I have literally always been a procrastinator. Always. I can remember when I was younger cramming for a test the night before until the wee hours of the morning, or throwing together a book report before I had even finished the book. I was lucky, very lucky but my grades reflected my mediocre efforts with mediocre marks.
As you can imagine there is always things to do here in our house and with my multitude of my own extra curricular’s my plate is always heaping!
Here is my process of procrastination that I’m sure some of you can relate to ….
Put off everything,
make a mental list of the things you have to do,
put it off some more,
choose relaxation or basically anything else over that,
make actual list because it’s been so long you are starting to forget what you need to do
run out of time and have no choice but to do it
stress, get bitchy and bang out all items of procrastination in one night
sleep well and forget the fact that all of this could be avoided if you just did it weeks ago…
I always say I work well under pressure, and I really do believe that, but I always think how awesome I could really be at something if I worked on it for a couple of weeks or even days instead of being an absolute nut job for one day and try to get all the things done in a very short window of time. I feel like not procrastinating should be a new years resolution, something I should be working on in life, but it’s not. Can it be categorized as a sickness? is it something that will go aways? At what point do you try to change your procrastinating ways? And do you have to change if your method essentially works and things get done?