v. pro·cras·ti·nat·ed, pro·cras·ti·nat·ing, pro·cras·ti·nates
To put off doing something, especially out of habitual carelessness or laziness.
To postpone or delay needlessly.
Seriously, what the hell is with this beast, called “procrastination”. It is one of the only words that could send a chill down my spine, real talk haha. It’s something that will keep you from going to sleep, getting some food, or even calling your mom. I think most of us can relate when we hear that dreaded word, which probably resonates within some a lot more than others. The simple remedy is to “stop being so lazy,” but that’s easier said than done. You could have a day planned full of business that you have to take care of and be looking at that same list, in the same place, with nothing having been done.
Procrastination can make you feel like a bum, literally. People who say they haven’t experienced it are either extremely anal or is a habitual liar. Personally, I had an entire day blocked off in my planner and I only got half of my schedule done. I took a look at the schedule and just shook my head, conceding defeat to the beast that always rears its head at the WRONG times. It’s finals time and everybody is getting their cram + caffeine overdose on, trying to fight off procrastination like sleep as a kid lol.
I know a ton of people can relate, but damn, it doesn’t seem like a battle we can always win. When I say that, I’m not speaking of outside circumstances that force you to put something off, I’m talking about just being lazy, period. Some people might just even put off their own funerals at the rates that some of us are going. Several could probably attest that had they not procrastinated a lot of the time, their lives would be considerably different, in which I wholeheartedly agree.
Take a minute to think about this. What if some of America’s, better yet, the globe’s core issues had been “put off”, due to procrastination taking a firm hold of a person’s intentions? What about some of the issues that we face today, are we procrastinating heavily? Do YOU have something that you have been meaning to do, but you’ve been putting it off?
I guess if you do, you should get to it, or keep procrastinating..
Here’s two short quotes for you, which one could you live by?
“Why do now what can be done later?”
“Procrastination is, hands down, our favorite form of self-sabotage.”
Well, that was my little rant for today, make some progress… until we meet again