Sunday, February 1, 2009

97 - Procrastination

That's it, I've spent a whole week of Chinese New Year holiday doing absolutely nothing and tonight, Sunday night, it is going to kick my fattest body part (i.e., my bumbum).

I have spent the last few hours Facebooking, going on CNN News, watching TV series and movies on my laptop and blogging. I initially put my laptop on my desk for once, instead of next to my pillow, so that I wouldn't lie there slothfully like I have for the past few days. It hasn't gone well because there are just so many things to distract myself with on the computer.

Throughout this whole thing, I've been turning my head and glancing at the books, files and paper piled up on the bed next to me, and every time I take a look at the amount of work I have to do, I have a tiny panic attack, then I sigh. I just did it again, oh, my God, it's dreadful.

So, in an attempt to reduce distractions, I've exited my Gmail Notifier, so that I don't get told that I have people on Facebook to talk to, and blogs to comment on. I'm going to rely on myself to stop watching stuff while I'm working, and I'm turning off my phone, and hiding my iPod and my Nintendo DS. I need to concentrate.

I hate going to school and seeing my friends struggle with all the work they have to do. They ask for extensions from the teachers, and calling it by a fancy-pants name like 'extension' doesn't make it sound any more like responsible action, it doesn't make it sound any more mature. I feel sorry for my teachers, who have to deal with this kind of thing for hundreds of students every year. I feel sorry for all the students who are ruining their lives being late, handing in rushed work and all. I have another point to add to this, but it's too much to talk about now, I'll post about it in the next few days.

Which brings me to my end-point: I will not be visiting your blogs in the next few days, you can expect the daily post on Do you hate it too? But that's it. It's nearly the end of the year, and I have a lot to do, but I'll be here on Wednesday or Thursday night to check back with all you lovely people who write so incredibly well.

Procrastination: Don't you just absolutely hate it when it gnaws at your fat butt?!


Douglas said...

Doesn't gnaw at mine. I just ignore it, like I do most things. No hurry, I'll get around to dealing with my procrastination... someday.

J.J. in L.A. said...

I work well under a deadline so my class assignments were always turned in on time. These days though, I procrastinate til the cows come home because, guess what? No deadlines. lol!

When you come back, you have an award waiting for you on my blog...and it's not the one you just gave me. lol!

Madame DeFarge said...

I was going to leave a commemt earlier, but never got round to it...

Anyway, good luck with the concentration. I always work better under pressure and without it, I'm aimless and slothful.


Rosalie Bass said...

I am currently procrastinating a three page paper for World Literature that is due tomorrow. It's already around five... I'll get to it around seven, eight, nine, ten... eventually.

Good luck with your workload.

Marcy said...

As a the queen procrastinator, I don't get my best work done until I'm under the gun (so-to-speak - no guns here).

Have fun getting your work done...

Everyday Housewife said...

I try not to do today what I can do tomorrow.

Louise said...

Oh my... You actually hit me on that. Damn. Okay, fine. I'll do my research paper.

I'll be looking forward to more of you posts Michael. Oh and yeah, have you ever been to the Philippines?


Michael said...

Douglas: There are some days where procrastination kills me, and the past few days certainly have been that way.

J.J.: I'm coming!

Madame DeFarge: Funny how I feel aimless and slothful all the time, pressure or no pressure.

Rosalie: Thanks for the support, I think I can manage now. I'll stop by later to ask about your essay.

Marcy: Thanks.

Everyday Housewife: That's not the how the saying goes... is it? Meh, I suppose your word is wisest.

Louise: I'll answer on Facebook.