I’m a master procrastinator, a couch lover and a guy who has been nicknamed “the last minute man” (kids have batman and superman, why can’t I get a name?). Nobody can tell you more about procrastination than I.
Below I listed 30 habits of procrastinators. If you find yourself having more than seven then a procrastinator is who you are (and that’s not flattering, you gotta do something about it asap!).
You try to be an all-nighter and you delay your important tasks to the early AMs. Finally you end the night with a series of “energizing naps” which stop when you suddenly realize that it’s already the next afternoon and you’re not finished.
Like I just stated, you don’t know when to sleep or when you wake up. So you simply sleep when you want to procrastinate. You don’t have a certain time to start working which makes it hard to get anything done.
Eating, drinking or nail biting calms you down for a while when you are nervous and stressed. But you just do it to get away from the boring to do list that you have on your shoulder.
You’re in love with new beginnings, a new movie to watch, or a new piece of cake to eat. You’re just so stressed that the only way to get out of it is to give up.
You never keep a promise, especially to yourself. You know that promises are stronger than you and that you can’t get out of it, so you just stop making them.
You admire how organized hard workers are. You really admire them and you want to be the same but deep inside you believe that you can’t That’s why the more you procrastinate the more you admire hard workers.
Procrastination became a rooted habit and you can predict your day before it even begins. You know what you can and what you can’t and overcoming your habits is just impossible.
With a bad sleeping habit and an addictive/bad eating behavior, getting fit is just a dream.
You’re good at setting diet plans, but you never implement them.
You’re always late for an appointment, you simply don’t get along with the idea of being on time.
Because to be early is boring as hell. And hard too.
You only clean when you have an even more boring task to do.
Someone with a messy life must get easily stressed, especially when the idea of not being able to get things done fast become a fundamental belief.
You’re so stressed that you can’t imagine life without it, relaxation is just an illusion.
The number of the uncompleted plans you commit yourself to is bigger than the number of episodes of your favorite show. Planning is something that only happens in movies or in GOT.
The inner voice only screams when you’re running out of time. You only take action when you’re threatened with a “Must do”.
You always have enough time. At least that’s what you keep telling yourself.
You’ve always find yourself in this quote:
“I will always chose a lazy person to do a difficult job, because, he will find an easy way to do it” – Bill Gates
When you don’t know how to motivate yourself to work, your day dreaming becomes an addiction.
You see people making it and it looks easy but when you try it it’s not. This goes from a body transformation to a business plan. You’re easily excited but never get along with the hard work.
From grabbing something from supermarket to paying your phone bills, every boring task become enjoyable except the task you procrastinate. Remember your school days.
The place where all the fun begins, is where you check your “seven-years-haven’t-seen” friend’s status, and the never-ending notifications from people liking your latest post. You spend more time on facebook than the time you spend to get things done.
You simply believe you can’t, which is the biggest excuse someone can give.
You simply can get your butt off to work and you hope food can do it for you. It’s just another excuse to keep away from what scares you or what makes you feel helpless.
Because you don’t know when to rest, your nights and days are the same. Weekends are when you work and midweeks is when you rest. You’re far from being organized.
How many times has your boss called you up for being late and you were sleeping? You know better.
Except for Redbull, coffee and tea.
You’re in love with full hours. When it’s 7.51 you promise you’ll start at 8.00 and when it’s 8.32 you set the alarm for 9.00.
Spider solitaire, Sodoku, bubble shooter, and Packman, all are on your phone or laptop. They’re your work buddies.
You really believe in that.
You tell people what to do, because you’re a master of research for better ways to get things done, but you never tried them yourself.
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