Well, I just got home from town. Had to pick up an application to fill out and take with me to a job interview on Monday. I got home and tried to think about what I needed to do next. Laundry…pay bills…go through some boxes to see what can be put in storage…fill out the job application. And I decided I’m lazy and don’t feel much like working on anything.
So I thought I’d sit down and write about the fine art of procrastinating. Procrastination is truly a skill that requires a balanced mixture of natural talent and hardwork in order to be maintained. While it’s true that people with the natural talent will excel – I myself find that it comes quite easily – even the naturals must be constantly vigilant to find things that can be put off until later.
Why, just this morning I woke up at a fairly reasonable time…8:30-ish. And of course had to get up to use the little girls room, and I nearly slipped and let myself stay up for the day. But I thought to myself…”Now Sarah, if you get up now you will be missing out on a prime opportunity for procrastination!” So I went back to bed.
One must also fight against their conscience which will attempt to thwart success in this field. As I am typing this, my own conscience is reminding me of all those things I need to do…Laundry…Pay Bills…Sort Boxes…Fill Out Application… But if I give in to my conscience, I have procrastinated my procrastinating. And this is the one unacceptable form of procrastination.
So stay strong, fellow procrastinators! Remember our motto, brought to us by the brilliant Scarlett O’Hara…”Tomorrow is another day!” Please do not be ashamed to seek out help from a friend if you find yourself weakening your resolve. We must fight the war against productivity one battle at a time, and we are stronger united than we are divided.
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