The Secret to Kicking Procrastination: Reward Yourself

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This short video, by Dan Ariely–one of my favorite psychologists–gives you some quick and easy tricks for defeating procrastination. You can find loads more good info on defeating procrastination here. Dan Ariely, an Israeli American professor of psychology and behavioral economics, currently teaches at Duke University. He is also the founder of The Center for … Continue reading The Secret to Kicking Procrastination: Reward Yourself

4 Simple Steps to Beat Procrastination

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Motivation done right lets you motor through your to-do list like magic. Try this simple trick from London-based writer, Sidin Vadukut. Pair each chore on your daily to-do list with a short, sweet reward. You are using a to-do list and a calendar to make short work of your academic tasks, aren’t you? Paper works … Continue reading 4 Simple Steps to Beat Procrastination

Procrastination Power Slam: Fast and Effective

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Quick Trick to Kill Most Bad Habits Ever heard of implementation intention? Unless you’re a psychologist specializing in self-compliance behaviors (read, “getting yourself to do what you know you should.”) it’s prolly not a familiar term. But if you’ve seen my video on goal setting or  read my posts on procrastination and habit forming, the concept will … Continue reading Procrastination Power Slam: Fast and Effective

10 More Easy Ways to Kill Procrastination

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Note to readers; if you aren’t reading this on my website you’re probably missing out on the extra content in the embedded links. Read it at studyprof.com to avoid missing out on some spiffy mind candy. In my previous post I started an UNinfographic, turning this infographic–based on Piers Steel’s book, The Procrastination Equation–into something easier to read … Continue reading 10 More Easy Ways to Kill Procrastination

10 Easy Ways to Kill Procrastination

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I recently came across this cool, colorful, hard to read chart titled, “How to Get Motivated: a Guide for Defeating Procrastination” which was adapted from a book called The Procrastination Equation, by the impressively named, Piers Steel, Ph.D. And, being the caring, giving, people-person I am, and because I have a personal vendetta against the … Continue reading 10 Easy Ways to Kill Procrastination

Fool Proof Way to Stop Procrastination Cold

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Revised from April, 2010 post. If you can’t procrastinate, you won’t procrastinate. Obvious, you say? Then why aren’t you making procrastination impossible (or at least scaldingly painful)? Here’s how you can make the P-word so blindingly agonizing that it ain’t even an option. First, identify that dreaded procrastination-inducing uber-chore. Hint: What were you thinking you … Continue reading Fool Proof Way to Stop Procrastination Cold

5 Stone-Cold Procrastination Killers – Killer Five

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Procrastination Killer Number Five – Mr. Pot o’ Gold AKA Pollyanna Know what the big difference between morning people and most-definitely-NOT-morning people is? It’s what they think about when they first wake up. Most-definitely-NOT-morning people start off dreading the long commute to work, mentally moaning about the big project they are supposed to be churning out, … Continue reading 5 Stone-Cold Procrastination Killers – Killer Five

5 Stone-Cold Procrastination Killers – Killer Four

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Procrastination Killer Number Four – Mr. Loud Mouth Stop procrastination cold by [hidepost]letting the whole world know when you’ll be working on the irksome task you’ve been avoiding. Text it. Tweet it. Post it on your Facebook page… Writing out the next thirty things that would Bore a Comatose Sloth for my ongoing compendium. Ask me … Continue reading 5 Stone-Cold Procrastination Killers – Killer Four

5 Stone-Cold Procrastination Killers – Killer Three

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Procrastination Killer Number Three – Mr. Carrotstick AKA Mo Flies You know the old saw; motivate the donkey by whacking it with a stick on its namesake while dangling a carrot in front of the pointy end. Bad news. You’re the donkey in this scenario. Nevertheless, give some thought to stick and carrot. How will you … Continue reading 5 Stone-Cold Procrastination Killers – Killer Three