How to get away with Procrastination?? Is this for REAL?
I have been thinking about writing this blog post for quite some time, and I was supposed to finish it before the beginning of exams. But guess what?? I have been procrastinating about it. Finally I am disciplining myself to start typing the first few words of this post.
Procrastination, a dangerous word. I have done all sorts of crazy stuff to avoid studying. The topic of this blog can be a bit misleading. This blog doesn’t discuss the tips and tricks on how to avoid procrastination. I am sure Google has answers for this. Trust me, I have googled it. Has it worked?? Ha ha, certainly not.
I was first thinking of giving the title “10 ways to procrastinate,” because that’s what this post is about, but then decided to go along with something on lines of my current favorite show, which I always watch when I procrastinate – “How to get away with Murder.” If you haven’t already, check it out. Once you are done exams, of course.
Ten Ways I Procrastinate:
- Netflix – I am sure most people have a subscription for it. I mean come on Netflix people, you had to put F.R.I.E.N.D.S on it. Although I must have seen it like a thousand times, I can’t help it. It’s almost like a meal that you just can’t skip. “Smelly Cat, smelly cat!! What are they feeding you?”
- YouTube – I don’t know if this happens with other people, but I always end up finding the most interesting videos ever when I plan to take a 10-20 minute quick break from studying. That break usually ends up being two to three hours long. No more CollegeHumor, FailArmy and Ellen videos during exam studying times.
- Grocery Shopping – You suddenly remember that small ingredient you missed in your last grocery list, which is vital for the next meal you are going to cook. Are you sure you can’t substitute it with something else? Absolutely not, let’s go to the store. Thank you Thrifty’s for being open 24 hours. What would I do without you?
Social Media – Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram and Yik Yak. How can I live without them? I am guilty of posting procrastination selfies and coming up with interesting hashtags to go along with my Instagram post and then repeatedly checking the number of likes I got and if there has been an increase in my followers. I can’t believe I am admitting to all this. Yes, fine, I am vain.
- Cooking – After watching that incredible cooking video on The Domestic Geek channel, my stomach needs more food. Time to cook food, and hopefully I have all the ingredients. And with food one has to watch another episode of The Mindy Project or Scandal, otherwise how will the food go down my throat. I am telling you, there is a pattern, it’s all interconnected.
- Cleaning and Dishes – Yes, the only time you want to clean is when you have got 12 hours left before an exam. I always end up doing dishes. Of course I don’t own a dishwasher. Student life! The worst part is you actually enjoy doing cleaning, dishes and folding laundry. Escapism lets you do wondrous things.
- Showering – Once you are done cleaning the house, it time to clean yourself. I kid you not, I once showered five times in a period of 12 hours before an exam. Maybe I was trying to wash all the procrastination away.
- Exercise – The one time when you remind yourself to make use of your gym pass. I may not have gone to the gym in the past 30 days, but today is the day that I absolutely have to, otherwise the repercussions would be catastrophic.
- Skyping/Facetime – It’s time to get connected with people and try to gain some sympathy for yourself. Discuss how you absolutely have no time to finish your course work but still continue to chat about it for another hour. Can’t run away from GOSSIP.
There are some honorable mentions, but for obvious reasons I can’t translate those into words. Use your imagination.
If you are suffering from the above symptoms of procrastination, you are have NSD – Normal Student Disorder. Do we have a cure for it yet? Unfortunately, NO. Scientists are trying really hard to find one, only if they themselves can combat this first.
Please comment below about your ways to procrastinate. I would love to hear your take on it.