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Time Management - Taking Action

Once you have make our your time management plan, you need to put your plan in motion. Take action as soon as possible.

Keep a to do list handy

15 minutes can make a big difference

All those small tasks can add up to very quickly

Many of these minor things tend to grow into major items

Serial Procrastination

40% of students experience this problem

76% of students surf the internet instead of...

70% of students watch TV instead of...

51% of women go shopping instead of...

47% of men play video games instead of...

Marathon Sessions near academic deadlines

Unable to utilize study aids and student support

Causes of Procrastination

Lack of clear goals

Task looking too big

Underestimating the difficulty of the task

Underestimating the time needed

Unclear standards for the outcomes

Waiting for the right Mood or right time

Related to the fear of failing


Running away from stress?

The myth of needing pressure to begin or have clear thinking.

Bottom line - Just lazy?

Motivation Tips:

Break down the task into smaller pieces then tackle each one. Divide and conquer.

Try working a short time to "get into it"

If still no motivation, you may be motivated to do something else

Sometimes just go do the other thing and get it over instead of trying to decide what to do.

Reward is a very important Motivator.


Rare and very valuable

An Anti-procrastination Device

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