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Title basically states it. I am absolutely terrible about putting off things til the last minute. Does anyone know any tips that can help me get out of my procrastination habits? I always seem to put low priority stuff first. (I.E: computer over homework)

asked Jan 16 '12 at 17:11

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I find it helpful to use a computer to help with what I'm doing instead of hinder it. For example, I listen to music on it while I work instead of it being in the corner taunting me. For some reason, that helps me.

Also, if you're on a role, don't stop for a break or a "reward"; it will only get you off track.

answered Jan 17 '12 at 00:19

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Thanks. Was afraid I wouldn't get a good answer. I'll have to try this tomorrow. Now that I think about it the reward thing kind of screwed me over... I sort of tried that system and it simply stopped my work.

(Jan 17 '12 at 00:39) josephLtech josephLtech's gravatar image

I'll tell you later......

answered Jan 16 '12 at 18:24

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Real mature...

(Jan 16 '12 at 21:00) josephLtech josephLtech's gravatar image

Come on, can't anybody make a joke around here?

(Jan 16 '12 at 21:20) chadt4 chadt4's gravatar image

Can't anybody post a serious answer? Oh wait, I'll just answer that question myself. No

(Jan 16 '12 at 23:19) josephLtech josephLtech's gravatar image

I have another answer, but I'll tell you later.

(Jan 17 '12 at 02:27) bayareacat bayareacat's gravatar image

iProcrastinate. Yeah, it's REALLY a free app in the Mac App Store. Go figure.

answered Jan 16 '12 at 23:34

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There is a mathematical formula for procrastination:

The equation's factors are the desire to complete the task (U); the expectation of success (E); the value of completion (V); the immediacy of task (I) ; and the personal sensitivity to delay (D). The magic formula is U = E x V / I x D.

With it you can analyse why you are procrastinating and increase/decrease the values accordingly. It helped me out immensely when I was studying!

answered Jan 17 '12 at 11:07

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