View Poll Results: do you procrastinate
No way. I get things done before they need done and never have a problem 5 11.90%
Procrastinate? sometimes...but only every now and again. 10 23.81%
Yes. But it never gets in my way or hurts anything. If it did I wouldn't do it. 8 19.05%
Hmm....I don't know...let me get back to you on that (YES) 19 45.24%
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Old 06-17-2008, 02:59 AM   #1
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Is anyone else a terrible procrastinator?
I was just wondering because I can be. I am getting worse as time goes on. I would really rather someone else show up and pack all my stuff for my move in less than 3 weeks. I just want to lay down and sleep because it sounds good. lol
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Old 06-17-2008, 03:39 AM   #2
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If I had the money to move right now, I'd be packed in an instant.

When I've had problmes being motivated to do something, I've just started by picking up one item. "OK self, just one item, right now." Then you see the next thing and the next, but it all starts with just one item at a time.

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Old 06-17-2008, 07:11 AM   #3
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I'm not, but my DH is and it drives me absolutely INSANE.
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Old 06-17-2008, 08:20 AM   #4
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oh im terrible, i leave it until the day before then just chuck everything into boxes oops lol.

exdp (ds's dad) it used to drive him crazy hehe, so had its pkuss side for sure hehehe

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Old 06-17-2008, 09:10 AM   #5
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Sometimes I have a hard time getting motivated, but generally I'm okay. I just have to set myself a schedule and stick to it. I've been like that since I was a little girl- at 10 I had an agenda for my day!

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Old 06-17-2008, 09:26 AM   #6
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I'm not too bad, but I do procrastinate sometimes. But I guess I'm doing it right now by writing this post instead of starting to work.

I have a friend though who is a very serious case. He can't get anything going, really. Instead of working on his master's, he browses the web, or find any other excuse not to work on his thesis. He's been doing it for years! And now he actually might get in a lot of trouble for it. At this level it's actually a very serious matter, and he needs professional help IMHO. There's no way he can have a job, he would be fired within weeks. But try to get a procrastinator to make an appointment for psychotherapy... I'm very worried for him.
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Old 06-19-2008, 07:39 PM   #7
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Oh, goodness. Sometimes I'm on top of things like that! *snaps fingers* But, on the other hand, I can be terrible, absolutely horrible, and it is pulchritudinous.*

*Pulchritudinous means beautiful, BTW, so pretty, basically. I just like big words.
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Old 06-19-2008, 10:18 PM   #8
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I'm a terrible procrastinator. It's gotten worse as I get older, it would really interfere with my work performance. If I had a deadline, everything would always get done before the deadline, but I would be scrambling to finish the day before. It's usually only bad when it's something I don't want to do/have no interest in, but in any case it's not a good thing. I was spoiled as a teenager because whenever I had a school assignment due I knew I could do it the night before and pass with flying colors-- it's harder now!

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Old 06-20-2008, 12:55 AM   #9
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We're all adults here. Wait, when did that happen?!?! And how do we get it to stop?!
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Old 06-20-2008, 01:47 AM   #10
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I'll procrastinate on little, non-urgent things (like finishing up my lace stole). For big things like a job or moving? I'm on it like white on rice. I do not like to have to rush a big job because I've waited too long.

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