That’s right, Fun Monday’s topic for October 18 according to Faye at Summit Musings: We all do it. Procrastinate, that is. I want you to share your three favorite ways of procrastinating. And if you’ve figured out exactly WHY you procrastinate, could you share the secret with the rest of us?!
Okay, first I can answer as to why people procrastinate. In the words of Dr. Phil ‘how’s it working for you?’ — people don’t do anything without some sort of incentive/benefit. Procrastination feels good. It can make your brain ramp up and work hard, making you bust out some of your best and most creative work, because it is under so much pressure! It’s not only the slackers that procrastinate either. Some of my best friends are terrible procrastinators. Super intelligent ‘honor’ students. I think they know the secret. Some people can make it ‘work for them’ and some can’t. When you can, it’s bragging rights, endorphins, and exhaustion! I used to buy taffy and a giant diet pepsi the nights I needed to write a paper or do a bunch of homework. The college cafeteria in the upperclassmen hall was open again after dinner hour until 10 pm! I was motivated by the sugar in ways I could not have been during stuffy afternoon hours!
Okay, I never figured out if we were supposed to tell what we were putting off (chores) or if we were supposed to tell what we did WHILE procrastinating–I think I like the latter, better. Apparently today is my Monday, so here goes:
2. Play with my kid
3. Cruise the internet
I read because I need my brain to engage in something. I play with my kid because it’s fun and quite frankly, she and I both need it. I cruise the internet because it’s my only way of communicating with other people on a regular basis.
Okay and top 3 things I put off:
2. anything to do with cleaning the floors
3. cleaning the bathrooms
Now I will remind you that whenever anyone comes over, I clean all the necessities and spaz out over it, so… you know, it IS clean. Then again, I literally see NO POINT in sweeping up crumbs and mopping in the middle of the day when 10 minutes later, milk, cheerios, yogurt, or something else splattery is going to hit the floor. I put off dishes in order to get a big batch to clean at once and not run a ton of water. Bathrooms rarely get ‘that dirty’ around here with just the 3 of us.