How to (Finally) Stop Procrastinating
Students who procrastinate can often struggle in school, missing deadlines or adding unnecessary stress. How can we teach our kids to do what needs to be done in school when it needs to be done. Procrastination expert Eric M. Twiggs walks us through techniques to take action and stop procrastinating.
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Eric M. Twiggs first became interested in procrastination when he was in college. As a student, he procrastinated a pager, and then at the last minute had computer problems and wasn't able to turn the paper in.
He hoped that the teacher would be lenient, but he ended up dropping a whole letter grade.
Why Do We Procrastinate?
We assume best case scenarios.
We are bad at predicting what could go wrong.
How to Stop Procrastinating
1. Don't Focus on Outcome
Instead, we need to focus on process.
We often fear failure.
In a study of 262 students, they were divided into two groups.
Group A visualized the outcome of getting and A.
Group B visualized the p