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Portfolio 9

  1. 1. Procrastination The obstacle in the way of my dreams By Will Sroka
  2. 2. Procrastination Rationalization  When an excuses sounds believable  Three parts to rationalization ◦ Who: the person who is performing the procrastination. ◦ Situation: event that rationalization is being applied ◦ Actual excuse:(rationalization) used to justify putting the task off
  3. 3. Reasoning Pitfalls  When looking for reasons for your procrastination, avoid these pitfalls ◦ Guilt trip: looking for an answer in the goodness of the procrastinator ◦ Simple answer: never one simple answer for procrastination ◦ Assuming you know reason: many influences on behavior prevent you from narrowing it down
  4. 4. Real Reasoning  Look at your self honestly  Reasons involve difficult thoughts and feelings  Examples: ◦ Lack of self confidence ◦ Low frustration tolerance ◦ Hostility
  5. 5. Procrastination Cycle Difficult Situations  Difficult situations put pressure on procrastinators  Situations can include excess homework, exams, term papers, and class presentations  Non- Academic reasons for putting off school work: peer pressure, TV, Movies, Concerts
  6. 6. Procrastination Cycle Beliefs  Positive: have faith that you can handle it  Negative: I cant cope with the work load
  7. 7. Procrastination Cycle: Feelings/ Behavior  Procrastination can cause anxiety, fear, anger, and self doubt  Can chose to run away from problem or tackle it head on
  8. 8. Taking Responsibility  Quit rationalizing and work toward change  Set goals for each day ◦ Make goals accomplishable ◦ Make them challenging ◦ Create both overall goals and minor goals
  9. 9. Time Management  Create a plan for your actions, not just school work  Create checklists  Brake tasks into small less menacing pieces  Set time tables/ deadlines for work to be done ◦ Should be before task is actually due
  10. 10. Sticking with it  Don’t get discouraged by failed attempts  Keep track of progress  Build on accomplishments  Create routines  Tell yourself you can do it!
  11. 11. Resources  http://www.agilephotog.com/3-types-of- procrastinators/  Tuckman, Bruce, Abry, Dennis, Smith, Dennis. Learning and Motivational Strategies: Your Guide to Success. Person, Prentice Hall. Columbus, Ohio

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