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Stop procrastinating and start learning!

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Do spend time on Facebook or Instagram when you should be studying? Do you clean your desk when you have a test the next day? Do you get distracted when you have something important to do? Most people have a hard time concentrating and focusing on their work and studies. This leads to stress and a lot of wasted time. In this video, I'll talk about what causes procrastination, and share the best scientific research on how to overcome it. If you learn even one thing from this video, you'll become a better learner and get so much more done. I've been using these tips in my own life, and want to share these secrets for success! TAKE THE QUIZ: https://www.engvid.com/stop-procrastinating-start-learning/ TRANSCRIPT Hello. My name is Emma, and I have a question for you. I want you to imagine this. Imagine you have a big English test that's going to happen very soon. What do you do? Okay? And I want you to be honest. Do you open up your book and study right away, and every day study for your test? Do you think about your test, feel a little bit sad and maybe go on Facebook? Do you, instead of studying, text your friends? Or do you think about studying, but instead just watch TV? Okay, a lot of students will say that they open up their book and study, but in reality a lot of people don't do this. A lot of people before tests or presentations or work get really, really nervous, and they do something different. Okay? They don't want to do the studying, they don't want to do the hard work, they're really afraid to do it so instead they do something like go on Facebook, call their friends, go to the mall. Okay? These are all examples, two, three, and four that is... These three are examples of procrastination. Okay? So, "procrastination" is maybe a new word for you, but it's a very, very important word if you are a student or, you know, even if you work. It's actually an important word for everybody because most people procrastinate. So what does procrastination mean? Well, it's when you have something you have to do, but instead of doing what you have to do, you do something else that's more fun, and you keep thinking: "I'll come back to this", but you're very busy with these other things. So let's look at some examples of the word procrastination. We have it as a verb, an action: "I am procrastinating." Because I'm not studying, I'm on Facebook, I'm procrastinating. "I'm not studying. I procrastinate a lot." Here we have another verb form. Okay? "I procrastinate a lot", which means: I don't study, I don't do my English homework; instead, I spend a lot of time texting my friends and doing anything but English. I can also use it as a noun: "My procrastination is really bad." Okay? My procrastination is bad. I have a problem with procrastination. So this means I have a problem getting stuff done because I don't really want to do it, I'd rather focus on doing Facebook or something else. Or we can also have it as a noun to say what we are. "I'm a procrastinator." A procrastinator is a person. Okay? So I'm a teacher, that's a person. When I was in university sometimes I was a procrastinator. This means before any big test or presentation I'd start working on it, and then I'd do something else because I'm a procrastinator. Okay? So let's... We're going to talk about why people procrastinate, and then we're going to talk about how to fight procrastination. Okay? Because it's something we all need to fight. Okay, so why do people procrastinate? That's a very good question. Okay? So, different people procrastinate for different reasons, but usually a lot of the times people have the same reasons for procrastinating. People procrastinate when they think something is difficult. Okay? So for me I find math difficult, so when I used to do math I would procrastinate and I would do something else like, you know, make a sandwich or clean my room even because the math seemed so difficult to me, anything was better than doing the math. So I would always get distracted. A lot of people find English grammar difficult, and when they're studying grammar a lot of the times they procrastinate, they text their friends or they, you know, do anything but grammar. Boring. A lot of people procrastinate when something is boring. They don't want to do it because it's... You know, they want to do something interesting. People procrastinate when something is a lot of work. Okay? And they know it's a lot of work, so they look at the task and it's just too much, so then they want to feel good, so they do something else. A lot of people also procrastinate just because they're scared or they're afraid. They want to do something well, and they don't think that they can so it well, so you know... Or, you know, they're worried about making mistakes, so a lot of the times people procrastinate because of fear.
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Islom Tolipov (2 hours ago)
Emma Thank you for motivation 👍 😊
Abidin (1 day ago)
Yo are really good teacher. Hello from Turkey
Muoi Ly (1 day ago)
Thank you very much for you help me wide knowledge of English!
Mir Wali (2 days ago)
What a pretty teacher, i like u
romarvallory (3 days ago)
This video is the most important vide that I you have already done in my opnion! Thank you !
Tarek Askar (4 days ago)
Thank you Emma
Jaber Bhai (9 days ago)
I am procrastinator....
Moises Miranda (9 days ago)
Ta doido, daqui há pouco o Brasil será bilingue.
Moises Miranda (9 days ago)
I like to hear you so much.
Lakdar Tle (15 days ago)
Hi all your lessons are amazing and very easy to understand thank you for the noble job that you are doing, you are the best.
Thank you so much for doing that !!
syifa inayah (18 days ago)
thank you so much, Emma. Now on, I will start to make my big goals into smaller parts so I can handle one by one.
Tong Chae Chong (18 days ago)
I do always fighting procrastinating..lol
Daniel John Causer (18 days ago)
Thank you for this!
II for Freedoom (19 days ago)
I will watch this after as soon as i can.
António Morais (19 days ago)
Just thank you António Morais
Farook Pm (20 days ago)
Good teacher
Marinho jorge (24 days ago)
Hi! I am brazilian and yesterday I discovery your videos in the you tube. I liked very much. I need practice my listening. Thank you for your classes.
chared business (24 days ago)
you are an amazing teacher and always you are smiling, also your lesson about procrastination is very helpful
minuwan. com (24 days ago)
Could start English grammar lessons please. I want procrastinate my time on that.
samira mahini (25 days ago)
Hi Emma. I wanted to say a Huge Thank you for teaching us. You are a great teacher in my real life. Could you teach me some vocabulary about describing a building for interior design students, please ?
César Correa Bedoya (28 days ago)
Emma you are the best , thank you for this worthy tips
Crypto Lad (28 days ago)
Damn! She's a psychologist
Areej Alsham (29 days ago)
i find speaking and pronunciation a problem, an advice Emma please ,......
Areej Alsham (29 days ago)
i love u Emma so much thank youuuuuuu
Muhammad Zeeshan (29 days ago)
If we did all things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves. Lot of respect from Pakistan.
pashtana Pashtana (30 days ago)
I am awful because I study at night and working at day so I sleep up to 5h
ADULLAH KALTHAM (1 month ago)
Emma thank you so much
nour nour (1 month ago)
انت رائعة
nour nour (1 month ago)
thank you so much
teach and learn (1 month ago)
Yours awesome, thank you very much for your help
Anas Sheikh (1 month ago)
Super maam
welinton reyes vargas (1 month ago)
thank you for you help I ¨m really enjoy your tips , I say hello from dominican republic
Leandro Bartolini (1 month ago)
You are my distraction Emma. . . .
Manuel Leon (1 month ago)
You are great!!! the tips given by you have helped me improve a lot
Arjun Sharma (1 month ago)
Nice things to learn🙂
Mostafa Esmaeili (1 month ago)
Thank you from Iran 💙
Hamid Vafaei (1 month ago)
Hi Emma, Thanks for your video But I think it was too long and I would rather short video
Alex and the monsters (1 month ago)
i found it very helpful. thanks a lot!
Rashad Sims (1 month ago)
I'm not even going to front I procrastinate a lot but learning just do what I have to do and keep it moving
Jaimes Josue (1 month ago)
Thank you very much! for all the good e interesting tips I appreciate it, and also for take your time to teach us.
Ezequiel Rosario Arias (1 month ago)
Who want to practice with me?
Manu Payyada (1 month ago)
Good one...
Jose Diaz (1 month ago)
Stop procreating and start learning. Accuarate isn't it?
Amal Al-Suhaimi (1 month ago)
I understood every single word you said in the video, so can you tell me cause you are teacher English, in which level i have to be in it now , because I’m trying to make a progress in my English language and at the same time I’m so confused 😢 thanks teacher 💖
Angelo Torres (1 month ago)
Hello Emma, my name's Angelo and I'm from Peru! This is one of your best lessons I've seen, and it's pretty important to take this into account that distractions sometimes makes us hold back and not get our achievements done... I really thank you for giving this lessons that really helps us all in many ways... (y)
Liv Vuong (2 months ago)
I'm taking notes
Liv Vuong (2 months ago)
U r the best teacher
muhammed nasser (2 months ago)
You changed my life thank you so much❤️❤️
Pueng Petcharat (2 months ago)
great idea👍🏻
Cristine Forcado (2 months ago)
Thank you soooo mucch for waking me up!!!! :') I'm starting to love you. This is your first video I've watched. Hope I can learned more from you. Thanks! <3 :)
Alvaro de Alzaga45 (2 months ago)
Angus Perez (2 months ago)
I really like your pronunciation. You are very clear with tour ideas. I really think that you're an innate teacher. Thanks for helping us. See you
Rebaz guittar (2 months ago)
I’m from kurdistan. Thank you for your information
Rach Cyra (2 months ago)
You are the best!!
Eric Mhenuter (2 months ago)
I'm at a loss, you teach good , 😚 Sweet Home ✨ 🏠❤🏠💃💛🏃🎶🎶
Raju Ghosh (2 months ago)
Ma'am I have to learn passive voice could you please make about it please god bless you
Raju Ghosh (2 months ago)
Thank you for everything
Raju Ghosh (2 months ago)
Ma'am you are a very good teacher for me
Leah (2 months ago)
Thank you very much for making this video. I found it really useful for me. I'm a English learner and procrastinating a lot when I need to write essays, lol. My methods for concentrating are similar to several ways you addressed, which makes me feel so happy to know that I am doing it in the right way. Tomorrow I will have the GED English test, which is also the last test for me to get the diploma. I'm going to do more practice after I finish my late lunch. I hope I will pass tomorrow. Thank you again for sharing these tips:)
Miguel Castro (2 months ago)
superb lesson
Anh Nguyen (2 months ago)
it is an excellent video.
Moonlight135 Hang (2 months ago)
Love you! all you give me are the best thing for me! you are my best teacher!
Ahmet Ünkür (2 months ago)
thanks for your great effort Emma, you are a super nice person! cheers <3 :]
Mehriban Ahmadova (2 months ago)
Emma thank you so much! You are the best teacher I have ever seen
sh king Sh King (2 months ago)
You best teacher at all thank you
amir Ali (2 months ago)
amir Ali (2 months ago)
I am so happy to you
ay ban (2 months ago)
I will choose number 5.) Watch your videos 😎
Jesús Ramírez (2 months ago)
It is a very useful lesson, thank you.
Dragonblack WhiteBlue (2 months ago)
Procastinación is the traducción in spanish.. Maybe the 70 % of the english words come from the Latin, France or Spain.
Gezahegn Haileslassie (2 months ago)
useful video
Very nice class ...i like it's you presentation is well
Hima Ts (2 months ago)
Hi Emma,Thanks so much for the tips.I am a big procrastinator:-( I am trying to study so many technologies . If I study all these in detail, its taking ages and going no where. I am not able to know in what way I should prepare."So much to study" is in my brain but I am not able to study.And when faced with interviews i just sit the day before and cram it and don't perform well. Can you please guide me how to remove this overload thing in my mind and start and the way to prepare for interviews. I am a housewife and looking for jobs , i hardly get 2-3 hrs a day when my kid is not around. Thanks very much.
valiollah mirzaee (2 months ago)
another procrastination added to my list: your youtubes
Shine_shabnam Shine (2 months ago)
Hello Emma. I love your lessons 😍 I love you too 😁 I'm watching from Azerbaijan ❤
Irina Mur (2 months ago)
Hello Emma. Great video! Sometimes you just should be frankly with yourself and decide, whether you want to do this task, and analyse the consequences if not. If you want or have to do it anyway - you should define this fact and say it to yourself. This inward dialog helps you start doing what you need to do. Just be clear to yourself.
oscar chavez (3 months ago)
great tips Emma, thanks !
Angel Perez (3 months ago)
yo procastineo mucho jaja
Hunter Jasso (3 months ago)
You are great teacher!
Danish Rock37 (3 months ago)
U doing good job
julio fabre (3 months ago)
Amazing Teacher
Jesús Ramírez (3 months ago)
very very very important, thank you Emma, you are the best
Dilshan Herath (3 months ago)
i watched this video today. normally i don't comment on any post. but you are a great teacher. i wanted to say that. my English is not good. But in this video you explain very well. everything is so clear. it's amazing. thanks a lot. i'm from sri lanka. a small island nearby to india
Wilson Chacon (3 months ago)
Love it .!!
Punith BR (3 months ago)
Just now I see ur videos it’s osm emmu mam ,now iam thinking a lot of proscrstination in my life mmm ur teaching was osm Mam thank u soo mach giveing a good advise for English Mam thank u ...
Rahmat Rad (3 months ago)
Thanks for your great video. I havr question: How can read faster, when i start reading a book after two or three pages i am stuck on that page and feel sleeping. have you any suggestion? Thanks
Congratulations..! Excellent explanation! I hope I will use some of your ideas as soon as possible. I'll give my son some good tips tô avoid procrastination. Thank you very much! José Augusto from Brazil. 🇧🇷
Jonas Michael (3 months ago)
I am a writter i will love to handle your research an summary jobs
Ragini Narain (3 months ago)
Emma Ma'am..you are an amazing teacher.👍💕
Angel Cervantes (3 months ago)
Tanks Emma :) you are the best teacher
Touheed Rao (3 months ago)
Amazing Emma!
Neymar Núñez (3 months ago)
i'm procrastinating cuz i'm a lazy person.. i'm really struggling that
Hafiz Ataei (3 months ago)
Do you speak British accent or American accent?
I put it on "see it later" youtube carpet
Fodny Laurore (3 months ago)
hi Emma. I am so happy to follow your English course,that really help me to improve my skills. so I would like to learn with you and have a certificate to become an English teacher.
Ar Muttaqien (3 months ago)
oh teacher emma... why you are so beautiful..
Klodi Orahim (3 months ago)
A very helpful lesson.

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