Procrastination & Motivation


Overcoming procrastination can be a difficult task, especially during your first years in college when your freedom of choices is increased. Follow these tips, tools, and technology for suggestions on improving your motivation and your ability to decrease your procrastination. 

  1. Plan your time out. The more time you have planned and scheduled, the less likely you will be to find reasons to prolong your procrastination.
  2. Use a reward system. Figure out what reward will motivate you and create a goal for avoiding procrastination and finishing your work. Once you have achieved your goal, reward yourself. Just remember to make your goal a SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-Bound) one!



Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator

Inside the mind of a master procrastinator | Tim Urban

The Real Reason You Procrastinate

The Real Reason You Procrastinate with Adam Grant

Overcoming Perfectionism

Overcoming Perfectionism

Procrastination, Motivation, and Goal Setting

Procrastination, Motivation, and Goal Setting

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