Tuesday, 1 October 2013

I'll think of a title later...

I am a queen procrastinator, and I hate it. Most people procrastinate from time to time; those reports you don't want to do or a visit to the doctor but I've been known to procrastinate things I enjoy doing. Don't even get me started on the things I don't want to do.


[proh-kras-tuh-neyt, pruh-]
verb, pro·cras·ti·nat·ed,pro·cras·ti·nat·ing. 
verb (used without object) 
1.to defer action; delay: to procrastinate until an opportunity is lost. 
verb (used with object)  
2.to put off till another day or time; defer; delay.
1580–90; < Latin prōcrāstinātus (past participle of prōcrāstināre to put off until tomorrow, equivalent to prō-pro- + -crāstināre, derivative of crāstinus of tomorrow; crās tomorrow + -tinus suffix forming adjectives from temporal adverbs); see -ate

What is worse is that I've somehow managed to justify this ability to "put off till another day or time" but doing other things that are useful, but not necessarily the most important. I might have some reading to do for university so I'll go clean the bathroom. Report to write? Go do the washing up. Dissertation to sort out? No problem, go back and do that other less important university reading!

Procrastinating university work sort of makes sense. Insert physiological analysis about being scared of getting a bad mark or doing it wrong so just avoiding the situation. However, where is the logic in putting off writing a blog, playing my flute or doing some painting? I enjoy those activities. I'm not getting marked on them so I can't get them wrong. The flute playing nobody even has to hear if I time it right so what is my problem?

I guess the only way to do it is to force myself into doing these tasks. I mean, once I start I generally go 'oh, that wasn't so bad' or something along those lines. It's the actually starting that I suck at.

And on that note, I'm going to go make myself doing some extra reading for one of my lectures. No clicking around on the internet, no distractions, just the thing I'm meant to be doing. Wish me luck.

1 comment:

  1. what about your absence from skype? is that procrastination or just raw forgettage?
    *unsubtle prod*