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Strategies for Reducing Procrastination

Here are some strategies that may help you cope with procrastination. These suggestions have been taken from chapter nine Treatment of Academic Procrastination in College Students in Procrastination and Task Avoidance: Theory, Research and Treatment by Ferrari, Johnson & McCown (1995).

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Make a list of everything you have to do.

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Write an intention statement .

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Set realistic goals.

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Break it down.

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Make your task meaningful.

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Promise yourself a reward.

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Eliminate tasks you never plan to do.

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Estimate the amount of time you think it will take you to complete a task, then increase that amount by 100%.

 


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