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Articles on Procrastination

I need help with the questions related to the two articles. I have read them, but need suggestions and ideas of what to include that is relevant. Thank you.

1. Read these two articles:

(a) Pychyl, Timothy A. 2008. Procrastination: It's not me, it's the situation!
(http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/dont-delay/200803/procrastination-i ts-not-me-its-the-situation)

(b) Pychyl, Timoth A. n.d. Understanding procrastination and how to achieve our goals.
(http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/dont-delay/200804/personality-risk- and-resilience-factor-procrastination)

2. Now imagine that you are mentoring a junior colleague who has a HUGE procrastination problem.

(a) How would you apply the ideas in this article to help your colleague?
(b) Think of at least three strategies and explain why you chose these strategies, with reference to the articles.
(c) Show how you consider both person and situation as you make your recommendations.

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The articles are very informative and help to answer these questions. Let's take a closer look.

RESPONSE:

1. Now imagine that you are mentoring a junior colleague who has a HUGE procrastination problem. How would you apply the ideas in this article to help your colleague? Think of at least three strategies and explain why you chose these strategies, with reference to the articles. Show how you consider both person and situation as you make your recommendations.

1. Engage in tasks that are meaningful, or make them meaningful so they are less aversive, which increases procrastination i.e. linking them to our core values or important goals.

"For example, I might find doing my daily workout ...

Solution Summary

Based on the two articles, this solution addresses the questions related to procrastination. References are provided.

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