How to Combat the Procrastination Monster – Today!

Cheap BlackHorse Rear Bumper Guard, – Since you already have enough on your plate and are feeling like a clown trying to juggle everything on your to do list you probably want to stop reading this, but wait one minute before you click away from this article.

Imagine
moving through that to do list with ease and enjoyment. Just imagine those feelings of accomplishment, peace, success and being in control of the things happening around you.

Procrastination is actually the effect of something else. So what causes putting things off? What is underneath the procrastination? What is really holding us back from taking action on the things that are important to us?

More often than not, the cause is your gremlin, or in other words, that pesky little voice in your head telling you that you are not capable or good enough to really do what you want to do. For example, let’s talk about two scenarios as it relates to homework.

The first scenario has to do with a subject that you find very interesting and deeply enjoy learning about. This is the subject that you can’t get enough of and you feel very competent in. As you think about how strongly you perform in this subject, how motivated are you to do this homework? How excited are you to delve further into the subject and get things done?

Naturally the subjects you are good at and interested in, you aren’t as likely to procrastinate on. This is perfectly understandable because we love doing things that we are good at, of course it is easy to get things done that we enjoy because we feel smart, competent and good about ourselves within these subjects.

Now for the second scenario; this is the subject that you like the least. You dread going to this class and can’t stand the thought of putting more effort into it after school. Here is where your gremlin comes in and starts heckling you. Maybe he is saying you are not smart enough or that you shouldn’t bother because you will fail anyway. What is that little inner critic telling you as it relates to the thing you are putting off? What is its message? The more we listen to our gremlin the more demotivated we are to take action. Of course, when we believe these criticisms about ourselves, it is difficult to make forward momentum.

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The Dog Ate My Homework – Procrastination and High School Students

Discount Loaded Dervish Flex 1 – “What are some tips to help my kid stop procrastinating?” Before trying to implement a solution, identify the underlying cause. WHY is your teen procrastinating in school? Once we can identify the reason (or reasons!) then we can figure out how to help him/her become more effective.

In my experience, I have found some students will put off doing homework because they will forget to write down the assignment. An easy solution lies in creating a “trigger” to remind the student to put the information in their planner. If the student puts his or her planner on their desk, they will see it when picking up their books at the end of class. This “trigger” will remind them to write down their assignment. Another option is to have each teacher sign the assignment notebook at the end of each class. Using this strategy ensures the student not only writes down the assignment, but also he/she writes down the CORRECT assignment.

Other students will put off projects because they don’t understand the directions. These students should periodically schedule time with each teacher before or after school. Ten to fifteen minutes should be all it takes for the teacher to review the assignment and outline expectations. Your student will leave feeling more in control of how and what to study. Some students may have a difficult time approaching the teacher to set-up after school time. As a parent, this is an ideal time to assist your child with how to set up the appointment. Role play so your students can understand which words to use. Or, help your child draft an email requesting assistance after school.

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