Monday, March 28, 2011

PROCRASTINATION

Procrastination

Procrastination gives you something to look forward to. ~ Joan Konner


            
          Some psychologists say that procrastination and perfectionism go hand in hand. If that’s true then I have perfected procrastination. I am a thrill seeker waiting to the last minute for that euphoric rush of getting a job done. As I sit here writing there are a hundred other things I should be doing. Dishes in the sink, laundry in the washer patiently waiting to be put in the dryer, floors calling to me to be cleaned, the list goes on and on. Why do I procrastinate? I am not a lazy or inefficient person. The reason is simple I don’t want to do it. I was not cut out for menial labor. What satisfaction do I really get from these monotonous jobs that I do week after week, day after day. None!
         
       The origin of the word crastination is Latin, crastinus of to-morrow. If I PRO-crastinate wouldn't I be supporting the idea? I believe it is a lifestyle that we all choose. If our children need us we are there. We don't defer their needs until later. We have learned to prioritize, take charge, and get the job done! So what, if we want to go out and buy new underwear and socks because we have not done the laundry. So what, if we leave the house without making the beds to get our nails done with our daughters. SO WHAT? The world will not come to an end. In fact if more people procrastinated on the tedious chores of life and spent more quality time with the people we love our existence becomes more meaningful. So I say "procrastinators unite!" Revel in your ability to put off until tomorrow and enjoy the day.



Procrastination isn't the problem. It's the solution. It's the universe's way of saying stop, slow down, you move too fast. "
- Ellen DeGeneres






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24 comments:

  1. I really like your take on procrastination! I'm there with ya!

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  2. I'm with you on the procratination! Thanks for a very funny post, I always love to read you!

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  3. I support making choices of more important things than housework. But, I suck at procrastination if there's nothing better to do. Here's where I blogged about it http://bettysnzblog.blogspot.com/2010/11/i-suck-at-procrastination.html

    Love the post!

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  4. I am a perfectionist and also one to procrastinate. I remember waiting until the last minute to write long papers for school. My best stuff came when I was under pressure. I have found that the perfectionism has changed a bit now that I am a mom. I used to keep a very clean house and things looked perfect. Noty so much any more. I would rather do a puzzle with my daughter or go play outside. I hope you are doing great! Have a good night!

    Mama Hen

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  5. returning the follow! great post!

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  6. What a fun post! I get in my moments of "I just don't feel like doing it!" Thanks for sharing. Following you from MBC. Please stop by my site when you get a chance.
    http://reflectandrealize.blogspot.com/

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  7. Love the blog! Stopping by from Mom Bloggers Club and following.

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  8. I like a blogger that uses blogging to vent. It's good to read, and good to recieve feedback. Now following, please follow me too
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  9. I'm a new follower and although, I've never been much of a procrastinator, I think you just convinced me to try!

    http://www.insanityisnotanoption.com/2011/03/he-said-it-was-biggest-turd-everso-of.html#idc-container

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  10. I am currently procrastinating lol I should be posting giveaway but Im hopping!
    Following you back
    Liz
    http://thecouponqueenbee.blogspot.com/

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  11. Wow, who knew we both attended the same graduate school in University of Procrastination?! Did you major in Menial Labor? Mine is Clutter Disposal. We should definitely plan for a reunion! On second thought, it may take a while before that happens given our expertise in proscrastinating, doesn't it? Hmmm.... ;)

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  12. Procrastinator is my middle name! Love your take though, I can definitely use it! Following you, thanks for following me! http://www.1bizathome.blogspot.com

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  13. Makes perfect sense why procrastination & perfectionism go hand-in-hand, lol. Thanks for stopping by my site and for the follow! Nice, catchy header on your blog - you have a new follower :)

    Hope you have a great night!

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  14. I definitely am not a perfectionist, but I do procrastinate. Great post!
    Returning the follow!
    Thanks for hopping by!

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  15. Hi from your newest follower on GFC from MBC. Wonderful Blog you have. When you get the time please check out my blog and return the follow.

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    Thank You,

    Connie C

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  16. Following from the Thurs Blog Hop :) Hope you'll stop buy and say hello @ TheCaffeineCoquette.com

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  17. I absolutely loved this post on procrastination. It's refreshing to see it framed in a positive light! Now I don't have to feel bad anymore!! Funny and illuminating post. I am visiting (and now following) from the Friday Blog Hop. Glad I found you. Now I have a place and people to vent with.

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  18. i am such a procrastinator! this was refreshing!
    xo, shari

    found you on the blog hop! i'm your newest follower ;)) shari
    http://www.spearmintbaby.com/

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  19. Returning the follow from the weekend! Thank for stopping by. Love the post...I too have perfected the art of procrastination. Why do today what you can put off until tomorrow?

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  20. Hi Glynis, I don't know where else to post this, so I'm posting it here :)

    I'm giving you the Versatile Blogger Award! I don't know whether you've had it before or familiar with it? Anyhow, you can read more about it here: http://dosweatthesmallstuffblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/hurrayyy-its-my-first-ever-blog-award.html

    Oh shites, just realized I'm posting it on your "Procrastination" post.

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  21. I knew there was something positive about procrastination! Visiting from MBC~ new follower! Have a good weekend ~Ava

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  22. I love it. I'm the Queen of procrastination and distraction.

    New follower.

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  23. It is so true that perfectionism and procrastination go hand in hand! I'm guilty . . . and I'm more into perfecting my quality of life :)

    Thanks for following my blog . . . I am following your blog as well!

    Have an awesome weekend . . .

    Gina Alfani

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  24. Oh yes - this is me. Perfectionist and Procrastinator. It just take so long to be perfect, I need to think about it a lot :-D

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