Beat Procrastination! Productivity & Time Management Tips to stop Procrastinate (Animated Class) | Andrew Pach ⭐ | Skillshare

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Beat Procrastination! Productivity & Time Management Tips to stop Procrastinate (Animated Class)

teacher avatar Andrew Pach ⭐, Animation all the way!

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6 Lessons (17m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Science

    • 3. Unwanted Monkey

    • 4. How to Stop

    • 5. Tailored Change

    • 6. Conclusion

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About This Class

Welcome, my name is Andrzej Pach and after careful and thorough research I have prepared this short class about "Procrastination" for you!

With this class, I wish to explain to you the most important facts I was able to research and present in a concise and meaningful way for you to remember it well. 


I will touch on some very important topics. I'll try to give and explain to you:

  • What procrastination actually is,
  • Scientific facts & evidence of some of the reasons for procrastination,
  • How to pinpoint exactly what is stopping and slowing you down,
  • What to keep in mind when trying to overcome procrastination,
  • What I did to boost my productivity and become more mindful and focused.


All for better time management, to get more organized, be more productive and draw a lot more joy and happiness from our lives and work!

We will summarize everything with a meaningful conclusion to get closure on this topic.


The class is fully animated for maximum viewing enjoyment. Let me know how you like this type of narrative-style classes and how do you feel about my explanation on this topic.

Let's beat procrastination once and for all!

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Andrew Pach ⭐

Animation all the way!


Hi! My name is Andrew Pach, to my friends known as 'Nigel'! I am an After Effects / PowerPoint / video / graphic design junkie eager to teach people how to utilize their yet uncovered raw design talent! I run a YouTube channel called "andrew pach" which I do with absolute joy and passion. Here on Skillshare, I would like to share interesting, project-based classes that will make your design workflow a greater experience.

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1. Introduction: we all know the same knowledge is power, right? Jim Quick, who had a childhood head injury which caused him to struggle a lot with learning with hard work and dedication, has now become a world renowned learning expert and inspires millions off students, he says That knowledge is power is a myth, he says. Knowledge has the potential to be power, but only becomes power when we use it. When we apply it. We could say in phrase the same way Procrastination has the potential to rule over us, but only if we mindfully allow it and fall for that. With this short class, I wish to explain why we are in danger off falling for it. How are personal mental state emotions and surroundings influence it and finally knowing all that, what can we do to overcome and avoid it? Oh, in small steps for a more successful tomorrow? Let's get started with a few scientific facts, which you might not be aware off 2. Science: we often hear it. But do we know what procrastination actually is? Is it wasting time avoiding work? Being lazy isn't new. In simple terms. Procrastination is an act or habit of putting off or delaying tasks, especially those requiring immediate attention. Let's give a little science background behind it. Professor Tim Partial from Carleton University, who has been studying procrastination for the past two decades. Beliefs It is a problem with managing emotions rather than time. Studies and other researchers have confirmed this thesis. The reason we procrastinate is due to our brains being overwhelmed with conflict, ing emotions and struggling to prioritize the task at hand. This is the human brain. This part of the brain is called the temporal lobe. In this part we confined the amygdala and almost shaped piece, which processes emotions and controls motivation. Individuals with a larger Magdala might be more anxious about the negative consequences, Often action. The conclusion here is that those who often procrastinate half or might have a larger a middle. There is, however, some good news. Mindfulness meditation training, which is training related to staying focused and aware of our surroundings, can help us overcome these debilitating and usually stealthy anxieties. With mindfulness training, we can potentially shrink our medulla, which could lead to being more conscious about our rational decision making. There are websites, courses and abs and dedicated to mindful training like headspace or calm. But this is another topic in itself. Remember that this is just one off the reasons, and each of us is bio specific. A painful can reduce pain for one person but be insufficient for the other. There are numerous factors which determine our motivation and concentration on the test at hand, starting by getting enough sleep and finishing on how organized your desk is. Although we can't drop everything under megillah, it is certainly an important factor in this equation. 3. Unwanted Monkey: Tim Urban is a popular writer because office original writing and illustration style, he has articles about almost anything, ranging from artificial intelligence to procrastination. In fact, he held a Ted speech about procrastination. In his talk. He made a great reference. He showcased the brain off a rational decision maker. We all sometimes managed to be irrational decision maker and are proud about how smart, at least in our eyes. We were, for example, that we spent less money than anticipated on our latest purchase that we went into the gym even though we struggled to go out there. Or that you use the bike instead of the car to get somewhere for the sake of our health. After showing the brain off a rational decision maker, he showed what we also have in our brain. Or as he referenced in his brain. We have an instant gratification monkey who tries to take our emotional and cognitive steering wheel and overrule our rational decision making. For example, you had a budget off $100 on a new pair of shoes and you spent only $75 the rational decision maker might suggest. Put those $25 into a savings account. The instant gratification monkey may say Go ahead, spend the remaining $25 a s, a p? Another example. Did you go to the gym today? Perfect. Eat healthy to supplement your training, you earned a big fast with me or something sweet as a reward. I'm not saying that rewarding ourselves is wrong. We can spend those $25 we can eat something sweet. If we feel or need to do the key, take away. However here is and listen carefully how weak you make that decision and how emotional filled rather than rational and conscience That decision was made. If you start to be mindful about your choices, you will notice that your choices may change over time. If you manage to think twice about your choice, even if it remains the same, you are already on the road off success. 4. How to Stop: if we search for methods to stop procrastinating, we get long lists with multiple examples off. What's to do in order to stop it? The lists are overwhelming. We read all those tapes. We think we will remember them tomorrow and we fall into the same instant monkey gratitude trap. For a brief moment, we feel good that we read something which was meant to be productive. We think that we will implement those steps into our life tomorrow and it spirals again. Are you nodding your head right now? This is because the amygdala makes quick and instant judgements off what to do. Emotional decisions. Those are good in certain situations and if we train ourselves to respond properly, But we should wait until we cool off. I won't play on your emotions and make this eight motivational speech since from the previous lecture, you already know that emotions can be a dangerous hurdle in our process to become more aware and productive. I wish, however, to share a trick with you. That trick here is to tailor the experience to your own situation and surroundings. One thing at a time. Starting by removing the biggest roadblock in your weight when it comes to procrastination or any form off time wasting during the time we wanted to accomplish something else. The absolute biggest roadblock is a distraction. You hear me, right? Distraction. We are easily distracted by our phone noise. Are working bodies being hungry? Being tired? That is no secret. This secret, however, is that you can easily modify your surroundings to at least give yourself a shot at a more productive tomorrow. Don't get distracted. Don't click away watching the class or browsing around. Focus 100% on it. In the next lecture, I want to show and reveal to you exactly what I applied to my surroundings to improve my productivity and limit my procrastination. 5. Tailored Change: in this lecture, I will talk to you about my personal experience. Taylor change and what you can do to improve and adjust your surroundings by a small margin to gain big results. De background or conditions are very important, so I'll share my point of view. I'm an online destructor, working mostly with video presentations and animations. I worked at my PC and 100% of my productivity work and even professional satisfaction is based upon my personal result. I'm dependent on my own time, so I don't want to waste it. I'm sure many off you work at least partly at the PC as well. Off course, a construction site manager, a home realtor and eight marketing expert will have different circumstances and surroundings. Yet no matter what job you do, you probably either know or at least suspect what might be stopping and slowing you down. I found out that in my case, my phone, e mail and communicators are the biggest obstacles I have to remove, or at least limit in order to get things done. So I established a routine which makes me instantly more productive and procrastinate less . The absolute key thing here is to limit distractions. That is what I did in a few steps. Turn off WiFi or data transfer on the phone. What's up has been my biggest productivity killer and time waste Messenger can be deadly here too. Well know it. Do not disturb on Checker Plus on Gmail. This is a browser, Adam, which allows you to quickly get into your inbox without opening Gmail. I like to have a clean slate. Each time I got an email, I instantly check and cleared it. I personally wrote to the creator of it toe at a d nd function. He was so kind and thought that this is a good idea and he really did it. And now I can turn on, Do not disturb and stay focused. I'm turning off steam when someone off your friends enter a game, you get a notification, you can turn it off. But you kind of want to see what people are currently playing. I was clicking on those notifications and I got unnecessarily distracted. I'm not doing that anymore. I have installed stay focused on my Web browser. This is a complete lifesaver and productivity booster. There are, of course, plenty of other extensions. But so far I'm really happy with stay focused and it's free. I am personally a huge sports fan. I'm browsing a couple of websites over and over again during the day. Now I have blocked those sites and allowing myself one minute of browsing during working hours in case I wanted a sneak peek. I'm more mindful and focused about my work when I can't browse those few targeted websites for the past year, I suspected those things are slowing me down. But I kept doing them anyway because they somehow molded into my workflow. Undergoing this Taylor change allowed me to stay focused and slowly rewire my brain through certain other activities. 6. Conclusion: Let's make a quick but meaningful conclusion. Procrastination is a simple yet complex condition. If I can call it that, it is part of our nature, especially our mental state. Off course, we have time management, productivity, entrepreneurship, emotions and more. But in this part, we were focusing solely on procrastination. Remember, Focus. You may think why I'm sharing my point of view when each of us has a different job. Uses other APS and phones, has different circumstances and his own habits. In reality. If you listen to this via your phone PC or any other device, you probably in some degree or fashion face similar difficulties. Four key takeaways here distinguish certain things in your closest environment and surroundings, which cause you to get distracted or help you easily avoid work. Those might be the distracters. Procrastination is often a result off your emotional decision, making you postpone your work for a small instant reward, like a YouTube video or checking Facebook. Those are designed to keep your distracted and sucked in. The spiral can begin, and you don't even remember what you were working on. Consider mindfulness meditation training to improve your brain performance possible right away. solutions might include limiting website use, turning off WiFi or data transfer on phone closing communicators and silencing email notifications. Those would be the most important and key takeaways here. Don't just came to get more productive, get more mindful about the work you do instead of drifting on out of pilot through today. Thank you very much for listening. I hope this was in lighting.