TeenHelp
Support Forums Today's Posts

Get Advice Connect with TeenHelp Resources
HelpLINK Facebook     Twitter     Tumblr     Instagram    Hotlines    Safety Zone    Alternatives

You are not registered or have not logged in

Hello guest! (Not a guest? Log in above!)

As a guest on TeenHelp you are only able to use some of our site's features. By registering an account you will be able to enjoy unlimited access to our site, and will be able to:

  • Connect with thousands of teenagers worldwide by actively taking part in our Support Forums and Chat Room.
  • Find others with similar interests in our Social Groups.
  • Express yourself through our Blogs, Picture Albums and User Profiles.
  • And much much more!

Signing up is free, anonymous and will only take a few moments, so click here to register now!


General For questions or discussions that do not fit elsewhere, post here. Please check all forum descriptions before posting here to be sure there is not a better location for your thread.

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  (#1 (permalink)) Old
SouthernBelle. Offline
InsaneAnnie
I've been here a while
********
 
SouthernBelle.'s Avatar
 
Name: Anna
Gender: Female
Location: West Virginia, US

Posts: 1,056
Blog Entries: 5
Join Date: November 30th 2010

Question Procrastination? - June 9th 2013, 11:56 PM

I have... Procrastination. When doing everything.

Need to go for my daily jog: "Oh, I'll do it at three... four... five... six... seven... eight." I finally do it at eight, the latest possible hour.

Need to research something for a story: "Oh, I'll do it in a few minutes. Gotta look at funny lolcat thingies first."

Need to clean my room: "Okay... I'll actually do this one, so I can laze around and procrastinate about everything else all day."


Anyone else have this problem? It's seriously inhibiting my progress in... Well, everything. How can I get out of the habit of procrastinating?


Anna's Personal Keys to Happiness
1. Do what you want within the bounds of reason, whenever you want to, and regret nothing. 2. If you have an opinion, don't beat around the bush, or there isn't a point in saying it. 3. Don't keep the company of anyone who won't like you and will try to change you.



   
  (#2 (permalink)) Old
Kate* Offline
Newsletter Tips Writer
Outside, huh?
**********
 
Kate*'s Avatar
 
Name: Katie
Age: 31
Gender: Female
Location: Ohio

Posts: 4,657
Join Date: January 6th 2009

Re: Procrastination? - June 10th 2013, 01:34 AM

Hey Anna, yes I absolutely have this problem! What works for me is that I set up a reward system, I can do something I want only after I finish something (or part of something, depending what it is) that I don't want to do. The tough part with this though is holding yourself to it. It might help to have someone else hold you accountable. I also keep reminding myself of that feeling I hate when assignments are hanging over my head and I know it's better to just get them over with, especially when I'm doing something else and I know I could be working on them instead.


Member Since: September 19, 2007
LHO: March 31, 2008- October 13, 2012

"Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you." Jean Paul Sarte
   
  (#3 (permalink)) Old
Rivière Offline
Par la rivière
I can't get enough
*********
 
Rivière's Avatar
 
Name: Sarah
Age: 28
Gender: Female
Location: Wales, UK.

Posts: 2,286
Join Date: June 7th 2013

Re: Procrastination? - June 10th 2013, 09:21 PM

I have the same issue with doing house work or when I was at college, revision. I just think, "I'll do it later" and then later never arrives.

I found it's so much easier if I clear my mind and stop thinking about the thing I need to do and be spontaneous. Then I'll leap out of my lazy seat and go do what needs to be done.

Sometimes it's just a matter of motivation, when I've been spontaneous or I do something because I know it'll make someone else happy it makes me feel motivated to continue. It's just getting that ball rolling that can be the issue.
   
  (#4 (permalink)) Old
Laurasaurus Offline
Learning to Fly
Regular TeenHelper
*****
 
Laurasaurus's Avatar
 
Name: Laura

Posts: 461
Join Date: October 26th 2011

Re: Procrastination? - June 11th 2013, 05:45 AM

I find that it really helps to rid yourself of your distractions. As hard as it may be to get away from your computer or book or television show, it's the only way that you're going to get things done. Like Kate said, reward yourself with these things after you're done doing what you need to do.
When I have something that I need to do and I'm procrastinating, I tend to get really stressed. Thinking about how nice things will be once the task is completed usually helps me get started.
There isn't really any "quick fix", though. You eventually just have to get up and do what you need to do. There isn't really a way around it.


1/7/12 - Live Help Operator | 1/25/14 - HelpLINK Mentor | 6/8/14 - Depression and Suicide Forum Moderator | 6/8/14 - Addictive Behaviors Forum Moderator | 1/11/14 - Videos Team Member | 4/11/15 - Senior Live Help Operator

“I will be generous with my love today. I will sprinkle compliments and uplifting words everywhere I go. I will do this knowing that my words are like seeds and when they fall on fertile soil, a reflection of those seeds will grow into something greater.”

PM / VM




   
  (#5 (permalink)) Old
Skeleton Offline
Member
Outside, huh?
**********
 
Skeleton's Avatar
 
Name: Charlie
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Location: UK.

Posts: 4,545
Join Date: January 6th 2009

Re: Procrastination? - June 11th 2013, 11:25 AM

I have this problem and the way I deal with it is to just do it, usually I'll tell myself I do it later a few times first and eventually I just tell myself that I can't keep putting it off and I need to do it, even if I don't want to because once it's done, it's done and I can carry on with things I want to do.

It does work, after a bit of procrastinating first..
   
  (#6 (permalink)) Old
zumbaqueen2012 Offline
Member
I can't get enough
*********
 
zumbaqueen2012's Avatar
 
Age: 31
Gender: N/A

Posts: 2,494
Join Date: January 8th 2009

Re: Procrastination? - June 16th 2013, 08:25 PM

Reward, reward, reward.
Tell yourself "after I do this, I can watch tv" (or whatever it is you want to do)
  Send a message via MSN to zumbaqueen2012  
  (#7 (permalink)) Old
redhuntinghat Offline
Member
Welcome me, I'm new!
*
 
redhuntinghat's Avatar
 
Age: 23

Posts: 28
Join Date: June 30th 2013

Re: Procrastination? - June 30th 2013, 07:12 AM

I'm such a procrastinator, too! The funny thing is that I usually reward myself before I actually do something productive, if I do it at all. Haha. I reward myself for my future plans. Bad habit.
   
  (#8 (permalink)) Old
Voldermorts Stalker
I can't get enough
*********
 
WhisperingSilence's Avatar
 
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Location: where ever the coffee is

Posts: 3,468
Blog Entries: 1474
Join Date: January 6th 2009

Re: Procrastination? - June 30th 2013, 02:11 PM

I'm terrible when it comes to procrastination. I'm supposed to be doing paperwork at the moment and here I am on TH posting!!! I simply just cant concentrate. As for what to do about it ? Do some work, take a break, do some more and then take a break. Weather or not it will work is a different matter. As for me I am currently procrastinating....



BADGER BADGER BADGER.........MUSHROOM!!!
Videos team
, articles team and helplink mentor and associate live help operator.
   
  (#9 (permalink)) Old
Koharuchan Offline
Skittles Minion
I can't get enough
*********
 
Koharuchan's Avatar
 
Name: Haru
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Location: Totoro's Hollow, just south of Iraw

Posts: 2,852
Blog Entries: 54
Join Date: March 20th 2011

Re: Procrastination? - June 30th 2013, 03:36 PM

I have this problem too with some things, it depends on what it is. With a lot of things I like to get it done early so I don't have to worry about it later, but with other things I procrastinate until the last possible second, like with cleaning the kitchen or folding laundry or things like that. I'm sort of back and forth between procrastinating and wanting to get going now.


I love my Big Sleepy Bear.
I still fill my panties; do YOU?
No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist. -Oscar Wilde
Buddy since 12/25/11 Self Expressions mod since 4/23/12 Helplink mentor since 5/9/12 . . . . . .Skittlify.
I was blessed by your companionship from 12/24/01-6/27/13
   
  (#10 (permalink)) Old
Catharsis. Offline
Member
I've been here a while
********
 
Catharsis.'s Avatar
 
Age: 23
Location: Limerick, Ireland

Posts: 1,797
Blog Entries: 101
Join Date: December 8th 2012

Re: Procrastination? - June 30th 2013, 06:49 PM

I've actually gotten pretty good at avoiding procrastination. Some of the things mentioned above like rewarding yourself or telling yourself you can do such-and-such for longer if you get it done now (takes a while to get the hang of it) worked for me.
  Send a message via Skype™ to Catharsis. 
  (#11 (permalink)) Old
Pirouette Offline
Just a girl strolling by
I've been here a while
********
 
Pirouette's Avatar
 
Name: Rishy
Gender: Female

Posts: 1,503
Blog Entries: 54
Join Date: June 23rd 2012

Re: Procrastination? - June 30th 2013, 09:47 PM

I tend to procrastinate a lot..especially if its something that I don't enjoy doing such as homework, cleaning my room, washing dishes, laundry, etc. But yeah, I eventually get my work done on time
   
  (#12 (permalink)) Old
BECCALICIOUS! Offline
take me as you found me.
Senior TeenHelper
*******
 
BECCALICIOUS!'s Avatar
 
Name: Becca
Age: 27
Gender: Female
Location: New York

Posts: 771
Blog Entries: 133
Join Date: January 7th 2009

Re: Procrastination? - July 1st 2013, 07:00 PM

Mine is pretty bad! I'm actually now on medication for it which has helped some, but my time management skill isn't that well cultivated. Getting some basic routines down has helped me a lot.


when you love and laugh abundantly you live a beautiful life.
   
Closed Thread

Bookmarks

Tags
procrastination

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All material copyright ©1998-2019, TeenHelp.
Terms | Legal | Privacy | Conduct | Complaints

Powered by vBulletin®.
Copyright ©2000-2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search engine optimization by vBSEO.
Theme developed in association with vBStyles.