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I take a lot of caffeine (above avg, but not too crazy I don't think).
Tried out some prescription meds to test if it would improve depression, anxiety, adhd. Don't think they helped all that much. Still hard to break habits of just playing games, and watching tv.
I tried drinking before a presentation, and social events. I only drank half of a can of bud light and started to turn red and get bloodshot eyes. Freaked me out because I thought it was obvious and people were gonna call me out on it.
I'm starting to get my ass kicked in college. If I keep failing, I could potentially drop out. Also it's costing a ton of money to retake classes.
Through out my whole life I've been a C student with putting in super low amounts of efforts. Why the **** go to college then? Seriously it's people like you that make college expensive. If youre not into the whole "taking classes" thing, get a job or learn a trade that will get you a job. The college route isn't for everyone.
I don't think I ever had good study habits and discipline. I just got by with C's.
It's not just with school. But in all aspects of my life. My room is a big mess. (hoarders like but a mild case). Getting fat because of not working out. Started going out less and less. Becoming a hermit. Becoming less social.
No job so I have a lot of time on my hands and all i do is play video games, surf the web and watch tv with my free time.
Lol how old are you? I'm guessing early 20's, so this is probably normal. If youre not studying towards a goal, get out of school. I went through one year of college, figured out I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life, didn't want to waste time/money taking classes I didn't need, so I left. Found a job that supports me. You can always get a degree down the road if thats what you want...granted it's harder because mom and dad might not want to subsidize it and you'll be that balding dude in the Latin 101 class, but it's still worth it if you can justify it in the long run (ie will lead to a career).
Everything else, just do it man. The more things you do that are uncomfortable for you, the less things become uncomfortable for you.
If you are lazy and a procrastinator(sp?) it is a trait that is embedded in who you are from when you were growing up. You just have to "just do it", you need to make a concious choice and follow a structered daily routine. You can read books but you still need the desire to put that into action.
You need to start getting up at the same time every day
Working out or running helps get you into a routine.
Cut out video games and surfing the net as much as possible, it's AMAZING how much wasted time is right here. For myself included. These activities should only be for when all your other sht is done.
Get into study groups for your school work, gives you somewhere to be for your routine and it will help you get caught up.
It's a concious effort and will take a lot of work, but if you don't do it now, it will only get harder and harder every year that goes by and then you will be in your mid 30's and screwed.
Present bias, yup that does seem to be the issue. What you feel like doing right now versus doing what it takes to accomplish whatever your long-term goals might be, and the "right now" keeps winning. I clicked the author's website and he discusses an issue I've noticed with my Netflix queue (Netflix streaming, not so much with the DVDs) which illustrates this perfectly: http://youarenotsosmart.com/2010/10/27/procrastination/
I keep adding movies I think I should watch to the queue, and then I don't watch them because there's something else that popped into my head that I feel like watching. There's what I think I should watch (the queue), and what I feel like watching right now, and right now usually wins out.
So the solution to procrastination (and plenty of other life problems too - any addiction would qualify) is simple: "Do whatever it is you believe you should be doing". But you already knew that. Actually doing what you believe you should be doing, right now, is the hard part.