Monday, 28 January 2013
HAHA!! Like I have any idea how to not procrastinate. Well... I'm no expert on managing time wisely, but I suppose I AM an expert on procrastinating, so I'll focus this list on things that get in my way!
1) (Lack of) Prep.
Part of what helps me procrastinate is just sitting down with the intention to write. Ha! There are so many ways to defeat that urge. Oh, I forgot my equipment (pens and paper), I'd best go get that! Or wait, what color were his eyes? Best go check the background and notes I scribbled! Now I'm hungry and I need a snack, and hot cup of tea. Best go boil water.
2) Always Keep Internet On
Never turn off Wi-fi, what are you here for? Work? Nah, the internet has a million distractions, and all of them are definitely things you need to do right now. Didn't you know? Always have a browser window up with facebook, ready to see the instant you get an email. Oh, and don't forget to keep checking your g-mail to see if an agent suddenly requested a partial!
3) When All Else Fails, Stare at the Screen Endlessly
This is a last resort. Don't lean back in your chair, close your eyes, and give yourself time to think. Don't look out the window for a few minutes. Don't take a deep breath. After all, if you do that, you might actually get back to work afterward! What a horror. No, if you are absolutely determined to procrastinate and work keeps getting in the way, stare at the screen. After all, if you make yourself give up for the night, it's the easiest thing in the world to spend the rest of the evening on the internet or TV.
There they are, my tips for winning at procrastination. How do you procrastinate?
Posted by Bethany Elizabeth at 08:15