PROCRASTINATION, It isn't always Bad.

What's the big hurry?

No need to rush
No need to rush
Tick.......tock........tick.......tock....zzzzzzzzzzzz
Tick.......tock........tick.......tock....zzzzzzzzzzzz

As I sit down to write......

When I feel the spark of inspiration to write, I don't always have a topic nor even as much as an idea in mind. I can sit staring at my screen and keyboard, kick back, take a few deep breaths and even glance around the room for close to an hour.

I've recently come to the realization that this is perhaps some kind of ritual my body goes through to snap my mind into firing up on all cylinders. Prior to this thought, I blamed it on my tendency to procrastinate. I rarely if ever, jump into things instantly or impulsively. Well OK, except for those half dozen disastrous relationships. Hey, I was young.

When I first began writing for a local magazine, I knew I could easily create an article on the habit of Procrastinating since I'm an expert. That was years ago and truthfully....I never got around to it. So, when I signed up to free-lance online at a website called, HubPages, I was all set to go for it....the Procrastination thing....con mucho gusto.

Instead, I was sidetracked somehow, so I wrote three hubs that have absolutely nothing to do with procrastination.

I do know a thing or two about bad habits. Not all bad habits nor just any generic bad habits, of course, but my own carefully nurtured habit of procrastinating. By the way, let me make something perfectly clear. It so happens, I don't believe that putting things off until a later time, is so terribly unforgivable. In fact, I don't recall a single incident where this attitude has caused me irreparable damage.

Sure, I know. Save your breath. You are not familiar with bad habits. Bravo. I'm impressed. I'm positive you're very organized, complete with your little to-do list and strictly followed schedule. This is commendable.

Finally, this is it. You're reading my article on the habit of Procrastination. There's a lot to be said about the excitement of reaching a goal, no matter how long it takes you to actually get there.

You may be interested to know that the first article I published on this site is a romantic story of triumph over tragedy. My second attempt is a mini-Historical presentation of Famed Female Trailblazers who are honored in the Women's Hall of Fame, at Seneca Falls, New York.The next article I published is a synopsis of the Jaycee Dugard Story, an amazing young Heroine, who has just recently found her own book on the Best Seller's List. Her fabulous true tale is one of incredible strength and tenacity through the most egregious of tragedies.

On to my Topic:

Since we don't know one another, you're gonna have to trust me on this. When I tell you I KNOW about Procrastination....I mean I have experience, knowledge and letters of reference. I freely confess. I have nothing to hide nor fear. I am here to tell you that this habit is simply not as bad as you may have thought and certainly does not deserve it's unpleasant reputation.

The official definition in my New World Dictionary, Second College Edition, reads: Procrastinate:.......belonging to the morrow.....put off doing something to a future time; especially to postpone habitually.

So my friend, we see it is a habit, but nothing is written to suggest that to "procrastinate" is a BAD habit. This is simply rumor.....a nasty label connected to perfectly normal behavior, fabricated by impatient, demanding individuals. You know, those anal people who want everything yesterday? I hate them. People like this serve no purpose in society....in my humble opinion.

There are benefits to procrastination......plenty of positive side effects. This is true, especially if we use the definition in it's literal terms. Remember the last time you were really mad at someone? You were angry enough to wish them horrible nightmares. All you wanted to do, was hunt him/her down and give that jerk a good piece of your mind. But just then you heard the voice of reason, reminding you to hold your temper, hold your tongue, until you've had a good night's sleep......."All looks better in the morning"....we've all heard that one.

That is literally, "postponing," albeit, for the purpose of civility. Procrastinating in this case, prevented you from releasing pent up frustration and anger, causing yourself possible embarrassment and/or being charged with harassment.....and an ultimate overnight stay in County lock-up. Good move.

I guess what it comes down to for me and all of you like me (even those in denial)...is that I just don't understand what the big rush is all about. If you're not an ambulance driver, why speed? If someone is not chasing you with a knife, why run? For that matter, unless you know for absolute certainty, today is your last day on earth, why attempt to cram every single thing you can think of into 24 hours?

Yes, people may get very frustrated with you and complain about your terrible habit of continually putting things off until later You might miss a few appointments or lose a couple of random opportunities. Your car will always look like the inside of the dumpster behind McDonald's and you'll get a few calls from Debt Recovery & Associates. Big deal.

I say, "Smell the morning coffee".....even if it's noon.....and for cryin out loud, definitely smell the roses before they wilt and die. I promise, you'll live longer

I once shopped for a new car for a period of 13 months. I know what you're thinking, but in the meantime, I got to use my husband's car. There was so much for me to think about and research. Every time I thought I might be ready to buy that car, it seemed I just got detained or sidetracked somehow and in that extra time, I'd conjure reason to doubt my decision and wind up back at square one.

You might find this to be an annoying way to go about anything. Ah Ha! Ye of short-sightedness. Have I got a happy ending for you....well, more like a happy ending for me. One afternoon I get a call from my son who tells me that he and his wife are looking at buying a new car and he thinks I should buy my daughter-in-law's car from them.

A deal fell right into my lap. The car was in excellent condition, inside and out. I couldn't beat the price and at the same time, I was helping my son by taking it off their hands right then and there. I merely point out, my friend, there are situations that, when putting things off for what may seem like a ridiculous length of time, turns out to be very beneficial and productive.

This type of scenario has played out for this Procrastinator more often than not. I wouldn't make this up. It's really important to me to help more people understand that we're not the scatterbrained and disorganized individuals you may have always thought.

We have our saving graces. I ask that you think twice before ripping in to the next person you wish would get their damned act together and get things done. Lighten up, please. Things do get done eventually. We are not all Type A people, you know. We deserve love too.

I want you to know that I plan on writing a follow-up article soon, entitled "What I'd Rather Do, than What I Should Do." You'll be impressed, maybe even amazed at what I know about that. Keep your eyes peeled but do not hold your breath. I'm just sayin.........

Fellow Procrastinators....

As for those individuals who like to berate you for not jumping & acting according to schedule.....who nag you to finish what you started.......Just smile and remind them that perfection takes time......and you're working on it.

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fpherj48 13 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Hey Greensleeves.....Once in a while, quite by chance, I do things in a timely manner. It even shocks ME!

You claim your reason is being indecisive. I think I just like to argue back & forth with my alter-ego.......Scary, eh?


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Greensleeves Hubs 13 months ago from Essex, UK

Good funny hub Paula, and I'm glad I finally got round to reading it. And hey - I'm writing this on the same day that I read it! And I'm so glad that in this article you managed to get round to telling us about procrastination after telling us about the first three articles you wrote which had nothing to do with procrastination! :)

Seriously (sort of), I suffer from procrastination, perhaps best exemplified by an example similar to your example of car buying failure. Whenever I think about buying a new camera or a new computer or some other stuff like that, I'm so scared about buying the wrong one that I'll research and review and look around and hesitate and dither, and ..... such is the pace of technological progress these days that by the time I've made up my mind (about 3 years after I've thought about it and 6 months after I've actually started looking), a new, improved range of models has come out, and so I have to start over again!

But the upside of that is that by the time I do finally get round to buying a new model it is so far in advance of my old, out-dated model that I'm bound to be happy with it!

Procrastination for me is about being indecisive, making sure I'm doing the right thing, and building the motivation to actually do it. All of which, as you say, has its good side if not taken to extremes.

And finally, one of many reasons I write on HubPages is actually because this site is great for procrastinating would-be writers like me. The reason? NO PUBLISHING DEADLINES TO MEET!!

If you get round to reading this - best wishes, Alun. :)


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fpherj48 20 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Guess what? I HOPE so too! You're BD is around the corner.....but your age is not in the FAR corner! LOL It's lonely over here..:)


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Sunshine625 20 months ago from Orlando, FL

Hey! Happy Birthday! I hope this is your best year yet! :)


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fpherj48 20 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

There are those who strongly disagree, peachpurple.....I have friends who say I drive them crazy because they're always on top of everything & don't understand why I wait until the last minute.......My response (after I'm done laughing) is that I work best under pressure!! LOL


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peachpurple 20 months ago from Home Sweet Home

i agree, I do not procrastinate and that is the real big problem, always getting into trouble. I should procrastinate sometimes


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

I LOVE your attitude! Maybe I'll write more in a few days. Peace, Paula


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

Smiling the first half of a smile, the other half comes later. ; - )

If the job or task is a new one, procrastination allows for pondering the best approach until the deadline forces its implementation.

I've told the story before, but it's true. When there was (perhaps still is) a new task to be done at the Kittery-Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, it would be given to the laziest man of those qualified to do it. Observing how he did it showed the most efficient way to accomplish the task. : - )


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

poetryman

I hope I'm not leading proactive and organized people astray! LOL

Perspy......Take you time, buddy. No one understand better than I do!!


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

I put off finishing this one, but I came back for another two paragraphs. I'll get back to the rest sometime.


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poetryman6969 2 years ago

interesting take on the subject


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Sunshine625 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

I've been searching for one that will work for food, so far it's a no go.


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Such a sad truth.....:( I need a personal assistant


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Sunshine625 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

For real??? I was joking...I'm ready to procrastinate this weekend BUT that'll just triple my to-do list for Monday...because if Effer and Sunshine don't get it done, it ain't never gonna get done :)


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Right you are Partner.....no goofing off. This is serious business!


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Sunshine625 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

Happy Weekend, Effer! No procrastination for us...we are women on a mission to get sh*t done! :))


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Randy Godwin 2 years ago from Southern Georgia

Me too, Paula! Can't have too many friends, ya know. :)


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Very sharp-witted you are, Randy! You had me laughing even as tired as I am.....You know, even if there could be such a thing as amateur-crastinator......I'd still be a PRO at that!......Thanks for stopping by. Today was a good day. I made a new friend. Peace, Paula


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Randy Godwin 2 years ago from Southern Georgia

I was going to comment on this hub years ago Paula, but I put it off for awhile as you see. :P

I agree with you though, putting things off is not necessarily a bad thing. I wonder, is there such a thing as an amateur-crastinator? :)


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

February 13, 2014....Here I am.....2 years later, recycling this hub. I do have a purpose for doing this.

A public Confession. I've decided maybe this will help to shame me into changing.............but I doubt it.

I have yet to complete, not one, but TWO home projects started when I wrote this hub 2 yrs. ago. I know. I'm bad.

I've added a POLL........Humor me please.


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

ElSeductor....LOL!!! Good one! A man after my own heart. Hey, don't worry. TAKE YOUR TIME!! roflmao!!!


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ElSeductor 3 years ago

I'll come back and write a comment in a little while. ;)

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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Wayne...Obviously, you won't get any argument from me. Yes, we do miss a lot when we rush into things. Based on this, I can honestly claim that I have NOT MISSED A THING.

My hubby, Complete Opposite....surprisingly adjusted well, however, he will admit that how my mind works, scares the hell out of him..ROFLMAO!!


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Wayne Brown 3 years ago from Texas

Paula, I find the value procrastination comes with age. If one hurries into things...something gets missed and things always change. I find it easier to wait than to adapt thus I always pause and smell the roses. Good write!~WB


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Pearldiver 3 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

Interesting work... how about not taking so long next time? I found that procrastination is far more acceptable when others become as 'time flexible' as me! thanks for sharing... take care .. PD


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

barbergirl.........You are right. Sometimes it is not GOOD to keep putting things off.......and I know this. Unfortunately, my instinct to procrastinate must superceed reasoning...because I continue to do it. Maybe I have not suffered a harsh enough lesson yet!!


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

Earn your Master of Procrastination Degree (my definition) "Put off the putting off, until tomorrow."


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca

I am a big fan of procastiontion... I do it all the time. Sometimes it is a good form but other times it isn't really good. Although who am I to judge... so what if I put off doing dishes until tomorrow! ;)


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Thanks for stopping by......I appreciate your input and you are correct on both counts....."indecision" and "fear of the unknown." There are many reasons.....I must have them all.


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vnsatakopan 4 years ago from Chennai, India

Written in a humorous way. I like it. You are true in a way when you say that what is the hurry when there is no need for it. On the other hand, some people procrastinate because of indecision and also because of the fear of the unknown.


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

weestro....Thanks a bunch.......I apprecite your input!!

Perspy.......I totally understand.

Debby......How sweet of you to help me with more "excuses"...I like you, Debby. Truth is.......I just put things off. Period. Apparently, I have issues. Oh well.


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago

Hi Paula ~ Looks like this one still going strong after 11 months. Do you feel procrastination occurs only when we really don't want to do something? It's too much of a hurdle at the time we face the project, problem or objective? The easier, much more comfortable items on the list come first; that means there's no time left to complete that "other" item way down on the list. Enjoyed reading. Blessings, Debby


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

I was set to comment....but I will have to finish this tomorrow.


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weestro 4 years ago from Virginia

Love this hub fpherj48, great writing! Voted up, useful, and funny!


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Camille....You chose one of my oldest hubs to read, but I'm glad you thought it funny and could relate, as well!

I have not always been a procrastinator. Believe it or not, most of my life I was the total opposite.

Then, one day I had a revelation, changed my attitude and adopted this "unpopular" behavior.

I won't apologize! LOL....So glad to meet a fellow-turtle!


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Camille Harris 4 years ago from SF Bay Area

Voted "funny"! I am a procrastinator and always have been. As I'm sure many of our kind can attest, "under the gun" is where I thrive. I can't deny my slight addiction to the feeling of panic and subsequent relief I get when I complete something in the nick of time. I'll get around to working on not being a procrastinator anymore...mmhmmm...someday!


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Perspy...You always have such wise things to say. You have great advice. Thanks for gracing my site!

Pamela....

I get so upset with Writer's Block. It's a strange thing, don't you think? I seriously wonder why it happens??


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

That's our Tillie...Who can argue with a woman who explains things with lovely and profound "quotes?" Now you've put that song in my head and it will play all day.....I haven't been wished "Happy Birthday" this many times since I was 3 years old!!

East Texas Girl....

Are you a Mormon? Because I swear you and I are married to the same guy! "Interesting" barely covers life around here!! lol...Thanks for visiting!!


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East Texas Girl 4 years ago from East Texas

Great Hub. I am a major procrastinator and I am married to the complete opposite. Life is so interesting at times around my house.


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

"For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven" and I'm sure that includes procrastination. I am a divided procrastinator; I divide things into those I would procrastinate and those I would not! Following in SS's footsteps I would not procrastinate on a Bday wish, so, you guessed it, Happy Bday. Voted this hub up and funny as always.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

For Pamela N Red: How quickly that "writer's block" will disappear, if each time it raises its head you start to do the housework and chores! They will drive you right back into the writer's chair with fresh ideas you never knew you had!


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Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma

I have that problem with housework and chores I don't want to do. Writing hasn't been too much of an issue for me. If anything I occasionally have writer's block which is just as bad.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

My to-do list is quite long yet I'm procrastinating since I'm celebrating a birthday. I wonder who is having a birthday today? Me? Nope. You? Yep.


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

that's funny!.....Where have you been? They stopped making soap with lye, long ago. Just take the praise and love it, my friendd.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

I would take you seriously, but then I recall someone telling me that "soft soap is 90% lye." I know you will have a great day. I would expect nothing less of you.


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Hi again, Perspy.....looks like HubPages won the "prize," when they got you!! Peace!


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

Don't sleep. That's just another form of procrastination! I've said my piece on procrastinators, but you won the prize by commenting on it after I did!


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

vocalcoach.....Great!! How close would you like to be? You can travel with Nell Rose.....she's coming in Spring to do my Spring Cleaning! There's TWO beds in my guest room. You and I can hang-out and have fun while Nell slaves away. You don't think she'll mind do you??


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Ohhhhhhh you are my kind of girl! You are blessed with the greatest of all gifts. A sense of humor! I'm sticking close to you!!!


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

THank you so much Oh Ye of "keen judgement and understanding"...I appreciate your visit and your comment. Also, you sent me FAN mail!! "Eat your heart out, Jennifer Lopez!!" May I call you "Perspy?" Thanks! Welcome to our Magical Community. 123 hubs in 3 months?? Do you never sleep, Perspy??


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

If the latest Comment was six weeks ago, and the first was about that many months ago, it would appear that some people procrastinated reading and/or commenting on this great Hub. I'll save the rest of my comments for much later.


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fpherj48 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Martie...thanks so much...I'm glad I could make you smile. My sense of humor is my greatest asset....because it is what has kept me on this earth...both feet on the ground....OUT of the trouble I get myself into...and able to pass on my family's legacies...I come from a long line of Serotonin-Pushers.


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MartieCoetser 5 years ago from South Africa

fpherj48 – I LOVE your sense of humor. This hub is absolutely delighting. I’m going to smile for the rest of the day.

I was never a procrastinator – for me everything had to happen now. But somehow I became a procrastinator of less important stuff... and often even of important stuff. To my surprise I have not yet lost an arm or a leg.

I’ve learnt that things that go wrong by itself can come right by itself. Things work out. All I have to do is go with the stream and do the essential. The rest will get their turn to be the essential.

Thanks for all the smiles... I love your style!


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fpherj48 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Frank you have made my day!! (Maybe my whole week, if I don't run into another positive person soon!!!) lol


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Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

This Hub fits me to the tee... I enjoy reading some of your hubs.. they mean something and you can take away something positive.. even in the negative.. make sense? LOL up and awesome my friend :)


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fpherj48 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

I WILL ALWAYS DEFEND AND PROTECT MY FELLOW-PROCRASTINATORS!!! You did your homework on the bus, Gypsy Willow, because you're a damned GENIUS, who could have done it 5 minutes before the first bell anyway!! (Ha ha, so there, you studious bunch of NERDS!!) If you insist on reviewing your ways....think about it for a few years first, will ya? Don't make the rest of us look bad!


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Gypsy Willow 5 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

A lifelong confirmed procrastinator, I always did my homework on the school bus. Your funny hub may cause me to review my ways. It's never too late!


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fpherj48 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Way to go, rjsadowski!! Thanks for stopping by....instead of doing what you thought you might have done, had your day started earlier or it hadn't rained last night..and you wasted your time jotting down the appnts. for the week, that you'll probably cancel because you have nothing to wear, since everything is in the laundry...................


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rjsadowski 5 years ago

I always plan to procrastinate, but I keep putting it off.


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fpherj48 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Emma.....Did you know that the Procrastination habit is a sure symptom of G E N I U S????

I actually don't know this, but I believe you and & I should start a rumor......What do you say?


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Ddraigcoch 5 years ago from UK

My name is Emma, and I am a procrastinator. There, it is done, I said it out loud!I was going to write this comment earlier, but you know how it is...

Fabulous hub, I thoroughly enjoyed reading. I have at least 5 hubs plus, that have been started and not finished because I am fabulous at starting things and having new ideas, then I just can not complete them.


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fpherj48 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Jaykatt....Well...you see, the nice part about this is...Procrastinators have a knack for "acting in spurts," or in cases of duress. I guarantee you, when there is not a single dish or cup left in the cupboards, we become SuperHeros, dashing in to save the day. I can transform an ENTIRE kitchen, in 30 minutes flat! lol


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jaykatt 5 years ago from Covina, California

I'm torn! I so much want my spouse to read this, but if we BOTH become comfortable with procratination, whose going to wash the dishes?


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JayeWisdom 5 years ago from Deep South, USA

fpherj48....Thank you so much for your kind words. Glad to have you as a fan. I'm yours, also! I hope you will write a lot more hubs for me to read, enjoy and potentially learn from as well. Jaye


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fpherj48 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

robsims....Yes, the youthful appearance can be deceiving. It's just another one of those benefits to not stressing over unfinished projects, unanswered mail, and who needs what, how and when. Thank you


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robsims 5 years ago

You look so young in your picture, yet you write suprisingly well. Make it 9 followers.


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fpherj48 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

JWisdom.....Just read your profile which took my breath away. YOU are amazing. Count me as FAN!


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fpherj48 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

JW....Thank you so much for stopping by with your comments. There's a long and complex story behind my bad habit (that I've only had for the past 10 years, btw) Prior to a decade ago.....I was the complete OPPOSITE to the Nth. degree for 50+ years. I need not elaborate, I'm sure. As for "breathing down my neck"....Alas...no heavy breathing of any sort, I swear! LOVE your writing!


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JayeWisdom 5 years ago from Deep South, USA

Humorous hub, and I enjoy anything that makes me laugh. You've shown the positive side of putting things off.

If habitual procrastination really doesn't bother or stress you (only your friends), and there's no one breathing down your neck to ensure you get something done by a deadline, it's no problem.

However, most of us do suffer tension if we procrastinate, so we can't relax and enjoy it! When I put off tackling a task, there is a little voice inside my head quietly saying, "You need to do this...you need to do this...you need to do this....", ad nauseum. It won't shut up until I finally DO THIS.

Jaye


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fpherj48 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

As usual, you bring me up, girl. Thanks. STAY just the way you are, except for the STRESS thing! I am in the "Anti-Stress," business. There's a whole lot behind that. One day, we'll talk. There IS a Happy Medium..."Madam Mystic,"...but she talks to dead people...stay clear!


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

This hub makes me WISH I was a procrastinator! I am anti-procrastination! It might be time for me to "sleep on things once in a while" but than again I would stress out over the things that need to be done or I want done. Ugggh. There has to be a happy medium..... anyone know of one? If so ... feel free to share!

Love the humor. You are a witty woman :-))

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