proÃ‚Â·crasÃ‚Â·tiÃ‚Â·nate Pronunciation (pr-krst-nt, pr-)
v. proÃ‚Â·crasÃ‚Â·tiÃ‚Â·natÃ‚Â·ed, proÃ‚Â·crasÃ‚Â·tiÃ‚Â·natÃ‚Â·ing, proÃ‚Â·crasÃ‚Â·tiÃ‚Â·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…