Procrastination: Crash Course Study Skills #6 (expectancy: how strongly o…
Procrastination: Crash Course Study Skills #6
expectancy: how strongly o you believe that you are able to complete a task.
high confidence= high expectancy= high motivation to do work
value= rewards for complete task and how pleasant of was/is to do the task.
implusiveness= how suseptable are you to impluses . correlated to procrastination. resistance is strength
delay= how long it is to complete the task. naturally we place more value on the short term rewards, not long term.
motivation = (expectancy x value) / (impulsiveness x delay)
why do we procrastinate?
temporal motivation theory
how to raise expectancy if you think you arent skilled enough: break the task down into smaller ones,
ask for help ,form a study group.
how to improve task value:
improve the actual reward for completeing the task, improve the expericence of doing the task, add addition rewards for subtasks.
environment really matters.
ego deflation - without will power.
will power ...get some
low density fun vs high density fun
make time for high density fun more than low.
the pomodoro technique
set a timer for 25 min work as hard as you can with that time. write down your distrations anf impulses in a paper and continue your work
take 5min break and repeat