Is Procrastination a Waste of Time?

I can't put this off one minute longer!

I have been meaning to write this hub for 3 months, 27 days, 16 hours and 10 minutes now. Ok,so discounting legitimate time spent doing paid client work, attending to my personal and family needs and watching the Super Bowl, it's probably more like 3 months, 21 days, 4 hours and 7 minutes. The point is, time has passed and the hub is still not written.

Why do I do this? Why this disconnect between intention and output? Will I ever be able not to put things off? Or am I doomed to carrying the evil procrastination monkey on my back forever?

Procrastination as Art Form

This flowchart is all over the internet. Clearly I am not alone in my affliction.
This flowchart is all over the internet. Clearly I am not alone in my affliction.

I really do want to write this hub. I believe it contains vital information for others who, like me, suffer from "chronic procrastination." According to Psychology Today that is some 20-25% of the population. You would think that that would be motivation enough. If reading my hub could save even one person from wasting a day, or even a few hours of their time, wouldn't that be important?

And yet, here I sit. Day after day. Meaning well. Producing nil. How does this happen? I decided to analyze myself (once a psych major always a psych major, I guess). I found some very interesting patterns to my behavior. I present them here with the hope that other hubbers, or others in general, might learn from my time management mistakes.

 

Little F'in Annie Don't Know Squat

Famous Quotes on Procrastination

Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task. ~William James

Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday. ~Don Marquis

 Only Robinson Crusoe had everything done by Friday. ~Author Unknown

Every duty which is bidden to wait returns with seven fresh duties at its back. ~Charles Kingsley

The sooner I fall behind, the more time I have to catch up. ~Author Unknown

If it weren't for the last minute, I wouldn't get anything done. ~Author Unknown

Anyone can do any amount of work, provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at that moment. ~Robert Benchley

There are a million ways to lose a work day, but not even a single way to get one back. ~Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister

 It is an undoubted truth, that the less one has to do, the less time one finds to do it in. ~Earl of Chesterfield

The two rules of procrastination: 1) Do it today. 2) Tomorrow will be today tomorrow. ~Author Unknown

One of the greatest labor-saving inventions of today is tomorrow. ~Vincent T. Foss

Someday is not a day of the week. ~Author Unknown

To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing. ~Eva Young

Don't fool yourself that important things can be put off till tomorrow; they can be put off forever, or not at all. ~Mignon McLaughlin,The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. ~C. Northcote Parkinson, 1958

If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it. ~Olin Miller

What may be done at any time will be done at no time. ~Scottish Proverb

There's nothing to match curling up with a good book when there's a repair job to be done around the house. ~Joe Ryan

 

I do my work at the same time each day - the last minute. ~Author Unknown

Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week. ~Spanish Proverb

Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow. ~Mark Twain

Procrastination is like masturbation. At first it feels good, but in the end you're only screwing yourself. ~Author Unknown

One of these days is none of these days. ~Attributed to both Henri Tubach and H.G. Bohn

A Day in the Life of a Procrastinatrix

I get up. I turn on my laptop. If I am smart and feeling disciplined, I go directly into Hub Pages.

But too often I make the mistake of logging into my work email. You know, just in case one of my clients wants something. Unfortunately, that email account is where I receive news of new Hub Happenings. As I scroll down the page I am faced with a plethora of Hub News.

Can it really be? New hubs by PGrundy,TKeeley,ChristophReilly,Rockinjoe,LadyGuinevere,SweetiePie,

ShirleyAnderson,SomeLikeItScott,CrisA,Goldentoad,Earnestshub,ConstantWalker,St.James,CCRiter,AJCor,DennyLyon,TrishA,SallysTrove AND MellasViews??

 I'm distracted already! So many great hubbers Where do I begin???

... and my personal favorite quote

You know you are getting old when it takes too much effort to procrastinate. ~Author Unknown

So Easily Led Astray

Back into Hub Pages. I check my HubScore. I answer any comments on my hubs. There I am, already in my own account. The logical next thing is to press the "Create New Hub" button. But somehow, I just can't make myself do it.

I promise myself, "Just a quick peek" at Hubtivity. Uh oh. Lots going on this morning (like when isn't there?). I see Lita and NYNick79 are sparring again in the Politics Forum, mediated by CountryWomen. Oh, and Dorsi's commenting on an interesting sounding hub. Definitely worth a few minutes to go see what's what. Or maybe I should invest a half hour into learning something useful from the likes of Paul Deeds or Mark Knowles? Yes, that's a good use of time. Oh wait, what's this? Misty Horizon's online! And here comes Gwendymom!Well, there goes at least an hour. Wherever they go, laughter and frivolity follow.

Oh yes. I am like a little hub sheep, following in the hubsteps of those I have come to trust and admire. And because Hubtivity refreshes constantly, there's always somewhere new to comment, some new topic to delve into, the debate du jour to spectate.

Before I realize it, another day is done.Wasted. Finit. I've frittered away any hope of getting the research finished and the capsules assembled for this hub. I make a vow. TONIGHT, instead of commenting all over the place, I'll refrain. I'll be good. I'll impose every ounce of self-restraint. I WILL get this hub published. I will, I will, I will.

Until the cycle repeats itself. Evening distractions are really no different than daytime ones.

And the next thing I know, it's an obscene hour and Hubby's calling me to bed. Relucutantly, I sign out. I have no one else but myself to blame. I think of that annoying little orphan with the red curly mop of hair singing, "Tomorrow, tomorrow, there's always tomorrow." God, I hate that kid. God, I hate that song. But who am I kidding? That song could be my theme song (except that my theme song is "Rip Her to Shreds" by Blondie). But that's a subject for another hub. Which I will or won't get around to writing ... tomorrow.

I Just Want to Bang On the Drum All Day

Procrastination Poll

Do you procrastinate?

  • Not at all
  • Only sometimes
  • Yes, and it's a problem
  • Uh, let me get back to you on that...
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Comments 58 comments

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rockinjoe 7 years ago from Standing right behind you!

Looks like a nice hub, I'll make sure I read it sometime soon.


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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

Hey MM

LOL this is, to borrow you nick, mighty fun! i too have a problem with that, so i make it a point to start on a hub on the dead hours - when most of you are offline. yes, i have actually observed the resting patterns of my favourite hubbers - my advantage over you who fall prey to the frailties of the human body! LOL

btw, thanks for the mention :D


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

The resting patterns of your favorite hubbers? Now THAT is scary!

Every so often I check the stats that tell how many of us hubbers there are. Inevitably, the number who are online now is 93. Gawd, I think I could probably name all 93. Isn't that sick?

Anyway, thanks for reading Cris. RJ, I know you're pretty busy these days tracking Christoph Reilly all over the hubworld. I do appreciate you putting my hub on your future reading list.


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Lady Guinevere 7 years ago from West Virginia

Oh how I know what you are talking about. I have to finish my grandson's baby blanket and do a top curtain for my daughter, but I get on here and see all the new posts and my comments and such and then the day just is gone and I still haven't done a thing on the blanket or the curtain. It isn't like it isn't hard or that I don't love sewing, I do, I just can't get myself to do it. I do have a deadline--February 12! I will do it the day before and be in a rsuh, just like I was when I was supposed to get the blanket done by Christmas! --oops


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wandererh 7 years ago from Singapore

You procrastinated writing a hub about procrastination for 3 months, 27 days, 16 hours and 10 minutes? Cool! I have at last found somebody worse than me. :)

Sorry, just had to say that. Just kidding actually. But then again, this is a hub about procrastination. Shouldn't you be setting a good example?

There I go again. Better stop now before this comment gets deleted. :)


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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

MM

No not so scary at all if you think of it as me taking a break - come to think of it sounds more scary, it's sick! LOL

And I must hasten to add, I find procrastinatrix as sexy - very whip and catsuit! as opposed to proscrastinaor - very arnold schwarzennegger! :D


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

LG, Somehow, it doesn't surprise me at all that you are a kindred spirit. I know you will get what you have to get done done. And that it will be beautiful!

Wandererh. You raise a good point. How would one set a good example as a procrastinator? Trust me, I'm pretty bad. It amazes me sometimes that I have any work or that clients come back. Oh yes, it isn't really just hubs that get stalled. But thanks for admitting "you're one too."

Cris. I thought you had a built-in advantage being so far away in such a very different time zone. I do notice when people start dropping off and saying "good night" when it's later there than here. Remind me never to admit when I'm heading to bed...

Procrastinatrix does have a certain ring to it, doesn't it? Conjures up a certain command. And I guess I am in control of my procrastination. Did have a whip at one point. May include that in my hub about "Rip Her to Shreds." Then again, maybe I should open a new account with a new name that doesn't include the word "Mom" lest people get the wrong (or right) idea:-).


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Lady Guinevere 7 years ago from West Virginia

MM, you don't know how bad it is. I was making a quilt for my daughter for graduation from high school, she didn't get it until her graduation from college!!


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cindyschulson 7 years ago from San Diego, CA

MM- hupbages is addictive and I too finally wrote a hub I've been putting off for a while now. Sometimes it's more fun to read and comment than to write. But write it you did, even if you were a little late. So thank you. And for everyone reading this and knowing they have something that needs to get done, get to it...eventually.


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goldentoad 7 years ago from Free and running....

This is the high road ;) And remember you don't procrastinate, you marinate.


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wandererh 7 years ago from Singapore

MM, I think you may be distracted by routine tasks like checking email, reading hubs, and answering comments. Ever tried starting the day with your most important task, and finishing it, before moving on to other more routine tasks? Might help.


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

LG -- Ok, you win the prize. Although it would have been an even bigger coup had you missed her college gradution and saved the quilt till she had her first baby!

Cindy -- I'm glad/relieved to know others do the same thing I do. And I like your attitude -- know you have something to get done. Get to it ... eventually!

GT -- You take the high road. I'll take the low road. I don't think I'll be in Scotland or anywhere else a'fore ya. Marinate, you say? Must explain how I get myself into a time pickle every time!


Rainbow Brite 7 years ago

HAHAHA marinate! That's great goldentoad! Yeah I'm quite possibly one of the world's biggest procrastinators....I have loads of things I'd like to do (and stacks of hubs I'd like to write) but .... somehow....it just never gets done! Maybe it's all the time I spend in Yahoo chat....or trolling the hubpages forum....or checking my email for the ten thousandth time....but whatever it is, it really needs to stop....tomorrow! It doesnt even make sense, because let's face it, I get online late at night (around 9 or 10) and I get off around 9 or 10 am....so I have a lot of hours in there that are dead hours for those in my timezone...but I still sit in an empty chatroom talking to robots instead of doing the productive, rewarding things I ought to. Well, in the words of somebody very famous...."Procrastinators of the world unite! ...Tomorrow!" (And just for the record, I'm in love with "Procrastinatrix" - how very BDSM of you!)


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agvulpes 7 years ago from Australia

G'day MM, this hub is a low blow to all us Procrastinators in the real world. On the other hand it could be motivating, but then again it might just be the thing I need to write another Hub. I'll think about that later! I think anything with ....trix on the end sounds sort of sexy although it is a dish washing liquid over here.

Nice Hub,  almost a Sienfeld Hub?


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mistyhorizon2003 7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Hey, great Hub MM ,and thanks for the lovely compliment that you look out for me being online. We certainly all have a good laugh together when the 'usual suspects' go hubjacking :)


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Wandererh -- Indeed, I do try that technique. It is a major struggle for me. But every once in awhile I manage to get done what needs to be done. Left to my own devices, however, I'd marinate forever:-).

RainbowBrite -- 'xactly. So many ways to waste time, so little time. Luckily I have not (yet) developed the chat habit. Or I'd be a goner for sure. And yes, I think my procrastination does have BDSM over/undertones!

Ag! So good to see you! It's been awhile. Now I have another mate to play with and keep me from the other writing I'm supposed to be doing and was supposed to have been doing when I wrote this hub, even! Seinfeld? I think perhaps it is Seinfeld-esque. Making something out of nothing!


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agvulpes 7 years ago from Australia

Ok whose playground we gonna play in today, aw I donno do you think we should?

I should would like to see you marinated, what flavour do you fancy??. How about chocolate?


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Hey there Mistygal! Great to see you! Of course I also look to see when you've published a new hub. But most of the time by the time I get over there there's already a long thread of comments and there's even a tangent or several going:-). But yeah. It sure is fun to have such fun-loving hubcrawlers here.

Ag -- You know we're always up for it! The key to a good hubjacking (as I understand it) is to find some unsuspecting hubber and take over their hub. They get the benefit of the traffic. But probably wake up the next day and say to themselves, "What the hell happened here? Who ARE these wackos?"


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JamaGenee 7 years ago from Central Oklahoma

One of my daughters may be a procrastinatrix, beings she's the one who started the (now) family tradition for gift-giving: "You get it if and when I ever get around to sending it".  The usual panic to mail Christmas presents *before* Christmas?  She's stress-free on that one, so when asked 'What'd you get for Christmas?', I can answer with a certain air of glee and excitement: "Won't know until March, April or maybe May!".  Birthday presents arrive 3 or 4 months after The Day - maybe.  Oddly, her siblings and I adopted this relaxed attitude quite easily.  Thanksgiving cards *might* get sent around Valentine's.  Some years, manila envelopes arrive with *all* of a year's worth of cards inside, meaning the sender either cleaned out her purse while standing in line at the post office OR she's trying to overcome procrastination. Fat chance.  Maybe this'd be a good time to write that hub I've been meaning to do on Halloween - or not.  lol!


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LondonGirl 7 years ago from London

never put off until tomorrow, what you can do the day after.


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St.James 7 years ago from Lurking Around Florida

Think I'll comment tomorrow


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis

Dang. This was an exact description of my day today! Nice to know I'm not alone. I love this quote: Only Robinson Crusoe had everything done by Friday. We all need a Friday. I have one more quote, from me, though you've probably heard it said a million times: I work best under pressure. That means I put it off until I'm pressured to get it done on time.

Insightful!


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

JamaGenee -- I think that would make me crazy getting cards/gifts so late. But it seems like your family has adapted well. I was kinda hoping it would teach your daughter a lesson. Apparently not.

LG -- I think you must be joking. You strike me as a very together and on=time kinda woman!

StJames -- Take your time. I'll check back tomorrow for your comment and also your 328, 329, 330 and 331st hubs!

Christoph -- No wonder everyone loves Friday! Seems we have a similar philosophy of "done on time" and how to get there.


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LondonGirl 7 years ago from London

"LG -- I think you must be joking. You strike me as a very together and on=time kinda woman!"

Amazing how deceptive appearances can be...


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SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA

I procrastinate about many things, like the Big Love hub I was writing today. I kept writing on that thing since last night, but then I finally decided to break it up because it was getting huge. Lately I am been procrastinating about doing my dishes. I rationalize and say I should only run it when there are enough dishes to fill the washer with, but that is sort of lazy really. I should have them all put away like I did in the good old days, but for some reason I just do not care anymore.


Rainbow Brite 7 years ago

HAHA! I managed to NOT procrastinate on something...I just wrote a brand new hub immediately after being given the idea....thanks to you for calling me out on my procrastination and to Kimback08 for giving me the idea!


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Elena. 7 years ago from Madrid

Great fun!  I'll leave a comment later! :-P

Tha quote on procastination being like masturbation, that's just too good! :-)


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countrywomen 7 years ago from Washington, USA

MM- Thanks for making me a "mediator"(Shhh don't tell nickny that I am partial towards Lita)...hehe. But seriously either somebody must be joking or somebody is insanely disciplined to answer the poll "not at all" (glad I am in the company of like minded folks as they say "misery loves company" and in this case glad to be in the procrastinators club)..LOL


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Zsuzsy Bee 7 years ago from Ontario/Canada

When I get around to it I will fight you for the world title of Queen of procrastination. I know I have some proof I can do it better than most I just need to find my write ups maybe tomorrow.

Great hub Mighty Mom

regards Zsuzsy


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Hello all my fellow procrastinators. You know who you are! Glad to see that this hub has inspired some new ones (RainbowBrite). CW -- Of course I know whose side you are on. You are diplomatic, but not without your own point of view! That's why we love you so!! LG -- Looks can be deceiving. I've been told the same thing. Me? Together? Working on it:-) SP -- Just the dishes? You should spend a week at my house. Dishes in the sink/clean dishes yet to unload from the dishwasher. Laundry in the dryer/unfolded laundry on the bed... Elena -- I was waiting for someone to comment on that quote. LOL!

And especially for you, my friend ZsuzsyBee -- A Round Tuit!


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SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA

My mom is so into always doing the dishes, so I feel embarassed when I have mine in the sink. Same with my younger sister, she will stay up late after working and helping her kids with their homework just to clean her kitchen. Please do not tell them, but I think cleaning is kind of boring and I only do it because I have too :). If I had kids I can imagine my house would be a war zone, and only stays some what neat because I am in the kitchen, living room, and computer most :).


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

SweetiePie, I so agree with you on cleaning. There is a show (or was) called something like "How clean is your house?" I could not even allow myself to watch it. I've accepted certain things about myself (finally). I will never be compulsive about cleaning. Sounds like we are similar in that regard. I wonder if the procrastination/messiness is related to creativity? I sure hope so, otherwise I am just a lazy, dirty slug:-).

When you finish with your hub series on Big Love, maybe you could write one about why you hate cleaning! I bet you'd find a lot of us who not only don't mop the kitchen floor every night after dinner (my ex-sister-in-law did), but are lucky if we even get the dishes into the sink!


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LondonGirl 7 years ago from London

DO people really wash their kitchen floors every evening? Blimey.


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Do people really wash their kitchen floors? I just let the felines lap up any scraps and lick it clean. Kidding, of course, but it's a fun idea. I do hope SweetiePie (or how about YOU) write a hub on the connection between clutter and creativity. LOL


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agvulpes 7 years ago from Australia

G'day MM Hmmmm trying to picture you as a lazy, dirty slug........ Nah!

Well you did it, you got me off sitting on my hands went to the keyboard finally got a roundtuit and published a Hub. Thanks for making me feel guilty. So would you like some dishes washed in payment. LOL


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LondonGirl 7 years ago from London

I wash my kitchen floor several times a year - whether it needs it or not!


Rainbow Brite 7 years ago

IDK about creativity being related to procrastination but I DO know that messiness is directly related to genius...so just use my excuse...It's not "messy" it's the creative genius force in progress! Or the latest in "floor costumes" ... they're all the rage, don't you know?


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Hey Ag! Yes, I saw that you had published a new hub but when I went to try to find it I got ... sidetracked. I will find it, tho. And will comment. Congrats, you sly fox you:-)!

LG and RB -- This is why I am reticent to get into Skype, which one of my writer friends raves about.. I do NOT want people seeing my environment (or me, for that matter) while I am talking to them! Let them imagine my pristine household a la Martha Stewart (yea, Martha on meth. Hehe). I do like the idea of "floor costumes" and would immediately expand it to include "furniture costumes" "desk costumes" and "bed costumes." With that creative genius force at work, anything can be rationalized!


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HoopSkirtMan 7 years ago

It is fun to sometimes mop the floor with pineapples :). No just kidding, because that would be awfully sticky, but smell much better than swiffers.


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Zsuzsy Bee 7 years ago from Ontario/Canada

Remember People... Housework is only noticed when its NOT done... and thanks for my roundtoit MM I'll add it to the one magneted to the fridge. I love those things

zs


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LondonGirl 7 years ago from London

Good point! Not much about housework gets appreciation or gratitude.


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trish1048 7 years ago

Hi MM!  LOL this was so funny!  I love this quote: If it weren't for the last minute, I wouldn't get anything done. ~Author Unknown.

Also funny, back in high school in art class, I made a sign in lovely script that said 'today is the tomorrow we worried about yesterday'.  After reading this which sparked this memory, that saying must have been a sign that I completely missed!  A harbinger of what I've become today, a procrastinator!  Yikes!

I especially love that you called yourself a hub sheep.  I love it!  That's what I am, for sure!  I can so relate to all of this, as I am guilty of it too.  You really don't want to know what my house looks like.  Any time soon I'm expecting snail mail from my kids asking me 'have you seen Mom anywhere?'  I keep telling them, hey, it could be worse, at least at 10pm you know where I am.  I now suffer from hubberitis, but the good news is, it doesn't hurt!  Physically, that is :)

Great hub, great read and a great laugh to start my day.  Thanks!


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Sally's Trove 7 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

Amen, sister. I'm in the "let me get back to you on that" crowd. Definitely. Love the round TUIT. I think it made its debut in the early-70s, and my ex, a pun-full person. loved wearing this button to work. Of course, while he was punning, he was also confessing. Thanks for the show of trust, and backatcha!


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40 Something 7 years ago from Southern Ohio

Love this, that flowchart is hilarious!


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Dolores Monet 7 years ago from East Coast, United States

MightyMom, only you could make procrastination sound like so much fun. Wait, having fun is not procrastination, it's good for you. And reading all the fabulous hubs of so many great hubbers you've mentioned is certainly good for you!


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Hi Dolores, Thanks! I hadn't revisited this hub in quite awhile. Glad you enjoyed it, and I hope you didn't waste too much time:-). Cheers. MM


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wmd 7 years ago from South Jersey

I think you and I were seperated at birth. I have so many things that I want to write and projects I want to do, but I never get around to doing them.

I even plan it all out in my head and proritize the things I have to do, but I always end up on facebook and interent forums.

If I did not procrastinate so much in my life, I could probably be a full time writer right now instead of that being my goal.


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Hi WMD. If it makes you feel any better, I believe Facebook and internet forums are important "research" sources -- one can get inspiration from them. One can get ideas for topics. Then again, they are pretty darned easy to lose track of one's time on...

I also believe that there is something inherent in the creative process (e.g., writing) that demands a certain amount of procrastination. Unless I build the right amount of discomfort/guilt/anxiety up, I just can't sit down and write. I suspect others are like that, also.

Glad to know someone else suffers from the same "malady" tho! MM


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Rochelle Frank 7 years ago from California Gold Country

Good one!-- Ooops, Am I late in finding this? i guess it's normal.


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Touche, Rochelle!


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jayb23 7 years ago from India

LOL..good hub Mighty mom. I found you late..oops...better late than never. I liked the quotes on Procastination specially this "Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday" Cheers


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Hi Jay -- Well, you were busy writing a lovely series about Maya and Rahul:-). Good to connect with you also. I thank our good buddy Christoph Reilly for bringing us together! And as you say, "better late than never." Cheers, MM


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HollywoodRasta 6 years ago from Hollywood

Great content!


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paradigmsearch 6 years ago from USA

I thoroughly enjoyed your article. I am now a follower.

Here is another quote (humor/satire): Always put off the really important stuff until the very last possible moment. That way you will have lots of options if anything goes wrong. -paradigmsearch


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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Ha ha paradigmsearch. I've been using that quote quite unconsciously for years! Good stuff! Thanks for visiting, my new Hub friend! MM


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MobyWho 6 years ago from Burlington VT

Ha! Filled out Hub profile about four hours ago...and how did I answer "what is your motto?" - "Tomorrow." But my middle initial is "P" (for real).


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.josh. 5 years ago

Absolutely love this hub, Mighty Mom - too funny. I won't go so far as to say this will cure me from my procrastination, but it'll at least allow me to see a little more humor in it.


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Mighty Mom 5 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Hey Josh. Sorry to say it will likely not cure you of your procrastination. I wrote this early on in my HP career. Been there 3 years. If anything, my put-off-till-tomorrow habit has deepened and worsened over time!

Good to sometimes revisit what we've written in the past, tho. Or maybe learn to take our own advice! Ha ha.

Anyway, glad you enjoyed it!! Cheers, MM

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