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5/9/2016 3:29:52 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
I'm a huge procrastinator. For example: One of my teachers has a -10% credit for each day you don't turn in your work, and I regularly calculate the longest I can take on each assignment to maintain at least an 89.5%, which will round to an A, because those assignments are long and annoying, which is all the more reason why I should start on them earlier, but I can't bring myself to when I'm able to do something more enjoyable.

Another example is a week ago, when there was a project that was to be turned in online, which would lock at exactly midnight on a given day. I began the project at 11:30 PM, roughly finished it (apparently I type really, really fast when I'm in panic mode) at :57 or :58 (can't remember, really, but it was really close to midnight) PM, and when I tried to turn it in, the browser wouldn't respond, so I had to relaunch everything and it was already 12:01 AM when I turned it in, but somehow my submission went through anyway. Perhaps it was because I managed to open the page before it turned to midnight, but I don't know.

Anyway, I could go on and on and on, and I never really had a problem with grades or teachers (okay, some teachers don't like me for my slacking, and I don't like them for their incapability to teach, so we're even), but I really pushed procrastination to nearly the farthest extent for a long time now, probably since middle school (no, definitely middle school, and probably even before that), and I think that I'm going to break down sooner or later, and I'd like to cure myself of this problem to some degree before I actually do.

I know that I'm probably asking this from people who probably can entirely relate this and are procrastinators as well, but if there's anything or anyone that has been able to cope with this problem, I'd really appreciate their help.
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5/9/2016 3:39:40 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/9/2016 3:29:52 AM, Opsianos wrote:
I'm a huge procrastinator. For example: One of my teachers has a -10% credit for each day you don't turn in your work, and I regularly calculate the longest I can take on each assignment to maintain at least an 89.5%, which will round to an A, because those assignments are long and annoying, which is all the more reason why I should start on them earlier, but I can't bring myself to when I'm able to do something more enjoyable.

Another example is a week ago, when there was a project that was to be turned in online, which would lock at exactly midnight on a given day. I began the project at 11:30 PM, roughly finished it (apparently I type really, really fast when I'm in panic mode) at :57 or :58 (can't remember, really, but it was really close to midnight) PM, and when I tried to turn it in, the browser wouldn't respond, so I had to relaunch everything and it was already 12:01 AM when I turned it in, but somehow my submission went through anyway. Perhaps it was because I managed to open the page before it turned to midnight, but I don't know.

Anyway, I could go on and on and on, and I never really had a problem with grades or teachers (okay, some teachers don't like me for my slacking, and I don't like them for their incapability to teach, so we're even), but I really pushed procrastination to nearly the farthest extent for a long time now, probably since middle school (no, definitely middle school, and probably even before that), and I think that I'm going to break down sooner or later, and I'd like to cure myself of this problem to some degree before I actually do.

I know that I'm probably asking this from people who probably can entirely relate this and are procrastinators as well, but if there's anything or anyone that has been able to cope with this problem, I'd really appreciate their help.

Theres apps where you can block certain sites until like 5 when you finish your homework. I dont have a procrastination problem but people who do use that if they are procrastinating on the internet. If its for video games just promise yourself 0 video games til done with homework
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5/9/2016 3:42:19 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
Productivity is overrated.
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5/9/2016 3:55:39 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/9/2016 3:39:40 AM, Hayd wrote:
At 5/9/2016 3:29:52 AM, Opsianos wrote:
I'm a huge procrastinator. For example: One of my teachers has a -10% credit for each day you don't turn in your work, and I regularly calculate the longest I can take on each assignment to maintain at least an 89.5%, which will round to an A, because those assignments are long and annoying, which is all the more reason why I should start on them earlier, but I can't bring myself to when I'm able to do something more enjoyable.

Another example is a week ago, when there was a project that was to be turned in online, which would lock at exactly midnight on a given day. I began the project at 11:30 PM, roughly finished it (apparently I type really, really fast when I'm in panic mode) at :57 or :58 (can't remember, really, but it was really close to midnight) PM, and when I tried to turn it in, the browser wouldn't respond, so I had to relaunch everything and it was already 12:01 AM when I turned it in, but somehow my submission went through anyway. Perhaps it was because I managed to open the page before it turned to midnight, but I don't know.

Anyway, I could go on and on and on, and I never really had a problem with grades or teachers (okay, some teachers don't like me for my slacking, and I don't like them for their incapability to teach, so we're even), but I really pushed procrastination to nearly the farthest extent for a long time now, probably since middle school (no, definitely middle school, and probably even before that), and I think that I'm going to break down sooner or later, and I'd like to cure myself of this problem to some degree before I actually do.

I know that I'm probably asking this from people who probably can entirely relate this and are procrastinators as well, but if there's anything or anyone that has been able to cope with this problem, I'd really appreciate their help.

Theres apps where you can block certain sites until like 5 when you finish your homework. I dont have a procrastination problem but people who do use that if they are procrastinating on the internet. If its for video games just promise yourself 0 video games til done with homework

Partially video games; nowadays, on weekdays half the time I run to a basketball court, play, and back (usually 1.5 hours), I play piano (at least 2 hours), write if I feel up to it (an hour?), and yes, I play a video game called Osu! (damn you Vaarka for getting me addicted) (1.5 hours), but it's not a website. Oh, and I spend a good deal of time on DDO (3 hours probably) ever since I joined.

So, basically, with other small things, that's already eight or nine hours, and I get home at 3. That's already 11 or midnight, then, if I haven't done any homework at all during the day (sometimes I don't have any), and I sometimes have out-of-school exams and competitions to study for too, although thankfully not right now. Still, it's really not getting good for me.
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5/9/2016 3:56:44 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/9/2016 3:42:19 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
Productivity is overrated.

What do you suggest I do then?
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5/9/2016 3:58:45 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
I just hate homework in general. Most of it won't help me in the future, and I don't need it to study or do well on exams, or to understand classroom content (most of which, again, won't help me much).
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5/9/2016 3:59:53 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/9/2016 3:56:44 AM, Opsianos wrote:
At 5/9/2016 3:42:19 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
Productivity is overrated.

What do you suggest I do then?

You could opt for what I do - submit to cynicism and existential nihilism - or you could take the average route and force yourself to do things you don't enjoy for a future other people tell you that you want.
"It's awfully considerate of you to think of me here,
And I'm much obliged to you for making it clear - that I'm not here."

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5/9/2016 4:05:16 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/9/2016 3:59:53 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 5/9/2016 3:56:44 AM, Opsianos wrote:
At 5/9/2016 3:42:19 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
Productivity is overrated.

What do you suggest I do then?

You could opt for what I do - submit to cynicism and existential nihilism - or you could take the average route and force yourself to do things you don't enjoy for a future other people tell you that you want.

Neither route sounds very fun or appealing.
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5/9/2016 4:07:25 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/9/2016 4:05:16 AM, Opsianos wrote:
At 5/9/2016 3:59:53 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 5/9/2016 3:56:44 AM, Opsianos wrote:
At 5/9/2016 3:42:19 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
Productivity is overrated.

What do you suggest I do then?

You could opt for what I do - submit to cynicism and existential nihilism - or you could take the average route and force yourself to do things you don't enjoy for a future other people tell you that you want.

Neither route sounds very fun or appealing.

Cynicism and existential nihilism provides a unique outside view to everything. It allows you to remove yourself from unjust expectation.
"It's awfully considerate of you to think of me here,
And I'm much obliged to you for making it clear - that I'm not here."

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5/9/2016 4:07:44 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/9/2016 3:30:32 AM, Opsianos wrote:
I'm sure that other members may be able to benefit from this too, lol.

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5/9/2016 4:09:58 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/9/2016 3:55:39 AM, Opsianos wrote:
At 5/9/2016 3:39:40 AM, Hayd wrote:
At 5/9/2016 3:29:52 AM, Opsianos wrote:
I'm a huge procrastinator. For example: One of my teachers has a -10% credit for each day you don't turn in your work, and I regularly calculate the longest I can take on each assignment to maintain at least an 89.5%, which will round to an A, because those assignments are long and annoying, which is all the more reason why I should start on them earlier, but I can't bring myself to when I'm able to do something more enjoyable.

Another example is a week ago, when there was a project that was to be turned in online, which would lock at exactly midnight on a given day. I began the project at 11:30 PM, roughly finished it (apparently I type really, really fast when I'm in panic mode) at :57 or :58 (can't remember, really, but it was really close to midnight) PM, and when I tried to turn it in, the browser wouldn't respond, so I had to relaunch everything and it was already 12:01 AM when I turned it in, but somehow my submission went through anyway. Perhaps it was because I managed to open the page before it turned to midnight, but I don't know.

Anyway, I could go on and on and on, and I never really had a problem with grades or teachers (okay, some teachers don't like me for my slacking, and I don't like them for their incapability to teach, so we're even), but I really pushed procrastination to nearly the farthest extent for a long time now, probably since middle school (no, definitely middle school, and probably even before that), and I think that I'm going to break down sooner or later, and I'd like to cure myself of this problem to some degree before I actually do.

I know that I'm probably asking this from people who probably can entirely relate this and are procrastinators as well, but if there's anything or anyone that has been able to cope with this problem, I'd really appreciate their help.

Theres apps where you can block certain sites until like 5 when you finish your homework. I dont have a procrastination problem but people who do use that if they are procrastinating on the internet. If its for video games just promise yourself 0 video games til done with homework

Partially video games; nowadays, on weekdays half the time I run to a basketball court, play, and back (usually 1.5 hours), I play piano (at least 2 hours), write if I feel up to it (an hour?), and yes, I play a video game called Osu! (damn you Vaarka for getting me addicted) (1.5 hours), but it's not a website. Oh, and I spend a good deal of time on DDO (3 hours probably) ever since I joined.

So, basically, with other small things, that's already eight or nine hours, and I get home at 3. That's already 11 or midnight, then, if I haven't done any homework at all during the day (sometimes I don't have any), and I sometimes have out-of-school exams and competitions to study for too, although thankfully not right now. Still, it's really not getting good for me.

Promise yourself you get to do all that other stuff after you finish your homework, that way you have incentive to finish your homework and you can enjoy your other activities care free without the worry of looming homework. Merely do the homework first, you can't do anything until you finish your homework
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5/9/2016 4:10:57 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/9/2016 4:07:25 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 5/9/2016 4:05:16 AM, Opsianos wrote:
At 5/9/2016 3:59:53 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 5/9/2016 3:56:44 AM, Opsianos wrote:
At 5/9/2016 3:42:19 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
Productivity is overrated.

What do you suggest I do then?

You could opt for what I do - submit to cynicism and existential nihilism - or you could take the average route and force yourself to do things you don't enjoy for a future other people tell you that you want.

Neither route sounds very fun or appealing.

Cynicism and existential nihilism provides a unique outside view to everything. It allows you to remove yourself from unjust expectation.

I personally don't believe in either. I don't think that not believing in any future is any better than having a dissatisfying one.
Have no regrets.
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5/9/2016 4:12:09 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/9/2016 4:09:58 AM, Hayd wrote:
At 5/9/2016 3:55:39 AM, Opsianos wrote:
At 5/9/2016 3:39:40 AM, Hayd wrote:
At 5/9/2016 3:29:52 AM, Opsianos wrote:
I'm a huge procrastinator. For example: One of my teachers has a -10% credit for each day you don't turn in your work, and I regularly calculate the longest I can take on each assignment to maintain at least an 89.5%, which will round to an A, because those assignments are long and annoying, which is all the more reason why I should start on them earlier, but I can't bring myself to when I'm able to do something more enjoyable.

Another example is a week ago, when there was a project that was to be turned in online, which would lock at exactly midnight on a given day. I began the project at 11:30 PM, roughly finished it (apparently I type really, really fast when I'm in panic mode) at :57 or :58 (can't remember, really, but it was really close to midnight) PM, and when I tried to turn it in, the browser wouldn't respond, so I had to relaunch everything and it was already 12:01 AM when I turned it in, but somehow my submission went through anyway. Perhaps it was because I managed to open the page before it turned to midnight, but I don't know.

Anyway, I could go on and on and on, and I never really had a problem with grades or teachers (okay, some teachers don't like me for my slacking, and I don't like them for their incapability to teach, so we're even), but I really pushed procrastination to nearly the farthest extent for a long time now, probably since middle school (no, definitely middle school, and probably even before that), and I think that I'm going to break down sooner or later, and I'd like to cure myself of this problem to some degree before I actually do.

I know that I'm probably asking this from people who probably can entirely relate this and are procrastinators as well, but if there's anything or anyone that has been able to cope with this problem, I'd really appreciate their help.

Theres apps where you can block certain sites until like 5 when you finish your homework. I dont have a procrastination problem but people who do use that if they are procrastinating on the internet. If its for video games just promise yourself 0 video games til done with homework

Partially video games; nowadays, on weekdays half the time I run to a basketball court, play, and back (usually 1.5 hours), I play piano (at least 2 hours), write if I feel up to it (an hour?), and yes, I play a video game called Osu! (damn you Vaarka for getting me addicted) (1.5 hours), but it's not a website. Oh, and I spend a good deal of time on DDO (3 hours probably) ever since I joined.

So, basically, with other small things, that's already eight or nine hours, and I get home at 3. That's already 11 or midnight, then, if I haven't done any homework at all during the day (sometimes I don't have any), and I sometimes have out-of-school exams and competitions to study for too, although thankfully not right now. Still, it's really not getting good for me.

Promise yourself you get to do all that other stuff after you finish your homework, that way you have incentive to finish your homework and you can enjoy your other activities care free without the worry of looming homework. Merely do the homework first, you can't do anything until you finish your homework

The problem is that I never worry until I actually start doing said homework, lol. That's probably what allows me to do what I want for so long.
Have no regrets.
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5/9/2016 4:12:37 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/9/2016 4:10:57 AM, Opsianos wrote:
At 5/9/2016 4:07:25 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 5/9/2016 4:05:16 AM, Opsianos wrote:
At 5/9/2016 3:59:53 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 5/9/2016 3:56:44 AM, Opsianos wrote:
At 5/9/2016 3:42:19 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
Productivity is overrated.

What do you suggest I do then?

You could opt for what I do - submit to cynicism and existential nihilism - or you could take the average route and force yourself to do things you don't enjoy for a future other people tell you that you want.

Neither route sounds very fun or appealing.

Cynicism and existential nihilism provides a unique outside view to everything. It allows you to remove yourself from unjust expectation.

I personally don't believe in either. I don't think that not believing in any future is any better than having a dissatisfying one.

You can have a future while being a cynic. It's just probably one people aren't used to accepting.
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And I'm much obliged to you for making it clear - that I'm not here."

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5/9/2016 4:14:37 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/9/2016 4:12:09 AM, Opsianos wrote:
At 5/9/2016 4:09:58 AM, Hayd wrote:
At 5/9/2016 3:55:39 AM, Opsianos wrote:
At 5/9/2016 3:39:40 AM, Hayd wrote:
At 5/9/2016 3:29:52 AM, Opsianos wrote:
I'm a huge procrastinator. For example: One of my teachers has a -10% credit for each day you don't turn in your work, and I regularly calculate the longest I can take on each assignment to maintain at least an 89.5%, which will round to an A, because those assignments are long and annoying, which is all the more reason why I should start on them earlier, but I can't bring myself to when I'm able to do something more enjoyable.

Another example is a week ago, when there was a project that was to be turned in online, which would lock at exactly midnight on a given day. I began the project at 11:30 PM, roughly finished it (apparently I type really, really fast when I'm in panic mode) at :57 or :58 (can't remember, really, but it was really close to midnight) PM, and when I tried to turn it in, the browser wouldn't respond, so I had to relaunch everything and it was already 12:01 AM when I turned it in, but somehow my submission went through anyway. Perhaps it was because I managed to open the page before it turned to midnight, but I don't know.

Anyway, I could go on and on and on, and I never really had a problem with grades or teachers (okay, some teachers don't like me for my slacking, and I don't like them for their incapability to teach, so we're even), but I really pushed procrastination to nearly the farthest extent for a long time now, probably since middle school (no, definitely middle school, and probably even before that), and I think that I'm going to break down sooner or later, and I'd like to cure myself of this problem to some degree before I actually do.

I know that I'm probably asking this from people who probably can entirely relate this and are procrastinators as well, but if there's anything or anyone that has been able to cope with this problem, I'd really appreciate their help.

Theres apps where you can block certain sites until like 5 when you finish your homework. I dont have a procrastination problem but people who do use that if they are procrastinating on the internet. If its for video games just promise yourself 0 video games til done with homework

Partially video games; nowadays, on weekdays half the time I run to a basketball court, play, and back (usually 1.5 hours), I play piano (at least 2 hours), write if I feel up to it (an hour?), and yes, I play a video game called Osu! (damn you Vaarka for getting me addicted) (1.5 hours), but it's not a website. Oh, and I spend a good deal of time on DDO (3 hours probably) ever since I joined.

So, basically, with other small things, that's already eight or nine hours, and I get home at 3. That's already 11 or midnight, then, if I haven't done any homework at all during the day (sometimes I don't have any), and I sometimes have out-of-school exams and competitions to study for too, although thankfully not right now. Still, it's really not getting good for me.

Promise yourself you get to do all that other stuff after you finish your homework, that way you have incentive to finish your homework and you can enjoy your other activities care free without the worry of looming homework. Merely do the homework first, you can't do anything until you finish your homework

The problem is that I never worry until I actually start doing said homework, lol. That's probably what allows me to do what I want for so long.

Just promise yourself to do your homework first. And stop playing video games unless you are playing them with friends, they are an unsubstantial use of time (unless you're trying to unstress)
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5/9/2016 4:18:10 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/9/2016 3:59:53 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 5/9/2016 3:56:44 AM, Opsianos wrote:
At 5/9/2016 3:42:19 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
Productivity is overrated.

What do you suggest I do then?

You could opt for what I do - submit to cynicism and existential nihilism - or you could take the average route and force yourself to do things you don't enjoy for a future other people tell you that you want.

So in other words, start to become depressed, sociopathic, lazy, hedonist? No wonder you support a candidate that will feed you with stuff which more productive hard-working people worked for.
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5/9/2016 4:18:20 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/9/2016 4:14:37 AM, Hayd wrote:
At 5/9/2016 4:12:09 AM, Opsianos wrote:
At 5/9/2016 4:09:58 AM, Hayd wrote:
At 5/9/2016 3:55:39 AM, Opsianos wrote:
At 5/9/2016 3:39:40 AM, Hayd wrote:
At 5/9/2016 3:29:52 AM, Opsianos wrote:
I'm a huge procrastinator. For example: One of my teachers has a -10% credit for each day you don't turn in your work, and I regularly calculate the longest I can take on each assignment to maintain at least an 89.5%, which will round to an A, because those assignments are long and annoying, which is all the more reason why I should start on them earlier, but I can't bring myself to when I'm able to do something more enjoyable.

Another example is a week ago, when there was a project that was to be turned in online, which would lock at exactly midnight on a given day. I began the project at 11:30 PM, roughly finished it (apparently I type really, really fast when I'm in panic mode) at :57 or :58 (can't remember, really, but it was really close to midnight) PM, and when I tried to turn it in, the browser wouldn't respond, so I had to relaunch everything and it was already 12:01 AM when I turned it in, but somehow my submission went through anyway. Perhaps it was because I managed to open the page before it turned to midnight, but I don't know.

Anyway, I could go on and on and on, and I never really had a problem with grades or teachers (okay, some teachers don't like me for my slacking, and I don't like them for their incapability to teach, so we're even), but I really pushed procrastination to nearly the farthest extent for a long time now, probably since middle school (no, definitely middle school, and probably even before that), and I think that I'm going to break down sooner or later, and I'd like to cure myself of this problem to some degree before I actually do.

I know that I'm probably asking this from people who probably can entirely relate this and are procrastinators as well, but if there's anything or anyone that has been able to cope with this problem, I'd really appreciate their help.

Theres apps where you can block certain sites until like 5 when you finish your homework. I dont have a procrastination problem but people who do use that if they are procrastinating on the internet. If its for video games just promise yourself 0 video games til done with homework

Partially video games; nowadays, on weekdays half the time I run to a basketball court, play, and back (usually 1.5 hours), I play piano (at least 2 hours), write if I feel up to it (an hour?), and yes, I play a video game called Osu! (damn you Vaarka for getting me addicted) (1.5 hours), but it's not a website. Oh, and I spend a good deal of time on DDO (3 hours probably) ever since I joined.

So, basically, with other small things, that's already eight or nine hours, and I get home at 3. That's already 11 or midnight, then, if I haven't done any homework at all during the day (sometimes I don't have any), and I sometimes have out-of-school exams and competitions to study for too, although thankfully not right now. Still, it's really not getting good for me.

Promise yourself you get to do all that other stuff after you finish your homework, that way you have incentive to finish your homework and you can enjoy your other activities care free without the worry of looming homework. Merely do the homework first, you can't do anything until you finish your homework

The problem is that I never worry until I actually start doing said homework, lol. That's probably what allows me to do what I want for so long.

Just promise yourself to do your homework first. And stop playing video games unless you are playing them with friends, they are an unsubstantial use of time (unless you're trying to unstress)

I'm not very good at keeping promises to myself, unfortunately. Also, said game has actually helped me somewhat with music, and I do need an outlet to relieve some stress. Perhaps I am playing too much, though.
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5/9/2016 4:21:16 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/9/2016 4:12:37 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 5/9/2016 4:10:57 AM, Opsianos wrote:
At 5/9/2016 4:07:25 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 5/9/2016 4:05:16 AM, Opsianos wrote:
At 5/9/2016 3:59:53 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 5/9/2016 3:56:44 AM, Opsianos wrote:
At 5/9/2016 3:42:19 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
Productivity is overrated.

What do you suggest I do then?

You could opt for what I do - submit to cynicism and existential nihilism - or you could take the average route and force yourself to do things you don't enjoy for a future other people tell you that you want.

Neither route sounds very fun or appealing.

Cynicism and existential nihilism provides a unique outside view to everything. It allows you to remove yourself from unjust expectation.

I personally don't believe in either. I don't think that not believing in any future is any better than having a dissatisfying one.

You can have a future while being a cynic. It's just probably one people aren't used to accepting.

Not a nihilist, I presume, based on its beliefs. I don't believe in most of cynicism's ideas, anyway.
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5/9/2016 4:21:45 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/9/2016 4:18:20 AM, Opsianos wrote:
At 5/9/2016 4:14:37 AM, Hayd wrote:
At 5/9/2016 4:12:09 AM, Opsianos wrote:
At 5/9/2016 4:09:58 AM, Hayd wrote:
At 5/9/2016 3:55:39 AM, Opsianos wrote:
At 5/9/2016 3:39:40 AM, Hayd wrote:
At 5/9/2016 3:29:52 AM, Opsianos wrote:
I'm a huge procrastinator. For example: One of my teachers has a -10% credit for each day you don't turn in your work, and I regularly calculate the longest I can take on each assignment to maintain at least an 89.5%, which will round to an A, because those assignments are long and annoying, which is all the more reason why I should start on them earlier, but I can't bring myself to when I'm able to do something more enjoyable.

Another example is a week ago, when there was a project that was to be turned in online, which would lock at exactly midnight on a given day. I began the project at 11:30 PM, roughly finished it (apparently I type really, really fast when I'm in panic mode) at :57 or :58 (can't remember, really, but it was really close to midnight) PM, and when I tried to turn it in, the browser wouldn't respond, so I had to relaunch everything and it was already 12:01 AM when I turned it in, but somehow my submission went through anyway. Perhaps it was because I managed to open the page before it turned to midnight, but I don't know.

Anyway, I could go on and on and on, and I never really had a problem with grades or teachers (okay, some teachers don't like me for my slacking, and I don't like them for their incapability to teach, so we're even), but I really pushed procrastination to nearly the farthest extent for a long time now, probably since middle school (no, definitely middle school, and probably even before that), and I think that I'm going to break down sooner or later, and I'd like to cure myself of this problem to some degree before I actually do.

I know that I'm probably asking this from people who probably can entirely relate this and are procrastinators as well, but if there's anything or anyone that has been able to cope with this problem, I'd really appreciate their help.

Theres apps where you can block certain sites until like 5 when you finish your homework. I dont have a procrastination problem but people who do use that if they are procrastinating on the internet. If its for video games just promise yourself 0 video games til done with homework

Partially video games; nowadays, on weekdays half the time I run to a basketball court, play, and back (usually 1.5 hours), I play piano (at least 2 hours), write if I feel up to it (an hour?), and yes, I play a video game called Osu! (damn you Vaarka for getting me addicted) (1.5 hours), but it's not a website. Oh, and I spend a good deal of time on DDO (3 hours probably) ever since I joined.

So, basically, with other small things, that's already eight or nine hours, and I get home at 3. That's already 11 or midnight, then, if I haven't done any homework at all during the day (sometimes I don't have any), and I sometimes have out-of-school exams and competitions to study for too, although thankfully not right now. Still, it's really not getting good for me.

Promise yourself you get to do all that other stuff after you finish your homework, that way you have incentive to finish your homework and you can enjoy your other activities care free without the worry of looming homework. Merely do the homework first, you can't do anything until you finish your homework

The problem is that I never worry until I actually start doing said homework, lol. That's probably what allows me to do what I want for so long.

Just promise yourself to do your homework first. And stop playing video games unless you are playing them with friends, they are an unsubstantial use of time (unless you're trying to unstress)

I'm not very good at keeping promises to myself, unfortunately. Also, said game has actually helped me somewhat with music, and I do need an outlet to relieve some stress. Perhaps I am playing too much, though.

That's a problem with video games for me too. I usually play world at war and they automatically add me into the next game and then I end up playing 20 games instead of 2
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5/9/2016 4:24:16 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/9/2016 4:21:45 AM, Hayd wrote:
That's a problem with video games for me too. I usually play world at war and they automatically add me into the next game and then I end up playing 20 games instead of 2

I can relate. Still, there are worse and more pointless things we could do than playing video games, so I don't think it's too big of a problem.
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5/9/2016 4:26:19 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/9/2016 4:18:10 AM, triangle.128k wrote:
At 5/9/2016 3:59:53 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 5/9/2016 3:56:44 AM, Opsianos wrote:
At 5/9/2016 3:42:19 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
Productivity is overrated.

What do you suggest I do then?

You could opt for what I do - submit to cynicism and existential nihilism - or you could take the average route and force yourself to do things you don't enjoy for a future other people tell you that you want.

So in other words, start to become depressed, sociopathic, lazy, hedonist? No wonder you support a candidate that will feed you with stuff which more productive hard-working people worked for.

That's not appropriate at all.
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5/9/2016 4:28:43 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/9/2016 4:18:10 AM, triangle.128k wrote:
At 5/9/2016 3:59:53 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 5/9/2016 3:56:44 AM, Opsianos wrote:
At 5/9/2016 3:42:19 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
Productivity is overrated.

What do you suggest I do then?

You could opt for what I do - submit to cynicism and existential nihilism - or you could take the average route and force yourself to do things you don't enjoy for a future other people tell you that you want.

So in other words, start to become depressed, sociopathic, lazy, hedonist? No wonder you support a candidate that will feed you with stuff which more productive hard-working people worked for.

That's not what cynicism and nihilism represent at all, and I'm really not sure what made you bring up the latter.
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5/9/2016 4:29:24 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/9/2016 4:26:19 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 5/9/2016 4:18:10 AM, triangle.128k wrote:
At 5/9/2016 3:59:53 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 5/9/2016 3:56:44 AM, Opsianos wrote:
At 5/9/2016 3:42:19 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
Productivity is overrated.

What do you suggest I do then?

You could opt for what I do - submit to cynicism and existential nihilism - or you could take the average route and force yourself to do things you don't enjoy for a future other people tell you that you want.

So in other words, start to become depressed, sociopathic, lazy, hedonist? No wonder you support a candidate that will feed you with stuff which more productive hard-working people worked for.

That's not appropriate at all.

great comeback, I give that 9 heil hitlers out of 10.
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5/9/2016 4:30:43 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/9/2016 4:28:43 AM, Opsianos wrote:
At 5/9/2016 4:18:10 AM, triangle.128k wrote:
At 5/9/2016 3:59:53 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 5/9/2016 3:56:44 AM, Opsianos wrote:
At 5/9/2016 3:42:19 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
Productivity is overrated.

What do you suggest I do then?

You could opt for what I do - submit to cynicism and existential nihilism - or you could take the average route and force yourself to do things you don't enjoy for a future other people tell you that you want.

So in other words, start to become depressed, sociopathic, lazy, hedonist? No wonder you support a candidate that will feed you with stuff which more productive hard-working people worked for.

That's not what cynicism and nihilism represent at all, and I'm really not sure what made you bring up the latter.

Nihilism can be sugar coated, but it generally seems to have its links with being a really depressive ideology.
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5/9/2016 4:30:51 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/9/2016 4:28:43 AM, Opsianos wrote:
At 5/9/2016 4:18:10 AM, triangle.128k wrote:
At 5/9/2016 3:59:53 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 5/9/2016 3:56:44 AM, Opsianos wrote:
At 5/9/2016 3:42:19 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
Productivity is overrated.

What do you suggest I do then?

You could opt for what I do - submit to cynicism and existential nihilism - or you could take the average route and force yourself to do things you don't enjoy for a future other people tell you that you want.

So in other words, start to become depressed, sociopathic, lazy, hedonist? No wonder you support a candidate that will feed you with stuff which more productive hard-working people worked for.

That's not what cynicism and nihilism represent at all, and I'm really not sure what made you bring up the latter.

Don't even bother. I don't even know why I did with my response.
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5/9/2016 4:37:12 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/9/2016 4:30:43 AM, triangle.128k wrote:
At 5/9/2016 4:28:43 AM, Opsianos wrote:
At 5/9/2016 4:18:10 AM, triangle.128k wrote:
At 5/9/2016 3:59:53 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 5/9/2016 3:56:44 AM, Opsianos wrote:
At 5/9/2016 3:42:19 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
Productivity is overrated.

What do you suggest I do then?

You could opt for what I do - submit to cynicism and existential nihilism - or you could take the average route and force yourself to do things you don't enjoy for a future other people tell you that you want.

So in other words, start to become depressed, sociopathic, lazy, hedonist? No wonder you support a candidate that will feed you with stuff which more productive hard-working people worked for.

That's not what cynicism and nihilism represent at all, and I'm really not sure what made you bring up the latter.

Nihilism can be sugar coated, but it generally seems to have its links with being a really depressive ideology.

It may seem depressing (and, personally, I do think it is somewhat), but nihilists mainly uphold this belief out of apathy, I believe.
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5/9/2016 4:40:39 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/9/2016 4:37:12 AM, Opsianos wrote:
At 5/9/2016 4:30:43 AM, triangle.128k wrote:
At 5/9/2016 4:28:43 AM, Opsianos wrote:
At 5/9/2016 4:18:10 AM, triangle.128k wrote:
At 5/9/2016 3:59:53 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 5/9/2016 3:56:44 AM, Opsianos wrote:
At 5/9/2016 3:42:19 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
Productivity is overrated.

What do you suggest I do then?

You could opt for what I do - submit to cynicism and existential nihilism - or you could take the average route and force yourself to do things you don't enjoy for a future other people tell you that you want.

So in other words, start to become depressed, sociopathic, lazy, hedonist? No wonder you support a candidate that will feed you with stuff which more productive hard-working people worked for.

That's not what cynicism and nihilism represent at all, and I'm really not sure what made you bring up the latter.

Nihilism can be sugar coated, but it generally seems to have its links with being a really depressive ideology.

It may seem depressing (and, personally, I do think it is somewhat), but nihilists mainly uphold this belief out of apathy, I believe.

I don't see how apathy would lead to that. Apathy would be not caring, which would refer to people who generally don't have too strong beliefs on spiritual/religious things, and don't care. Nihilism is generally stating that life is meaningless, life is useless, we're all just accidents, etc. I'm not going to go around and make it my mission to convert nihilists, but Nihilists just don't seem like the most moral, happy, kind, or hard working people I've met.
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5/9/2016 6:31:25 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/9/2016 3:29:52 AM, Opsianos wrote:
Realise that everything you do, no matter how hard and boring, helps you in the end. Education is all for you. It helps you progress. Imagine if you didn't do hard and boring stuff, like essays and maths. You would still be in elementary school.

Education is all about making you better.
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5/9/2016 12:42:33 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/9/2016 3:29:52 AM, Opsianos wrote:
I'm a huge procrastinator. For example: One of my teachers has a -10% credit for each day you don't turn in your work, and I regularly calculate the longest I can take on each assignment to maintain at least an 89.5%, which will round to an A, because those assignments are long and annoying, which is all the more reason why I should start on them earlier, but I can't bring myself to when I'm able to do something more enjoyable.

Another example is a week ago, when there was a project that was to be turned in online, which would lock at exactly midnight on a given day. I began the project at 11:30 PM, roughly finished it (apparently I type really, really fast when I'm in panic mode) at :57 or :58 (can't remember, really, but it was really close to midnight) PM, and when I tried to turn it in, the browser wouldn't respond, so I had to relaunch everything and it was already 12:01 AM when I turned it in, but somehow my submission went through anyway. Perhaps it was because I managed to open the page before it turned to midnight, but I don't know.

Anyway, I could go on and on and on, and I never really had a problem with grades or teachers (okay, some teachers don't like me for my slacking, and I don't like them for their incapability to teach, so we're even), but I really pushed procrastination to nearly the farthest extent for a long time now, probably since middle school (no, definitely middle school, and probably even before that), and I think that I'm going to break down sooner or later, and I'd like to cure myself of this problem to some degree before I actually do.

I know that I'm probably asking this from people who probably can entirely relate this and are procrastinators as well, but if there's anything or anyone that has been able to cope with this problem, I'd really appreciate their help.

My first event of true procrastination on a project was in 5th grade, when we had to choose a book, read it, and make a paper on it. I read about half my book, got really bored of it, never finished it, and wrote a quick paper on what I'd read, plus what I knew would happen, the morning that it was due. I remember writing it in the parking lot in the back of my mom's car, telling her I was writing down a joke I thought of to tell my friends. XD

But I can agree with you. I often procrastinate on projects and other assignments, depending on the subject. At first, it wasn't too bad, but I've recently found that I've been procrastinating more and more on random things, and I think I found a few of the pinpoints: DDO, YouTube, and food.

Honestly, if I didn't use DDO, I'd probably finish my assignments twice as fast. If it weren't for hangouts, I'd finish three times as fast. If I didn't also spend so much time using youtube for videos instead of music, I'd finish a lot faster. If I didn't decide that I was bored and got up to grab a snack or a drink so often, I'd also finish faster.

Sometimes, I just have to close out of DDO, stop using YouTube on my laptop (use my phone for music), and focus on my work to actually get it done. I've had days where I could be done with my homework in twenty minutes, and sat there at my desk for five hours because I would do something, like a small portion of my homework, watch youtube (osu, music, other random videos), browse DDO (a lot), and whenever I'd try to get back to my work, I'd get bored and either continue DDO, youtube, or grab a snack.

My suggestions, though, would be to close out of DDO when you need to really work, turn away from your computer (except for something you need to use it for, like a digital paper or research, or whatever), listen to more quiet music (video game music is actually really good for this, since it's made to add to the game, but not intrude on the player's focus), maybe grab a snack, and work on an assignment. You can occasionally take a few minute break, but don't take that break every ten minutes, and then make the break last for half an hour.
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