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  • Hello, I'm Crown.

  • Today let's talk about

  • procrastination!

  • Hello everyone! Welcome back to our channel.

  • Today we're gonna talk about

  • something that everybody is familiar with,

  • procrastination!

  • This video will be an English Cornerwhich we haven't done for a while.

  • Yep. You haven't seen one in a long time huh.

  • Yeahhhh~

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  • Okay, so let's just jump right into it

  • Yes, I know it

  • you know it

  • everybody watching this video now knows it

  • The art of procrastination

  • The definition for procrastination is

  • trying to avoid doing

  • whatever youre supposed to be doing

  • Like, watching this video!

  • Are you procrastinating right now?

  • Now let’s break it down and take a look

  • at the word "procrastination"

  • The English word "procrastination"

  • originated from the latin word

  • procrastinatus"

  • with the prefixpro-”

  • meaningforward, towards the future

  • andcrastinusmeaningtomorrow

  • So, procrastination?

  • "Until tomorrow."

  • It’s Saturday

  • and I have a paper due next Monday

  • I should start writing it today

  • so that I can have two days to finish it

  • but I’m so tired right now

  • Maybe...

  • I’ll just do it tomorrow

  • O--kay I’m up!

  • I should definitely start working on that paper

  • But wait...

  • I’m feeling a little bit hungry

  • Maybe I should go fill up my tummy first

  • You know what they say

  • It’s never right to start working with an empty stomach!”

  • Wait, no...

  • actually...

  • I said that

  • Okay I’ve got all these snacks

  • but I’d hate to eat them without any entertainment

  • I guess I’ll just watch one episode of

  • that TV series I like so much

  • Oh, what a cliffhanger ending!

  • I need to watch the next episode

  • the next episode

  • the next episode

  • Look at the time

  • Wow, I need to go to sleep again

  • I guess I’ll just do my paper tomorrow

  • Wait

  • tomorrow's Monday!

  • Everyone procrastinates, right?

  • As for me?

  • Yeah, of course I procrastinate.

  • I do it all the time

  • The excuse I give myself comes from the quote

  • "Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time."

  • Sounds legit, right?

  • I know

  • Back in college

  • if a paper is due on Monday

  • I would waste time

  • until it’s the last day to work on it

  • Anyone who tries to tell me otherwise

  • I say to them

  • "You underestimate me."

  • YOU UNDERESTIMATE MY POWER

  • I know it’s the same for most of us

  • We procrastinate easily

  • when we know we still have a lot of time

  • Now, I’m actually quite some way away

  • from my college life

  • Things have now changed

  • and I don’t have any assignment deadlines

  • But still, I procrastinate

  • Especially, sleeping

  • Sleeping?

  • Isn’t sleeping considered to be one of the most divine things in the world?

  • But, I, procrastinate sleep?

  • How could that even happen?

  • I procrastinate sleeping

  • Yes, I do

  • and I procrastinate sleeping almost

  • every single day

  • Now you know where my dark circles come from

  • I don’t know if any of you feel the same way

  • but listen to this

  • Every night

  • after finally getting my shower

  • I would start preparing to go to bed

  • I would start drying my hair

  • and after that, put on all my skin care products

  • Then, I would shut the lights

  • and lie in bed

  • Do you think I would fall asleep so easily?

  • No, because for no reason at all

  • I would always feel the need to

  • pick up my phone again

  • In total darkness

  • I would pull the brightness bar all the way down

  • and turn on the night shift mode

  • Good job, iPhone

  • After all the settings

  • I would start idling my time away

  • First Facebook, then Instagram

  • then YouTube, then Dcard

  • then Line and Messenger and Gmail

  • And at right about that time

  • my brother would come check on me

  • and I would have to pretend I’m sleeping

  • and bury my phone under the sheets

  • But after he’s gone

  • I would go through Facebook and Instagram one more time

  • Then I would look at the time

  • It’s almost 2 am!

  • Would any of you do this?

  • Please tell me I’m not alone

  • Were all in this together

  • Were all in this together

  • But that's just my example

  • I know

  • probably most of you procrastinate

  • in various creative and um... weird ways?

  • Although procrastination is not that healthy for you

  • I’d like to think that

  • cutting yourself some slack

  • isn’t such a bad thing

  • However

  • if you want to stop procrastinating

  • here I want to share two simple tricks with you

  • First

  • the hardest part of doing anything

  • is getting started

  • So why not just tell yourself

  • just sit there and focus for five minutes

  • Just five minutes

  • Don’t think about finishing the whole paper

  • Just focus on writing a few lines of it

  • Don’t think about running for an hour

  • Just focus on the first few steps

  • For five minutes

  • if you just get yourself going

  • everything else comes naturally

  • So, don’t put too much thought onfinishing” a task

  • Just set a small goal

  • and work on it for 5 minutes

  • By doing this

  • it'll feel easier to accomplish that

  • and feel less pressure while doing it

  • Second tip on helping you stop procrastination

  • is setting rewards for yourself

  • For example

  • sometimes when I really don’t wanna work on something

  • I’ll tell myself

  • Okay, Crown, write two paragraphs,"

  • "and then you can go eat that strawberry ice cream in the fridge.”

  • Here in this scenario

  • the reward I set for myself is strawberry ice cream

  • but you can set whatever reward you want

  • And guess what

  • my mind is so set on the reward

  • I actually try my best to write two paragraphs

  • as soon as I possibly can

  • Yeah! Ice cream!

  • Yeah~~~

  • Okay, that's about all for today

  • And I hope you find this topic interesting

  • and relatable

  • Do you procrastinate like me?

  • When do you usually procrastinate?

  • If you have any good tips on stopping procrastination

  • please leave all those in the comment section down below!

  • Okay. I hope everyone liked today's English Corner,

  • and learned something from it!

  • Don't forget that we upload videos every Monday and Thursday at 9 p.m.

  • And that's a wrap

  • Thanks for watching as always

  • and I'll catch you guys next time

  • See ya!

Hello, I'm Crown.

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