Procrastination? Or the Art of Putting Things Off ?

A guaranteed way to get me to do something – is to give me a chore I dislike so much – that I complete all the other chores first.

I prioritize everything. The difference with me – is that I don’t necessarily prioritize things by importance, but rather, how much I would NOT LIKE TO DO IT. 

In other words, I’m a procrastinator. I am THE Queen Procrastinator.  As a matter of fact – even as I write this I have chores that need to be done.

Washing dishes, doing laundry, making my bed, paying bills, scrubbing toilets, answering emails are not my favorite ways to spend free time – but not necessarily my least favorite.

BUT give me a meal to cook, laundry to fold, a stack of papers to grade, weeds to pick and phone call to make – and see how fast I wipe your mirrors, empty your dishwasher, clean your fridge, and change your sheets. It’s amazing how procrastination turns into reckless ambition when my list of “Dislikes” beings to pile up. Sometimes – I’ll admit – I’m being lazy.  Other times – it’s just simply difficult to accomplish with my RA. More often than not though – I usually find myself rushing around – tired and overwhelmed; kicking myself for not having done the work sooner.


However, today I’ve decided to start viewing my procrastination in a more positive light. A half full opposed to a half empty – so to speak. Rather than look at as laziness, I’m to look at it as being  “inspired by my aversion to specific errands.”


My Top Ten Least Favorite Tasks <In order from tolerable to deplorable>

 10.) Putting away laundry

9.) Filing Papers

8.) Vacuuming

7.) Watering the plants

6.) Cooking

5.) Washing the tub

4.) Food Shopping

3.) Fill the coffee pot

2.) Grading Papers

1.) and last but not least …. Making Phone Calls!


Are you like me? Do you have a “Top Ten of Least Favorite Tasks? Do you get your favorite chores done first and wait until the last minute to do everything else.  Or are you a “get it over with” and sit back and relax kind of person?

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