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.