[INFP] Procrastination


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    INFP - The Idealists


    I am driving myself crazy because I have an assignment due in a couple of days and here I am browzing the web for ridiculous things like pictures of fairies. The most annoying thing is, this has been a terrible habit ever since I can remember. I love my course but I just DON'T have the motivation to study for it, and I'm afraid it will lead me to fail :(

    Can anyone else relate to this? And any motivational tips??? I desperately need some help..................grrrrr

    Love you all xoxoxo

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    INFP - The Idealists

    In high school I would sometimes write papers the class before they were due. I always wait till the last minute with just about everything. The only advice I have for you is get to work!

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    INFP - The Idealists

    Thanks, if only "getting to work" was that simple! My "P" function (i think it's that one, or it could be my "F", not feeling like working) is too preoccupied with seemingly more important things like facebook, personality cafe and, again, pictures of fairies.
    ...ooh I just found a picture of fairy bread, I WANT SOME NOW!!!
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    INFP - The Idealists

    Overcoming Procrastination by Steve Pavlina

    I re-found this earlier today, because of my own issues with procrastination. All I can say is "Good luck. You'll need it."
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    INFP - The Idealists

    I'm terrible with procrastination. I can be terribly bored on the internet, but as soon as I start working on something, I will do anything to get back on the internet to browse XD.

    A strategy that works sometimes is not allowing myself to open internet till I achieve certain goals. Like say I get 5-10 minutes of internet time for an hour of work or for writing a paragraph... Stuff like that
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    INFP - The Idealists

    I totally understand that!!!
    I did (*ahem* rushed through) my assignments just 1.5 days before it's due when I was in college.
    I would hem and haw and drag and spiral in my mind when there's STILL TIME TO DO IT. Browsing the web is just a ...mental escape. (maybe it's just me). At some pioint it got quite pathological that I could keep searching for anything that came up to my mind when there's actually nothing needed to look at.

    1) Maybe you can try to internaly convince or hypnotize yourself the assignment is due earlier. It woud be very ok once you GET IT STARTED.
    2) Browse the web for assignment related things and copy some useful points/ keywords down, get the A-HA moment and start working enthusiastically without any of the browers being opened.
    3) Yes, xToXiCx 's strategy worked for me~
    4) Do your assignment in the library or where there's the right atmosphere, you may feel motivated when you bring your all books and "devices" along to a "special" place to work on something.

    Hope it would help... coz dunno how good the "tips" from another professional procrastinator could do.
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    INFP - The Idealists

    I always leave things till the last minute and put others off for ages. Really sucks. :/
    I can never manage to keep myself motivated for too long really, going to keep checking in here. :P

    The one thing I found though is that when I get some motivation I should always go with it and keep at that task, or whatever, as much as I can. This has often led me to work on some project or another for 8-hour almost-uninterrupted sessions and so are obviously quite productive. I would strongly recommend you always take advantage of any motivation you get because it just doesn't last...
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    INFP - The Idealists

    I've been procrastinating since grades school, and now I'm in my second year of college. It truly sucks, and I keep trying to change it, but it's so hard!

    Speaking of, I've got a midterm Monday that I've got to study for - but no motivation... cleaning the apartment instead.
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    INFP - The Idealists

    Thanks guys and gals! It's due in tomorrow, I will try my hardest not to get distracted...yet here I am again!

    Haha I wish us all the best of luck with overcoming procrastination!!
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    My thoughts:

    "What would any of us really do if we had extra time – nothing. Isn’t that the whole point to be able to do nothing at all? Well we’re not guaranteed that extra time later on, all we have is here and now which is why procrastination feels so right. What I'm trying to say is … Procrastinate now, don't put it off." -Ellen Degeneres
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