The Art of Procrastination

Procrastination meaning to defer/delay an action. Or in other words, what you’re doing right now.

I would consider myself a master at this particular art form, I have lots of experience. In fact, for the past 2 months I would have spent around 23 hours a day procrastinating as I have been on “study” leave while I revise for exams. I put study in quotation marks because although that is the ultimate aim, that doesn’t really happen. So to pass on my knowledge I have made my-

Top 5 ways to procrastinate:

1) Planning- I find myself planning to study more often than not, using the simple excuse, “That’s counts as revision right?” When really all I’ve achieved is meticulously planning out a rigorous revision schedule with timed tea breaks that I’m never going to follow. I even plan in extra planning time.

2) Procrastibaking- This word should be added to the dictionary as it is so commonly executed. It involves making any number of delicious things to consume at a later date. (Or help out with point 3!) I find myself spending hours crafting intricate sponge cakes and decorating them carefully or the cutest cupcakes with so much gaudy icing you’d get a headache just looking at them. Nevertheless I would consider this one of the most enjoyable forms of procrastination. Featured is the aftermath of one of my successful procrastibaking sessions.

3) Comfort Eating- It’s a must. The guilty feeling that comes as a consequence of procrastination can cleverly be masked by eating all the yummiest things you can find. Stress eating is never a good move but it’s so necessary! Eating Ben & Jerry’s and all my procrastibakes just makes me feel better. (Plus it means I can put off revising for longer!)

4) Cleaning Things- If my mum saw this one, she’d laugh her head off. I am one of the messiest people you’ll find! But desperate times call for desperate measures. I find an ingenious method of wasting time that should be spent doing useful things is disassembling my floordrobe, spending hours doing the dishes and having a big sort out of everything I own.

And last but definitely not least…

5) BloggingI’m fairly new to this custom but I can tell it’ll definitely be a whopping big slice of the pie chart showing time I spend putting crucial tasks off. But it’s fun right? And do I really need to be doing all these things? Probably, yes. But oh well, I’ll just eat a great big piece of procrastibaking chocolate cake and be done with it.

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16 thoughts on “The Art of Procrastination

  1. I like your list, especially procrastibaking. That made me laugh out loud. I hope to see more from you soon!
    Also, I saw your post in the forum; if you get the chance – check my blog out too :3

  2. That is all so true. I don’t bake but do eat. Crackers and cheese, then sandwich a little while ago was quite good. Also agree on the username whirlwind.

  3. Ha! I used to clean up to avoid revising for exams as well, though if there was such a thing as blogging when I was still studying I’d probably be doing that instead.

    Procrastibaking made me chuckle.

  4. Love it. Planning is one I use. Then I do all the easy stuff. Like…make a phone call. Mail this or that (nevermind that I cross it off after putting a stamp on the envelope…often taking days to actually get it in the mailbox.) Water plants. After about 5 minutes the easiest things are crossed off my list and I feel accomplished. But the cleaning ones always seem to stick around. Getting transferred to the next “to do” list.

  5. Hello, so happy I found your post in the forum tonight. This blog is hysterical! And yes, I’m guilty of all five at this point! One through four… and now number five 🙂

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