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Procrastination. How to Beat the Clock!. Introduction. William Knaus, a psychologist, estimated that 90% of all college students procrastinate. Of these students, 25% are chronic procrastinators and they are usually the ones who end up dropping out of college. What is Procrastination?.

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Procrastination

How to Beat the Clock!


Introduction

  • William Knaus, a psychologist, estimated that 90% of all college students procrastinate.

  • Of these students, 25% are chronic procrastinators and they are usually the ones who end up dropping out of college.


What is Procrastination?

  • Procrastination is the avoidance of doing a task which needs to be accomplished.

  • This can lead to feelings of guilt, inadequacy, depression and self-doubt.

  • It has a high potential for painful consequences and interferes with the academic and personal success of students.


Two Types of Procrastinators


2 Types of Procrastinators

  • The Relaxed Type

    • Much more common among college students

    • Often feels negatively toward work and blows it off by playing

    • Neglects school work but not socializing

    • Easily frustrated and self-indulgent

    • Base work ethic on feelings


2 Types of Procrastinators

  • The Tense-Afraid Type

    • Feels overwhelmed by pressures

    • Underlying fears are of failing, lacking ability, being imperfect and falling short of demands

    • Thinks that their worth is determined by what and how well they do things

    • Escapes pressures temporarily by trying to relax


Understanding Why

  • Both types dislike the chores they are avoiding.

  • We create our own misery by telling ourselves the task is really awful or unfair, or by setting impossible goals.


Common Diversions

What do you use to distract yourself?


Common Diversions

  • Action Cop-outs

  • Mental Excuses

  • Emotional Diversions


Action Cop-Outs

  • Doing something that isn’t a priority

  • Once we are engrossed in the diversion, we block out the anxiety, anger or boredom associated with the work


Mental Excuses

  • “I’ll do it tomorrow.” Rewarding yourself for tasks that have yet to be done.

  • “It’s impossible to get an ‘A’ so why try.” This takes the responsibility off yourself and therefore excuses you of working for your goals.


Emotional Diversions

  • Drugs and alcohol, reading, listening to music, getting involved in friendships or relationships can serve as an escape form other important tasks.

  • Worry- a poor substitute for getting it done.


Group Time!!

Learn how to help yourself…


Scenario 1

  • It’s the beginning of the year and you have a research paper due in 2 months. You have no idea how to start or what your prof expects.

  • Identify your probable action cop-outs, mental excuses and emotional diversions for your type of procrastinator

  • Now that you know…how can you stop yourself? What is the first productive thing you could do?


How to Help?

  • Talk about what you have to do in a positive way.

  • Think realistically about the future- what you do now will always affect tomorrow

  • Remember: you are in control of your own education and future.

  • Often the first step is the hardest


Clarify Your Personal Goals

  • Articulate and write down your personal goals

    • Why are you here?

    • What do you want to accomplish during these 4 years?

      • Be specific (3.0 GPA, graduate with honors, play basketball for 4 years, apply for grad school).

    • Be sure that your actions and habits now will get you toward your goal

      • Basketball=2.0 GPA=Turning in today’s assignment=being in class today


Manage Your Time Effectively

  • If you fail to plan, you plan to fail

  • Establish a regular time each day to work toward your goal

  • Break your goal up into little parts

  • Start small and gradually

  • Don’t be discouraged by setbacks


Change Your Attitude

  • Avoid negative attitudes and beliefs about yourself and what you have to do

  • Replace them with positive ideas


Change Your Attitude

  • Remind yourself of the emotional and physical consequences of procrastination

  • Don’t think of it as “all or nothing.”

  • Pretend that you are well organized. How would that affect the way you think and behave?

  • Fake it ‘til you make it!


Change Your Behavior

  • Set up a contract with someone to keep you accountable.

  • Make a study appt. with a friend who has good study habits.

  • Use basic rewards and consequences

  • Do your assignments in order of worst to best


Scenario 2

  • You have a test in Bib. Lit. in one week. The test includes a map, 2 essays and 50 multiple choice questions. You failed the first test and must do better on the second to pass the class.

  • Identify some different action cop-outs, mental excuses and emotional diversions common to your type of procrastinator

  • Now that you know…how can you stop yourself? What is the first thing you could do to prevent procrastinating?


Accept Yourself

  • Give yourself time to change

  • Expect and forgive backsliding

  • Give yourself credit for anything you do

  • Forgive yourself a lot


Procrastinating

I must…I have to

I have to finish this assignment

I have no time to play.

I can’t succeed.

Productive

I’d like to… choose to

When can I get started?

It is important to play one hour.

I have a better chance of succeeding if I...

Change Procrastinating Thinking


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