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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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super techniques for fighting procrastination.
İlke Uyanıker (3 days ago)
Instead of working midterm I'm watching Emma ahahha
Nurul Muttakin (6 days ago)
Very helpful and very beneficial. Many thanks.
Ar Naing (7 days ago)
I am blessed to meet you such a good teacher in my life. Thanks
maodo diop faye (7 days ago)
Hi i always follow your lessons.I m from spain i understand you well when you speak but my problem is that when i see the news on Tv, i don t understand well. what is my problem ???
Haitian Emile (9 days ago)
great job
ahmed tolba (18 days ago)
Hi Emma, actually now i am procrastinating by watching your lessons while there is much to do i left behind.
Nole Chaley (20 days ago)
Silvia Farah (21 days ago)
Emma, this is GREAT! Thank you so much! You are the best!!!!
Wai Lwin (26 days ago)
I love emma so much!
Abdulkarim Alhalwani (29 days ago)
One of best episode ever I have seen. Thanks
Dileepkareem P (1 month ago)
If I turn off my Mobile, how can I watch ur classes ...ha ha ha
Rasita Surbakti (1 month ago)
you are one of the best teacher I know
Nithya N (1 month ago)
Secret distractions 👉👊😂😂anways,the way teach awesome
Ashton Jonson (1 month ago)
Love uuuuu
AB Comunicações (1 month ago)
Hi Emma, I'm brazilian and I noticed you're really marvelous in your way to teach English. I have noticed you seems to give emphasis on some phrases that seem like each other and this looks to me quite interesting regarding to record the words you say. My brain seem to assimilate better the context due the repetitions. Am I right in my observation? All the best and God bless you! Sorry if I wrote some wrong word, ok? I'm still learning!
SexyLes Theoneandonly (1 month ago)
Fatoyinbo Rapheal (1 month ago)
God we really blessed this women she teach and I understand her lecture very well
Myint Myint Kio (1 month ago)
Love u emma your tips r really helpful❤❤❤❤❤💓💓
Andris Design (1 month ago)
These are very good suggestions! thanks so much
kim boa (1 month ago)
thank you for your technics Emma. its help me a lot from my procrastination 555
kevin Groom (1 month ago)
Thank you Emma .from Mauritius
Zeeshan Ali (1 month ago)
Mam, I'm badly dumped and procrastinated by the word IELTS I don't know how to get a high score in, especialy in reading part.
Bender Rodrigiz (1 month ago)
This video is not procrastination, because i study But the way, if you read books of stoping procrastination, it is one kind of procrastination
Claudio Figueredo (1 month ago)
your english class is great thank you emma
Bill Gates (1 month ago)
I am from Bangladesh🇧🇩. Love your English teaching.
Fatima Abouzaidi (1 month ago)
I have been procrastinating in those days ago customers of lacking reliable sources
Nice video, thank you Emma.
ramin alikhani (1 month ago)
I'm procrastinating watching this video because I have to learn computer programming!
Sanal Nandhuz (1 month ago)
I procrastinated playing soccer to learn English.. Is it right ? Tell me Emma :)
Broom Broom (1 month ago)
Just fall in love with this channel ! can't help watching it every day ! Great Job Emma! I believe you have helped a dozen of people out there!
Jitesh Shah (2 months ago)
Good one..thanks
D ELMI (2 months ago)
Rafael Cordoba (2 months ago)
Amin Housein (2 months ago)
Emma you are much better than my real teacher
Procrastinating Now? (2 months ago)
"Nothings is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task" ~ William James
saeid rastak (2 months ago)
Hi Dear Tutor, Following your videos makes me Delighted!
Rozy Khan Ahmadzai (2 months ago)
you are the best teacher
Rasel Rana (2 months ago)
Thanks a lot for your suggestions. Now I hope I will be abled to stop my procrastination.
fırat gürer (2 months ago)
you seem very attractive.........
Joe Jones (2 months ago)
I have a very important Spanish test to study for, but watching Emma's videos is far more interesting.
ahmed 70 (2 months ago)
Good video thank you Emma
Nilson Granados (2 months ago)
As far as I know you are the best
Alexander Bokov (2 months ago)
Emma, you are extreamely wrong about procrastination. Our nature itself shows a ways wich is fitted for us. It is extreamely impotant thing to make a usefull thing o study process ad a procrastination itself. To do it with pleasure. It is imposible to do anything boring but with a good quality.
Iksan Haris (2 months ago)
You’re not only good teacher Emma, but also a motivator 😀
ezequiel gonzalez (2 months ago)
I prefer to do it at morning.
王星宸 (2 months ago)
Emma Thank you for motivation 👍 😊
Abidin (2 months ago)
Yo are really good teacher. Hello from Turkey
Muoi Ly (2 months ago)
Thank you very much for you help me wide knowledge of English!
Mir Wali (2 months ago)
What a pretty teacher, i like u
romarvallory (2 months ago)
This video is the most important vide that I you have already done in my opnion! Thank you !
Tarek Askar (2 months ago)
Thank you Emma
Jaber Bhai (3 months ago)
I am procrastinator....
Titam Supremo (3 months ago)
Ta doido, daqui há pouco o Brasil será bilingue.
Titam Supremo (3 months ago)
I like to hear you so much.
Lakdar Tle (3 months 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.
Eleonora Kavaliauskiene (3 months ago)
Thank you so much for doing that !!
syifa inayah (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
I do always fighting procrastinating..lol
Daniel John Causer (3 months ago)
Thank you for this!
II for Freedoom (3 months ago)
I will watch this after as soon as i can.
António Morais (3 months ago)
Just thank you António Morais
Farook Pm (3 months ago)
Good teacher
Marinho jorge (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
you are an amazing teacher and always you are smiling, also your lesson about procrastination is very helpful
minuwan. com (3 months ago)
Could start English grammar lessons please. I want procrastinate my time on that.
samira mahini (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
Emma you are the best , thank you for this worthy tips
Crypto Lad (3 months ago)
Damn! She's a psychologist
A G (3 months ago)
i find speaking and pronunciation a problem, an advice Emma please ,......
A G (3 months ago)
i love u Emma so much thank youuuuuuu
Muhammad Zeeshan (3 months ago)
If we did all things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves. Lot of respect from Pakistan.
pashtana Pashtana (3 months ago)
I am awful because I study at night and working at day so I sleep up to 5h
ADULLAH KALTHAM (3 months ago)
Emma thank you so much
nour nour (3 months ago)
انت رائعة
nour nour (3 months ago)
thank you so much
teach and learn (3 months ago)
Yours awesome, thank you very much for your help
Anas Sheikh (3 months ago)
Super maam
welinton reyes vargas (3 months ago)
thank you for you help I ¨m really enjoy your tips , I say hello from dominican republic
Leandro Bartolini (3 months ago)
You are my distraction Emma. . . .
Manuel Leon (3 months ago)
You are great!!! the tips given by you have helped me improve a lot
dragon killer (3 months ago)
Nice things to learn🙂
Mostafa Esmaeili (3 months ago)
Thank you from Iran 💙
Hamid Vafaei (4 months ago)
Hi Emma, Thanks for your video But I think it was too long and I would rather short video
Alex and the monsters (4 months ago)
i found it very helpful. thanks a lot!
Rashad Sims (4 months 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 (4 months 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 (4 months ago)
Who want to practice with me?
Manu Payyada (4 months ago)
Good one...
Jose Diaz (4 months ago)
Stop procreating and start learning. Accuarate isn't it?
Amal Al-Suhaimi (4 months 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 (4 months 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 (4 months ago)
I'm taking notes
Liv Vuong (4 months ago)
U r the best teacher
muhammed nasser (4 months ago)
You changed my life thank you so much❤️❤️
Pueng Petcharat (4 months ago)
great idea👍🏻
Tonio hens (4 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 (5 months ago)
Angus Perez (5 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

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