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Help with procrastination?

A photo of kelso547 kelso547
I'm a terribe procrastinator, and I've recently learned that I'm a 'crisis-maker' procrastinator meaning I only get motivated last minute, The thing is I'm sick of being a procrastinator, it's causing me not to be as successful as I could be in highschool, but I just can't stop! I've heard that procrastination wasn't so much a habit but a deeper pyschologocal need, what do you suggest to get me working back on track?
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A photo of Daria1994 Daria1994
I'm the same. The hardest part is to BEGIN.

Just start by telling yourself: I'm going to do five minutes straight of homework. Close the laptop, hide your cell phone and any noises it might make, and try to focus on the task for five minutes.

You'll find it will be so much easier once you've started, because you sort of just get into it.

Make a to do list.!!! Check things off. It's honestly the biggest relief to cross something off that list. Good luck.

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A photo of RheyDCD11 RheyDCD11
haha hello fellow procrastinator xD

just procrstinated this morning anywayz i agree hardest part is actually beginning

wat i find helps is to actually plan on where ur studying...some ppl prefer the library other prefer at home...w.e. works ...where u work really affects how u feel whether u feel like working or not (aka...distractions do not help for most)
and creating "rewards" for doing some part of hwk like i will be able to watch my favourite show if i do my math or something

best of luck!
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@RheyDCD11 wrote
haha hello fellow procrastinator xD

just procrstinated this morning anywayz i agree hardest part is actually beginning

wat i find helps is to actually plan on where ur studying...some ppl prefer the library other prefer at home...w.e. works ...where u work really affects how u feel whether u feel like working or not (aka...distractions do not help for most)
and creating "rewards" for doing some part of hwk like i will be able to watch my favourite show if i do my math or something

best of luck!



oookay there, buddy. Creating rewards is the biggest mistake. You will most likely engage in that 'fun' activity for a longer period of time. Definitely not what the op should be doing.

What i find works for me is doing the homework at school and in class. Dont waste time chit chatting in class, get your work done. And usually whatever is leftover, i do it as soon as i get home. After dinner, i usually find that im unable to focus and do any work so i usually do it beforehand. And, if u do take breaks dont go on youtube, or watch tv, or eat (unless its healthy), or text, or play video games....research careers, go on forums, and get motivated. lol
cheers.
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A photo of SkylarNoeL SkylarNoeL
I was about to post how I deal with procrastination, but I decided I'd do it later.
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A photo of kelso547 kelso547

@Daria1994 wrote
I'm the same. The hardest part is to BEGIN.

Just start by telling yourself: I'm going to do five minutes straight of homework. Close the laptop, hide your cell phone and any noises it might make, and try to focus on the task for five minutes.

You'll find it will be so much easier once you've started, because you sort of just get into it.

Make a to do list.!!! Check things off. It's honestly the biggest relief to cross something off that list. Good luck.





Very true, the hardest part is to begin! I just keep thinking oh I still have lots of time, but then I never get it done! and thanks for your ideas(:
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@RheyDCD11 wrote
haha hello fellow procrastinator xD

just procrstinated this morning anywayz i agree hardest part is actually beginning

wat i find helps is to actually plan on where ur studying...some ppl prefer the library other prefer at home...w.e. works ...where u work really affects how u feel whether u feel like working or not (aka...distractions do not help for most)
and creating "rewards" for doing some part of hwk like i will be able to watch my favourite show if i do my math or something

best of luck!



Thanks, and yeah, good idea once again!
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@bcd92 wrote

@RheyDCD11 wrote
haha hello fellow procrastinator xD

just procrstinated this morning anywayz i agree hardest part is actually beginning

wat i find helps is to actually plan on where ur studying...some ppl prefer the library other prefer at home...w.e. works ...where u work really affects how u feel whether u feel like working or not (aka...distractions do not help for most)
and creating "rewards" for doing some part of hwk like i will be able to watch my favourite show if i do my math or something

best of luck!



oookay there, buddy. Creating rewards is the biggest mistake. You will most likely engage in that 'fun' activity for a longer period of time. Definitely not what the op should be doing.

What i find works for me is doing the homework at school and in class. Dont waste time chit chatting in class, get your work done. And usually whatever is leftover, i do it as soon as i get home. After dinner, i usually find that im unable to focus and do any work so i usually do it beforehand. And, if u do take breaks dont go on youtube, or watch tv, or eat (unless its healthy), or text, or play video games....research careers, go on forums, and get motivated. lol
cheers.



I'm not a talker in class and I try but my teachers give out actual homework and assignments we aren't allowed to do in class and yeah, I'm not able to do homework after diner either and that's a good idea(: thanks!
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@SkylarNoeL wrote
I was about to post how I deal with procrastination, but I decided I'd do it later.


Hahah, pretty good reply;)
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@SkylarNoeL wrote
I was about to post how I deal with procrastination, but I decided I'd do it later.



I see what you did there.
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@brady23 wrote

@SkylarNoeL wrote
I was about to post how I deal with procrastination, but I decided I'd do it later.



I see what you did there.



yup, i got that too. ;p
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A photo of RheyDCD11 RheyDCD11

@bcd92 wrote

@RheyDCD11 wrote
haha hello fellow procrastinator xD

just procrstinated this morning anywayz i agree hardest part is actually beginning

wat i find helps is to actually plan on where ur studying...some ppl prefer the library other prefer at home...w.e. works ...where u work really affects how u feel whether u feel like working or not (aka...distractions do not help for most)
and creating "rewards" for doing some part of hwk like i will be able to watch my favourite show if i do my math or something

best of luck!



oookay there, buddy. Creating rewards is the biggest mistake. You will most likely engage in that 'fun' activity for a longer period of time. Definitely not what the op should be doing.

What i find works for me is doing the homework at school and in class. Dont waste time chit chatting in class, get your work done. And usually whatever is leftover, i do it as soon as i get home. After dinner, i usually find that im unable to focus and do any work so i usually do it beforehand. And, if u do take breaks dont go on youtube, or watch tv, or eat (unless its healthy), or text, or play video games....research careers, go on forums, and get motivated. lol
cheers.



lol doesn't work for everyone xD but ur right bout tht xD
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