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I'm not sure if there's a thread for this, however I got some stuff I need to get on with. But I'm distracting myself with such remedial tasks, like making this thread. I need the internet to do my work as well so I can't even disconnect my internet to stop this madness, of doing work last minute.
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Okay if this pertains to you I recommend that you try to create a sense of urgency and imagine what would happen if you do not finish the work? And from there on....Screw it I'll do it (NO!!! Not your work). Okay here goes imagine that you are Jack Bauer from 24, now would you like to defuse this bomb that I'm holding in less than a minute?


Okay let me add to that: Or would you like to defuse it in 24 hours?
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I don't realy get it. Could you be a little bit essential. I mean you didn't tell wheteher you have work on your computer or not and what is distracting you.
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I set an alarm for any work that needs to be done and if that doesn't work, I'll have family or friends force me to do something.
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Learn to get into the habit of getting things done, maybe motivate yourself with a reward. It will take discipline but no one ever said it would be easy.
Posted 4/9/13

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I'm not sure if there's a thread for this, however I got some stuff I need to get on with. But I'm distracting myself with such remedial tasks, like making this thread. I need the internet to do my work as well so I can't even disconnect my internet to stop this madness, of doing work last minute.
If you are working online, download 'Cold Turkey' (for PC) or 'Self Control' (for mac OS). These are free productivity programs that will minimise distractions while you work. After installing, you will be prompted to add the websites that distract you to a list, then enter the amount of hours you need to work for (my biggest distraction would be BBC iPlayer!). Once you run the program, you will be unable to access the websites that distract you for the amount of hours you specified (you will still be able to use the web for work-related tasks, though). Problem solved, I hope! Good luck

Posted 4/9/13
Sorry to break it to you doll, but there's no solution.
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Lifehacker has an entire section on procrastination. Might be worth checking it out for tips: [http://lifehacker.com/procrastination/].

Also, this:

- Overcome Procrastination Once and For All
- http://www.lifehack.org/articles/productivity/overcome-procrastination-once-and-for-all.html


Method to Overcome Procrastination

1. Get clear about what you want in life.
2. Delete or delegate from your To-Do List those things that don’t relate to your top 3-5 goals.
3. Link tasks you don’t like to your goals.
4. Plan your day each day.
5. Plan your week.
6. Allow for cheats and get rest.
7. Just do it, but don’t over do it.
8. Break down big tasks into smaller components.
9. Get help making decisions.
10. Believe in yourself and in your ability to accomplish anything you want.
11. Trick & Treat Yourself.
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Thanks for the cold turkey program. It should definitely work, as I'm quite lazy to go through the effort to turn it off.
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I gave up on finding a solution to procrastination in my highschool and college days and mastered the art of speed working.

See, the way it works, is you wait till you have one week to write a paper that you had one month to do, by learning the art of extreme researching!

I had a research paper to do on ancient culture, and did mine on greek culture I think...maybe it was egyptian. Went to the library at the beginning of the week, grabbed a bunch of books on relevant information. I was allowed to use internet sources too, so I google-fu'd as much info as I could. Wrote an entire 10 page paper, with all sources cited and such.

Got an A+ like a boss.

I guess another way is if you're having a hard time staying focused on your work, do it in little bites through the day.

Watch an episode of a show, then go to work for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, play a game for a little while (set a timer) then go back to work afterwards. I used to do this too, and it actually did work pretty decently as long as I stuck to my timers. I also didn't let myself go to forums, I think I have add or adhd or something, I'm not sure. But once I find an article that catches my interest I just go off on a huge tangent and spend hours on wiki reading random crap all day.
Posted 4/9/13
I procrastinate when doing anything. And it works for me.
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Why do now what you could put off until the last minute? I see no problem.
Posted 4/9/13

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Thanks for the cold turkey program. It should definitely work, as I'm quite lazy to go through the effort to turn it off.

Sure! I hope it helps the great thing about Cold Turkey is that even if you try bypassing it by quitting or turning it off, it will still work for as long as you set it!
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I think if you are motivated then you will not need to procrastinate, So trying motivating yourself with some kind of a reward when you get your work done, this usually works for me!
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Posted 4/9/13
man i should be asleep O_o
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