# Combat Procrastination

My notes for a YouTube video about procrastination on one hearing only.

Why?

It’s necessary?

• Yes: Make it fun.
• Get a study partner.
• Find a more energetic time.
• No: Get rid of it.
2. Surrounding environment.

• Identify someone who procrastinates in your circle of influence.
• Distance yourself from them, or
• Be aware of what their behavior.
3. Perfectionism

• Reality: nothing can be perfect.

Five strategies against procrastination:

1. Decompose a huge task into smaller parts.

2. Analyse the environment causing your procrastination.

Ill feelings arise after procrastinates. Get a more positive environment to get motivation.

Deadlines create a sense of urgency. Measure success of a task by looking at the respect of the schedule.

4. Find an accountability partner.

It’s a coach who holds you accountable for a task. It has to be respectable. It can be your parents, your teacher, your spouse, etc.

5. Eliminate procrastination pit stops.

A pit stop mean a place where a racing car has to stop for maintenance in a car race.

Our pit stops can be smart phones, TV, emails.