It’s Friday afternoon and I just can’t work anymore. For about 3 hours, I’ve been trying to write a paper on the occupational safety hazards at my local water treatment plant. Why, you ask? I don’t know. If you can figure out why I need to write this paper, please let me know.
Anyway, I’ve written about 5 words towards this essay. Meanwhile, I’ve checked facebook about 50 times, I’ve spent a good portion of time surfing blogs, I’ve scrounged up some free snacks leftover from a conference that took place down the hall, and I’ve had quite the lovely conversation with my office mates – mostly about how much work we have to do and how badly we don’t want to do it. As you can see, I am Winning at Procrastinating! And, to make the winning even better, I am actually getting nothing meaningful accomplished. I could actually be putting off this stupid paper to do something useful (like study for the 6 exams I have coming up in 3 weeks), but instead I’m doing nothing of the sort! I will probably keep up the procrastination until I go home, and then all evening until my kids are in bed. Then, I might sit down and try to hammer out more of this paper. But, probably not. I predict this awesome procrastination attitude will spill into a good portion of my weekend, as well.
This whole procrastination situation is quite sad, really. I usually do get quite a bit of “stuff” done when I’m purposely putting off a specific task. For once, unfortunately, I have no emails to respond to, no people to get in touch with, no errands to run, and I’m still at the hospital, so I can’t even lay down and take a nap! This blog post is now the only productive thing I’ve done all afternoon (and some people might not even call blogging productive)! I guess I can kick my heels up on that! I will go home tonight and crack open a bottle of wine to celebrate my “not a complete waste of a day” (while I, of course, put off writing my paper even longer).
(As a side note, a huge contributing factor to my desire to procrastinate is the fact that I have been FreshlyPressed! I am in such disbelief and I am so humbled! I am enjoying reading all the comments left by new bloggers who are checking me out, as well as checking out some of the people who have shown interest in me. Thanks!)