I Procrastinate

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    I don't know how to stop procrastinating.

    I've been watching Netflix all day basically and the only constructive thing I've done today is make myself breakfast (toast) and feed my cats. How does everyone else do it?
    Randomexp Randomexp
    22-25, M
    Mar 20

    I'm doing it right now.

    I should be working on renewing my license for work or working on that big project that was assigned me. I should be trying to stretch and maybe work out. I should be getting a cashier's check and my forms notarized to go and take another set of boards. I should clean my...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 3

    I am doing it right now.

    Got a group project I should be working on, but I'm not. I am terrible.
    TashaLiv TashaLiv
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 28

    My deadline is a month away

    so naturally instead of working on my project, I'm reading hilarious Amazon reviews instead. Happy Monday!
    VioletVivid VioletVivid
    26-30
    5 Responses Mar 14

    Procrastination is like ************.

    ...it feels good until you realize you're just ******* yourself. Never have truer words been written. Haha
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Jan 21, 2014

    My procrastination to me is launching a

    satellite after building enough pressure to push it up to the highest possible orbit!!! Hope someone will find a way to launch one without needing to build up pressure with a simple use of solar energy or anything abundantly available in my nature. lol
    whyacinth whyacinth
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 6

    fcking EP, I have to get this comic book done

    by thursday. LET ME WORK!!!!
    siffier siffier
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 12

    When i have a test tomorrow

    but about 20 million other things u would rather do.
    attaboywolfie attaboywolfie
    16-17, F
    Mar 8

    Oh procrastination you sly devil.

    You have very well crippled and continue to chip away at my life. You have prevented me from learning and turning in the easiest of essays. You have created a lazy and fearful being. Oh, you sly devil. I piece myself back together and you come by tempting me with things such as...
    GrinchFairy GrinchFairy
    16-17
    Apr 3

    Project deadline on Monday.

    I've done such little work :( I did manage to track down a film that I saw years ago, though, but could never find again, until now. I'm actually pretty proud of that achievement regardless of whether it was part of me procrastinating. I also binge watched the Garfunkel and...
    lonelyguybc lonelyguybc
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 17

    You know when you're motivated

    but like, in the wrong way? Like, "I'm ready to do all my laundry and clean the whole house and do dishes and vacuum and -" Alright champ, that's great but why don't we focus on those two projects due monday first? lol
    glassbonespaperskin glassbonespaperskin
    18-21, F
    Mar 30

    Do you ever have so much to do

    that you just say "**** it" and take a nap instead? :D
    glassbonespaperskin glassbonespaperskin
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 11, 2014

    When you have so much stuff to do

    that it only makes sense to take a nap😂
    Rachel335 Rachel335
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 26, 2015

    I swear I hate it. And the thing is

    because most of my good ideas are always last minute it just fuels my mind to put off things. How come I always experience distractions when I'm trying to do something? I really, really, really need to stop procrastinating. I gotta try lying to myself better so I can finish...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 21
    storyteller4u2 storyteller4u2
    51-55, M
    1 Response Mar 18

    tes until the site closes

    and here I am sending messages to my friends ;-)
    gentlemanvoyeur gentlemanvoyeur
    56-60, M
    Apr 21
    holonic holonic
    41-45, M
    5 Responses Feb 23
    nytro44 nytro44
    51-55, M
    1 Response Jan 15

    I Procrastinate

    I really do. You have NO idea how long did it take me to write this story.
    YouMadeMeThink YouMadeMeThink
    26-30, M
    6 Responses Nov 3, 2013

    I would tell you more

    but I really can't decide what to write here...
    TheSkyISee TheSkyISee
    36-40
    1 Response Feb 24

    Yes....I procrastinate.

    ..I know....it's terrible. Today is Chinese New Year.... Gong Hey Fat Choy To celebrate, we had Chinese food for dinner...yummy...then came the ending....the fortune cookie. I cracked it open and the message read: "Stop procrastinating....starting tomorrow" I believe the...
    Cinnamongrl Cinnamongrl
    46-50, F
    6 Responses Feb 19, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 24

    I have an unbelievable amount of homework due

    in the morning. So much homework that there's no way it will get done. So I'm literally just staring at the ceiling, thinking about all the homework I have to do. And not doing it xD
    Rachel335 Rachel335
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Oct 12, 2015

    Had the same problem last year,

    and got myself into troubles that way. I just can't write this damn paper when there's my bed waiting for me! I seriously need someone to give me a good slap in the face and remind me I have exams to pass!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    10 Responses Oct 1, 2015

    ..especially when I'm feeling lonely.

    Which seems to be often these days, lol ~
    holonic holonic
    41-45, M
    Feb 21

    Maybe Tomorrow

    I was going to write a fantastic story for this group but, I think I'll wait until tomorrow.
    pentupfreedom pentupfreedom
    46-50, M
    9 Responses Jun 29, 2013

    Got a 3 page essay due tomorrow

    and i haven't even started... Yet im still sitting down on my couch watching netflix😭
    WolfStorms WolfStorms
    18-21, F
    26 Responses May 31, 2015
    TValentine TValentine
    56-60, M
    Mar 31

    http://www.experienceproject.

    com/stories/Feel-Like-Im-Waiting-For-An-Early-Death/7329043 The above link is posted for reference. As I have come to terms and accepted my predicted fate, I know it's at the back of my mind and I rant about it here because if I tell anyone in real life they'll think I'm crazy...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 21

    "OKAY, GONNA STUDY TODAY.

    MY STUDIES GONNA BE SO AWESOME." - 12 noon. "Okay, I'm going to start studying now" - 3 pm "Maybe after dinner" -6 pm "I'll start now" - 9 pm "****, exam's at 6 am tomorrow. Gotta study." - 3 am
    ChasingNovelty ChasingNovelty
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Feb 20, 2014

    My work deadline is getting

    so close now. Every time I think of doing something I think "No I can't do that, I need to spend that time and energy working." It's getting kind of bad though. It's one thing to say to myself that I can't go out and hang with friends, it's another to say to myself I can...
    lonelyguybc lonelyguybc
    26-30, M
    Mar 17

    Attention all fellow procrastinators!

    My #1 tip for you is: JUST DO IT..............................later.
    PinksTheNewBlack PinksTheNewBlack
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Sep 11, 2015

    If there are no pressing deadlines,

    I only start getting really productive at the end of a workday. It's like I need to have a task feel more urgent to be able to think clearly. Otherwise I'd be staring blankly at my screen most of the time... And killing time on EP. Like now. 😂
    VioletVivid VioletVivid
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 21

    Yes, so it takes me forever to finish.

    doing. anything. So instead of doing anything, I do a bit of everything and nothing gets done. Not always. More later. :)
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jan 17

    My Story

    You know what? I'll write this later.
    JoeEDangerously JoeEDangerously
    26-30, M
    8 Responses Sep 22, 2012

    I have two tests next week

    and i haven't started studying. I look for silly excuses so i won't study. Is it just me? Or is everyone else like me? :D
    Dhikrayat Dhikrayat
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Feb 26, 2015

    one of my more major flaws.

    I need someone to keep me in check
    jacob3171 jacob3171
    22-25, M
    Mar 17

    I have a midterm that's not due

    til Monday. I got so questions left to do... and I can do them now... but I don't want to
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Feb 26
    MLGecko MLGecko
    41-45, M
    5 Responses May 6, 2015

    Teacher: If you start this essay the night

    before you WILL NOT GET IT DONE. Me: You dare test my abilities? Me at 4:00 am: Should've listened
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 11, 2015

    I have people coming over

    for dinner tonight. Floor needs a mop and I need to pick up some last minute ingredients but I would rather stay here on EP, in my cold air conditioned room. Procrastination sometimes has marvellous results. Example: clothes and shoes in my wardrobe are all now ordered back in...
    GypsyMiss GypsyMiss
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Jan 29

    all the time. it's pretty much been my life.

    in high school I could get away with it, but in college I could only last so long. ended up leaving cause I couldn't get my work done. I've improved a lot. after my dad died I had to get a new job and I've been doing well. and even from about a month before my dad died I got hit...
    WhirlwindR WhirlwindR
    22-25, M
    Apr 21

    I'll explain later...

    ...................................
    aaaagggghhhh aaaagggghhhh
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Jan 15, 2014

    "There is no pleasure in having nothing to do;

    the fun is having lots to do and not doing it." -Andrew Jackson
    moose73630 moose73630
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Jan 10

    Teacher gave us 1 month to write a fairly

    simple paper. 3 pages where we reflect upon buddhism as a religion. I havent started, it's due in 5 hours. When will i start, what am i even doing.
    ThinkingCat ThinkingCat
    18-21, F
    8 Responses May 1, 2015
    moontree9 moontree9
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 16, 2015

    I'm Only Writing This Because I'm Putting Off Doing Important Stuff

    What causes procrastination? I think it is fear.  Fear that I won't be able to complete the task - or do it well enough.  Fear that it may involve me getting my hands dirty or have repercussions. Fear that it may attract criticism.  Fear that it may turn...
    CrystalCat CrystalCat
    41-45, F
    28 Responses Nov 19, 2006

    I kept meaning to join this group,

    but I kept putting it off.
    glosmooth glosmooth
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Dec 27, 2013

    I should be doing homework right now

    but instead I'm reading useless things on tumblr and watching youtube videos. What's wrong with me?!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    8 Responses Jun 17, 2015

    I am such a decisive person,

    but when it comes to doing stuff, I procrastinate...big time! I have an essay due tomorrow on legal ethics (is that an oxymoron or something?!) and I haven't even started it. I am SOOOOOO over study.
    GypsyMiss GypsyMiss
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Sep 13, 2015
    jayciedubb jayciedubb
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Feb 20, 2015

    I remember a few days ago my project was due,

    and I kept putting it off.... until the last day and I was working on it hardcore. My god I didn't get much sleep. I haven't really realised I procrastinate a lot until now.
    melisasea1586 melisasea1586
    13-15, F
    1 Response Mar 31

    17 y/o ...So many weeks

    and MONTHS have passed and I keep telling myself I will start studying SOON... Got all the plans set up... And yet nothing happened and all I felt at the end of the week was emptiness and depressed.
    lonewonder lonewonder
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 17

    I planned to write about procrastinating

    tonight. But, I think I will just do it tomorrow. I don't want to rush into anything.
    TKD1 TKD1
    51-55, F
    1 Response Jan 18, 2014
    KOOLKAT446 KOOLKAT446
    16-17, T
    Sep 13, 2015

    Why why why? Why do I do this,

    I really think there's something wrong with me, I end up postponing things for way too long. I don't understand why I can't change when I know this behavior is self destructive. Can anyone relate?
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 4

    I'm going to share my experience here,

    soon. Someday maybe. Eventually, when I get around to it. Still plenty of time. I mean why put it off till tomorrow if I can put it off till the day after tomorrow? And it's not like EP is suddenly not going to be there anymore next month.
    GoneRogue GoneRogue
    41-45, M
    Apr 16

    you know what I never knew I was a

    procrastinator. I know what it is was cuz my dad used to tease me with it but I never accepted it. I never realised how serious this is . procrastination is the bane of my life. I can't describe with meagre words what it has done to me. without any warning it has crept into my...
    booklover200016 booklover200016
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 21
    thelatintwist thelatintwist
    36-40, F
    8 Responses Feb 17, 2014
    glassbonespaperskin glassbonespaperskin
    18-21, F
    Mar 3
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