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Instead of procrastination, I like to call it "a search for inspiration".
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I usually go to the library and find a study buddy...that keeps me focused and on task because I'm not about to let them get more work done than I am.


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... how do you deal with this shit?
I don't. That's why it's called procrastination.
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A sage maxim I once read:

Procrastination is like masturbation. It feels great until you realize you're only fucking yourself.

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I also find working in a public place where people can watch you, and see if your procrastinating sometimes works.
I'm the absolute worst. I will put anything off in the last minute. And even "working in a public space" still leads to procrastination.

For example, I have a flight to Canada tomorrow. I need to be up and headed to the airport in about four hours. I'm still packing. I"m going to be a bitch on that flight.
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You shouldn't be asking people on an internet forum about avoiding procrastination - if they're anything like me, the reason they're here in the first place is because they were procrastinating :P


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I just print off all of my readings and go to the library without my laptop because I just know it will take twice as long if I'm trying to read them online.

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Re: Procrastination...

I was going to reply yesterday but...no, really, I mainly wanted to say that if you are young, try to get rid of this habit, as it only causes you harm in the long run. This is an issue I am well familiar with and wish I had nipped it in the bud in college. Getting into the best working habits early spares you so much pain in the future, especially if you plan to go to grad school or end up in work that you have to do on your own.

Sorry for going on at length, but I'm procrastinating.

Retrain yourself to work in a more timely fashion as soon as possible.

I used to think that I worked the best under pressure, producing my best work. But, you know, how would I know, since I never see what I could produce when I'm not under pressure. Basically, what I'm saying is...perhaps your best work comes from a different way of working. Try to figure out how you work best and try to re-create those conditions in a more effective manner.

One thing I found that did help was to work away from the computer (e.g., sometimes I write in longhand rather than on the computer). If you must work on the computer, have one that isn't attached to the Internet. (The Internet is the biggest time killer ever.)

Another method that could work is to break down the project into portions/sections and work on it section by section. If you start early in the day, later in the day you can celebrate your success (within reason, an Adje or two could help). For long projects, I try to apportion how much work I need to do each day to finish by the deadline. If I do more work one day, fine, but if I do less, I reapportion the remaining work. It does help. As for the difficulty of sitting at the desk to do the work (or wherever), that can be more of a struggle.

I always thought that I worked best in intense, solely focused periods (that is, obsessively). I do work well that way, but that doesn't always fit the circumstances. So, now, I try to achieve that sole focus for specific projects by working in headphones, listening to strong music that blocks out overwhelming superego negativity. This helps me work more obsessively; the headphones shut out the world (symbolically) and at the same time help me focus solely on what is in front of me. Before I never worked with music on, preferring silence, but this method allows me to block out the world but still be in the world (I know I’m still in the world and missing nothing—I’m just choosing to block it out). One of my issues: I might miss something going on out there!

I think you have to figure out how you work best and try to re-create or refashion these best conditions so that your work can be done more efficiently. For me, I missed being involved in the world, so I resolved it by blocking out the world with music via headphones, which allowed me to know the world was out there, but I’m in my own little cocoon. I know I’m procrastinating when I avoid listening to music.
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I'm a freelance writer, and I have to say that my procrastination only causes me headaches. LOTS of them.
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This thread is so relevant right now.
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I hate you. I think I just wasted the past half hour and I need to start writing my paper!

It's gonna be totally awesome.
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I hate you. I think I just wasted the past half hour and I need to start writing my paper!
Same. It took about 25 minutes for the willpower to kick in before I X'd it off.
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... how do you deal with this shit?
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