Never Too Late to Procrastinate

pro·cras·ti·nate Pronunciation (pr-krst-nt, pr-)
v. pro·cras·ti·nat·ed, pro·cras·ti·nat·ing, pro·cras·ti·nates

To put off doing something, especially out of habitual carelessness or laziness

I have the worst study habits in the world. My procrastination drives me to unmatched levels of insanity every time finals come around. I am however grateful that graduate finals don’t tend to carry as much course weight as undergraduate finals did. Then again this is substituted with more term papers which means I have twice the number of things to procrastinate about.

So there you have it, a self confessed procrastinator.

What is strange about my procrastination is how I approach it; like an art form. I can never sit down for more than 2 hours of straight forward studying so I search for distractions. My guitar is my first resort and then I take refuge in TV followed by music cds (ironically Queen’s ‘Under Pressure’ is playing right now).

But since I’ve started blogging just over a year ago, I find that I will tend to blog more as the actual exam date approaches. This doesn’t necessarily mean that I publish more posts but that I spend more time than I should surfing for things to blog about. This post is a direct result of that. So in a way I’m procrastinating by writing a post about procrastination. Feels like something out of a Charlie Kaufman screen play.

But I don’t indulge in any of these activities for more than a few minutes before I beat my mind in to submission and get back to work. Everything in moderation I suppose.

So back to work…


  • Hamzeh: lol!

    Nas: Sounds too familiar:p my method is quite different though, I keep on delaying stuff, until the last minuite, that I really have to squeeze myself to get everything on time. guess I like pushing myself to the limit:p

  • yeah!…i always pass through 3 phases…
    1.convincing myself i should study…a couple of days.
    2.getting myself to do it…a couple of hours.
    3.the climax…whn i’ve wasted too much time…so im too stressed out…then what i call the ‘whatever point’….
    n back to phase one…who said i should study anyway???!!!

  • ohoud, yeah i do the same thing..i wait for the last minute so i can cram. i work better under pressure but also i figure if i get a low grade i can always say to myself ‘hey thats not bad for one night’s studying’. p.s. i removed it for now.

    dozz, lol sounds like a step program…step 1…denial…step 2… 😀

  • i have to say that i’m actually procrastinating right now.. i have a 10 pg research ppr due in 2 days and i havent even started.. i initially opened the internet to research so i can get started with the writing but somehow i ended up here on ur blog… then i am greeted with a post about procrastination… i think its a out.

  • I am the Queen of Procrastination, I’m sorry, I’m sure some might want the title, but believe me, it’s the truth. I actually spend time thinking up of things to do other than what I am supposed to do. Then I daydream excuses that will get me out of getting into trouble for procrastinating and not handing things on time. None of my roommates can figure out how I graduated, because they can actually SEE that I do no work unless it’s after 3 in the morning on the night of.

    And please note, that whenever I leave a comment on a blog, or write a post of my own, then I should be doing something else. I should ALWAYS be doing something else, because I am in a constant state of procrastination, and am never just DONE with whatever I should be writing. I am every editor’s worst nightmare.

    I am the QUEEN!

  • If it wasn’t for the “last minute” .. nothing would have ever gotten done ..

    Ahh ya Nas
    Procrastination is my ultimate sin .. guilty as charged … I never do things on time when it comes to my life and things that concern me .. but when it comes to others; I always deliver on time and maybe before time as well .. I guess this comes from the fact that I am always last on my priority list .. too bad, I know 🙂

    LOL @ Hamzeh … loved the resemblance .. so damn true

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