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Old 09-30-2017, 09:38 AM   #1
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The title says it all, really. Struggling to work on a writing project due tomorrow, mindlessly surfing the internet instead. Why do we do this to ourselves? Why is it so hard to work on the things we tell ourselves we want to prioritize?
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I hear you. Procrastination is one of my primary skills. One trick I use when I absolutely HAVE to do something is set the timer on my phone for 30 minutes. I work on my task and when the timer goes off I set it again and goof off, surf the internet or whatever until the timer goes off again. Then I go set the timer again get back to work, rinse repeat. It may not work for you but it's worth a shot.
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I just set a timer for my fifteen minute break. It's so hard to make myself focus!
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I just set a timer for my fifteen minute break. It's so hard to make myself focus!
I hear you. Not being able to focus sucks!
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I got into the swing of things more easily today, working quite steadily with only one substantial break. About to go to the gym for another - resting from mental concentration with physical activity seems to help.
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Hi everyone, this is the top problem I have. I just feel overwhelmed when I have papers to work on. And a few times I couldn't do it at all which pretty much sucks. But I am trying to change that and be more proactive. The pomodoro technique works pretty well actually, but one has to commit to it. Basically one works for 20 Minutes and then take a 5 minutes break. The problem is it is hard to commit to it and really do it.
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I found a procrastination therapy manual and I will read how it works and post here if I find something that works.
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Hi CMS,

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I hear you. Procrastination is one of my primary skills. One trick I use when I absolutely HAVE to do something is set the timer on my phone for 30 minutes. I work on my task and when the timer goes off I set it again and goof off, surf the internet or whatever until the timer goes off again. Then I go set the timer again get back to work, rinse repeat. It may not work for you but it's worth a shot.
I do this, too! And for the same duration. Getting started is difficult for me, but once I'm going then I am very productive when I use this method!
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