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Controlling Procrastination

Tip: All of us procrastinate especially when it comes to a task we just don't want to do. There are many reasons why you may procrastinate: You have a tremendous amount of work to do. Even if you had enough time, you would not get it all done. You are responsible for your own time and how you structure it.
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All of us procrastinate especially when it comes to a task we just don't want to do. There are many reasons why you may procrastinate:

  • You have a tremendous amount of work to do. Even if you had enough time, you would not get it all done.
  • You are responsible for your own time and how you structure it.
  • There are lots more fun things to do then what is expected of you.

Some ways that can help you complete what you need to do include:

  • Be realistic about what you can do. Instead of trying to complete a large project in one marathon sitting, plan one to two hours each day.
  • Plan when to work and when to play. With all you have to do as a professional developer, you can't really do whatever you feel like doing even though it sounds tempting. Make sure you plan some fun in your schedule.
  • Thinking the project is bigger than it really is. If it is big, set aside a few minutes each day to tackle it. Once you get involved and maybe even interested, the project may not seem as big as you thought.
  • Understand why you procrastinate. Some people procrastinate because they have a fear of being found out they cannot do the job or a fear of failure. Sometimes it is a lack of motivation. If you can face why you procrastinate, then ask for help.

Submitted by:Barbara Bray

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