Mark Twain once said, “Never put off till tomorrow what may be done the day after tomorrow just as well”, and this may be the biggest truth to ever exist. Putting off work to waste time doing useless things instead has its own charm. Procrastinating is killing us all slowly, yet we love it. We love avoiding jobs and responsibilities to do unrelated and weird things. Personally, I’m an ace-procrastinator, so much so that I put the “pro” in procrastinate. If you do too, you will definitely relate to these things!
“I still have an hour left. That’s 60 minutes which is 3600 seconds. That’s a lot and I can totally spend some time watching an episode of F.R.I.E.N.D.S.” If this sounds familiar, you are not alone. Breaking down time to make it seem longer than it really is, is something all procrastinators have done. We take time for granted all the time!
Deleting marketing texts, cleaning up your email inbox, deleting photos and useless applications and freeing up a few gigabytes of phone storage is peak procrastination behaviour. We can spend hours doing this! This is ironic because freeing up phone space is always something we put off… until we have other important work to put off instead.
Must we even explain this? Nothing makes one fall asleep faster than knowing they have work to do. Plus these power naps (yes, that’s what we’re calling them) actually help make you feel refreshed and focused! No, we’re kidding, they totally don’t, but taking a nap and dreaming about your life with Harry Styles is far better than actually doing work.
What starts as a, “hmm, let me wear this new lipstick”, ends in a full face of glam. We’re talking blush, bronzer, highlighter and the works. Personally, I feel more inspired to wear make-up when I have a long to-do list than when I am actually going out. If I have something due at 4 PM, I will definitely be doing a smokey glitter eye at 3 PM. Oh and let’s not forget, procrastination make-up (or any make-up really) is never done in silence. Pretending you’re shooting a make-up tutorial for the world to watch while psychotically talking to your mirror is the only way to apply your make-up. Don’t even try to deny it.
No, we’re not talking about scrolling through Instagram to see what your ex’s new girlfriend’s brother was doing in London 5 years ago. We’re talking about digging through a cold case on a film extra who was possibly poisoned on the sets of Sholay but never got justice. If you don’t put off work by going down an internet rabbit-hole to unleash your inner Sherlock Holmes, are you even procrastinating? You’d rather spend double the time and effort to find out what happened to some random person in the 1940’s but you won’t do the work you’re supposed to. If that isn’t relatable, what is?
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