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Prioritising Procrastination June 30, 2010

Filed under: Funnies!,General — Juliet Madison @ 5:24 pm

When it comes to getting things done, I’m either a ‘Do it right away and don’t stop till it’s finished’ kind of person, or an ‘I’ll just do everything else first to get things out of the way’ kind of person, depending on how I’m feeling, and what it is I need to get done. A happy medium eludes me.

I’ve tried making a schedule that allocates time for the most important, creative, and profitable things first, leaving the more mundane things like checking emails, paying bills, and sorting mail till the end of the day, but for some reason I tend to follow my schedule in reverse, stuck in the belief that If I get all the little things out of the way I’ll feel better and more able to focus on the BIG things. Problem is, by the time I’ve finished all the little things, I’m either too buggered to work on the big things, or I’ve managed to pull a whole new To Do List of little things out of thin air!

So I’ve come up with a solution: Prioritise Procrastination. Yep, procrastination is now a task in its own right, taking pride of place at the top of my To Do List. I figure if I make it seem important, I’ll be less likely to do it!

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11 Responses to “Prioritising Procrastination”

  1. Hmmm, might work. Does it work? One of my probems is I keep dreaming up all sorts of sexy ideas for new stories and maybe write the first half chapter, then Procrastination sets in with a capital P. But I’m getting better, I think. I’m starting to want the authors I’m reading to write what I think would be fun. I think I’m nearly there!

    Victoria

    • I’m always coming up with new ideas too, I keep telling myself to just focus on the current WIP, but there are too many ideas floating around. i usually just jot them down and try to move on, but its hard sometimes!
      Good luck with your writing! 🙂

  2. That is SUCH a good idea! Might try that myself! lol

  3. Very funny. I’m almost tempted to give this a try!

    H! 🙂

  4. Karen Hamer Says:

    You’re good. I usually can’t even come up with making a list everyday. All I can count on is getting up and making coffee.

  5. Think we’ll add this to the top of our list, too, then procrastination will have nowhere to hide. 🙂
    Thanks for being the first to leave a comment on our new blog!

  6. Kez Says:

    lol – I might have to try that one myself 🙂

  7. sounds like a wonderful idea – thank you 🙂

  8. Talli Roland Says:

    That’s a great idea! I’ll have to give it a try!


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