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How to Beat
Procrastination
Procrastination leads to:•stress
•missed deadlines
•the need for cramming
•all-nighters
•lower performance

The problem is...
The top 5 time wasters among young people:•Social
•Getting lost on
•Checking your phone every 5
•Television
•Mobile and on...
Reasons for procrastination:•Feeling like there is too much work that needs doing and not
enough time to do it
•Thinking t...
How to Stop Procrastinating
Set deadlines
Setting realistically achievable deadlines gives you something to aim
for. If you don’t have a set deadline ...
Break tasks into smaller parts
Breaking big tasks down into smaller sections makes them seem
more achievable and less time...
Write a list
If you have a lot of things to do, write a list of everything that needs
doing. Once a task is done, tick it ...
Set yourself rewards
For example, you could promise yourself a coffee and a cake or a
trip to the cinema once you get an a...
Do a little bit at a time.
This technique works for anything from cleaning to planning an
event. If you do small sections ...
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Procrastination often starts when you decide to take a break or just tell yourself you’ll watch one more episode of your favourite TV programme before starting your assignment. One more episode quickly turns into three and you end up going to bed at 2 in the morning without starting that assignment.

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  1. 1. How to Beat Procrastination
  2. 2. Procrastination leads to:•stress •missed deadlines •the need for cramming •all-nighters •lower performance The problem is, once you get into the procrastination rut, how do you get back out again?
  3. 3. The top 5 time wasters among young people:•Social •Getting lost on •Checking your phone every 5 •Television •Mobile and online games
  4. 4. Reasons for procrastination:•Feeling like there is too much work that needs doing and not enough time to do it •Thinking that doing a certain task will be boring •Not finding a task enjoyable •Being too tired to do anything •Someone coming up with a better offer
  5. 5. How to Stop Procrastinating
  6. 6. Set deadlines Setting realistically achievable deadlines gives you something to aim for. If you don’t have a set deadline you’ll find you continuously put things off.
  7. 7. Break tasks into smaller parts Breaking big tasks down into smaller sections makes them seem more achievable and less time-consuming and daunting.
  8. 8. Write a list If you have a lot of things to do, write a list of everything that needs doing. Once a task is done, tick it off the list. This will bring a sense of achievement and help spur you on to complete more timeconsuming work.
  9. 9. Set yourself rewards For example, you could promise yourself a coffee and a cake or a trip to the cinema once you get an assignment finished. Rewards help you to focus on the task in hand.
  10. 10. Do a little bit at a time. This technique works for anything from cleaning to planning an event. If you do small sections at a time the task will seem easier and your deadline more achievable.
  11. 11. Specialized in providing Paid Internships in China and Chinese Study Abroad Programs to foreigners worldwide. www.startupchina.com
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