Problem 4: Procrastination IS a Full time Job

Again, my apologies for two posts in one day.

Brain is still on the warpath and is refusing to let me rest until I’ve written enough for a small novel.

Also, this one was written at the same time as Problem 3, so it seemed appropriate.

Also also, I wanted an excuse to plug Life is a Troll. Whilst I will admit that it is partially influenced by her plugging me, I do think her blog is worth reading. It’s written well and the content is similar enough to what I’m writing here that, in my mind, it’s reading as a joint narrative. So check it out.

Who loves procrastinating? I sure do!
I love it more than I love chocolate and I love chocolate a lot.

If there was some sort of world championship, I don’t think I’d win but I would do well.

Then I’d be found out for doping, get some sort of infamy, write my biography and go on a book tour whilst the book would sell like something that sells fast.

Then I’d use the proceeds to fight corruption whilst releasing volumes of profound ramblings and investing funds into rocket clocks, although I have sincere doubts about their ability to take off. They don’t seem like a lucrative financial venture.

Anyway.

I procrastinate a lot. Far more than I should, considering how much I have to do (currently).

The problems that this leads to are obvious and there are a few things I’m falling behind in now.

A great example of my amazing skill in this art would be what happened after I did not see my ex’s visiting family.

I aimed to study so I got right into it… for a whole of 20 minutes.

Then I went into gaming mode until my ex came home (gaming is another problem I’ll dig into next week).

Another example would be working on lyrics for the music Fe and I are working on, as well as the music I work on by myself. I’ve done it highly sporadically and had very little done but if I actually knuckled down I would get, at the least, enough drafts for all my parts done in two weeks.

I should have had that done four months ago.

So, how do I change this?

Well, I have to force myself to keep focus and stop fluffing about. I’ll probably set up a few signs near me telling me to not deviate and stay on task when I’m working on something.

I would prefer to do this without the need to have something in front of me,  but I know that I have to be forceful before I can do it without the need of having something telling me to keep to the task I’d need to complete. This will take some time, but once it’s done, it’s done.

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About Stupidity Hole

I'm some guy that does stuff. Hoping to one day fill the internet with enough insane ramblings to impress a cannibal rat ship. I do more than I probably should. I have a page called MS Paint Masterpieces that you may be interested in checking out. I also co-run Culture Eater, an online zine for covering the arts among other things. We're on Patreon!
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2 Responses to Problem 4: Procrastination IS a Full time Job

  1. epicdom says:

    Thank you for mentioning me although I hope you didn’t feel obliged to do so. I didn’t expect you to follow back never mind recommend it! I mentioned yours in my post because I genuinely enjoy your blog and some of your posts have made me reflect on a few of my own current situations. I logged in to read your blog today so it was a nice surprise, thank you!

    Strangely enough, this is something I’m attempting to tackle also but I’ll explore that later in my own blog at some point. Good luck with your battle against procrastination!

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