SRS Procrastination

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  1. happyrobots

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    I have to admit, I procrastinate way too much. I've been better lately, but I still feel I can come a long ways. I've only come so far b/c my fiance` pushed me, even though I didn't want to.
    I know some ways that will help avoid procrastination, but I still do it. I know I shouldn't, but I still do it. Help anyway possible please.

    So does anyone have helpful hints on how to procrastinate less, and actually get stuff done?
     
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    I'll contribute to start my own thread.

    -Use an agenda. List what you need to do for the day, and then cross out what you have done. Put A, B, or C next to them (A important, B not so- but still do it, C if I have time...something like that), and/or make an order to do them in.
    I started doing this and it's helped out a lot. I originally thought that I didn't need one cause I have little to do, but it shows that I have more than I thought. Use it and write every little thing.
     
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    The spirit fights against the flesh body in order to get stronger, when you have a lazy body like me. It took me a long time to realise that 'doing nothing like a dumb gooze just sitting in the grass, will result in nothing' , its simple if you don't act you will eat shit.
     
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    Absolutely. The agenda is the way to go...then you can auto-pilot your way through each day and accomplish things.

    The 2nd thing you're doing right is to surround yourself with driven people. If your fiance is a go-getter, that's perfect because it forces you to move. Try this same thing for your professional life too, it's amazingly effective when you surround yourself with people who are driven. That attitude bleeds into your life too.

    I'll contribute a little more.. also be aware of your vices and avoid things that make your time unproductive. Whether it's TV, computer games, or even OT....if it's not something that is actively putting your life in a better place, try to remove these temptations as much as possible. Don't switch on your TV, don't turn on the computer till all your written tasks are complete.

    Be ever vigilent of this. Once you get married don't let yourself slack. One of my good friend's marriage is on the rocks because her husband is "lazy" and procrastinates a lot now too. Don't let yourself become the lazy one.
     
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    its sucks when you know you procrastinate and you're only fucking yourself over . as i've done to myself for the past 3 years of college .. hopefully i'll learn soon! :wtc:
     
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    not by leaving it up to hope, ya won't ;)
     
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    The problem is always thinking about the moment instead of the next one. Playing a video game is useful - for rest and relaxation. Which you need. Getting good at a video game is utterly useless. Don't spend time on something if when you leave it behind you will have absolutely 0 to show for it.

    One thing that really helps me is self-disciplining: if I get X done, I can do Y!
     
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    I'll get back to you on this.
     
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    I try to do this, but I can't hold my self accountable always.
     
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    What's the point of having any hobbies then if you can't really enjoy them?
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    Like fotenks said, ADD meds might help you to stay focused.
    Other than that meditation also does the same thing. Go learn to meditate and do it as often as you can, its like doing a work-out for your mind, it's hard at first but it'll get easier, and it'll improve your ability to focus (among other things).

    I have a similar problem with procrastination and I've resolved to meditate (I learned how a couple of years ago) after seeing a thread linking to some scientific study on how meditation helps ADD symptoms (which is basically what procrastination is) by growing a part of the brain that people with these issues have underdeveloped. However since making that decision I've only actually meditated twice, and forgotten about it since, man I'm useless. But, I'm working on it, By next year I hope to be meditating at least once a day.
     
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    same here! i'm an expert procrastinator, and this habit is worsening as shown in my increasingly dismal grades at school! almost everyone i know does it, yet they still get the job done. for me, i seem to still have trouble concentrating. i picked up some bad work habits in the last years of high school. being late, and not being able to concentrate are my two worst qualities.

    i'm seriously unmotivated! and i don't want to be like this!
     
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    I forgot that I posted that... and I was gonna come in this thread and post the same thing and then I kept putting it off and... I finally got around to it just now. For real. :lol:
     

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