(Closed) Distance Ed bees… How do you cope with procrastination?

posted 6 years ago in College
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I am in the same boat right now.  I am finishing my masters thesis this summer away from my university.  I know I have so much to do, but have the hardest time getting myself to do it (like tonight I am supposed to be working on it- I did for 30 minutes and now I am on here…)!  I have a deadline, which normally helps me get to work, but in this case it is not. 

My one suggestion, which I do sometimes, is make a list of everything I need to do.  It is so much more satisying to do things when I can cross it off a big list when a task is done.  Kinda lame, I know, but unfortunately, that’s all I got! 🙂  Maybe I’ll go make myself a list right now, hahaha….

 

 

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - woods

i cant help you there. I am with strayer, and although i have weekly objectives i always seem to wait till friday on a busy weekend to start…. ugg; what i should be doing now

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Do you work too, or do you only go to school? For me, I don’t work, and the days that I am doing my distance courses, I treat just as if it were a work day. I get up at X:00 am, shower, get dressed and then go to “work” I work on only school stuff until lunch time, then take an hour lunch, and then go back to work until 5:00 if I still have work to do.  I find that if I stick to a schedule, instead of randomly sitting down and having no scheduled start and stop time, I procrastinate like crazy. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@futuremrste:  Ugh! That makes it hard! 🙁  When I was still working, and my son was doing sports  I was constantly on the go.  I literally did school work during my lunch break in my car, and again in the car while my son was practicing, I would listen to my  notes I recorded on the car stereo during my commute…any time I could fit it in.  It was tough.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I just posted something similar!

I procrstinate all the time! I always find myself doing housework instead of studying! I feel better if it’s housework rather than fun things as house work needs to be done.

Wish I could help!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@SpartyOn:  Great advice – I am going to make a list or two now! Thanks 🙂

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2012

 I work full time and also am trying to finish my PhD via long distance ed. My job is quite flexible as well so it’s similiar to your situation of shift work. I try to mark days in which I do school stuff, like Tuesday is a school day so I only do school work. It kindof works.

I have a colleague in the same boat and what helps is to support each other. we email each other at the end of each week and tell each other of our progress. So it kind of shames you into working harder if the other person made more progress last week!

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