I Always Leave Everything to the Last Minute

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    It's So Annoying

    but for some reason I just can't motivate myself to do anything earlier than the VERY last minute, ever! I'm sure that if I did I would be a lot more successful with things but I just can't seem to do it! For example, when writing an essay I'll reward myself for writing the...
    juniper juniper
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 1, 2008

    That's Me

    I *know* it's stupid, I *know* it's asking for disaster, I even know that I could actually do it in time, and be relaxed and calm about it... but NO. I procrastinate like hell, I lose things, and I panickly rush around doing things right at the last second, feeling crappy. It's...
    IamcalledS IamcalledS
    18-21, F
    Sep 14, 2013

    Its a Habit

    I always seem to procrastinate. I always wait to study for a test like twonkr three days before i have to take it. I do projects the weekend before its due. I do homework at like 5 or 6 and that is way after i get home from school. I always think "Ok,in ten minutes i WILL go...
    stripesANDsunshine stripesANDsunshine
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 3, 2008


    Research paper due at 1:10pm?  Crank out conclusion at 1:04, print out at 1:07, run to class and turn in at 1:09:59. Deadlines and I don't go well together.  I can usually make it for most work items, but if it's something I'm supposed to want to do, like writing...
    EPGrace EPGrace
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 15, 2008

    I am the worst procrastinator I know,

    mostly because I can't find the motivation to do stuff
    WatchOutItsKyle WatchOutItsKyle
    18-21, M
    1 Response Feb 11, 2014

    I Have A Few Hours...

    I look at the clock, calculate how much time I have to do whatever I need to get done, then I decide I can spare an hour before I get started. So I sit down to read or look up something online and before I know it an hour turns into two then three then four then... well you get...
    girlgill girlgill
    1 Response Sep 17, 2013

    I Have Time

    I think I'll have time to get everything I need to get done so I just do whatever I want until its so late that I no longer feel like doing anything and then I wake up in the morning and I cry, "****!" and I spend the rest of the morning rushing around trying to get...
    Yellowrhapsody Yellowrhapsody
    18-21, F
    Mar 4, 2008

    First Date

    I actually rescheduled a FIRST DATE to tomorrow night because I procrastinated and didn't plan so that I could be ready in time after work/get things done before hand. Very lame.............
    tnomlebgirl tnomlebgirl
    26-30, F
    Mar 5, 2008

    Its Because I Am a Perfectionist

    I have this theory that procrastinators are slightly insecure perfectionists. They want everything to be perfect but worry that they cant deliver. So then they leave things to the last minute cause if something is not perfect then subconsciously they can say 'if I had spent more...
    WyldHoney WyldHoney
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Mar 29, 2008
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