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This is a question Procrastination

Outlook is a wonderful tool, but not when it keeps reminding you that it is now 96 weeks since you were supposed to finish a report you haven't even started yet.

Just how lazy are you? How long will you put off the essential or the inevitable? What do you fill the time with?

(We're too lazy to write something funny here. You do it.)

(, Thu 13 Nov 2008, 18:18)
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I have procrastination down to an artform that even I couldn't explain to others
but I can see why so many people get it confused with laziness, I suspect half the reason I procrastinate is simple laziness.

I can waste whole days, from waking up anywhere between 10am and 2pm after a night shift* (despite not really needing that much sleep, I'm convinced) right up until my boyfriend gets home at about 5pm, or until I go to work or bed if he isn't coming home.
What do I do? I have no idea, at least not for that long.
I spazz about on b3ta. Check Jayisgames.com for any interesting games, play them even if they're not really.
Check daily comics (not even that many!)
Check lolcats, icanhascheezburger and faildogs despite mostly not even finding them that funny
Check email (many, many times)
Maybe wander the flat or get something to eat, though often I don't eat until the missus gets home.
Sometimes I watch crappy tv, but this is quite rare as well.

Somehow I manage to waste whole hours, almost every single day, without really knowing how it's possible to even spend that much time doing so little! and all this despite having a messy flat that I could be tidying (and would be much happier if I did) and various other tasks on a long list.

The procrastination is this- if I had done some of those other tasks, often ones that would barely take a few minutes each, then I could fire up a proper game, go out, DO something...but I wont let myself because I have too much I'm determined to get sorted first.

*This is when I am at my worst, but on day shifts the hours just shift around slightly so I waste my time around when I've been out working. Days off are sweet relief but incredibly depressing!
(, Mon 17 Nov 2008, 16:51, 8 replies)
im confused
you mention a boyfriend and a missus - are you two people?
(, Mon 17 Nov 2008, 16:58, closed)
My boyfriend is my missus, try and keep up at the back there ;)
(, Mon 17 Nov 2008, 17:01, closed)
a more conventional and understandable term would be mister

(, Mon 17 Nov 2008, 17:06, closed)
I'll try and bear that in mind for next time I feel the burning desire to be conventional
but despite the lack of convention it's a term I use pretty much daily and rarely have people not understanding what I mean, kthnx
(, Mon 17 Nov 2008, 17:09, closed)
daily when you are face to face and they can tell you are a lady
rather than on here with an ambiguous username?

I was just trying to help make things a little clearer, but obviously you are too individual for effective communication so I'll stop.

(, Mon 17 Nov 2008, 17:51, closed)
Awww, I love it when gay men call their partner 'the missus'
it's cute.
(, Mon 17 Nov 2008, 17:26, closed)
Hahah a) straight
b) nicely ;)
(, Mon 17 Nov 2008, 17:29, closed)
Oh right
I see!

I call my other 'alf 'The Manbitch'.
(, Mon 17 Nov 2008, 17:48, closed)

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