Hi, I’m Holly and I am a procrastinator. Most days, I like to think that my ability to deliver, despite my procrastination, speaks to my ability to work well under pressure. Other days, like today, I want to punch past-me in the face. Like earlier today, when I had to pay $75 to overnight a package that was only worth $25 bucks.
But, I am also really good at justifying my procrastination.
- “You worked REALLY hard today.”
- “You need a break from a computer screen.”
- “You deserve an extra episode of ‘Sons of Anarchy.'”
- “It’ll only take you 5 minutes.”
I know that whatever the opposite of procrastination would ultimately save me time, stress and money — but LOOK AT ALL THE COOL THINGS YOU CAN DO INSTEAD.
Read a book
Read a magazine
Watch a documentary
Binge watch your current Netflix obsession
Organize your closet
Deep clean your apartment
Check Snapchat – Instagram – Facebook (repeat)
Creep on your ex’s
Call your mom
Try a new recipe
Read a cookbook
Swipe on a dating app
Learn a new language
Paint your nails
Take a bath
Ok, basically anything and everything except whatever you are supposed to be doing. I am sorry for being pro-procrastination and I am also sorry for giving you 19 reasons to continue procrastinating. You deserve it.
One day, I will figure it out. But for now, I think I’ll watch one more episode.