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How do I stop procrastinating?

I really need to do something right now but..I DON'T WANNA...it's so much more fun to be on ask, but I really should be doing what I have to do right now

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Take a few minutes and decide what your priorities are. Realize too that the quicker you finish what you need to work on, the quicker you can get back to doing the fun stuff - and once you've finished it, then you don't have to feel as guilty about having fun.

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Take a Maturity pill.

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Plan time increments. Make yourself do what you should be doing for 10-20 minutes, then take an ask break. Don't let yourself break early, and if you succeed at that, reward yourself with a little bit longer break

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Wait until later. It'll be easier to stop procrastinating tomorrow. :)

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but it has to be done before tomorrow
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Okay, if it has to be done...Can it be broken into smaller parts? You could work for a short time and then take a break. Just be sure to time your break so you won't go to long. Then go back to work until the next break time. If there is anyone there with you, tell them what you're doing so they can help keep you on task. Try hard to stay with the task...promise yourself a reward if you finish. I hope some of this helps!
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I'll tell you later

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Why should you do something now, when you can do it later

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here's what i do. Whenever i start procrastinating i remind myself of the last time i did that and i missed the bus. this helps me realize that i procrastinated the last time and things i had to go through because of that, so i know that this moment is the best moment to start since thinking more will only waste my time . the next thoughts in my mind are about doing the thing and so i just get up and go (thinking much just makes me procrastinate more)

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stop and use your brain

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Welcome to my world! I once wanted to be a procrastinator, but never got around to it!! Seriously, it's a decision you make. Try setting a time in your mind that you will begin the dreaded project, then let nothing come between you and that meeting that time goal. I used to have a very serious problem with this until I tried the above. Don't think about it until that time comes... it will only create feelings of dread which will interfere with your "fun" time. Two more things: 1) adopt an attitude of enjoying challenges.(This could take months). 2) I guarantee you will find most of the projects you dread not to be nearly as bad as what you have built up in your mind, and the sense of accomplishment will bring a smile to your psyche. Have yourself a merry little Christmas! Reminds me. It's Christmas Eve and I have to begin my Christmas shopping!!!

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Yo bro! I got it! I procastinate all the time, and the best way to fight it, is to think how good itll feel completed and the benefits of future outcomes. Then put on some music thatll set the mood

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Just say to yourself "I want to do something.”. And you will do something
u desire doing which is doing something!

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Do things right away as soon as you get them. If you have nothing else to do take care of what needs to be done.

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Determination helps. Next time procrastination stands on your way, run over it.

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aren't you procrastinating by being on ask.com? and i have the same problem, what I do is do something i love and then the thing that i am procrastinating about at the same time. say i like listening to music and don't like doing homework. so i listen to music and do my homework

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well self awareness that u r doing it and the ambition and self motivation to get it done

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Okay look you may be a ask. comer who just can’t pull away from the computer. I only know one remedy for this condition and its drastic so drastic you may die! ALRIGHT IF YOU CAN Bare TO READ IT HERE IT IS! Turn the computeroff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Right? Ya you have to unplug the computer for about a week. It helps trust me and it will cure you habit of computer use. Just think no facebook, twitter, or ask! Believe me it’s hard but you come out a better person because you can function without the computer. And once the week is over you will not feel the need to get on as much. I know this because one time my dad once damaged the computer badly and it touch him a week to fix it completely we could use it with word documents and everything like that after day three but we did not have internet for the whole week. Good luck!

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just do it

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the problem with procastinators is that deep down inside they are perfectionists andoften times have trouble making a descision to start to do something.
in order to stop this behavior i reccomend that you....

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Get off the computer

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Don't be a lazy bum

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Dude, that won't help! He's looking for advice!
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Think of the things you could do after finishing this boring, not fun stuff.

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I dunno, I'll give a better answer to this question later..

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ummm what prociating? or whatever it is

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