How you dealing with procrastinating?

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Hello,

Procrastination is a huge problem which causing people from succeeding.

I am also facing this problem and wanted to ask you guys how you dealing with it?

Any methods tips to make more work done and less procrastinate?
#dealing #procrastinating
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    The first step is to shut down Facebook because that sucks a huge amount of your day IF you let it. Shut your emails down too.Unless you're expecting something urgent, life will go on and you can check them at a later time.
    You'll be surprised how much more work you can get done by simply doing these two things.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jessica Ambos
      Originally Posted by laurencewins View Post

      The first step is to shut down Facebook because that sucks a huge amount of your day IF you let it.
      This is absolutely right. Facebook cuts down a huge chunk of your day every day. I wish there was a way to deactivate it without having to give up Facebook messenger. Deleting the app on your phone helps somehow. Removing yourself from all forms of social media is I think a good way to deal with procrastination (if social media is your number one cause of procrastinating).
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  • Profile picture of the author tryinhere
    Will get back to this shortly.
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  • Profile picture of the author Master Blake
    Use mind programming. You will seamlessly get rid of it as if it never existed in the vocabulary.

    People are now living a balanced and rewarding lifestyle , having found their purpose.
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  • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
    I schedule time to deal with it, next week.
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    • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
      Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

      I schedule time to deal with it, next week.
      People who have problems with procrastination shouldn't have their own business. They should work in a job with hours, duties, and supervision. Their ambition and drive has to come from outside themselves. This is perhaps 95-98% of us.

      For the few.....procrastination isn't a problem because they want to do what they need to do.

      Nobody procrastinates doing something they really want to do. If you have a goal, and are procrastinating doing the work, it's because you just...don't...want...to...do...the...work.

      The only time procrastination is a problem is if you just....don't...want...to....do ....it.

      If you have goals, and you are procrastinating, you don't have goals...you have fantasies.
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      • Profile picture of the author Odahh
        Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

        People who have problems with procrastination shouldn't have their own business. They should work in a job with hours, duties, and supervision. Their ambition and drive has to come from outside themselves. This is perhaps 95-98% of us.

        For the few.....procrastination isn't a problem because they want to do what they need to do.

        Nobody procrastinates doing something they really want to do. If you have a goal, and are procrastinating doing the work, it's because you just...don't...want...to...do...the...work.

        The only time procrastination is a problem is if you just....don't...want...to....do ....it.

        If you have goals, and you are procrastinating, you don't have goals...you have fantasies.
        i agree with you on this.. my policy when it comes to procrastination.. is just admit you don't want to do something .. and stop making a list of things to do in a day that you don't want to do ..and to stop telling people you will do stuff tomorrow if you have no interest in doing it ..

        people who are doing what they want to to or get to do what they want to do and make money ..don't procrastinate .. now there is always an amount of stuff you don't want to do .. but if not doing it takes away from getting to do ..or actually doing what you want ..

        A massive chunk of people equate work with something the don't want to do or need some kind of outside force or motivation to do.. there are a lot more than a small percent of people in the other group.. but many hide from the eyes of the masses or even the highly prodctive type A people ..

        my understand of this comes from the year and a half i worked in Vegas as a street performer..living of tips without actually asking for money most of the time for legal reasons .until Vegas banned most of it for terrorism fears .. and being around a thousand other people grinding while no one else was setting your schedule.. but the crowds the weather and the money
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        • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
          Originally Posted by Odahh View Post

          people who are doing what they want to to or get to do what they want to do and make money ..don't procrastinate ..
          I my experience, the more money I made, the stronger temptation there was to procrastinate, because the need to make money every single day became less and less important.

          If all your bills are paid, you have money in the bank - and the sun is shining, it's very easy to say, "Yes, I promised myself I would do this, today - but, screw it. I'm going swimming."

          If the debt collectors are at your door and you're procrastinating - you need help. :-)
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          • Profile picture of the author Odahh
            Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

            I my experience, the more money I made, the stronger temptation there was to procrastinate, because the need to make money every single day became less and less important.

            If all your bills are paid, you have money in the bank - and the sun is shining, it's very easy to say, "Yes, I promised myself I would do this, today - but, screw it. I'm going swimming."

            If the debt collectors are at your door and you're procrastinating - you need help. :-)
            acctually in my book that real success ..when you get to that point and always have that choice ..and umm reduce the amount of time you need to work.. while having most of the time be because you chose..or build a lot of time where work and play are steps away ..

            It's a lot more doable now than even 10 or 20 years ago..

            and there are a lot of people or a growing number of people who live their lives like that but hide from the miserable masses and the type a work work work to succeed .. people ..who won't actually swim if they go to the pool ..they will be their working on a laptop or cellphone ..
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      • Profile picture of the author naviown
        Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

        People who have problems with procrastination shouldn't have their own business. They should work in a job with hours, duties, and supervision. Their ambition and drive has to come from outside themselves. This is perhaps 95-98% of us.

        For the few.....procrastination isn't a problem because they want to do what they need to do.

        Nobody procrastinates doing something they really want to do. If you have a goal, and are procrastinating doing the work, it's because you just...don't...want...to...do...the...work.

        The only time procrastination is a problem is if you just....don't...want...to....do ....it.

        If you have goals, and you are procrastinating, you don't have goals...you have fantasies.
        Well said. This is so true.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Sit with is Navi; it is just fear, manifest as procrastination.

    Putting stuff off indicates you fear doing that stuff. But if you sit in a quiet room for a bit, with the feelings, the feelings pass. Then you either do it today, or simply realize you never needed to do it anyway, and let it go.

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  • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
    I never procrastinate, but will get back to this thread in the fullness of time, and at the appropriate juncture.

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  • Profile picture of the author newton
    For me, I just have to keep reminding myself of my goals. They are written down right in front of me and laminated. Constantly reminding myself of the WHY I'm doing what I'm doing, makes it easier to do.


    Set a big goal. Think about it everyday. Take action towards that goal. The action will become a habit and you'll want to do more of it. Instead of just thinking about stuff.


    Works for me anyway!
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    • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
      Originally Posted by newton View Post

      Set a big goal. Think about it everyday.
      Many people find that approach very overwhelming, which only worsens their procrastination.

      Better to set small, realistic, easily achievable goals which help build self-confidence and clearly demonstrate progress is being made. This also builds enthusiasm for achieving the long-term goal.
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  • Hopin' to dish the definitive ansa to this pertinent question mebbe next week -- less'n sumthin' weird happens like I encounter a loominous puppy in the mall, in which case we talkin' Septembah.


    Gotta remember, procrastination kinda spotlights what is important, only 'steada fixin' emaphasis on the bright parts, it focusses only on the darker areas leadin' away on all sides into infinite gloom.
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  • Profile picture of the author socialentry
    Routine. Whatever it is that you don't want to do make it a habit and build from there. E.g. don't want to go for a run, go for a light 10 minutes jog 3 times a week. Easy peasy then go for 15 next week. Then maybe you can add fartlek or hill climbs, etc.
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  • My weakness is mobile games. What i do is I keep my phone away from me when I'm working.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ruilk Gold
    This is an area that I also struggle. What kind of stuff do you do whilst procrastinating? Because it all depends on that.

    I found this method called the Pomodoro Technique >>
    https://francescocirillo.com/pages/pomodoro-technique

    Which is you work hard for 20-25 minutes straight then have short 5 minute break. Then this keeps repeating until you finish your task it helps you concentrate more because you know there's a scheduled break coming up lol.

    Also, I deleted my facebook and Instagram in January and this has freed up a lot of time. The main issue now is procrastinating on forums... lol
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    • Profile picture of the author Odahh
      Originally Posted by Ruilk Gold View Post

      This is an area that I also struggle. What kind of stuff do you do whilst procrastinating? Because it all depends on that.

      I found this method called the Pomodoro Technique >>
      https://francescocirillo.com/pages/pomodoro-technique

      Which is you work hard for 20-25 minutes straight then have short 5 minute break. Then this keeps repeating until you finish your task it helps you concentrate more because you know there's a scheduled break coming up lol.

      Also, I deleted my facebook and Instagram in January and this has freed up a lot of time. The main issue now is procrastinating on forums... lol
      not dissagreeing or agreeing with you just building off some of your points

      i still have facebook.. but i removed my family over a year ago.. and people who only want to talk about political stuff get removed .. which keep the number of people on my facebook small .. that and my fiance gets jealous anytime i add a new female to my friends list .. so i have less than 30 people on my facebook .. as far as instagram i stopped looking at that daily after i stopped street preforming in Vegas last year .. looking to se when people posted pictures they took with me ...

      I'm very selfish ..it's my time to do with as i please .. or what i need to do.. my family never got that so that's why they are not in my life anymore.. they use to invent work for me to do in my free time ..or just set up very inefficient systems for getting stuff done .. so they always needed help ..stuff 1 person should have been able to do in a third the time the way they did it it took several people to do ..

      oh let chop wood all day on the weeken to save 100 buck a month off the heating bill in the winter.. when the people chopping wood make 100$ an hour combined ..

      hard work ...

      It's your time ..you can have the peasant mentality ..slave or sirf thinking.. where you spend your time looking like you are working.. or claiming you are working .. so you can earn the right apperent in the eyes of others ..to enjoy your time ..

      or you can put in the work to do what you need to do and then have the money to enjoy the time you are not working .. or you can mess with your self image and keep setting tasks you don't want to do.. then feel guilty doing what you want to do or kind of want to do while claiming you are procrastinating
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  • Profile picture of the author Immortal Fascist
    I entered the matrix and exited unscathed. I've paved the path inside and poof. No more of procrastination man. At least not for me Igor.
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    • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
      Originally Posted by Immortal Fascist View Post

      I entered the matrix and exited unscathed. I've paved the path inside and poof. No more of procrastination man. At least not for me Igor.
      I'm thinking that procrastination isn't your must pressing issue. :-)
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      • Profile picture of the author Immortal Fascist
        Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

        I'm thinking that procrastination isn't your must pressing issue. :-)
        Procrastination kills the wit man, I don't need that.
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      • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
        Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

        I'm thinking that procrastination isn't your must pressing issue. :-)
        Or yours.

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        • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
          Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

          Or yours.
          Touché. :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author AgileWeavers
    I try to plan my day ahead and just work on completing what you can, right away. Every time you think of something that you need to do, just do it right away.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
    Originally Posted by naviown View Post

    Hello,
    Any methods tips to make more work done and less procrastinate?

    The best thing to do is start comforted in the knowledge that you can always stop.

    Often starting proves to be less daunting that anticipated and so much more fullfilling than the previous state of procrastinating.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sir Eliot Dundee
    I use hypnosis. I trust myself. I grow...never stop growing.

    Procrastination? Just a relic of the past.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jamel Hassell
    Prioritize.check your schedule to see what you can eliminate doing so that you can have free time to work on the more important task.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sir Eliot Dundee
    Also, I will not tolerate any unpardonable demeanor.

    We are all sick to our stomach with don-doers.

    Enough said. Now:

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    • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
      Originally Posted by Sir Eliot Dundee View Post

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      When I'm good and ready - thank you very much.
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      • Profile picture of the author Odahh
        Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

        When I'm good and ready - thank you very much.
        last night i was relaxing out in the desert .. looking at the stars and heard the sound of a rattle from about five feet behind me ..

        i was very calm and relaxed.. and there was no real fear.. but there was not hesitation ..no desire to turn around and confirm with my eyes what my ears heard.. slip my sneaker back on grabs my bag.. and moved away from that area ..

        I have actually been expecting to hear that sound for quit a while.. and there are times when fear is real and telling you the correct thing to do..

        I'll probably go sit in that same area tonight ..i'm still in much more danger on a day to day basis of getting hit by a car crossing in crosswalks while the walk signal i going ..

        there is one major thing i am procrastination on.. but i'm trying to tell god (they) got the wrong guy for this task
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        • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
          Originally Posted by Odahh View Post

          and there are times when fear is real and telling you the correct thing to do.
          Which is precisely why the snake rattles - to trigger fear. The snake has no interest in attacking you, unless it believes you are going to attack it. The rattle is Mother Nature's way of giving fair warning so all parties can go their separate ways, unscathed.
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          • Profile picture of the author Odahh
            Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

            Which is precisely why the snake rattles - to trigger fear. The snake has no interest in attacking you, unless it believes you are going to attack it. The rattle is Mother Nature's way of giving fair warning so all parties can go their separate ways, unscathed.
            yes but there are things to be afraid of..then just massive misuse of our imagination .. but hell dreaming about stuff and never doing thing number one to get it ..is just as bad ..
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
    Originally Posted by naviown View Post

    Any methods tips to make more work done and less procrastinate?
    Something that works for me is to ...

    Just do it!
    (All royalties to Nike.)

    Seriously though many times I can't be bothered
    doing anything ... However once I get going and start
    working I usually have a good/productive day.

    And thinking about it if you are feeling like you don't
    want to work (at the time) that's more of an
    accomplishment for the day.

    (HTH)

    P.S.
    Something like newton and OptedIn said ... It's great
    to have an "overall goal" (something that really inspires
    and motivates you) ... And then break that goal down
    into steps.
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  • Profile picture of the author SamJo
    Motivation to do anything is simple...


    You will always be motivated to move towards what you define as being pleasurable.


    You will always move away from what you define as being painful.


    If you are procrastinating, its because you have a belief/definition that working is painful and that procrastinating is more pleasurable.


    If you are doing something you truly enjoy and NOT just to make money, you will not procrastinate.
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  • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
    i think about it a lot
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  • i have overcome my procrastination problem, from the old me i was so lazy that i'm thinking that work can be done later or after. But as a growing human being, it was not really a good habit having a procrastination type of thinking.

    in this world where life sucks. you should not be over drowning yourself because life will defeat you, so you should play with life. and start thinking happy and positive thoughts, having a clear mind set that a work is should be done. More productive a day the better than having nothing. always believe in yourself the you can do it right and in time so you could be productive. seeing your outcome can make you happy, just by seeing that you yourself is growing good.
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    • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
      Originally Posted by jamila macaraeg View Post

      in this world where life sucks. you should not be over drowning yourself because life will defeat you, so you should play with life. and start thinking happy and positive thoughts,
      Of course you begin that journey from the basic premise, that as you so succinctly put it, "Life sucks."
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      • Profile picture of the author Odahh
        Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

        Of course you begin that journey from the basic premise, that as you so succinctly put it, "Life sucks."
        if someone is procrastinating ..their life is no where near suck....or they are in the mindset that nothing they actually do can make it better..
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  • Profile picture of the author spartan14
    feed your mind everyday with repetition that you are productive and consisstent every day ,find a sublimal video on youtube and listen when you wake up and when you go to sleep .Any programs of ours are planted in our subconstient mind ,and the procrestination also .If you do my tehnique you give other program to mind
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  • Profile picture of the author GordonJ
    Originally Posted by naviown View Post

    Hello,

    Procrastination is a huge problem which causing people from succeeding.

    I am also facing this problem and wanted to ask you guys how you dealing with it?

    Any methods tips to make more work done and less procrastinate?
    Use a timer, either on your cell, or online. Set it for 33.33. Then work, knowing it will soon be over. OR throw a load of laundry in. Work ONLY while the laundry is being washed. When the buzzer goes off. QUIT working.

    Then work ONLY while the clothes are drying, a bit more time to get something done. When the dryer sounds done, go fold and hang your clothes.

    You may not get all that much more work done, but at least you'll have some clean clothes to wear and you will feel good that you ACCOMPLISHED something.

    GordonJ
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  • I routinely listen to Cosmic Master's hypnosis. Never procrastinated ever since and I am able to perform better, complete a few more tasks while having a blast. I am a very open-minded person now, don't criticize that often, don't judge others (instead of learning) and it pays back in spades.

    I wouldn't want to "restore" myself to my previous identity.

    It feels real good being me, the true me.
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