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I blog on Brain-Based Learning, Metacognition, and Social-Emotional Learning. I am the author of "Crush School: Every Student's Guide To Killing It In The Classroom" which is a book that helps students understand how their brain processes information and learns. In the book, I explain why students can learn anything and give strategies on how to learn effectively.

Can you beat procrastination? Yes you can! This is what Chapter 16 is all about:

Go ahead: Lie to yourself. Convince yourself how successful you have been when you put things off to the last possible moment. And maybe you were at times. But guess what: YOU CAN DO BETTER. I know it. You know it.

SO WHY DO WE DO IT?

Most humans procrastinate. It’s because our brain experiences what it reads as pain when it is about to be put to doing something difficult. In addition, the part of the brain responsible for rational thinking, the prefrontal cortex, gets tired easily.

In response, our brain looks for ways to stop these negative feelings and switches attention to something more pleasant. We do something else and start feeling happy, which is unfortunately only temporary, as the task we must do does not go away.

It’s not easy, but

YOU CAN BEAT PROCRASTINATION.

Flip to the next page to see how.