As we all know procrastination is such a useful excuse. Just one more program to watch, just one more article to read no wait, let’s read a book…that’s better.
I have perfected the term procrastination. Defer, postpone, stall, adjourn and putting off all until tomorrow or even the next day or even the day after.
Never do today what you can put off until tomorrow.
Procrastination is what helped me when I was diagnosed with Kidney failure (that is another story) and instead of speaking to my family in my highly emotional state, I deferred by playing a game on my phone non-stop for about two weeks, regardless of the fact that at the time I knew a very toxic “friend”, and that is another story, who insisted I talk to my family. She would phone me late at night, first thing in the morning, 10 o clock, 2 o clock….you get the idea, continuous non-stop badgering, which I duly ignored as I was way too busy doing other things.
When I calmed down I sat my family down and spoke to them. I was calm, factual and yes it was difficult but I did it.
So being a procrastinator has been hugely beneficial as it has taught me to just be.
First published 1 August 2018