How to Stop Procrastinating

Stopping Procrastination..
Robin Cogle, College Freshman
Ultimate Medical Academy, Clearwater, FL

I found this video to be very helpful! I have a bad time with procrastinating and I believe if I use one of the 3 steps I can put a stop to procrastinating and get everything done on time. By using one of these steps I can accomplish the grades that I wish to see in my school work. Thank you for this and I will use this is the future!

3 funny steps
Susan, College Freshman
Ultimate Medical Academy, Tampa,Florida

I have never looked at helping procrastination exactly this way. This is fun and interesting would be good for all ages .

How to eat an Elephant
Amy Lake, College Junior
Chemeketa Community college, Yamhill Valley Campus

When I was in a high school geometry class, my teacher was always saying, "In order to eat an elephant you must take one bite at a time" It made a lot of sense and helped me do geometry. I believe it helps in learning how to complete tasks on time and not procrastinating them til it is too late. The video and worksheet that go with it are very helpful.

this really spoke to me
Liberty, College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon

I never really thought of the reasons why I procrastinate, but fear of the task sometimes does keep me from doing work in a timely matter. Also i do sometimes have unrealistic expectations and want things to be perfect.

3 steps to over coming procrastination
Klain Pippert, College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College , Salem Oregon

I really liked in the video how it showed us that over coming procrastination really isn't that hard it just takes dedication. We really need to break down our work load so it doesn't overwhelm us. Because, as it talked about in the video, we can't eat the whole elephant all at once it takes one bite at a time.That's really what I need to work on is breaking down my work.

Just Getting it Done
Ahleia Charles
Ultimat Medical Academy, Tampa, Fl

This was a great video to help me identify my procrastination habits. I'm going to try to do better knowing that I can recognize when the procrastination sets in. It also let me know that I am not the only one out there with these bad habits, and that there are methods for me to just get the job done.

Great Tips
Dusti Patten, HS Sophomore
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

I really like the part about breaking all tasks up into smaller portions, and giving yourself rewards after completion. I have tried doing it all at once, then rewarding myself. Breaking my tasks up seems much more obtainable, and less stressful. This is an interesting tip I am going to trying right away.

Where should I start?
Kelli Miezio, College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College , Salem Oregon

I liked this because it was able to keep my attention throughout and it didn't give more lists than I could follow of ideas. It gave three really good, simple ideas, on how to break up your assignments. I like the idea of starting out with a section of the assignment that you like. I think that would motivate me in started an assignment sooner rather than later.

how to stop
angel delao, College Sophomore
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

I understand that in order to stop procrastinating you must stop lying to yourself. Sometimes you got to trick yourself into getting the job done. Rewarding yourself through part of the project will successfully complete the task. Instead of overloading myself it is better to break a big project into sections. I agree with all of these tactics and will be applying them in the near future.

Use these steps!
Braegan Lovegrove, College Freshman
Chemeketa, Salem Oregon

I liked this video a lot! It was very entertaining and actually helpful! I have somewhat of a bad time with procrastinating and want to use the advice of this video to help avoid it. I like the step where it said to trick yourself to do the work. It's not a bad idea.

Also another step was breaking down the project or task; which is something I usually won't do. Going to give it a shot and hopefully I will see improvement!

Thanks For The View
HS Sophomore
Ultimate Medical Academy, Florida

The information provided was very helpful. It makes me chuckle a bit because I've actually used the "'eating an elephant one bite at a time" many times in the past to others that are overwhelmed with a situation that is pressing them down. For me, doing something I enjoy first is very helpful.

Nicholas Gillis, College Freshman
Columbia Basin College, Pasco, WA

I have always been a huge procrastinator and I believe by using one of the three steps I can better myself.

How to Stop Procrastination
Makayla Hyer, College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon

I enjoyed this video because it was easy to watch, and it had good information about procrastinating and how to stop doing it. The video included metaphors such as, "Eat an Elephant," which tells students to put a big project into smaller steps.

The video also talks about starting with a step that you like to do, first. The last tip that was given was to avoid any distractions. This was the most entertaining because I didn't have to do any extra reading plus, the narrator wasn't talking in a boring monotone, but she was very enthusiastic when talking throughout the video.

How to Stop !
College Sophomore
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon

This was like a five minute movie with a three step program to cure procrastination. First they tell you about a two group study: each had three papers due in three weeks. One had strict weekly deadlines; the other had none. The group that had deadlines did great and got good grades on the papers. The other group did not do well because they were allowed to procrastinate. An example of why procrastination is bad.

Then they tell you about the three steps. Step1 eat an elephant. Step2 pick off the goblins, and step 3 ignore the siren's song.

They say to trick yourself into doing the work. Step one really means break down the task into smaller tasks, Step two is to start with the most enjoyable part first and Step three is to clear distractions and don't give in to them if they arise.

I enjoyed this video because it is a funny way to remember the ways to not procrastinate. I sometimes suffer from procrastination, but I can see myself using these tips in the future. I think I sometimes get overwhelmed at how big a project can seem and then give up before I start. But I can remember that I couldn't eat an elephant except one bite at a time and to break that down so that any task can seem doable!

fun and informative!
Juliana Clark, College Sophomore
Chemeketa Community College, McMinnville, OR

I truly enjoyed watching this video! I am the queen of procrastination, especially when it comes to studying and tests. I am continuously beating myself down for not trying hard enough and putting off assignments, projects, etc. My grades are greatly affected by this, of course. This video was not only very informative but described, in laymen's terms, how to work through those tough studies and projects, so they don't seem too large and overwhelming. This is an awesome tutoring skill that I will be recommending to those I know who suffer from the procrastination virus!

College Sophomore
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

We are our best enemy when it comes to procrastinating. It's all about self-discipline, if you think about it. You got to figure out ways to discipline yourself into getting your tasks done. First step is to get started. If you start somewhere you can probably get the job done or break it down into smaller parts. If you look at a task and think about how you going to start it, then you probably won't get anything done at all but waste time thinking about it and increasing your stress level.

Next is motivating yourself. If you look at something that you think it's impossible to do then you won't go far in life for the most part. Almost nothing is impossible. You got to believe in yourself enough to get a job done. We are our worst critic and whenever you hear a voice saying you can't do it, scream at it and say you CAN!

Lastly select a time frame to get the job done. If you don't have a time or date of when you want the job done then it probably won't get done at all. Pick a time frame where it is possible to finish and don't stretch it out. The shorter version of a job is better because you can put your time and effort into it.

Really? The Video's already finished?
Melissa Navarro
Chemeketa Community College, 4000 Lancaster Dr NE, Salem, OR 97305

When I noticed the video was five minutes long, I was intimidated, but the video went by so fast! I recommend this for auditory and visual learners. It a fun video. The person narrating the video has fun vocals that make you intrigued. Also the illustrations go with the video are fun to watch and stay in your head.

The illustration relates to the 3 steps to stop procrastination. I learned that I should reward myself for completing part of the assignment, not wait until the assignment is completely done. The narrator gives you fun, interesting phrases to remember the three steps to stop procrastination. I learned that it can be stopped and I can win the battle with my self!

Fun 5 minute Video
College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon

This is a creative take on how to deal with your bad habits of procrastination. It's a fun five minute video that shows you how to break down three simple steps. You can also download some worksheets that are helpful and easy to follow. I find this site not only useful but entertaining as well. I would recommend this site for all ages.

Stop procrastinating
Dustin Pereira, College Junior
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon

In this 5 minute you tube video by wellcast, they tell us students or actually anyone who is watching how to overcome procrastination. They start off the video with saying that over 20 percent of the population refer to themselves as chronic procrastinators. They also state that a study was done where two groups of students were given 3 weeks to write 3 papers, one group had the chance to turn in the 3 papers whenever they felt like it, while the other group had strict deadlines. The group with strict deadlines did much better the the group who had no deadlines at all. This shows that people have a hard time regulating themselves and setting their own deadlines. They also included 3 steps in overcoming procrastination.

the first step is to "eat the elephant" meaning to break down what needs to be done in a project or something like that and take it on one step at a time, while also rewarding yourself along the way. This will help to make sure that you are not stressed out trying to finish everything in one sitting, because we need time to digest and understand what it is that we are reading and doing for that project.

The second step is " pick off the goblins" meaning starting off a project with with something that you like doing. This will help in making you feel good before you actually get into writing the rest of a paper or doing the rest of that project.

The final step that they give you is " ignore the siren's song" meaning make sure that you set aside any type of distractions that can cause you to put off doing that paper or the project that needs to get done. Some helpful tips that they include in this is to have roommates or parents reset the internet password if you are into facebook or online games. This will assure that you will stay focused while doing that paper or project and eliminate that as distractions.

They end it with saying the less distractions you have to give in to just increases the chances of you getting that paper or important project done and turned in on time.

Janie Jarmin, College Freshman
Chemeketa Community college, Salem Oregon

This video described me perfectly! I always say "oh I have time to do it later when in reality i probably don't. The girl in the video also described 3 steps to stop procrastination at its best.

The one that I think will help me the most is how she said to eat the elephant one bite at a time. If i split up my projects I'll be less stressed and I will be able to spend more time on it. Thus in the end benefiting me more.

How To Stop Procrastination
Aleasha Gieseke
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon

This video is very helpful! I try not to procrastinate, but I still need end up procrastinating a lot.

In step one it tells us to break it up into smaller parts, which I already do, but I never thought of giving myself a treat after getting a few parts done to stay motivated.

In step two it tells us to do the part we like most first. I have never thought of this and will definitely be trying this.

In step three it tells us to have someone change the Wi-Fi password, but I need Wi-Fi for most of my classes, homework assignments, and studying. So I'm going to try just turning off my phone because I don't really have a problem with the internet, but I do need end up texting a lot.

How to Stop Procrastinating!
College Sophomore
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon

I learned that to help stop oneself from procrastinating it is helpful to eat an elephant! But one bite at a time, and to fight off the easier or more fun parts first, and lastly to avoid distractions at all costs.

I found it interesting (and entertaining) that this source used illustrated metaphors in order to get the point across. I also found it interesting that it starts off by suggesting the audience is currently procrastinating.

One question I still have is: are these the top (best, or most effective) solutions to procrastination?


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