Procrastination

Procrastination involves avoidance of a specific task or work which needs to be accomplished. It reminds us of past experiences where we felt guilty, lazy, inadequate, anxious or some combination of these. It implies a value judgement such as "if you procrastinate you are bad", and as such lack worth as a person.

Procrastination is not the acutal problem. It is how we respond to impulses and pressure including our fears, dislikes and needs. The disadvantage is that we could become overwhelmed and it can have a negative impact on our self esteem. Strategies to overcome procrastination can include improving motivation, modifying the environment, changing attitudes and managing emotions.

Tips from students attending overcoming procrastination workshop:

Improving motivation

Modifying enviorment

Changing attitudes

Managing emotions

External links and resources

  1. Time management
  2. Tipsheet
  3. Procrastination Study Skills
  4. Managing procrastination: 7 day Plan