Kim's Whims - New Year's resolution-procrastination

The fine art of procrastination

If there was an award given for the world's best procrastinator, I think that I would definitely round out the top three. I am bad, I guess I don't want to say I would win because I am hoping that there is someone out there worse that I am.

Before I continue, let's outline the difference between a procrastinator and someone who is just lazy. I'll keep it simple. If you are lazy, you probably have nothing to do because you are too much of a sloth to schedule an appointment, make a date or have a project that you have started that must be finished in the first place.

On the other hand, procrastination implies that you had something to do, but choose to put it off to the last possible second.

This is exactly what I did this evening. OK, this is exactly what I have been doing since as far back as I can remember. I try to tell myself that I work better under pressure, so it is OK. I try to tell myself, well at least I got it done, which I always do. But, the problem is, I am not one of those people who procrastinates with style and ease. Nope, don't call me Grace. When I am putting a task off, all I do is dwell on it and figure out a time frame and a priority list every hour. In between those hours I am telling myself a little mantra in my head. "Just do it, just start it, if you get it done now you can go out later, you won't have to worry about it anymore."

Then when I don't listen to myself the thought process becomes, "OK, if I start now I will have three hours. What is the latest I can possibly begin this task and finish it on time? As long as I start writing by 3 I'll be OK."

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