Procrastination: Why You Do It, What To Do About It?

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Register to read the introduction… 5). UNC cites Jane B. Burka and Lenora M. Yuen’s “Procrastination: Why You Do It, What to Do About It”, stating “Whether these fears appear in our conscious or subconscious minds, they paralyze us and keep from taking action, until discomfort and anxiety overwhelms us and forces us to either get the get the work done or give up” (para. 5). Perfectionism is another reason why some students procrastinate. According to University of North …show more content…
There are many resources available that can assist college students in their efforts to solve this problem. Although the resources are many, college students should consider certain information such as objectivity, authority, and applicability of the resources when evaluating if they should adhere to the advice given. Although the internet has many sites that could be useful, perhaps college students should stick to more reliable resources such as their own college libraries, articles written by psychologists or other medical personnel, and perhaps books dedicated to the topic of procrastination. Carter, Bishop, & Kravitz, (2007), provide some strategies that can help avoid procrastination: Analyze the effects of Procrastination; Set reasonable goals; Break tasks into smaller parts; Get started; Ask for help, Don’t expect perfection; and Reward yourself. A blog posted on the procrasinationhelp.com website, had a tip separate from the ones above that may be found useful, which is having a “have-done list”. Instead of having the standard “to-do list” and being mortified at looking at all the things that need to be done, Moira_Inori’s blogs that having a “have-done list” is “… like a record of accomplishments, so you don’t keep feeling like a useless lump of organic material” (Moira_Inori, 2006). These are just a few tips; there are many others that may be

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