Month: October 2014

Procrastination Style: Social Procrastination

Social Procrastination is often it the result of a lack of development in the following Emotional Intelligence areas: Assertiveness Self-Regard Impulse Control Essentially, social procrastination is described as committing to a social responsibility (doing something for someone else) and then avoiding the task. Have you…

Quick Learning Strategy Tip! A Simple Mindset that Encourages Long-Term Memory

Learn it Like You Will Be Teaching it! Recent research by Nestojko, Bui, Kornell & Bjork (2014) explored the effect a mindset can have on learning. What they found is that people who are learning new information with the intention of teaching it to…

Procrastination Style: Behavioural

Behavioural Procrastination Pattern For those of you who completed the Procrastination Survey, your results will indicate which of the 14 Procrastination Patterns you need the most improvement in. Behavioural Procrastinators tend to have excellent “big picture thinking”, have the ability to create outstanding plans and organizational skills;…

Procrastination Survey – Take it and Figure out Your Procrastination Patterns!!

There is an excellent book that I use all the time with students called, The Procrastination Workbook by William Knaus, Ed.D. I highly recommend buying it if you are really serious about curbing your procrastination. I will be using the Procrastination Survey from this…

Are You a Procrastinator?

Procrastinator is a negative label that so many people use; often it is not what describes their behaviour at all. Waiting until the last minute to get an assignment done, does not necessary make you a procrastinator. Leaving something to the last minute and…

Emotional Intelligence: Procrastination – Why You Do it…

“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today” – Abraham Lincoln Starting today, I will be blogging about Procrastination. On Mondays I will link it to fostering your Emotional Intelligence and Wednesdays will be dedicated to building skills to deal with…