Procrastination Types

Sunday, November 16, 2014

It's exam season for myself, my friends and my fellow cohort. This is an article I wrote for ASOS about this crucial time.

When monster tasks need completing, a mysterious change occurs. Our priorities shift, once menial tasks are now imperative, and you may feel unlike yourself? Perhaps you’ve taken on what we'd like to call a procrastination alter-ego.

Our top 3 and tell-tale signs productivity may be neglected:

It's impossible to work with clarity when a morsel of dust intrudes your desk.  Your room needs to look like a Martha Stewart commercial before productivity can commence. You had been meaning to colour code your wardrobe and now is the optimal time. If you live with others, you are now described as the "best housemate ever" for your unsolicited housekeeping duties. A social media snap of a sparkling work space tops off the job.

Dormant interests ignite. Do you find yourself breathing the dust off your guitar and tickling the keys of your old Steinway? Some like to draw. Some like to knit. There is a sudden surge of procrastibaking and subsequently spontaneous macaroon parties on Facebook feeds. You need to catch up on Game of Thrones. Napping can be considered a hobby too, right?

More time is spent planning your productivity than on actual productivity. Yes, it is a good idea to make a checklist of checklists and a colour-coded study timetable. Retail therapy is now a double-win because your outfit for the post-exam party needs to be organised ASAP! You would also have greater focus if your upcoming holiday was completely organised to the tee.

I should be studying as I am blogging this...

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  1. I was just talking to my friend about how everyone's hidden talents are uncovered right before finals!


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