130 FOLLOWERS Shaun Ivan Muzic Mike Leary Michael Kimani James Foley Alex Chen Fiona Adigun Quora User Quora User Pernille Elveberg Jordan McGilvray Last asked: 25 Aug QUESTION TOPICS Self-Discipline Procrastination QUESTION STATS Views20,106 Followers130 Edits Self-Discipline: How do I change from a procrastinator to a hard working student? I 'm a very lazy student and have procrastinated SO much in my life, and I want to stop doing it. I 'm currently entering 4th year of medicine, my grades are above average, but I could be much, much better. Tomorrow I have one of my exams, which I will fail because I 've been avoiding any contact with the book - but I know that as soon as the situation becomes inevitable, I 'll study it. But I don 't want to do that anymore!! I want to be better than anyone else. I don 't want to be mediocre anymore. I would really like to be a good student, and few things would make me so happy. But I keep going back to old habits, watching anime and TV series, or doing whatever it takes to not study. I 'd REALLY like to be the person I want to be. It 's hard, though. What I 'm asking is if there is a sure way to do it, to change my life. Should I do it cold turkey? Or gradually? Is there such a thing as work-play balance and should I keep it? Please tell me if you had any similar experiences, I really want to change. And I want the change to last. I don 't want to procrastinate ever again. I have read a lot of books about Zen, Power of Now,
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I found I’m not alone according to two leading experts on procrastination, Joseph Ferrari, professor of psychology at DePaul University and Timothy Phikul, professor of psychology at Carleton University 20% of people identify themselves as chronic procrastinators and up to 70 percent of students in one study said that they procrastinate. This habit affects so many and it one of the most difficult tendencies to kick but fortunately there are ways to go about solving the issue so today I would like to inform you all about why people procrastinate and the effects it can have and also ways to overcome it.
My project began when I was first handed the self-change contract and had to ask myself “What do I really need to improve.” After a lot of thought and self-reflection, I thought that to boost my grades, improve my work ethic, and make things easier for myself I needed to improve my procrastination in regards to my studying and dedication. The first step was to identify everything about the problem. I took some time got a sheet of paper and made essentially a mind map without knowing what it was at the time.) I broke procrastination down and discovered that at least for me the two big things that were causing my procrastination were the “I can do it later” attitude, and the perceived difficulty of tasks. So after identifying the main issues, I had to figure out what I was going to do about it.
Procrastination is a problem that many people have, but through work can be overcome. The website gave me the useful tip of starting in small, manageable steps towards
Throughout my past years of schooling I have always been a procrastinator. I always get my work done, but I wait to the last minute. This is a habit I feel is necessary to break in order to succeed in AP Psychology. To accomplish
Transition: It is in our human nature to procrastinate, some of us do it more than others but learning about this problem and understanding how it can effect you can be beneficial to everyone
Students all around know what it’s like to procrastinate. It happens all the time in schools and it’s difficult not to. Understandably we, as students, don’t like to go home and work on more school work, considering we’ve been at school all day. Well sometimes motivation is key and keeping in mind that what’s got to be done must be done in a time managing manner to continually succeed in education. I learned that the hard way, multiple times.
Procrastination is not a good habit at all, it impedes me to accomplish my goals, tasks, or Appointments right and on time. Procrastination is “the act or habit of procrastinating, or putting off or delaying, especially something requiring immediate attention”. Procrastination is a huge problem in my life, it has come to affect my grades at college, some friendships, even my happiness and my peace of mind. Normally I set objectives myself, and to fulfill them, something basic and essential is to keep my schedule to just get the process done and reach a positive outcome! But guess what? Here comes Mr. Procrastination again! I can never get up early and that trigger an enormous domino effect that affects my whole day, because if I do not wake up at a good time, I will not have enough time, to do homework, studying, going to the gym and going to work. But as time goes on I realized it is very simple to
Since I have a job my weekly schedule is always busy I am either all day at work or school I rarely get any time to rest or do homework. But how can I overcome my insecurities when it comes to learning and how can I fix my procrastination problem? In the article “When Capable Students Fail: The Academic Gap by Katie Hern I learned that its ok for me to ask for help that I shouldn’t feel ashamed to ask questions in class. And my procrastination problem I can fix it by improving my time
I have a habit of procrastinating for most of my tests, examinations, and assignments. I developed this habit in elementary school, so I never really thought of fixing it. However, as I got into higher grades, I realized that I should try to fix it before I go to university, where managing my
When I have assignment to do, at the beginning, I always too lazy to get started, instead, I usually get started one or two days before the due day. Meanwhile, the procrastination always results in many problems to me. For example, I do not have enough time to do the research for my research essay, and it directly causes a low mark on my essay. In addition of that, I do not have time to do the best editing for my essays, which results in many grammar mistakes. Besides, procrastination makes me feel so bad, because I know that I can do much better, but I did not. As a consequence, it will further affect my courage in a negative way. Therefore, procrastination is the most significant thing that I want to change. Thus, I decide to start doing my assignment earlier from this semester, so that I will have enough time to prepare it, learn it, and make it
Procrastinating is a problem in school years. Back in elementary and intermediate, I would not have cared about anything. I didn’t study, I didn’t practice and worse of all I was a procrastinator. This has caused me to fail in many different ways, tests, quizzes and band scale tests. And when report cards came in, I remember my mom yelling at me,” Why did you get a low grade?”
The reason I procrastinate so bad is because I simply have little motivation to do any school work outside of school. As a senior I have lost the little motivation I had the previous years of highschool. All through school this has been a pretty big problem for me. Studies have shown the toll that procrastination has on students over the course of the year. In one 2007 study, Florida State University psychologists Dianne M. Tice, PhD, and Roy F. Baumeister, PhD, examined procrastination among students in a health psychology class. It was found that early in the semester, procrastinators reported lower stress levels and illness than non-procrastinators, but that late in the term, procrastinators reported higher stress and illness levels. (Psychological Science, Vol. 8, No. 6). Eventually I do one of two things, I either write the paper, put in half my effort and hope that the paper fits the rubric or I forget that the paper eve exists in hopes that the stress will just go away, this rarely
Every week I have the same routine for projects or tests. I get assigned one of those dreaded assignments, and everyday I think about how important it is. Even if it’s extremely important, I can’t bring myself to do it. Then the day before its due I get a panicky feeling in my stomach and try to do it in a couple of hours, when I should 've spent a couple of days working on it. This is called being a procrastinator. One of the most common things I procrastinate doing is English essays. As a matter of fact I am procrastinating doing this essay right now.
Students can avoid procrastination by following the S.M.A.R.T. goal guidelines. All of your goals should be specific (s), measurable (m), achievable (a), realistic (r), and time-sensitive (t). A specific goal is clear, focused, concise, and well-defined (“Ensure Your Success”). Instead of a general goal like “I want to get my degree,” turn that into something more specific like “I am going to get my Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from George Mason University” (“Ensure Your Success”). To make goals measurable, establish timelines and dates so you can measure your progress and stay on track to meet targets. Goals need to be achievable. Evaluate your own work ethic, see what you’re willing to do, and shape your goal around that so you know it is something you’re capable of doing. A goal needs to be realistic, something that you are
1. Stop procrastinating. How often have you underestimated how much time it will take to get something done? Then, how sad are you when you don’t have the time to do your best. At some point, the procrastinator has to write four college essays in one night – on top of completing schoolwork. Usually, this doesn’t turn out so well. If you finish a project earlier than you thought you would, then consider yourself