Topic: Article about homework too much
July 22, 2019 / By Hyacinth Question:
this is linked to a reason i would like to be home schooled. i would really like to get rid of my procrastination problems but i really dont think i can. in middle school they werent as bad, i would do my homework at midnight and finish it all then but it was really not good effort work. now that im in highschool in my freshman year i did my homework the morning it was due and i would do huge projects at 12am when i had around a week to complete it. i just cant seem to concentrate on anything unless its under pressure. even if im sitting in a room with the books and paper only ill still find a way to distract myself from it because i absolutely cannot concentrate on it. id just like to see why they have gotten worse and what i can do to help my problem. thanks
Edwyna | 4 days ago
In: "Feeling Good - the new mood therapy" by David D. Burns, the author provides 14 methods for coping with various aspects of procrastination. Read: The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play by Neil Fiore, & The Practicing Mind: Bringing Discipline and Focus Into Your Life by Thomas M. Sterner, & Awaken Your Strongest Self: Break Free of Stress, Inner Conflict, and Self-Sabotage by Neil Fiore, & (for younger people) See You Later, Procrastinator! (Get It Done) (Laugh & Learn series) by Elizabeth Verdick and Pamela Espeland, from your bookstore, or enter "procrastination" in the searchbar at Amazon.com for other books, and media. Counterintuitively, to some extent, motivation follows action, and not the other way around, like a pump which needs priming, or a bonfire that needs to be be lit, before going. The diagram goes as follows: INITIAL ACTION > MOTIVATION > MORE ACTION > MORE MOTIVATION > MORE ACTION, and so on. So: MAKE A START, even if only for a minute. We tend to view tasks in their entirety, making them appear huge.I find that it helps to break it down into readily achievable stages, and promise myself a small reward, on the completion of each, and a bigger one, once finalised. Another tactic is to promise yourself that you will make a start, and just do 5, or 10 minutes. If, at the end of that time, you feel like continuing, do so. Otherwise, take a short break, and come back to it, later. It's making the start, that's often the hardest part, and once that is done, everything else often just seems to fall into place, possibly because your unconscious mind is using parallel procession, and continuing to consider it, during the breaks. Set a timer, or alarm, to remind you when your next break is due, and don't put off resuming it for too long.
To put it off is to create a disincentive to returning to the task, and is procrastination in another form. Remember similar previous successes. Consider what will happen if you don't get it done. If you have a deadline for a project; mark the date a few days before the due date, and then count the days back to today. Estimate and divide the work and time over that timeframe, so that by the date due, you'll have completed it, by following the schedule/map outline of the project that you created. That gives you back the power and the control over your life and timetable, and extra time, if needed, as often happens. Folders, shelves, and boxes, clearly labelled, and assigning a place for everything, then getting into the habit (it takes 30 - 40 repetitions to establish a habit, for most people) of putting things in their respective places will make it much easier, in the long term, and help you in other ways, as well (having places for your keys, credit cards, wallet/purse, cellular mobile phone, P.D.A., etc., so you never misplace them). Colour coding can sometimes be of additional benefit in quickly locating something. The benefits will carry over into other areas of your life, too, such as work. View: http://www.stevepavlina.com/articles/ove... & http://psychologytoday.com/rss/pto-20030... & http://depression.about.com/cs/selfhelp/... & http://www.scotthyoung.com/blog/2007/05/… & http://www.studygs.net/attmot3.htm & http://www.how-to-study.com/study-skills/en/studying/36/procrastination/ & http://www.studytips.org/procrastination.htm & at http://www.43things.com/things/view/225/… the topic of laziness is also addressed.
Enter "procrastination" in the searchbar at www.mercola.com The time and effort you put into overcoming procrastination now will be repaid countless times over. Hypnosis is merely a heightened state of suggestibility, in which you are better able to communicate with your subconscious mind. 85% of people are suggestible, to some degree, so you could either seek professional hypnotherapy, or more alternatives along such lines are at http://your-mental-health.8m.com/blank_25.html
Do You Put Off Your Homework?
Your answers indicate that you are pretty normal! You do show signs of procrastination, but most people do!
Don't be hard on yourself! The first thing you should do is ask yourself why you put things off. You may be surprised to know that one major cause for procrastination is perfectionism. Could you be a perfectionist?
Perfectionists put things off because they believe they must do things perfectly. They often have high grade point averages, but they feel their grades would be even higher if they really tried harder.
Perfectionists sometimes do most of their work at the last minute because they let themselves become caught up in the planning and thinking too long. Perfectionists feel resentful when they get a "B" on a paper. If any of these traits sound familiar, you may be a perfectionist. You should give yourself a break!
Bad habits are another cause for procrastination. Very smart teens can develop very poor study habits for a number of reasons. For instance, some parents allow teens to develop lazy habits because they take control of the time-keeping and planning.
Does your parent have to coax you out of bed in the morning? Is it a struggle? If so, you may be too dependent. Over-parenting is okay for middle school students, but it starts to be harmful for teens.
If you lay in bed too long in the morning, if you arrive late for school once or twice a week, and/or if you are always cramming for tests on the last possible day, you probably need to improve your study habits. Don't let your parents do too much for you! It's easy to fall into this trap, but you should realize that it is, indeed, a trap. It will keep you from succeeding to your potential.
Depression can be another cause for procrastination. Depression is a serious problem, and it's important to recognize signs of depression early. There are usually several signs.
Do you have trouble sleeping at night? Do you feel hopeless or sad a lot? Have you lost interest in clubs, sports, and friends? These are danger signs. If you think you are depressed, that's enough of a sign to seek help!
I think everyone ends up getting burned out or just plain bored of doing the same homework assignments 200 times. However, you need to figure out what you are doing to procrastinate and have someone else lock up these activities until you get your homework done. Like I have a horrible time with getting stuck on Yahoo articles (I'll get close to reading all of that day's articles...), but I try to control it by saying that without exception I will start my assignments at whatever time. But before I was able to do that, I simply made my homepage Google, since it is the most boring search engine in history. But if you can procrastinate by looking at a wall (which I can...), you can also try just forcing yourself to do it. I'm a weird person who can procrastinate on doing things I like to do, so I just simply force myself to do it. I make myself get a glass of water and turn on the computer's word processor and get to work. If you can't force your own self, you can have a parent or sibling to the task for you at the same time each day and make sure that you get everything done.
If something's distracting you, you need to eliminate that distraction. If you spend too much time on the computer, block internet access or something. Also, just try to start right when you get home. Often the hardest part is to get started on it but once you have, it will go smoothly if you give yourself time.