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The art of procrastinating...

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Lalad, Jan 3, 2019.

  1. Lalad

    Lalad Star commenter

    So far today I have moved a few things around, filled the bird feeders, posted on here, put some wrapping paper in the bin, tidied up the sitting room, had a coffee, finished the last chocolate cookie, phoned a friend, cleaned the floor...but really, I should be doing school stuff!

    Anyone else good at putting off the inevitable?
     
  2. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    All my life.
     
  3. lapinrose

    lapinrose Star commenter

    Me too!
     
    Jamvic, Lalad, Lara mfl 05 and 2 others like this.
  4. sunshineneeded

    sunshineneeded Star commenter

    Whatever do you mean? I really, really need to post on here; sort out my collection of ancient CDs; change some of the framed photos; and then sort through the herbs and spices shelf to chuck the out-of-date stuff .... these jobs must be done before I contemplate any school work!
     
  5. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    And another one. :oops:
     
  6. Lalad

    Lalad Star commenter

    Oh bother...I haven't sorted through the herbs and spices yet but thank you for confirming that these are essential tasks and therefore I am not procrastinating at all! And I have just realised I haven't put the washing on yet or stripped the beds from my Christmas guests - how very remiss of me!
     
  7. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    Procrastinating? Moi? These balls need scratching.
     
  8. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    After wasting most of yesterday I have now finished my marking. It wasn't a huge job but reading this thread has left me feeling smug.
     
  9. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    I'll desmug you. Though I have been retired two and a half years I never brought marking home. Snigger.
     
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  10. maggie m

    maggie m Lead commenter

    Spent a couple of hours planning for Monday / Tuesday. A level have a required practical , the student teacher is taking my year 7 class, year 10 have a test and year 11 had their double lesson cancelled for some nonsense or other at the end of term so that is sorted. Now to the important stuff , trip to the charity shop in the morning, lunch with friends and a batch cooking session
     
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  11. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    I'll type an answer later..
     
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  12. BertieBassett2

    BertieBassett2 Star commenter

    'Procrastination is the thief of time...'
     
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  13. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    No point in having a last minute if you're not going to use it.
     
  14. Oscillatingass

    Oscillatingass Star commenter

    …...and it can damage your eye sight.
     
  15. silkywave

    silkywave Lead commenter

    I find it helps to get work out ready for the next day. That way you can spend all day walking around the work until ....well just go out and get some fresh air. Then by the time you get back it’s too late to start anything.
     
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  16. peter12171

    peter12171 Star commenter

    I’ll let you know, when I can be bothered.
     
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  17. irs1054

    irs1054 Star commenter

    I've gotta cold.:oops:
     
  18. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    I used to find that work to be marked had to be matured properly first, best done by putting on some miles in the boot of the car over a period of days.
     
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  19. neddyfonk

    neddyfonk Lead commenter

    I spend so much time planning what I will do and how best to approach it that I find something more interesting to think about before I complete the tasks I started four weeks ago. I bought the materials six weeks ago for a hatrack that will take me two hours to make/install but decided my time was better spent trying to control the levitation of a polystyrene ball in a flow of air using USB fans.
     
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  20. Oscillatingass

    Oscillatingass Star commenter

    What could be more important than that?:D
     
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