how do you deal with procrastination???

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    Apr 14, 2011 10:24 PM GMT
    can anyone share successful ways of overcoming procrastinationicon_smile.gif
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    Apr 14, 2011 10:59 PM GMT
    I'll answer this later...
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    Apr 14, 2011 11:04 PM GMT
    lol, you carpe diem, you strike while the iron is hot.

    What are you proctrastinatin' over?

    -Doug
  • RHUK

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    Apr 14, 2011 11:04 PM GMT
    I have a terrible habit of procrasturbation icon_twisted.gif
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    Apr 14, 2011 11:28 PM GMT
    RHUK saidI have a terrible habit of procrasturbation icon_twisted.gif
    You put off masturbating? That's terrible! You need therapy. icon_razz.gif
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    Apr 14, 2011 11:31 PM GMT
    I tell myself the task isnt going to get easier or take less time later than it will right now. So just do it.

    Plus I remind myself of the relief I will feel having it off my mind and the pleasure of knowing that it is done.

    And sometimes I confront myself with how little time and effort the task really takes, so whats the big deal. Get it done.
  • RHUK

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    Apr 14, 2011 11:34 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    RHUK saidI have a terrible habit of procrasturbation icon_twisted.gif
    You put off masturbating? That's terrible! You need therapy. icon_razz.gif


    Nope, I use masturbation to put off everything else. Its a hard habit to live with icon_evil.gif
  • BardBear

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    Apr 14, 2011 11:37 PM GMT
    carabin saidcan anyone share successful ways of overcoming procrastinationicon_smile.gif


    Find out what you are avoiding and conquer that first.

    Peace,
    Bardy
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    Apr 14, 2011 11:47 PM GMT
    RHUK said
    paulflexes said
    RHUK saidI have a terrible habit of procrasturbation icon_twisted.gif
    You put off masturbating? That's terrible! You need therapy. icon_razz.gif


    Nope, I use masturbation to put off everything else. Its a hard habit to live with icon_evil.gif
    All you need now is live webcams setup throughout your house and your habit can become an occupation. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 15, 2011 12:00 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    RHUK saidI have a terrible habit of procrasturbation icon_twisted.gif
    You put off masturbating? That's terrible! You need therapy. icon_razz.gif




    procrastinating is like masturbating...you're only fucking yourself

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    Apr 15, 2011 12:44 AM GMT
    Just do it. The longer you dread it the more you're likely to procrastinate.
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    Apr 15, 2011 5:16 AM GMT
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    Apr 15, 2011 5:19 AM GMT
    Git 'er done!
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    Apr 15, 2011 6:13 AM GMT
    not so well...i always thought about doing something about it...but not sure what to do either...
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    Apr 15, 2011 6:16 AM GMT
    I'm still trying to overcome it. I have a research paper and an essay due Monday and I haven't started on either yet.
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    Apr 15, 2011 6:23 AM GMT
    Don't you have something better to do than whatever it is you're procrastinating on?
  • dfrourke

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    Apr 15, 2011 6:38 AM GMT
    action --> motivation --> action NOT motivation --> action --> motivation

    - David icon_wink.gif
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    Apr 15, 2011 8:54 PM GMT
    funny puns - Now's the Only Time I Know
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    Apr 15, 2011 8:55 PM GMT
    carabin saidcan anyone share successful ways of overcoming procrastinationicon_smile.gif


    I procrastinate alot. My thought process is: "I can do this later, I don't need to do it now" then it builds up and becomes bigger.

    To combat it, I do things as soon as they need doing. Much quicker that way.
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    Apr 15, 2011 8:57 PM GMT
    Think of it like this: "you work better under pressure"
  • Tritimium

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    Apr 15, 2011 9:00 PM GMT
    Caslon18000 saidfunny puns - Now's the Only Time I Know


    I'm gonna replace my normal clock faces with this!!!!
  • Tritimium

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    Apr 15, 2011 9:46 PM GMT
    You need to have a clear vision of what you're ultimately trying to do. Then, and this part is crucial, imagine that you've actually achieved that goal, and that you're telling a friend how you got to where you are.

    What actions did you take? What was the path - the steps - that got you there?

    What behaviours did you use? What was unlikely to have helped?

    Come back to now. Do you think there's any benefit in putting off a certain task? Nope. So, what's the logical next step to take that takes you nearer to your goal? If you still feel stuck by that step, it's probably because it's too big, in which case break it down, or because your fear something about it. Decide whether the fear is real, and if so, whether you want to face it and do the task, or not face it and don't do the task.

    In 5 years time - and it'll creep up on you - do you want to be saying, "Damn, I really wasted the last 5 years doing f*&k all"?

    It helps if you write down the steps. How are you at following written instructions to put a piece of furniture together? Write your own instructions. Then do them.

    You are not your brain. It's a very (very) powerful tool that you can use to help you get to where you want to go. Think of it like a horse pulling a cart. But, like a poorly-trained horse, it'll go where it wants to if it's not led properly. Usually, that's in the direction of the nearest and quickest source of pleasure - carrots, polo mints, grass, etc. in the case of the horse.

    Grab the reigns of your own horse and guide it to where you want to go. Once it has instructions from its owner, it'll follow them with joy. But, don't overload it with too much at once: write stuff down to put into it, let it do a bit of thinking, act on it, and then write down the answer it comes out with. Repeat.

    You use your thoughts to guide your brain. Otherwise it'll think up it's own and it'll keep you where you are. Here's how: think of a warm summer's day, trees swaying in the breeze, ice cream in hand. Now think of a busy motorway with rain pelting down, and the dreariness of the whole scene. See - you can control your thoughts. Decide to choose the most helpful thoughts. Simply observe any counterproductive thoughts that your brain comes up with, thank your brain for them, and then choose to think something more helpful to the task at hand.

    Finally - think up as many negative consequences of not reaching your goal. Now, get as far away from them as possible by taking ACTION. Don't leave it until they come to bite you (it's painful, believe me).

    Action can be exhilarating. I love the zingy feeling of powering through tasks. It's much preferred to the boring, lazy feeling when I'm sitting in front of the TV when there's work to be done.

    Also - most things in life are very simple. Don't make them hard, because then you won't want to do them. Ask yourself: "What's the simplest way to do this?" Do it, and then be done with it. It's a great feeling.

    But you need that clear vision of what you want, and a clear vision of the danger if you don't do it.

    You just have to decide.

    I wish I'd done the above 5 years ago.

    Good luck! icon_wink.gif

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    You may find the following books helpful:

    'Focus', by Jurgen Wolff
    'Managing Thought', by Mary J. Lore
    Teach Yourself - Be A Great Entrepreneur


    And any biographies of famous entrepreneurs.

    Find some motivational books or audio books and read / listen to them for 5 mins every morning.







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    Apr 16, 2011 3:49 AM GMT
    Do it now.
    Get there early too.
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    Apr 16, 2011 4:03 AM GMT
    I buy it a drink and tell it to stay a while longer
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    May 10, 2011 8:15 PM GMT
    dfrourke saidaction --> motivation --> action NOT motivation --> action --> motivation

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    i like that