questionshow do you solve this procrastination conundrum?

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I really should have seen these answers coming from a mile away.

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I'd choose answer B. Then when it's time again, also choose B.

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Let me get back to on that.

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Your question is important to me, so I will give it some serious thought, and give you an answer by tomorrow.

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Ideally A, but B seem if it's not that important

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A...no,wait...B...maybe A..., no, definatly B, ... but then....ARRGGHHH!
Procrastination Conumdrum Indecision Disorder
Symptom: Using multi-syllabic words to describe your disorder.

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It depends on whether the deadline is a personal target or a lead-in to a deadline from outside. If I have a deadline at work a week from now and it will take a week to get the task done, then no more procrastination. Or, if it's some art I planned to have done for a particular show and that show is right around the corner so if I put it off I won't have the art done, I give up doing other things I want to and focus on it. But if it's something like cleaning out a closet or making a piece of jewelry I bought for personal use, well I tend to put that off indefinitely. Just ask my sink full of dishes and overflowing laundry hamper. And the unassembled turquoise and silver component parts that have been waiting more than a year to become my necklace, while I made a couple of hundred for other people.

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If there is the option to set a new deadline, then procrastination will always win. There are two ways to get past it, have an unmoveable deadline or figure out what the issue is that is causing the procrastination in the first place.

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Here's what often works for me: First, recognize that you are procrastinating - the old "admit you have a problem" rather than making excuses. Next break the daunting task into smaller bits that seem more contained and manageable. For example: "I will discard one item from the Basement of Doom" or "I will spend 5 minutes working on the taxes". Often I find that once I have started on the small, contained task, I continue to work at it longer, content in the knowledge that I am exceeding my initial modest goal and can feel good about quitting any time.

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I wouldn't know. I put off procrastinating so often...

Seriously, I don't procrastinate. I maintain a list of to-dos and constantly work through it. Seeing it on the list bugs me.

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I actually have a procrastination/laziness problem. I find that I have to physically turn off or move/hide distractions so I can focus on what I need to do. I like listening to music when I work, but sometimes I have to turn it off to focus.

The nearer I am to the deadline for something, the better/faster I work, but I don't rely on that to get stuff done.

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So I'm just gonna throw some discussion of procrastination up here because I think it's interesting (and I have more important things that I don't want to do right now).
The idea behind procrastination on a neurological level is the interaction between different motivational systems in the brain. The frontal lobe deals mainly with logic and reasoning, and is what tells us that we should do things that are good for us in the long term, but may not be optimal now. The limbic system covers the more emotional or instinctive response, which tells us that we should do that now, but trails off for doing things later. This means that the neurological incentive to do productive or important things that are boring or painful like work[ing out] drops off as we approach the time to actually do them.

This is the underlying reason for procrastination, and we have a societal problem with instant gratification that has strengthened our limbic systems.

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Another fun tidbit is that when offered food today, people will choose chocolate. But when they're offered food that they get tomorrow, they'll pick an orange.

BRAINS

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If we were not supposed to be procrastinating they would have not invented the Internetz...

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@trahentis: Sorry but the simple answer is we're lazy.

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@cengland0: I bought my daughter that shirt last year. I had it sent to her dorm. Needless to say, she was not happy with me for that. However, it took her a week to tell me that. When I pointed out the delayed reaction was a procrastination problem, she didn't talk to me for a couple of days.