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    I think for me, it's an inability to think about the consequences or be affected by them at the moment I am procrastinating. What would happen if I can't finish my assignment? How much quality would I potentially have lost because I had so little time to do it? And I forget each time how much of a nuisance and anxiety it is to stay up late doing my assignment a the last minute, regretting that I didn't start it just a bit earlier. I too though, always find myself working at the last minute. It's almost like there's no other way I can work. I need the pressure to be finally right up against me for me to be 'motivated' to do it.

    I think what helps if you want to actually try to work, is to find a specific environment that you can condition yourself to work in. When I'm in my bedroom I simply cannot work--it's a place of focussing on my hobbies and intersts--not school work. Might even feel like the entire house is not the right environment to work in. I have recently fell in love with the library and it's environment--it helps me work. Find that place, make yourself go to it, make sure you become accustomed to mostly working in that place, and soon enough it might just become habit to, and you can go there anytime and get work done.

    And it's probably better to work in big chunks. If you're going to divide something up, divide it up into big pieces and try to do as much as you can in one sitting. Because if you give yourself many little breaks every few minutes, you're going to get distracted.

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    oh well come on!!! who would ever willingly write an outline!?!? if i was gonna plan out my thoughts i might as well just write the paper!! and when i write, i can't just write 'part' of the paper, i have to write the paper. its just all flows, and i just improvise it all like i'm monologuing
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    Quote Originally Posted by aufs klo View Post
    oh well come on!!! who would ever willingly write an outline!?!? if i was gonna plan out my thoughts i might as well just write the paper!! and when i write, i can't just write 'part' of the paper, i have to write the paper. its just all flows, and i just improvise it all like i'm monologuing
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    Quote Originally Posted by aufs klo View Post
    oh well come on!!! who would ever willingly write an outline!?!? if i was gonna plan out my thoughts i might as well just write the paper!! and when i write, i can't just write 'part' of the paper, i have to write the paper. its just all flows, and i just improvise it all like i'm monologuing
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    You're stuck with it. At least I know I am. The solution isn't to fight it. The trick is to do things that you like doing and forget about everything else.

    I mean, how many fucking years do we need for getting a degree!!! I'm been studying since I was 5, enough already!!

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    I scramble to get my homework done sometimes, in homeroom, and during lunch..and I had to write a 7-9 page research paper and I didn't start it until 3 days ago..and it was due yesterday. I guess I always feel that I'll more up for things later..and it turns out, I find myself thinking the same thing over and over again. It's one of my traits that I really wish I didn't have :\
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    My problem with procrastination is not generalized, but it's extreme with things I don't feel like doing, especially when I know they will take most of my time of day, of the week, or of the semester.

    Quote Originally Posted by placebo View Post
    I think for me, it's an inability to think about the consequences or be affected by them at the moment I am procrastinating. What would happen if I can't finish my assignment? How much quality would I potentially have lost because I had so little time to do it? And I forget each time how much of a nuisance and anxiety it is to stay up late doing my assignment a the last minute, regretting that I didn't start it just a bit earlier. I too though, always find myself working at the last minute. It's almost like there's no other way I can work. I need the pressure to be finally right up against me for me to be 'motivated' to do it.
    Dude, history of my life.

    Sometimes I think procrastination is some kind of spell casted upon me by my evil computer

    Quote Originally Posted by aufs klo View Post
    oh well come on!!! who would ever willingly write an outline!?!? if i was gonna plan out my thoughts i might as well just write the paper!! and when i write, i can't just write 'part' of the paper, i have to write the paper. its just all flows, and i just improvise it all like i'm monologuing
    Yes! In my case, if I'm set up to write a paper I like writing it out of order. Sometimes I have great lines in my mind, I know I can only place them further in the text, but I write them anyway. That's one of the many things I love about writing, unlike many quotidian tasks, I don't have to do it organizedly do to it greatly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aufs klo View Post
    oh well come on!!! who would ever willingly write an outline!?!? if i was gonna plan out my thoughts i might as well just write the paper!! and when i write, i can't just write 'part' of the paper, i have to write the paper. its just all flows, and i just improvise it all like i'm monologuing
    Me, if I'm in the mood. Then I may work 6-8 hours happily without stopping on a paper/task/etc. But that doesn't happen often. I suppose at those times I'm fascinated and tuned into it..

    Hmm. Usually I just need to kick the boredom a bit and clear my mind off of things, everything, so that I don't start doing something else. And on somedays I prefer to not even open the computer, to avoid the disaster. Just outline stuff on paper.
    I was infamous in school for never doing my homework. But there was no need.

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    i used to be pretty bad about that in highschool, but i've since figured out how to work a little bit better. those utterly bullshit assignments still get me though... thank god i can talk my way out of stuff!
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    Quote Originally Posted by aufs klo View Post
    i used to be pretty bad about that in highschool, but i've since figured out how to work a little bit better. those utterly bullshit assignments still get me though... thank god i can talk my way out of stuff!
    please, can you tell me what is it that you "talk ur way out" ?
    i need it, who knows, it might help me.
    cuz right now i'm suffering such a HEAVY procrastination,..i've read many articles & books on it, try to keep a daily-schedule & ToDo,..but i often just failed again & again! arggh!
    i'm even got 'diagnosed' as a severe Internet-addict (by asking many people i've known, online & offline) !
    help!
    goddamn procrastination... it's just especially the worst when all it does it delaying your reach to your goals/dreams, for already 4-5 years!!

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