How do you deal with procrastination?

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    Mar 16, 2010 9:22 AM GMT
    I have a big problem with procrastination. Even as I"m writing this I'm procrastinating to do homework. My question to you guys is how do you deal with procrastination? And get into the mindset of actually doing things and not procrastinate.
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    Mar 16, 2010 10:55 AM GMT
    usually I go "bugger it, do it now and get it the f over with!!!!" so I do it and get it over and done with..

    I've a very short temper with my self and I'm very lazy, procrastinating requires a great deal of effort on my part and I get bored and irritated.
  • GQjock

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    Mar 16, 2010 11:06 AM GMT
    I wait until tomorrow icon_biggrin.gif
  • nhnelson

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    Mar 16, 2010 5:55 PM GMT
    I always wait until I have absolutely no more time to do it. I work best under pressure. Consequently, I produce my finest work under pressure, and I know it. So procrastination works for me.
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    Mar 16, 2010 5:59 PM GMT
    with my favorite Greek phrase, "Then birasi."

    which means "It doesn't matter"
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    Mar 16, 2010 6:02 PM GMT
    EasilyDistracted saidwith my favorite Greek phrase, "Then birasi."

    which means "It doesn't matter"


    Hakuna Matata!


    (sorry, just saw The Lion King on stage!)
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    Mar 16, 2010 6:04 PM GMT


    Buy a pair of NIKE

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    Mar 16, 2010 6:05 PM GMT
    Eh... I'll deal w/ procrastination later.
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    Mar 16, 2010 6:07 PM GMT
    Yeah, pretty much do it and get it over with so the rest of the day is yours.

    Procrastination for me is really annoying, because the rest of the day I'm just worrying about the thing I didn't do.

    Although, I am crazy....so. icon_lol.gif
  • jmanorlando

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    Mar 16, 2010 6:48 PM GMT
    You have to value completing the task more than putting it off.

    Once you are done with your work you are free from the burden of that work and to me that is a good feeling. Take pride in your work get it done and then do the fun stuff.
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    Mar 16, 2010 6:50 PM GMT
    i usually take a redbull and pummel through my work.
  • outkast1728

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    Mar 16, 2010 7:01 PM GMT
    I just put off dealing with it for another time.
  • lozano86

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    Mar 16, 2010 7:04 PM GMT
    i do that exact opposite of joeb....we compliment eachother lol icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 16, 2010 7:05 PM GMT
    I put off my procrastination.
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    Mar 16, 2010 7:43 PM GMT
    nhnelson saidI always wait until I have absolutely no more time to do it. I work best under pressure. Consequently, I produce my finest work under pressure, and I know it. So procrastination works for me.


    Yep, that's how I feel, especially on my projects for art school. I tend to feel that being pressured makes me come up with something original on the spot...but I also have to put in consideration to come up with a nice masterpiece I need time, which has gone to waste due to my procrastination.
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    Mar 16, 2010 8:14 PM GMT
    I'm a list type of guy. I make lists every day and force myself to finish the items. Besides, it feels so good to get out the pen and cross things off.

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    Mar 16, 2010 8:19 PM GMT
    How do you deal with procrastination?

    Ummmm... let me get back to you on that...
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    Mar 16, 2010 8:57 PM GMT
    GQjock saidI wait until tomorrow icon_biggrin.gif


    You stole my line.....
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    Mar 16, 2010 9:30 PM GMT
    You'll always feel rewarded when you get the stuff done that you've been putting off, and you probably already know that from past experiences. If you are procrastinating on creative stuff, sometimes the muse just isn't there, and that's OK. Sometimes you have to force yourself, and good things can come out of that. Sometimes you may have to wait a little longer.

    It's really a balancing act. But remember, it is true. You will feel great when you finally accomplish something.
  • bryjeepguy

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    Mar 16, 2010 9:36 PM GMT
    GQjock saidI wait until tomorrow icon_biggrin.gif

    JoeB1986 saidEh... I'll deal w/ procrastination later.

    outkast1728 saidI just put off dealing with it for another time.

    Red_Vespa saidHow do you deal with procrastination?

    Ummmm... let me get back to you on that...

    jerzeybum said
    GQjock saidI wait until tomorrow icon_biggrin.gif


    You stole my line.....


    Apparently we all had the same joke in mind what a bunch of people we are, and you all beat me to it, had the joke in mind when I first saw the title but i am a few hours to late to be original. grr, i shouldn't have procrastinated in my response LOL (lame i know)
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    Mar 16, 2010 9:50 PM GMT
    I just procrastinate to procrastinate . It works for me . Also I have the Help . Good only know what I would do with out them .
  • nhnelson

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    Mar 16, 2010 9:52 PM GMT
    mjf89 said
    nhnelson saidI always wait until I have absolutely no more time to do it. I work best under pressure. Consequently, I produce my finest work under pressure, and I know it. So procrastination works for me.


    Yep, that's how I feel, especially on my projects for art school. I tend to feel that being pressured makes me come up with something original on the spot...but I also have to put in consideration to come up with a nice masterpiece I need time, which has gone to waste due to my procrastination.


    As they say, a true artist is one who has made his or her art into his or her practice. Well, no one really says that, but in more or fewer words they do.

    Also, Aderall is pretty effective.
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    Mar 16, 2010 9:57 PM GMT
    mjf89 saidI have a big problem with procrastination. Even as I"m writing this I'm procrastinating to do homework. My question to you guys is how do you deal with procrastination? And get into the mindset of actually doing things and not procrastinate.


    I put off dealing with it until tomorrowicon_twisted.gif
  • oceanus1

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    Mar 19, 2010 2:27 AM GMT
    I'm writing this to avoid writing a speech I have to give tomorrow night. icon_lol.gif

    Why do we procrastinate? People procrastinate for different reasons, fear of rejection, fear of change, resentment for "them" your free time away, or a combination of them. Procrastination actually is said by Neil Fiore in his book on the subject to be a psychologically smart strategy in the short term of avoiding the perceived pain of a task or its completion. So, first of all congratulations on being smart!icon_biggrin.gif

    How to get around it is to schedule some fun after the task, throughout your day and week as a reward for doing it. Sometimes knowing you have fun coming up helps push you get motivated. Making a list and crossing it off helps, too. Some people are overly sensitive to criticism (fear of rejection) and in that case you have to learn to disassociate the feedback you get from product or your actions from your sense of self-worth. You are not being rejected, just what you do or give someone. Take the feedback as an opportunity to improve yourself. Remember too that sometimes we feel good when we are actually doing the task ("This isn't so bad" ) or feel a sense of satisfaction afterward. Get that feeling in your head before you do it and it'll be easier to start.

    Now that Ive written this I'm ready to tackle my speechicon_smile.gif
  • neon4u

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    Mar 19, 2010 2:29 AM GMT
    Just take a few days to think about what you're planning to do. The solution should come to you after that.