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What is your cure for procrastination?

Asked by lucillelucillelucille (34325points) June 25th, 2020

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lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@Inspired_2write -What is this “schedule” that you speak of?
I can’t believe how fast this q was answered!:D

elbanditoroso's avatar

Ask me tomorrow.

canidmajor's avatar

Does yours need a cure? Mine doesn’t.

Inspired_2write's avatar

Write a to do list ( schedule) and a timeline and cross off each task when completed.

ragingloli's avatar

Someone else to tell you to do something.

ucme's avatar

Oh, leaving ;-}

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@elbanditoroso -I will.
@canidmajor – Definitely.
@ragingloli -No fun.
@ucme ;P I hear that!

jca2's avatar

I give myself a time and I tell myself that at that time, you’re going to do ______. For example, at 10:30 you’re going to get off the computer and start getting ready to go out.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@jca2 -15 minutes left for me…

KNOWITALL's avatar

Don’t put off until tomorrow, what you can do today.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@KNOWITALL – I throw that one at my husband from time to time.
It usually follows “Make me a sandwich!” with mixed results. XD

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@josie -I love that idea.
I had to tell my brother in law that tee time doesn’t mean in the parking lot.

SEKA's avatar

I don’t have time to stress over it today, so I worry about it tomorrow

janbb's avatar

A motivational speaker I heard once said, “If you have a lot of frogs to swallow, swallow the biggest one first.” When I have several things to do – and I remember that advice – if I do the most onerous first, the rest seem easier.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@janbb -Good advice!
I just finished a small painting a few minutes ago that’s been hanging over my head for awhile now. ;)

janbb's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille It has stuck with me for many years.

SQUEEKY2's avatar

Usually 2 things ,if I put this off how much more money is this going to cost, or if I put this off how much will Mrs Squeeky yell at me?

raum's avatar

This sounds backwards, but allowing myself to procrastinate helps reduce the amount of procrastination.

Guilt-ridden procrastination usually lasts way longer.

cookieman's avatar


Which is actually my motivation for a lot.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@raum – :)
@cookieman -That is exactly why I finished a painting today.

longgone's avatar

I try to take good care of futurelonggone. Sometimes I can motivate myself by thinking about how much futurelonggone hates to hurry, how much she enjoys a clean kitchen, or that she’ll feel good after getting some exercise…

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