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    i'm a terrible procrastinator. Do it all the time, have done it all my life. I've thought about just letting it go. It's just the way I do things. I do realize I work best at the last hour. I started my huge final paper 6 hours before it was due. Dunno why but i couldn't write until midnight. Went through to 6 in the morning, wrote a great paper and got a B+ in the class. My grades have never been better, yet i'm getting nervous. I see this as biting my ass later on in life.
    I have a ton of shit due tommorw and yet here i am, blowing my time on the internet.

    so excluding Ritalin, how do you deal with getting your shit done early, as opposed to waiting till the last minute. I need some ideas. Thanks


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    I'm the same way...I've just come to accept it and I've decided that I just have to do things at the last minute. And I still do fine most of the time, but unfortunately lately it's gotten worse. This may not be the answer. I haven't done a paper that was due two weeks ago.
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    let me think about it tomorrow
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    I think I am gonna gostudy for my physics test now. Thanks for reminding me. Otherwise I might still be on here.
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    I know what that's like. lol, I had an AP test today and I didn't start studying till last Friday. I studied like 10 hours for it and it was much easier than I expected.

    I guess it's procrastinate until it fails me and I have to lock the computer in a safe. =P

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaypalmsprings View Post
    let me think about it tomorrow
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    i wrote my whole history paper (2,500 words) yesterday a few hours before it was due. I had a whole fuckin month to do it. And i'm pretty sure i'm gonna get an A-. Procrastinating is just the way I work. But yea...i think it might bite me in the ass later. Dunno...i'll figure out the consequences later.

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    I'm the same way; i've always been the same way. I'm 33. Nothing's changed; yet I'm pretty successful. If that's how you work, then that's how you work. Just as long as you get it done-that's all that matters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SepaGroove View Post
    You shouldn't feel uncool for not going to EDC, you should feel uncool because you are uncool.

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    gps please stop kenning around.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tessalasset View Post
    gps please stop kenning around.
    I've waited 3 years to post in this thread. I wanted to post earlier, but....
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    You shouldn't feel uncool for not going to EDC, you should feel uncool because you are uncool.

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    I wrote the book on procrastination.


















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    wow, my "funny picture" is certainly different. I wonder what I originally posted. For the record, nothing has changed procrastination wise
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    It's a form of mental illness in my opinion,if you make things appear harder than they really are by putting them off,then you view yourself as more "heroic" or "better" by accomplishing them so fast.I do it constantly,but see it in my family and friends as a character flaw.
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    It is a character flaw. There is nothing impressive about waiting till the last minute to get something done and still achieving an above average quality of work. Proper time management is a sign of self-control. The exception to this is when you actually don't need to do something to excel. For example, you don't need to study to ace a test.

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    I thought starting grad school would some how miraculously cure my tendency to procrastinate, but it didn't happen. You really have to train yourself. Set small goals and pace yourself on projects/papers/things to do.

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    If it wasn't for the fact that someone came up with the last minute, I probably wouldn't get shit done.

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    I was an enormous procrastinator up through college and I found it really driving me crazy and affecting me in such negative ways that i now complete tasks both in my personal life and at work so quickly and so early that I find my self spending a lot of time sitting around.
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    We're living in a multitasked ADD society. The computers that we are required to use to complete tasks are also able to give simultaneous free access to most of the world's news, writing, music, and porn.

    Some of us have fierce concentration and can block it out. The rest of us cannot. The most important thing is to not beat yourself up about it and to remember that, in aggregate, you're doing your best.

    Anger or depression are not helpful responses to a lack of focus. Let go and it's easier to reach that magic moment when you start to get shit done.

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    Reward yourself a little when you get an important task done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amyzzz View Post
    Reward yourself a little when you get an important task done.
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    You work up to not needing the reward every time because getting the task done is a reward in itself. I guess. I haven't gotten that far yet.
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    In all honesty, smoking cigarettes is my reward system for task accomplishment. Obviously not the best choice, but I'm smoking them anyway.
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