Questions tagged [procrastination]

The conscious or subconscious delay of doing or facing a task or situation, to circumvent some degree of uncomfortability. Whether that uncomfortability be simple or profound, eg from boredom to deeply held anxiety.

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Why do some students find it difficult to focus on study when at home?

Description: Student quite enthusiastic and focused during class, but can't recreate the same enthusiasm and concentration when studying alone in home. Motivation is unable to reduce the level of ...
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Is there experimental support for John Perry's "Theory of Structured Procrastination"?

John Perry's theory of structured procrastination can be summed up as follows: Some people are inherently predisposed to be procrastinators across a wide range of domains Such procrastinators are ...
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Why do some people only work well under pressure?

It is common for people to procrastinate. Putting off tasks until the resulting deadlines get closer and there comes a point at which the person will fire into action. (whether this point leaves ...
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Is there any direct or indirect empirical support for the effectiveness of Mel Robbins' five second rule?

Mel Robbin's five second rule Mel Robbins is a motivational speaker who recently published a book (summary, TEDx talk, description) dealing with a simple intervention for individuals who would like ...
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What works for procrastination?

Procrastination seems universal and well understood by the public. However, there seems to be very little research into techniques and approaches that works to reduce and manage procrastination. The ...