An informative conversation
I used to have a very informative conversation with a lecturer who is really good at English.
At first, we talked about an interesting set phrase, give and take, which means someone needs to comprise or give up to make an agreement.
Then we talked about what we were facing such as the final exam, thesis proposal, and research project.
I brought up the topic of procrastination and he shared a lot about it. For example, procrastination has something to do with interest, task complexity, schedule, and personal mood.
If all of the factors could be in place, it will be easier for you to avoid procrastination and start doing it right now.
Besides, dividing the task into several steps could make you aware of what is the most important thing, the second one and the third one.
On top of them, we can take a carrot and stake approach to the problem which means finding a community or someone else to support or punish you.
Sometimes it is important to reach out and ask for help.
Apart from this topic, we also talked about meditation or taking a stroll to relax and focus on the present, and something about peer pressure and our own time zone, approaches to keeping the ball rolling when having a conversation, and methods of cultivating critical thinking.