A = You postpone things you should be doing
B = You feel guilty about doing it
A + B = procrastinator!
A well-written tip sheet about procrastination that provides motivation for overcoming procrastination. (Utah State University)
"I leave everything until the last minute"; "I'm always putting things off"; "I think I work better under pressure, but then I have to rush to get everything done." Can you identify with these thoughts? Oxford Brookes University provides some concrete suggestions for understanding and dealing with procrastination.
"Perfectionism is like a double-edged sword—it cuts both ways. Perfectionists often don’t realize that they are hurting themselves by their own actions. Perfectionism is a duel with oneself, the ultimate “no-win” situation.",quote from this handout developed by The University of Texas at Austin. Perfectionism can be one of the leading causes underlying procrastination. If you believe you have perfectionist tendencies, read this document and gain a healthier perspective.
Do you face major roadblocks when starting or finishing writing a paper? Perfectionism in writing is a challenge many students face. Queen's University developed this useful document in tackling this topic.
Twenty year old Vik Nithy, successful founder of 3 businesses talks about procrastination - why we procrastinate and tips for dealing with procrastination. A video well worth watching.
Do you Fight with Procrastination?
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Do you find yourself leaving things to the last minute and then feeling really pushed for time? Have a look at this online leaflet produced by Oxford Brookes University for strategies for overcoming procrastination.