Procrastination is Hard Work

Anyone who ever accused a procrastinator of being lazy is sadly mistaken. The reason why we procrastinate is because we are actively trying to avoid doing something we’d rather not do. The fact that it’s inevitable and must eventually be done is beside the point. The point is that we are trying, with every ounce of effort, NOT to do something. And that is actually harder than knuckling down and getting on with it.

Endless games of Zuma or Bejewelled or Angry Birds, resulting in cramped fingers from gripping the mouse for too long. Pointless scribbles and doodles. Feverish updating of finances, avid searches for emails or FB comments that require a response. To-do lists (which include said project or assignment that we are trying very hard to ignore). Checking for new mails, posts or updates every 3 minutes. Sudden urges to clear away accumulated receipts and brochures that have built up over the past year or five. Listening to ‘just one more’ song. Getting a drink or snack even though you’ve just had lunch. Wondering what’s for dinner.

Procrastination is hard work. Really.

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About Audrey

I started this blog as a way to continue writing, which I love, and to share views and topics that mean a lot to me, which range from books and movies to the environment and other societal issues. Sounds like a grand plan (at least to me) but I'm finding it easier said than done. This blog is a way for me to get my voice out there and hopefully find others who feel the same or who share the same interests I do. All too often I read about news and happenings that make me feel discouraged about what's going on in the world, and I'm thankful for all the people out there who post things about everyday life that put a smile on my face or make me think a little harder about the life I'm living. This blog, for me, is a symbol that there are people out there who also feel that there's a lot to be improved and hopefully inspire thoughts and ideas that help us cope better, and make a difference in our own little part of the world. Thanks for reading!
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3 Responses to Procrastination is Hard Work

  1. I’d say I was putting off responding to this fabulous post, but in truth I stumbled upon it just now.

    The name is what drew me, as I have a daughter Audrey, but I’m guessing we share concerns about the planet and society so I expect to keep visiting. Have a grand day!

  2. I’m a fellow procrastinator who used to feel ashamed of it, but after being diagnosed with adult ADHD a few years ago and learning that people with ADHD procrastinate because their bodies intuitively know that the chemicals produced by the stress of impending work is what will eventually catapult them into action. Now I embrace my procrastination as a productivity tool :-)

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