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How do I not be a procrastinator ?

I am terrible... I wait til 11 o clock to start a 5 page paper thats due tomorrow that ive had for a week... Any tips on how not to prochrastinate?

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wickedpissah

I'll tell you tomorrow.

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Took my answer ;)
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Lol
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Haha that's a good one
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Do the work right away so you wont get lazy

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Think about what you always do (procrastinate) and how bad it always gets and DONT GO ON ASK.COM! That aaaalways distracts me. Always.

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Ask.com is why I always get nothing done
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then get off ask.com and do the report!!!!
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Do exactly the opposite of what you're doing. Instead of waiting until the last minute, start it as soon as you get home the first day. The first day or two might suck cuz you're doing homework all day, but you have the rest of the week to do whatever.

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I do the work as soon as I get it that is the only way I don't procrastinate

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My way is to look ahead as to how pleased that you will be once the task at hand is completed....therefore, You no longer have to worry about completing it !!

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Remind yourself the next day is not promised to you,so its best you live in the moment,and do what u have to do now.

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I may not have tomorrow, if I do it now, it may be a waste of time. Ha!
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Try to stay organized so that you can remember everything that you have to do and can figure out the best way to get everything done on time. Marking your calendar, setting a reminder on your phone, putting post-it notes on your mirror or locker are all great ideas

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I do the same wut I do nothing hope this is helpful

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That... is how i got a C in Algebra 2
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If you have a smart phone download a to do list app from the store or write a to do list on paper. If you don't feel like doing something right way at least just do the preparation now to begin the task later. Clear a space on your desk and put everything you need to do the task set up and ready to go in that space. Then all you will need to do when you come back later is just sit down on the chair and begin!

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Try to make up a schedule and a calendar, with what you want to accomplish. Put dates, starting times and deadlines.

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Too often, the response to such a question is "well....don't do that!" That's easier said than done. Some people just have a propensity to put things off or are always late for a scheduled appointment. So here's in idea - hypnosis. This is actually an acquired behavior, one that you've developed over the years. Any thing that you learned, you can unlearn. Typically one session with a good hypnotist can change that behavior and make it your new norm. Do a search in your area for a good one and have a chat with them.

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wow bro ...
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I agree that anything that is learned(or practiced) can be unlearned (or unpracticed.) There are more ways to do that other than hypnosis, however. You might also check into different books on NeuroLinguistic Programming (NLP) or even check for resources online. NLP was one way that helped me successfully deal w/ some of my own procrastination challenges.
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Excellent suggestion. And how can you do NeuroLinguistic Programing? With hypnosis.
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the bible says that procrastination is a sin so you have to say to yourself that you must do it now or never

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where does is say that?
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Ditto, where in the Bible?
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i always go home, do the work then i dont have to worry about it.... unless its a boring subject...haha

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i find it difficult too but at some point you should just start. just put out your mind and start. Find a place where you won't be distracted easily or set up a deadline for yourself for stuff

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The previous answers of making a schedule and keeping track of what you need to do are helpful, as well as starting the homework as soon as possible. I also found that if I told myself that I would write the introduction to my paper, then I would let myself peruse facebook for a little while, or do something else that I enjoyed. Then after I got done with that, then I would write the next paragraph or section of my paper, and again do something enjoyable for about thirty minutes. Set yourself a goal to get so much done the first day, so much done the second day, and so much done the day after that and you will do better on it. My biggest reason for procrastinating was that I didn't look forward to spending four consecutive hours writing a boring paper, so I had to break it up. It also helped me if I looked for fun ways to spice up my paper (most of my teachers enjoyed it too, although sometimes it did not net me any extra credit). I commend you that you are at least starting the paper the day before though. I used to leave mine till the night before and then had to pull an all nighter to get my paper done...

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I know what it's like to procrastinate, I do it sometimes. My weakness is that I always have to watch tv or play video games before I do any major assignments. How I fix that problem is that I watch about an hour of TV or playing video games and then I go to my homework. After I do some of my homework, I go and watch another hour of my Tv or video games and then work on my homework again and do the pattern all over again. In other words, compromise with them. Do a little of what you want to do and then do a little bit of what you need to do before the due date and you can help solve your procrastination problem.

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thanksgivingmonster

funny I'm doing that right now... JK

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You are an idiot.
Don't aks silly questions.
If you have something to do, just get it done

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Idk for me its just... get my butt up and set my mind on doing it. Once I start I can't not finish what I have begun.

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I will tell you a sure-fire method....next week!




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SGTUSMC

Ask me tomorrow, I might have an answer. If not try me later.

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A famous man when asked thls answered with this Every morning , I do something I don't want to do. Usually, immediately, but for sure berfore noon. That way I don;t put it off and think about it all day and feel bad when I am in bed, another day and I didn't do it. And it sure is better walking around feeling good and proud of yourself, even if you did just a bit of it. It gets easier and as you grow into a responsible person, you have already taught yourse lf one of the 'secrets' o a successful life. Congratulations !

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make your self do so much each night or do u have a planner or a calendar not on your phone though but a wall calendar will do just fine!!!

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There are a lot of things in the world to distract us in this present time. We feel that if we sleep, we will miss something, so most of us go to bed and are in a hurry to wake up. Most laziness is not from being lazy, it is from not eating right which in turn would help you achieve a much more restfull sleep. If you are sleeping correctly and soundly, your energy level would be much higher so you would achieve many things that now you are just too tired to think about and perform... and realize that one good nights rest is not enough, it has to be a change for life. Due your research on here and use your common sense to delve out little things that will help you sleep throughly! Such as what to eat and when, what not to watch on Tv, etc,

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Think about the future, think of what you COULD be doing after you finish your homework. Granted, you could wait, but then you have to cram a whole lotta crap into one night, and while ur having ur fun, you have that homework looming over you. Granted, I am saying that while procrastinating on Ask.com =P

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I do work fast to get it over with

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you are not alone!

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STAY AWAY FROM TUMBLR IF YOU ARE TRYING TO GET AWAY FROM PROCRASTINATIOn

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When you first get the homework/project work on it with friends to help you if you don't understand. It's better to do homework with another person so that way it gets done quicker and more free time to do whatever you want.

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For me it's being late. What I've done, aside from prayer for help from God, which I think is a big part of it, is to properly motivate myself. When I'm late or procrastinate, I start to self-loathe and think stuff like "Man! Why did I fail at something that should be so easy?!" I take that frustration and tell myself, I'm not an animal that can't control itself. I'm fully-capable, I just chose to be lazy and unmotivated. It makes me angry because that's not the type of person I want to be and channel that anger and realize enough is enough and it's time to change. Then do what the others have suggested: set small attainable goals, To Do lists, etc, then plug away until it's done. Good luck. (P.S. I'm ALMOST ALWAYS 10-15 mins late to work, and recently I decided to change it. Today, I was 10 minutes early! It can be done!)

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just dont

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If you're wired that way, that's the way you are. I am. Deadlines work for me.

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Practice. You have to wake up and just start doing things, otherwise you'll continue to make excuses to do things tomorrow.

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You should designate an area sucked completely out of fun. That way, you are so bored you have no choice but to do homework. That is what I do. I call that place my desk.

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wait a minute and I'll get back to you on this one.

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Test yourself for "procrastinitis". See if you have the symptoms. Some symptoms include laziness, lack of motivation, etc. Then check back with me. But not too quickly.

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