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Some of the biggest challenges you may experience while working on the thesis relate to time management and procrastination.  Everyone avoids working on the thesis at times, and some degree of procrastination is inevitable on large projects. There are several ways to determine whether procrastination is a problem for you, including an assessment of how it may be affecting your productivity.
If you have been experiencing problems with time management and procrastination, it is important to assess how these issues have been affecting your work. The links at the bottom of this page will direct you to a series of questions that will help you to assess whether procrastination is a problem affecting your work and, if so, what types of interventions might be most helpful. For example, you may ask yourself:
  • Am I procrastinating on the thesis?
  • Why am I procrastinating on the thesis?
  • What are the consequences associated with my procrastination?
  • What can I do about procrastination?
The most important thing to consider when evaluating your time-management skills is that procrastination always affects productivity. If you procrastinate consistently, it will be difficult to develop long-term goals because you are unable to predict reliably how often you will work on the thesis.
There are many reasons why people procrastinate on their work, but there’s always a reason. You may be procrastinating because you aren’t confident about your skills, for example, and avoiding the work decreases your anxiety. The longer you avoid working, though, the more likely you are to feel guilty because you aren’t making sufficient progress. Understanding the psychological dynamics that cause procrastination can help you resolve this issue effectively.
Some of the most typical reasons are outlined below: Why am I procrastinating on the thesis? The more clarity you have about why you procrastinate, the more effective you will become in developing solutions.

Suggestions for Managing Procrastination