Getbig Bodybuilding, Figure and Fitness Forums
July 31, 2014, 07:08:52 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
 
   Home   Help Calendar Login Register  
Pages: 1 [2]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Does anyone else here procrastinate a lot?  (Read 2142 times)
Deicide
Getbig V
*****
Posts: 22937


Reapers...


View Profile
« Reply #25 on: June 14, 2009, 12:25:27 PM »

u still on WLD?

Nah...I am doing a couple of days bulk.... Grin

THG approved
Report to moderator   Logged

I hate the State.
calfzilla
Getbig V
*****
Posts: 11236


FREE ANABOLICHALO...SOON


View Profile
« Reply #26 on: June 15, 2009, 01:25:42 AM »

yes, it's a big problem for me. 
Report to moderator   Logged
andreisdaman
Getbig V
*****
Posts: 11025


View Profile
« Reply #27 on: June 15, 2009, 05:04:17 PM »

BUMP
Report to moderator   Logged
sync pulse
Getbig IV
****
Posts: 2719



View Profile
« Reply #28 on: June 25, 2009, 07:03:42 PM »

Procrastination is a symptom of depression.
Report to moderator   Logged
andreisdaman
Getbig V
*****
Posts: 11025


View Profile
« Reply #29 on: June 25, 2009, 07:58:49 PM »

Procrastination is a symptom of depression.

it's possible,....but actually procrastination is a psychological defense mechanism.....people procrastinate when they are afraid to face something or afraid they will fail at something.....by not actually doing the task, you preserve the illusion that you are definitely competent at it therefore relieving the anxiety associated with failure ...in other words...if you haven;'t done it, then you haven't failed at it....therefore you are still a success
Report to moderator   Logged
K-1
Getbig IV
****
Gender: Male
Posts: 2544


TEAM NO MERCY!!!


View Profile
« Reply #30 on: June 28, 2009, 06:07:08 PM »

yep I procrastinate....one of my weaknesses imo. Probably because I know I can get it done faster thought.

... I seem to still get more done that those who don't proscratinate imo or at least land on the same landing pad together.

...I figure as long as you know your weakness in life and at least try to fight it you are more than halfway there.

it's the ones who don't even try who are the true procrastinators actually. The ones who don't even acknowledge their weaknesses.

nobody is perfect.
Report to moderator   Logged
Gregzs
Getbig V
*****
Posts: 4961


Getbig!


View Profile
« Reply #31 on: September 17, 2013, 10:43:01 PM »

http://laughingsquid.com/a-field-guide-to-procrastinators/

A Field Guide to Procrastinators

“A Field Guide to Procrastinators” is a webcomic by Twenty Pixels that displays the “many types of procrastinators that are out there.” Procrastinating mugs based on this webcomic are available to purchase online from their Zazzle store.

I know for sure I am all of these. Actually, I’ve been meaning to draw this for months now. When I finally decided to draw it, I found it funny that I was procrastinating on drawing about procrastination. It is like procrastination inception! Let’s just say I was doing research Wink


Report to moderator   Logged
Mr Nobody
Getbig V
*****
Posts: 40417


Falcon gives us new knowledge every single day.


View Profile
« Reply #32 on: September 18, 2013, 04:23:26 AM »

I will wait 3 days to post again in this thread.
Report to moderator   Logged
andreisdaman
Getbig V
*****
Posts: 11025


View Profile
« Reply #33 on: September 18, 2013, 04:23:57 AM »

http://laughingsquid.com/a-field-guide-to-procrastinators/

A Field Guide to Procrastinators

“A Field Guide to Procrastinators” is a webcomic by Twenty Pixels that displays the “many types of procrastinators that are out there.” Procrastinating mugs based on this webcomic are available to purchase online from their Zazzle store.

I know for sure I am all of these. Actually, I’ve been meaning to draw this for months now. When I finally decided to draw it, I found it funny that I was procrastinating on drawing about procrastination. It is like procrastination inception! Let’s just say I was doing research Wink





Dude, good post ......BUT FOUR YEARS LATER........HuhHuhHuhHuhHuhHuh??
Report to moderator   Logged
CalvinH
Getbig V
*****
Posts: 17505

Free Foozle!


View Profile
« Reply #34 on: September 18, 2013, 08:46:33 AM »


Dude, good post ......BUT FOUR YEARS LATER........HuhHuhHuhHuhHuhHuh??



Well...look at the thread title!
Report to moderator   Logged
Gregzs
Getbig V
*****
Posts: 4961


Getbig!


View Profile
« Reply #35 on: February 17, 2014, 10:04:28 PM »

http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/02/how-to-make-yourself-work-when-you-just-dont-want-to/

How to Make Yourself Work When You Just Don’t Want To

There’s that project you’ve left on the backburner – the one with the deadline that’s growing uncomfortably near.  And there’s the client whose phone call you really should return – the one that does nothing but complain and eat up your valuable time.  Wait, weren’t you going to try to go to the gym more often this year?

Can you imagine how much less guilt, stress, and frustration you would feel if you could somehow just make yourself do the things you don’t want to do when you are actually supposed to do them?  Not to mention how much happier and more effective you would be?

The good news (and its very good news) is that you can get better about not putting things off, if you use the right strategy.  Figuring out which strategy to use depends on why you are procrastinating in the first place:

Reason #1   You are putting something off because you are afraid you will screw it up.

Solution:  Adopt a “prevention focus.”

There are two ways to look at any task.  You can do something because you see it as a way to end up better off than you are now – as an achievement or accomplishment.  As in, if I complete this project successfully I will impress my boss, or if I work out regularly I will look amazing. Psychologists call this a promotion focus – and research shows that when you have one, you are motivated by the thought of making gains, and work best when you feel eager and optimistic.  Sounds good, doesn’t it?  Well, if you are afraid you will screw up on the task in question, this is not the focus for you.  Anxiety and doubt undermine promotion motivation, leaving you less likely to take any action at all.

What you need is a way of looking at what you need to do that isn’t undermined by doubt – ideally, one that thrives on it.  When you have a prevention focus, instead of thinking about how you can end up better off, you see the task as a way to hang on to what you’ve already got – to avoid loss.   For the prevention-focused, successfully completing a project is a way to keep your boss from being angry or thinking less of you.  Working out regularly is a way to not “let yourself go.”  Decades of research, which I describe in my book Focus, shows that prevention motivation is actually enhanced by anxiety about what might go wrong.  When you are focused on avoiding loss, it becomes clear that the only way to get out of danger is to take immediate action.  The more worried you are, the faster you are out of the gate.

I know this doesn’t sound like a barrel of laughs, particularly if you are usually more the promotion-minded type, but there is probably no better way to get over your anxiety about screwing up than to give some serious thought to all the dire consequences of doing nothing at all.    Go on, scare the pants off yourself.  It feels awful, but it works.

Reason #2     You are putting something off because you don’t “feel” like doing it.

Solution: Make like Spock and ignore your feelings.  They’re getting in your way.

In his excellent book The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking, Oliver Burkeman points out that much of the time, when we say things like “I just can’t get out of bed early in the morning, “ or “I just can’t get myself to exercise,” what we really mean is that we can’t get ourselves to feel like doing these things.  After all, no one is tying you to your bed every morning.  Intimidating bouncers aren’t blocking the entrance to your gym.  Physically, nothing is stopping you – you just don’t feel like it.  But as Burkeman asks,  “Who says you need to wait until you ‘feel like’ doing something in order to start doing it?”

Think about that for a minute, because it’s really important.  Somewhere along the way, we’ve all bought into the idea – without consciously realizing it – that to be motivated and effective we need to feel like we want to take action.  We need to be eager to do so.  I really don’t know why we believe this, because it is 100% nonsense. Yes, on some level you need to be committed to what you are doing – you need to want to see the project finished, or get healthier, or get an earlier start to your day.  But you don’t need to feel like doing it.

In fact, as Burkeman points out, many of the most prolific artists, writers, and innovators have become so in part because of their reliance on work routines that forced them to put in a certain number of hours a day, no matter how uninspired (or, in many instances, hungover) they might have felt.  Burkeman reminds us of renown artist Chuck Close’s observation that “Inspiration is for amateurs.  The rest of us just show up and get to work.”

So if you are sitting there, putting something off because you don’t feel like it, remember that you don’t actually need to feel like it.  There is nothing stopping you.

Reason #3   You are putting something off because it’s hard, boring, or otherwise unpleasant.

Solution:  Use if-then planning.

Too often, we try to solve this particular problem with sheer will:  Next time, I will make myself start working on this sooner.  Of course, if we actually had the willpower to do that, we would never put it off in the first place.   Studies show that people routinely overestimate their capacity for self-control, and rely on it too often to keep them out of hot water.

Do yourself a favor, and embrace the fact that your willpower is limited, and that it may not always be up to the challenge of getting you to do things you find difficult, tedious, or otherwise awful.  Instead, use if-then planning to get the job done.

Making an if-then plan is more than just deciding what specific steps you need to take to complete a project – it’s also deciding where and when you will take them.

If it is 2pm, then I will stop what I’m doing and start work on the report Bob asked for.

If my boss doesn’t mention my request for a raise at our meeting, then I will bring it up again before the meeting ends.

By deciding in advance exactly what you’re going to do, and when and where you’re going to do it, there’s no deliberating when the time comes.   No do I really have to do this now?, or can this wait till later? or maybe I should do something else instead.   It’s when we deliberate that willpower becomes necessary to make the tough choice.  But if-then plans dramatically reduce the demands placed on your willpower, by ensuring that you’ve made the right decision way ahead of the critical moment. In fact,  if-then planning has been shown in over 200 studies to increase rates of goal attainment and productivity by 200%-300% on average.

I realize that the three strategies I’m offering you – thinking about the consequences of failure, ignoring your feelings, and engaging in detailed planning – don’t sound as fun as advice like “Follow your passion!” or “Stay positive!”  But they have the decided advantage of actually being effective – which, as it happens, is exactly what you’ll be if you use them.
Report to moderator   Logged
bigbobs
Getbig V
*****
Posts: 9622


Islam, Nasser and Corvettes.


View Profile
« Reply #36 on: February 18, 2014, 12:05:34 PM »

If its a problem talk to your doctor and get a script for something like ritalin, dexadrine, etc.
Report to moderator   Logged
supernaturalbodybuilder
Getbig II
**
Posts: 139


View Profile
« Reply #37 on: February 18, 2014, 12:29:56 PM »

ritalin helps
Report to moderator   Logged
Viking11
Competitors
Getbig IV
*****
Gender: Male
Posts: 1481


View Profile
« Reply #38 on: February 23, 2014, 09:22:45 PM »

I used to, but lately I've been putting it off..
Report to moderator   Logged
BAST
Time Out
Getbig III
*
Posts: 393


TIME OUT


View Profile
« Reply #39 on: February 24, 2014, 01:41:33 AM »

Procrastination is a symptom of depression.

yes i have both problems
Report to moderator   Logged
nasht5
Getbig IV
****
Gender: Male
Posts: 1732


903 squat 457bench 735 dead - "RAW" (belt & wraps)


View Profile WWW
« Reply #40 on: February 24, 2014, 01:02:42 PM »

I've been meaning to respond to this since it first came out but I keep putting it off...
Report to moderator   Logged

sept 10th APF
Pray_4_War
Getbig IV
****
Gender: Male
Posts: 2665


11 inch penis


View Profile
« Reply #41 on: February 24, 2014, 05:38:36 PM »

It took me 10 days to respond to this thread, so yes.
Report to moderator   Logged
nasht5
Getbig IV
****
Gender: Male
Posts: 1732


903 squat 457bench 735 dead - "RAW" (belt & wraps)


View Profile WWW
« Reply #42 on: February 25, 2014, 01:16:16 PM »

It took me 10 days to respond to this thread, so yes.

this threads been up for 5yrs
Report to moderator   Logged

sept 10th APF
Pray_4_War
Getbig IV
****
Gender: Male
Posts: 2665


11 inch penis


View Profile
« Reply #43 on: February 25, 2014, 06:02:31 PM »

this threads been up for 5yrs

My procrastination is a worse problem than I thought.
Report to moderator   Logged
Pages: 1 [2]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Theme created by Egad Community. Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.16 | SMF © 2011, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!