Postaday – Now? Later!
Procrastination destination… well, it’ll have to be ‘destinations’, plural. Where wouldn’t I go to avoid doing something?!
The most common one is into my books. Now there are two ‘types’ of procrastination here – the first is the mundane, hard to justify ones like, dare I say it, reading romance novels. Seriously, it is no excuse to avoid dusting by reading romance novel, is there? Well? Then there is the reading of professional journals – now that is when I sit proud in my lounge room. Can’t you tell I am reading something for work? Somehow suggesting it is for a greater good, ha!
Another destination is my music – where I spent hours (well, maybe this is an exaggeration but long enough) looking into and downloading music for the devices I own. This is the covert procrastination where I appear to be doing what I am supposed to be doing but not really. Because I am busy looking for and downloading song tracks.
And then there is ‘appearance can be deceiving’ procrastination – behind my glasses looking thoughtful, considering, when in actual fact I am trekking the Inca trail, or sampling Moroccan ‘cuisine’ at the bazaar, in my mind. Daydreaming – traveling without leaving my chair…
Which brings me to the most insidious of procrastination destination – the internet. I could be here, there everywhere – saving the whales, petitioning for gender equality, attending a TED Talk – anything really. And this mindless purposeless activity could take up an entire afternoon.
My favourite however is the “I have something else more important to do’ type of destination – you know what I mean. It is the I need to dust before I clean the toilets, the I have to read all these ‘relevant’ books before I can write a review of this one book, the need to run some errands away from home before I weed the garden… These jobs need to be done, for sure, but I know that they are to avoid the ones I’m supposed to do now, instead of mere joy to do them.
The question I have for myself is this: what do I do to avoid writing posts for my blogs, to avoid writing … Well, I have not even identified the fact that they exist…but I will be noticing 🙂 Will advise you when I find out!