I am an Expert Procrastinator
I'm an Expert Procrastinator. There are some things I enjoy and some things i'd rather never do. That's not to say I won't do the things I don't like to do. Truthfully, I work best under pressure. If I have a deadline to meet, I will do my best to meet it. But I cant seem to do it without the deadline. For instance, I've been thinking about the latest Squidoo Quest - What are you an expert at? The Quest came out on May 21st and is due June 4th at midnight. I have just a little over 24 hours to finish this quest. I couldn't start it before now, but i know I'll get it done.
I love my alarm clock but ...
I need to be at work by 9 but I don't want to get out of bed. I should be out of bed by 7:00, but I keep putting it off. But when I do get out of bed, I rush so that I get to work on time. Feed the dogs, clean the bird's cage, take a shower, get dressed, and out the door by 8:00. Then I need to find the car and drive to work. It usually takes me 20 minutes, but that's without traffic. If there's traffic I'm late and I never leave myself enough time. Thankfully, I'm not on the clock.
This is not my area of expertise. I can't always think of something to make and I'm not the best cook. If I didn't have to feed my family I would be going out to dinner, getting take out or eating sandwiches for dinner every night. I search through the refrigerator and freezer to see what's there. If there are leftovers or something I can throw together, we're in luck. Otherwise, I ask everyone where they want to go for dinner or rush out to get carry out. I try to shop on the weekend to make sure there is food in the house, but by the end of the week I'm sometimes stuck.
Where's My Socks?
In the laundry room, of course
My kids have to go into the laundry room almost every day to get their clothes. After washing, drying and folding everyone's clothes, I'd rather just leave it on the table than put the clothes away where they belong. Throwing clothes into the washing machine and dryer isn't as much of a problem. Sometimes the clothes stay there too long because I have forgotten about them. We do have bins in the laundry room with everyone's name on them. That's makes it one step closer to getting clothes to everyone's room. The clothes usually make it to the bins, but not always to everyone's drawers and closets.
So What Am I Doing Instead of What I SHOULD Be Doing?
Reading of course!!!
As you can see by many of my lenses, I have a few favorite hobbies. Reading is one of them. There's nothing better than reading a good book, story, or magazine. I work hard. I'm a good mom. I spend quality time with my family. I have someone help clean the house. My kids get the opportunity to help with chores.
I prefer to wake up in the morning and read for a while. It can be a book, an article on the Internet, or Facebook. When I get home from work, I like to read before dinner. And if the clothes are clean, everyone in the household is given the privilege of putting their clothes away.
Books on Procrastinating
There is one way to solve my procrastinating problem - read a book to figure out how to stop reading when I should be doing something else.
Did they really make any sense to you or am I finding a way to justify procrastinating ...
Is it Awful to be a Procrastinator? - Even thoughI (almost) everything gets done?
OK, so the boxes in the garage never get unpacked, the car isn't always clean, and the closet is a disorganized mess. So what? But is that really important?
Is it really a problem to procrastinate?
Yes - there's something wrong with you
I know it drives me crazy if things are ready when I think they should be done. So I am critical of other procrastinators.