Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Best Ways To Procrastinate

Dear you,
            would you like to sleep? Yes, well then you are going to have to stop with this procrastinating business. Honestly it really isn't healthy.
Because instead of going to sleep at a reasonable hour (I know with work it is sometimes difficult, but that doesn't excuse the other 4 nights out of 7) you are doing what you should have been doing in the day.

You see that copy of Atonement on your beside table? Yep it's just on top of the reading packs for the other modules, and the poetry textbooks – YOU MUST READ. Put down the Iron King, or whatever other book you decide to 'take a look at'. You can read them when you have done your essential reading for the week.
Just think, you've wanted to read Atonement for sometime, and now you have to. See how good that is?

And you know when you go on the internet to check your accounts? Or trains times. AVOID YOU TUBE. That place will be your downfall. I know there are wonderful singers and songs on there, and montages of Doctor Who that you feel you must watch, but please just add them to the Watch Later playlist and they will wait for you.

Do not even get me started on your nails. Do you have to paint them? Do they really need it? Ok, well I tell you what you can do; you may paint them, however you are not to remove the nail varnish and repaint them unless you have a good twenty minutes or so.
If you do not have that time because you're meant to be either sleeping; or eating; or showering; or doing ESSENTIAL reading; or going to uni or work; then leave them. Do you really care if you wander the streets of London with a bit of chipped nail polish? Nope, didn't think you'd mind.

Even doing this here letter-to-self-to-post-as-a-blog is taking up your time. And I know re-reading that WIP is engaging and lots of fun, but it's not going to go anywhere. I thought we had a deal? One hours reading/work = one hours reading/writing. See how easy it is if you just focus and commit yourself.

It's ok, you'll get there. These things take time. As they say, Rome wasn't built in a day.
(They also say you can sleep when you're dead – but I want you to IGNORE that. You need your sleep beautiful lady, bags do not become you.)

Now I bid you farewell, and leave you with good will and faith.

I said bye.

Seriously, bye.

Ok, you can watch one more video before you go.



  1. you have just summed up my day in a blog post, well except the atonement thing, mine's studying LinAc structure, but still.

  2. Haha, this totally sounds like the conversation I have in my head ALL THE TIME. So many awesome procrastination tools! Have fun reading Atonement!

  3. bless, I do this all the time as well. Try moving into a spare bedroom where there's no ditractions and although it is painful... turn the internet off!

  4. Well, I think you hit on all of mine. I'm going to spend time watching a movie now. Lol

  5. Um, you're awesome. How do I know? This post. TRUEEEE story :) And you get bonus points for using a Glee song to end it.

    P.S. I wish Glee was as awesome still as it was first season. Sigh.

  6. I do this all the time LOL. Twitter is such a horrible thing for me sometimes!!! I can procrastinate with the best of them on that!

  7. Hehe, this is so true. I need one of these to me, if only I would listen to myself, and that bit about YouTube - definitely!