Getting motivated and avoiding procrastination

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  1. ComicGuy89

    ComicGuy89 Well-Known Member

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    Lately I find that I've been procrastinating way too much. A lot of time spent on the internet could easily be used to, if not do work, watch a good show or play a good game. My procrastination is severe enough that I only have time for work and surfing nowadays.

    Have you guys had episodes of procrastination? How do you deal with it?
     
  2. TheIncredibleHulk

    TheIncredibleHulk Find Gary Busey!

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    Maybe i'll give you some advice tomorrow
     
  3. ComicGuy89

    ComicGuy89 Well-Known Member

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    Nice one. :lol 
     
  4. Gingerchris

    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    I swing from one to the other. Sometimes I'll just get right on stuff that needs doing and other times I'll just say fuck it and leave it for ages. I'd not mown my lawn for about two months (I think gardening is an utter waste of time) and decided to do it yesterday. But then I got halfway through the jungle and didn't feel like spending the time doing the rest so I've currently got a half-mown lawn. When the rest gets cut nobody knows.
     
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    Funny cause I'm only like this in my personal time. I waste no time at work. I get it done no matter how. At home I let everything go. Then one day I light a little fire under my ass and get a few of those things I let go done.
     
  6. TrueNomadSkies

    TrueNomadSkies Airachnid's ratservant

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    I think a lot of us are like this, as things that aren't pressing don't seem to get done. Along with that, when there's a million things that need to get done, and when the most important ones can't for whatever reason, I also find the others being tied up along with them, even if there's no conceivable connection between.
     
  7. ComicGuy89

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    I get what you mean. I finish my work on time, usually, but my room and the apartment in general is in an eternal mess.
     
  8. Sixshot

    Sixshot Jeff Goldbluman Group

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    I get the same way sometimes.

    Get off the board and go do something. I am gonna exercise.
     
  9. Mr. Sparklebot

    Mr. Sparklebot 'Til All Are Juan

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    The best way for me to actually get things done at home is to pump up some music on my iPod. I can go from lazying around to vacuuming the whole house in just an hour if I've got some bass blasting out of my headphones.

    That, and getting off the internet. But that's the hardest part.
     
  10. Travicon

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    Hey, i've got a book on procrastination thats really supposed to help, I just, haven't gotten around to reading it yet....

    Haha, but seriously, I've had the EXACT same problem. For some reason, its hard to get away from time on the net. When i'd be done with my usual TFW, email, and such, I would surf lots of bs that was pointless and sometimes even bring me down (like the news and what not). But now ive gotten it down to just a few internet rounds and when im done, as hard as it is, I just turn my computer off. I'll even regret it for a second because i'll think "oh wait! I was gonna see if there was any new news on Skyrim!" But then I just walk away and pop in a game or show, and with in minuets im am soooo happy with my decision. The internet is cool, but life away from it is so much better, even for some reaon if it just means sitting in different chair, looking at a different screen.

    This may differ from you internet usage, but this is my story and how I deal with it. Hope it helps, brother!
     
  11. ComicGuy89

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    Oh yes, that's good advice Travicon. When I get really desperate I run out of the house to find a different spot. Usually the stumbling block remains where I still have to use my computer to work. :( 

    But your suggestion to use a different screen is intriguing. I might try this sometime.
     
  12. Dran0n

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    Math homework. I spend about twenty minutes getting ready to hit the assignment, then it's a slow, sluggish crawl to assignment completion. I hate, hate, hate math. I can't do it for shit, either. There is zero drive to get it done. If I'm feelin' saucy, I'll grab some soda, turn on some Offspring, and get to work.



    But my ADD kicks into overdrive and I procrasturbate more.
     
  13. tikgnat

    tikgnat Baweepgranaweepninnybong. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Hah Gingerchris. If you want to mow your lawn more efficently, mow it more often.

    I left my lawn for... well ages (you know how it is, you want to mow it at a particular day, but oh look! It's rained, I'll have to leave it until next week...), and it grew and grew and grew, and when I did get around to mowing it, the extra grass length held in more moisture, making lots more volume of cuttings and the fact it wouldn't vacuum up into the lawnmower because of the water. So then afterward I also had to rake up all the bits left behind, otherwise they'd kill off/discolour the grass underneath.

    Total pain. But I did it again the following week, (because this damn sunshine makes grass grow would you believe?) and in half an hour cut what took me a few hours the previous week. So in this case, when my wife said it was easier, she was right. Doh.

    On topic, I have a problem with procrastination too. In fact I think EVERYBODY does. The way I deal with it is I make a big list off all the things I have to do, and then just get on with it. Slowly ticking off items one by one gives a sense of completion and makes things easier. Plus it doesn't allow the mind to wander, once one job is done, move onto the next.

    Today I have 11 jobs to do according to the list in front of me. Some are big, some are small, but by the time I'm done today they should all be finished, and I know I haven't wasted my day.
     
  14. WTDylio

    WTDylio Where is Jessica Hyde?

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    I'm procrastinating right now. I'm in school and I have a geography book in front of me and I should be revising, but....nah. I procratsinate quite a lot, usually I don't when it comes to revising for important exams though.
     

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