful than one hundred words from someone you don’t.
Do something else.
Live for once. Read a book. Take a bath. Go to sleep. Your sanity is worth more than an assignment any day of the week.
If you don’t have as much time, I recommend reading Advice On Writing A Paper In One Day.