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Overcoming Procrastination

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Candace Sumner-Robinson

on 6 November 2013

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Transcript of Overcoming Procrastination

Time to study?
Who has time
for that?


Candace Sumner & Courtney Carey
Do you ever
have one of
Why Do We Procrastinate?
Difficult tasks and it's easier to delay them.
Time-consuming. You don't have large blocks of time to do the work.
Lack of knowledge or skills. How can you do it if you don't know how?
Fear of failure.
Perfectionism. Must do it right!

1. The Perfectionist
2. The Dreamer
3. The Crisis-Maker
4. The Defier
5. The Over-Doer
6. The Worrier
Observe your procrastination - figure out why you are doing it!
Discover your procrastination style
Realize you are delaying something unnecessarily
Discover the real reasons for your delay. List them.
Dispute those reasons and overcome them.
Begin the task!!
Types of Procrastinators
Dealing With Procrastination
...but how do I
Clarify what you need to do and set realistic goals
Develop a plan and schedule
Divide large tasks into smaller jobs
Schedule school work when your energy level is at its highest
Set deadlines and put them on your calendar
Mix activities to keep interest up
Trick yourself into getting started
Create your own deadlines
Focus on your accomplishments, not past failures
Build in rewards for yourself
Find your motivation (job, post grad work, make yourself proud, etc.)
Get the help you need.
Avoid Distractions! (Friends, Stress, Pressure, etc.)
Treat school like a full-time job!
Set goals for yourself!
Use GW Resources
University Counseling Center
GW Tutoring Initiative
GW Writing Center
International Services Office
Disability Support Services
Career Center
Your Academic Advisor!
Your Professors!
adapted from Virginia Tech's "Procrastination Holding You Back"
adapted from Virginia Tech's "Procrastination Holding You Back"
From: http://addicted2success.com/success-advice/the-6-different-types-of-procrastinators-
Obtained from http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=4P785j15Tzk
Obtained from http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=1nBwfZZvjKo
Photo obtained by www.doobious.org
adapted from Virginia Tech's "Procrastination Holding You Back"
adapted from Virginia Tech's "Procrastination Holding You Back"
...and to recap...
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