Because the more you procrastinate, the less you’ll get done. That’s just a fact.
This post took me over two months to write, and the only reason that I’m writing it now is because I’m procrastinating on the work I’m actually supposed to be doing. Instead of killing two birds with one stone, I’m killing no birds, with no stones.
When you actually feel motivated to do your work (or whatever you need to focus on), you’ll have nothing to do. Trust me.
There’s always more work to be done when you don’t want to do it, and then there’s no work to be done when you actually want to get it completed. It’s karma at it’s finest.
If you avoid working on important things (like job applications and blog posts), people will be concerned about you.
More than once, I have been asked by family and friends if I’m sick or in trouble, solely because I avoided my responsibilities. This is often accompanied by a lame excuse on my part.
“I totally meant to write today…it’s just that (insert show here) was finally added/updated on Netflix, and I needed to watch it.”
“I was going to do my homework…but then I thought it would be a good idea to bake cookies instead.”
or my personal favorite (and most used):
“I meant to do (insert task here), but I got distracted by (insert stupid distraction here)”.
In my case, it’s usually pictures of cute animals and/or random YouTube videos.
The more you avoid something, the more it comes back to haunt you later.
Waking up in a panic at 3 AM because you totally forgot to complete an assignment that’s due that day is a real pain in the ass. Especially because you know you’re not going to get it done. You think you will, but trust me, you won’t.
You have a list of excuses that you use everytime you procrastinate. But no one is buying them.
“I was going to but..”
“I’m working on it now…” (You’re watching Netflix in your pajamas eating Nutella out of the jar with a spoon. Don’t kid yourself)
“I was too tired/hungry…” (One of my most popular excuses)
“I went out last night…” (Just because you’re hungover, doesn’t mean you can’t get work done.)
These may sound like great excuses, but your friends/family/etc. have heard them before, and know what you’re up to. So don’t bullshit them, or yourself.
Procrastination on important things won’t help you in the long run
Sure, it’s great to kick back and relax, but running around like a crazy person later on is not worth all of the trouble. You’re trying to get 5 months of work done in 5 days, and let me tell you, all of the to-do lists in the world won’t help you now.
Just do what you need to do, and then you’ll actually have the free time later to chill out and not worry about everything you’re supposed to be doing. Simple as that.
Tell me, what are you procrastinating on right now? Let me know in the comments, and I’ll happily procrastinate completing my work to respond back.