If it weren't for the last minute, I probably wouldn't get anything done.....

  • masculumpedes

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    Jul 17, 2010 8:15 PM GMT
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    Jul 17, 2010 10:16 PM GMT
    I was going to procrastinate, but decided it could wait 'till tomorrow.
  • Parker817

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    Jul 17, 2010 10:18 PM GMT
    Same here-- but I find that I do my best work when I'm under pressure, so I never seem to learn my lesson! icon_cool.gif
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    Jul 17, 2010 10:27 PM GMT
    Never put off until tomorrow what you can do...

    Oh, I'll tell you later! icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 17, 2010 10:50 PM GMT
    ???

    Heres a clock trick

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    Jul 17, 2010 11:18 PM GMT
    This is so like me... I almost always do everything like the 5 minutes before the deadline, sometimes literally... haha. The thing is, I seriously work most effectively while I'm under pressure (when it's about school) so it doesn't end up bad, but I think there is something wrong with me and my head.
    I mean I do that basically ALL THE FREAKING TIME! Studying for an exam, writing an essay, even going out to grab beers, I am ALWAYS late.

    Usually it ends up fine, but this one time it didn't. I wasn't able to handle my bachelor thesis in time and because of that I practically lost one semester... I know it's not the end of the world, part-time job (while I'm planning on maintaining it even when I get my bachelor degree completely finished and go on to master degree in january) will sort the not-doing-anything thing out, but still I was kinda sad when I realised I wasn't going to do it.

    Sometimes when I think about it I seriously believe I have to be mentally sick, otherwise I don't know how to explain to myself why I always do the important stuff last miute. I am ambitious, I like what I do, it's probably just the fact that I am sometimes lazy as hell and try to convince myself that there is still plenty of time...

    I hate myself for that, big time! icon_evil.gif
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    Jul 17, 2010 11:31 PM GMT
    knightrider2009 saidThis is so like me... I almost always do everything like the 5 minutes before the deadline, sometimes literally... haha. The thing is, I seriously work most effectively while I'm under pressure (when it's about school) so it doesn't end up bad, but I think there is something wrong with me and my head.
    I mean I do that basically ALL THE FREAKING TIME! Studying for an exam, writing an essay, even going out to grab beers, I am ALWAYS late.

    Usually it ends up fine, but this one time it didn't. I wasn't able to handle my bachelor thesis in time and because of that I practically lost one semester... I know it's not the end of the world, part-time job (while I'm planning on maintaining it even when I get my bachelor degree completely finished and go on to master degree in january) will sort the not-doing-anything thing out, but still I was kinda sad when I realised I wasn't going to do it.

    Sometimes when I think about it I seriously believe I have to be mentally sick, otherwise I don't know how to explain to myself why I always do the important stuff last miute. I am ambitious, I like what I do, it's probably just the fact that I am sometimes lazy as hell and try to convince myself that there is still plenty of time...

    I hate myself for that, big time! icon_evil.gif


    All through my undergraduate degree I was confounded by my procrastination. I got stuff done - and done well - but it was almost always an all night, skin of the teeth effort. Finally I decided to do a behavioral psych project on procrastination. My own procrastination turns out to have been driven by three pretty common motivations. I disliked accepting that I am imperfect and so what I turn out is imperfect. By waiting til the last minute I could always say, "It would have been better if I had started sooner." I also had a sense that without a draining last minute sprint and the fatigue that followed it, I didn't really put my all into it. Finally, I liked the adrenaline rush of the last minute squeeze.

    I found that once I understood my procrastination I was able to master it - in some realms. In others it still haunts me - but at least not in work.
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    Jul 19, 2010 10:54 PM GMT
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    knightrider2009 saidThis is so like me... I almost always do everything like the 5 minutes before the deadline, sometimes literally... haha. The thing is, I seriously work most effectively while I'm under pressure (when it's about school) so it doesn't end up bad, but I think there is something wrong with me and my head.
    I mean I do that basically ALL THE FREAKING TIME! Studying for an exam, writing an essay, even going out to grab beers, I am ALWAYS late.

    Usually it ends up fine, but this one time it didn't. I wasn't able to handle my bachelor thesis in time and because of that I practically lost one semester... I know it's not the end of the world, part-time job (while I'm planning on maintaining it even when I get my bachelor degree completely finished and go on to master degree in january) will sort the not-doing-anything thing out, but still I was kinda sad when I realised I wasn't going to do it.

    Sometimes when I think about it I seriously believe I have to be mentally sick, otherwise I don't know how to explain to myself why I always do the important stuff last miute. I am ambitious, I like what I do, it's probably just the fact that I am sometimes lazy as hell and try to convince myself that there is still plenty of time...

    I hate myself for that, big time! icon_evil.gif


    All through my undergraduate degree I was confounded by my procrastination. I got stuff done - and done well - but it was almost always an all night, skin of the teeth effort. Finally I decided to do a behavioral psych project on procrastination. My own procrastination turns out to have been driven by three pretty common motivations. I disliked accepting that I am imperfect and so what I turn out is imperfect. By waiting til the last minute I could always say, "It would have been better if I had started sooner." I also had a sense that without a draining last minute sprint and the fatigue that followed it, I didn't really put my all into it. Finally, I liked the adrenaline rush of the last minute squeeze.

    I found that once I understood my procrastination I was able to master it - in some realms. In others it still haunts me - but at least not in work.


    Wow! I can totally subscribe to your motives and the explanations your research led you to.

    I kinda wondered if that's the true reason. That I always excuse myself in a "if I tried harder, it would be muuuch better" way or what the hell is wrong with me. I guess the biggest reason for me to always do everything in the last minutes is just the fact that I am lazy and stubborn as shit. icon_evil.gif
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    Jul 19, 2010 11:06 PM GMT
    flieslikeabeagle said
    knightrider2009 saidThis is so like me... I almost always do everything like the 5 minutes before the deadline, sometimes literally... haha. The thing is, I seriously work most effectively while I'm under pressure (when it's about school) so it doesn't end up bad, but I think there is something wrong with me and my head.
    I mean I do that basically ALL THE FREAKING TIME! Studying for an exam, writing an essay, even going out to grab beers, I am ALWAYS late.

    Usually it ends up fine, but this one time it didn't. I wasn't able to handle my bachelor thesis in time and because of that I practically lost one semester... I know it's not the end of the world, part-time job (while I'm planning on maintaining it even when I get my bachelor degree completely finished and go on to master degree in january) will sort the not-doing-anything thing out, but still I was kinda sad when I realised I wasn't going to do it.

    Sometimes when I think about it I seriously believe I have to be mentally sick, otherwise I don't know how to explain to myself why I always do the important stuff last miute. I am ambitious, I like what I do, it's probably just the fact that I am sometimes lazy as hell and try to convince myself that there is still plenty of time...

    I hate myself for that, big time! icon_evil.gif


    All through my undergraduate degree I was confounded by my procrastination. I got stuff done - and done well - but it was almost always an all night, skin of the teeth effort. Finally I decided to do a behavioral psych project on procrastination. My own procrastination turns out to have been driven by three pretty common motivations. I disliked accepting that I am imperfect and so what I turn out is imperfect. By waiting til the last minute I could always say, "It would have been better if I had started sooner." I also had a sense that without a draining last minute sprint and the fatigue that followed it, I didn't really put my all into it. Finally, I liked the adrenaline rush of the last minute squeeze.

    I found that once I understood my procrastination I was able to master it - in some realms. In others it still haunts me - but at least not in work.


    That´s a pretty good explanation. In my psychology class in high school we also learned that "It would have been better if I had started sooner" that goes hand in hand with people either choosing the most complicated task because if the fail they can say it wasn´t their fault, the task was simply to demanding or the easiest because they succed without a problem.