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fouc
Oct 18th, 2011, 11:26 PM
... how do you deal with this shit? :help:

Pump-it-UP
Oct 19th, 2011, 12:08 AM
Keep pressing refresh until this thread gets another response. :lol:

Sergius
Oct 19th, 2011, 12:25 AM
Good question. I always get in trouble because of this shit. Seriously, I can't deal with it :sobbing:

Keadz
Oct 19th, 2011, 12:36 AM
I have accepted that I only get motivated to complete a uni task a day or two before it's due.

No matter how hard I try, I'll lay out everything in front and then within about an hour it's almost guaranteed that I'll be youtubing cats or something.

Ashi
Oct 19th, 2011, 01:35 AM
I have accepted that I only get motivated to complete a uni task a day or two before it's due.



Yep me too. But, I work better and am more methodical when I have a set time limit.

The best way I've learnt is to do the tasks/assignments/work that you like the least, first. Get it done, and then concentrate on the stuff you like doing.


That said, I am going on holiday for 2 weeks this weekend, and I have still to grade 4 bundles of term papers. :o

antonella
Oct 19th, 2011, 01:43 AM
I'll get back to this later - I promise!

Sean.
Oct 19th, 2011, 01:43 AM
I have accepted that I only get motivated to complete a uni task a day or two before it's due.

No matter how hard I try, I'll lay out everything in front and then within about an hour it's almost guaranteed that I'll be youtubing cats or something.

This.

My latest strategy: My Wallpaper. (http://www.freebestwallpaper.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Do_Your_Work.jpg)

I also find working in a public place where people can watch you, and see if your procrastinating sometimes works.

The 2nd Law
Oct 19th, 2011, 02:13 AM
I have wasted the last 2 weeks I reckon :lol: I only have a week to go with no exams, just gotta finish these assignments, that should be all the motivation I need :o

Ellery
Oct 19th, 2011, 02:21 AM
www.sporcle.com


oh wait.

ElusiveChanteuse
Oct 19th, 2011, 03:30 AM
I have accepted that I only get motivated to complete a uni task a day or two before it's due.

No matter how hard I try, I'll lay out everything in front and then within about an hour it's almost guaranteed that I'll be youtubing cats or something.
+1.:oh:

www.sporcle.com


oh wait.
:spit:

VeeJJ
Oct 19th, 2011, 05:53 AM
Get into a routine where you have time set aside for certain things.

Inger67
Oct 19th, 2011, 06:19 AM
I feel the same way :sobbing: I have yet to start my 6 page paper that's due Thursday and I have an exam tomorrow too! Ugh.

fouc
Oct 19th, 2011, 06:51 AM
Right now I'm just discovering I can take "the last minute" to the whole new level of absurd. I'm working pretty fast, but the beginning must always be delayed as far as it possibly gets. Not just the day before, not even during the night, but often early in the day like 5 AM, or in a train, always till the very last possible second with no time to re-think what I 've been working on. I have like 4 hours left to prepare my lecture, guess I'm gonna go & youtube some funny animals :o

fouc
Oct 19th, 2011, 06:55 AM
I have accepted that I only get motivated to complete a uni task a day or two before it's due.

No matter how hard I try, I'll lay out everything in front and then within about an hour it's almost guaranteed that I'll be youtubing cats or something.

2 days before is a dream!

Working in public places does seem helpful for me, but first you have to drag yourself to this place, which still seems highly unlikely :sobbing:

Pump-it-UP
Oct 19th, 2011, 07:01 AM
I feel the same way :sobbing: I have yet to start my 6 page paper that's due Thursday and I have an exam tomorrow too! Ugh.

Same! :lol::o And I'm pulling an allnighter tonight too just to study for a test in 8 hours that I'm totally unprepared for. :o Sigh.

Sp!ffy
Oct 19th, 2011, 07:07 AM
Instead of procrastination, I like to call it "a search for inspiration". :hearts:

Fantasy Hero
Oct 19th, 2011, 09:10 AM
i will think about it later :p


:haha:

LindsayRulz
Oct 19th, 2011, 11:53 AM
Close TF's window! :p

Stamp Paid
Oct 19th, 2011, 08:00 PM
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. :lol:

Mary Cherry.
Oct 19th, 2011, 08:02 PM
... how do you deal with this shit? :help:

I don't. That's why it's called procrastination.

Bayo
Oct 20th, 2011, 07:00 AM
A sage maxim I once read:

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

shap_half
Oct 20th, 2011, 07:55 AM
This.

My latest strategy: My Wallpaper. (http://www.freebestwallpaper.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Do_Your_Work.jpg)

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.

Umberella
Oct 20th, 2011, 08:28 AM
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

nevetssllim
Oct 20th, 2011, 08:39 AM
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. :p

edificio
Oct 20th, 2011, 09:04 PM
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! :lol:

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. :lol:

shap_half
Oct 20th, 2011, 09:16 PM
I'm a freelance writer, and I have to say that my procrastination only causes me headaches. LOTS of them.

Pump-it-UP
Oct 24th, 2011, 02:35 AM
This thread is so relevant right now. :tears:

Tweety Snape
Oct 24th, 2011, 04:46 AM
www.sporcle.com (http://www.sporcle.com)


oh wait.
I hate you. I think I just wasted the past half hour and I need to start writing my paper!

Pump-it-UP
Oct 24th, 2011, 06:35 AM
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. :tape:

CillyUltra
Oct 26th, 2011, 06:51 PM
... how do you deal with this shit? :help:

http://www.amazon.com/Now-Habit-Overcoming-Procrastination-Guilt-Free/dp/1585425524/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1319650919&sr=1-1

Sammo
Oct 26th, 2011, 08:31 PM
I try not to blame myself too much and to say it's understandable if I fail, it takes a lot of pressure out. That makes it easier to do my homework for example. And I also tell myself how much do I hate my country's pathetic habits and how much do I adore efficiency.

Sammo
Feb 9th, 2012, 08:14 PM
So... if it wasn't for procrastination I wouldn't probably have posted 5/6 messages I've written, so I wanted to dedicate my 11000 post to it :facepalm:

Nicolás89
Dec 2nd, 2012, 11:40 PM
Have to do 3 papers and a oral presentation for next week and I haven't really started yet, just did some research but I haven't starting the actual real writing yet and I know tomorrow I won't do anything because I have work and I'll be busy. :lol: :rolls: :help: :o :confused: :spit: :sobbing:

Bismarck.
Dec 5th, 2012, 06:08 PM
I want to change and do a procrastination degree at the University of Laziness. :sobbing: I'd sail to graduation there.

olivero
Dec 5th, 2012, 10:12 PM
I hate it too. But I can't fight with it. I'm finishing every taks right before (or after) the deadlines.
Working in public places does help but only to some extent.

spiceboy
Dec 5th, 2012, 11:48 PM
That's kinda procrastinating :oh:

http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/8097/d4719747d33d79a3bf86596.gif