RS (rainbowstevie) wrote,

Everyone should click on this link. (unless you're reading LJ to procrastinate. Get back to work!)

This article about procrastination and why it happens is wonderfully yet terrifyingly accurate.

My favorite quote is the one that really hit home and made me consider trying to be, you know, less procrastinatey (waking up before 8 is a good start! Which I have accomplished 3 days in a row now, and which I'm failing at right now by "taking a break" to share this post with you, but I'm going back in 3 7 minutes I SWEAR and I even made progress on it last night so really I'm ahead of the game hahaha false.

Even if the procrastinator is in the type of career where the Panic Monster is regularly present and he’s able to be fulfilled at work, the other things in life that are important to him—getting in shape, cooking elaborate meals, learning to play the guitar, writing a book, reading, or even making a bold career switch—never happen because the Panic Monster doesn’t usually get involved with those things. Undertakings like those expand our experiences, make our lives richer, and bring us a lot of happiness—and for most procrastinators, they get left in the dust.

What sounds a lot like "that thing I whined about in my post explaining my absence"?

Now I need to get back to work, and not explore the entire Wait But Why site that frankly looks super duper luper entertaining.

P.S. I would very much like a plushie Panic Monster + IG Monkey, a decision I'm pretty sure was made by the IG Monkey. I am also secretly hoping I can convince my boyfriend, whose wardrobe is 50% graphic tees, to buy a t-shirt so I can admire it a lot. He's not a procrastinator, I don't think, but he works with students who are, so logic!
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