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Nate
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

Nate

Groovy ga watashi no namae desu!
Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

Total posts: 1530
Posted:guys i have a massive problem, i'm in college and i study film and video, which needs alot of attention and its alot of work. i have a deadline set for my first year work to be handed in which consists of around 4 or 5 a3 sketchbooks full of storyboards ideas pages sketches and brainstormes, and another one for theory which is research on films. all of this and 2 films finished and edited by the week starting the 7th of febuary

i've done two sketchbooks and one film unedited....but i cant concentrate on doing the rest of the work........and i really do need to get this done if i wanna stay on this course

i always seem to do this and i never learn my lesson, which of course is get it done at an earlier date, or more gradualy or whatever

has anyone got any suggestions on motivation for this sort of work. confused


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_Aime_
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings, United Kingdom

Total posts: 4172
Posted:switch your computer off wink tongue
Go for a walk, with some music on...come back, sit down and DO IT.
I would love to be doing film and video. it sounds so cool! now get down and do it cos we wanna see the films tongue


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Puresock


Puresock

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Location: Oxford, UK

Total posts: 406
Posted:Set yourself targets, like "I will work for one hour solid" or "I'll finish this page". Really small targets - they have to be easily achievable. Reward yourself when you reach them...

I'm terrible at deadlines too. I can't work unless I'm under pressure, and it has to be genuine pressure - if it's not the day before the deadline I just can't focus. It's a bit of a nightmare. I pulled off 3 deadlines in one day a few weeks back - it took a lot of coffee but I made it. If I can, you can, I'm sure smile


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Wonder Monkey
BRONZE Member since Jan 2005

Wonder Monkey

Certainly confused
Location: Chelmsford, Essex, United King...

Total posts: 121
Posted:Im the same also - chief procrastinator extraordinare! And as spure sock, unlses really meaningful deadlines are involved, I just cant work, even if its to do soemthing I really like doing for fun, its hard to get the motivation.

Its effort also, and I think im borne to be lazy on everyone elses behalf, its a tough job, but someones gotta do it biggrin

Its also why a try and fix all the problems around me - its alot easier to sort everyone elses out instead biggrin

Im sure herbs and to much TV are only symptons and not teh cause..... wink frown ubbloco biggrin


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Socks
BRONZE Member since Nov 2004

Socks

Arf! Can I have a biscut?
Location: North America, Mid West, USA

Total posts: 288
Posted:I'll reply later. rolleyes

I'm weird. Just work through that and we'll all be fine.

"If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater suggest that he wear a tail." - Fran Lebowitz

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nearly_all_gone
SILVER Member since Aug 2004

nearly_all_gone

Pooh-Bah
Location: Southampton, United Kingdom

Total posts: 1626
Posted:Some good advice here

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Prometheus


Prometheus

Diamond In The Rough
Location: Richmond, Virginia

Total posts: 459
Posted:Set early deadlines, and stick to them. Make sure you have long-term assignments done a week ahead of time. Then tou have a week to relax, or focus on other things, or revise what you did...

I always set my alarm clock 10 minutes fast. Seems to work well.


Dance like it hurts; Love like you need money; Work like someone is watching.

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Devilstick_Russell
BRONZE Member since May 2004

I like devilstick...
Location: Falmouth, United Kingdom

Total posts: 196
Posted:eat bananas they give you energy and the packaging is biodegradable. can you imagine a more amazing fruit? No, i didn't think so.

Does this site actually exist? Or am i talking to all my other personalities?

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myco
BRONZE Member since Nov 2004

myco


Location: melbourne, victoria, australia

Total posts: 2084
Posted:yeah, bananas are cool. as others have said, setting realistic goals are important. also, reward yourself when you achive these goals. i think it's important to treat yourself for working so hard, and plan regular breaks, you don't want to burn out.

i joined HoP just as i was finishing my exams last year, and i'm not looking forward to when i go back to uni, very easy to procrastinate when HoP's around!


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TheHalfLizard


newbie
Location: Sheffield

Total posts: 14
Posted:Bananas are cool.but their full of potassium and you'll die if you eat to many at once.iv found that if you learn to consider doing nothing an activity.and make sure your really tired when you've done nothing,eventually you'll rather work than not.of course ive never actually tested this technique:im far too lazy! but the theory is sound.

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Nate
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

Nate

Groovy ga watashi no namae desu!
Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

Total posts: 1530
Posted:i did that the other night, hence why i posted this quite late, i still havent got any done but i will use the techniques you have given me and report back here when/if i get it done in time which i sure i will.....thank you soo much

i never had it with my gcse's

oh and aimee i will put them up on here when i'm finished....however the one that i ahve filmed featurse some quite appauling spinning when i had my double headed fire poi.

thanks


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Facelessjoker
BRONZE Member since Sep 2004

enthusiast
Location: Exeter, United Kingdom

Total posts: 249
Posted:Written by: TheHalfLizard

Bananas are cool.but their full of potassium and you'll die if you eat to many at once.iv found that if you learn to consider doing nothing an activity.and make sure your really tired when you've done nothing,eventually you'll rather work than not.of course ive never actually tested this technique:im far too lazy! but the theory is sound.



If you eat one banana the potassium is good for you coz it causes chemical reactions which make you move about give you energy and stuffs. But everything in moderation as they say.

Nate - I dont think i can give you any good advise coz i was just as bad. I was so close to getting thrown out of college before i got scared into doing all my work.
I guess just dont let it get to the point where you feel like your head will explode. Take breaks to try and avoid that. smile


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Psycho_lemming
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

Psycho_lemming

Running hippy spinning lemming
Location: Scotland

Total posts: 15
Posted:<insert picture of a lemming exploding>

eek! silly work... wonder how many posts til i miss the deadline?

la la la....

... think i'll go for a quick walk.....
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shen shui
SILVER Member since Jan 2005

shen shui

no excuses. no apologies.
Location: aotearoa, New Zealand

Total posts: 1799
Posted:if you dont have anything to do, and you dont do it, is that procrastinating?

or is that just really stupid?

perhaps you shouldnt bother answering that.

sorry.


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GothFrogette
BRONZE Member since Oct 2004

GothFrogette

grumpy poorly froggy
Location: Nuneaton, United Kingdom

Total posts: 3999
Posted:the only motivation you should need is the wanting to do well on the course.
at the end of the day it doesn't matter what any one says to you, ideas etc. you will only do what you want. if you want to pass the course and do well, put in the effort. if not carry on as you are.

i know it sounds mean but its true.
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Hubert_Cumberdale
SILVER Member since Dec 2004

Hubert_Cumberdale

[psylocibin fingerbobe].
Location: London, United Kingdom

Total posts: 479
Posted:Take a pen and paper, chop up the work you have left to do and then chop up the time you have left to do it in. Divide and conquer the effort needed into the timeboxes you have left.

If you find that distractions are putting you off course (like Hop?), then perhaps you need not give them up. Just make them your reward bit at the end of a good days effort. If you don't make the milestone, deny yourself the distraction. If you can't stick to that.. then lock yourself away till you finish the task.

Like Froggette said, keep your focus on the end-goal and let that motivate you.


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Bumfro


Bumfro

Its a bum with an afro...
Location: Newcastle NSW

Total posts: 223
Posted:hahaha, im in my final year at school and have done the same thing all through my school life....im still doing it.... im slowly starting to realise that if i dont do my work, i go crap!
oh well what can you do...

(i now have photos up!)


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Fine_Rabid_Dog


Internet Hate Machine
Location: They seek him here, they seek ...

Total posts: 10530
Posted:umm

isnt this a procastination? tongue

i have exactly the same prob... but i find if your mates yell at you long enough to do something else, you do it wink

get your mates to motivate you


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Adya Miriyana
GOLD Member since Feb 2005

Adya Miriyana

*slou?
Location: Adelaide, Australia

Total posts: 6554
Posted:Written by: Wonder Monkey


Its also why a try and fix all the problems around me - its alot easier to sort everyone elses out instead biggrin




ahh so true....

procrastinating? i think i am the essence of procrastination.

there is so much to be done.. but it's always done at the last minute nevertheless.

it's something that's just plain censoreding me off now. Something thats been there all the time and i've had enough.

you know, there's only so much of that magic that helps you finish everything on a deadline. and one day, there just won't be any left.

will i start working before it's too late? i think that's the question.


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heyahoney
BRONZE Member since Oct 2004

heyahoney

Redneck Woman
Location: Texas, Yeeeeehaaaaaw, USA

Total posts: 566
Posted:i cant deal with headline either...everything i do is done the day before i have to get it done

Top Three Things I've Learn While Being A Mom
1. Baby poop comes in many colors.
2. Makes sure all dirty diapers are not accessable to my dog.
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JauntyJames
SILVER Member since Dec 2004

JauntyJames

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hampshire College, MA, USA

Total posts: 3533
Posted:I was going to post something like this a while back, but I never got around to it.

wink


-James

"How do you know if you're happy or sad without a mask? Or angry? Or ready for dessert?"

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 15414
Posted:No more excuses...

smile


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Adya Miriyana
GOLD Member since Feb 2005

Adya Miriyana

*slou?
Location: Adelaide, Australia

Total posts: 6554
Posted:nice one smile

i will get around to it.. wink


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jo_rhymes
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops, United Kingdo...

Total posts: 4525
Posted:I'm a procrastinator too, and even if it's fun things that I like doing (like making everyone's hats!) I find myself not thinking about it and doing something else, then thinking "oh no! the hats!" ubblol
Nate, knuckle down, m'lad, there's not much left of your course. Just do some hardcore work, be a hermit for a couple of days and Woo, you'll have the summer to party!! Delay gratification, thats the key! hug


Hoppers are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

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GeoffonTour04
SILVER Member since Nov 2005

enthusiast
Location: Oxford, United Kingdom

Total posts: 360
Posted:I don't think I've ever done any work on time, think I got chronic procrastination disorder. I had to leave school 6 months early & failed all but 4 of my exams by default from lack of work (I was predicted 13A*s got a G & one E). Last night I was up til 2am preparing for a Live Sound test today (setup an onstage rig, test & de-rig in an hour), and I've known about it for weeks. Right now I'm supposed to be sanding my bike, but subtitled neighbours & Aphex Twin seems to be more interesting. ho hum

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