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I Procrastinate

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    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 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 18

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    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 30 Responses Nov 19, 2006

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    SirLaughalots SirLaughalots 36-40, M 4 Responses Jul 7

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    I'll Finish This Title Later

    I'll write this story tomorrow...
    SilentBluemoon SilentBluemoon 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 4, 2012

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    thelatintwist thelatintwist 31-35, F 8 Responses Feb 17

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    I was going to join the "I procrastinate" group

    but I decided to put it off for now...
    Curiousfuncple Curiousfuncple 36-40, F 13 Responses Apr 23

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    RobSine RobSine 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 12

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    I kept meaning to join this group,

    but I kept putting it off.
    glosmooth glosmooth 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 27, 2013

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    My Story

    You know what? I'll write this later.
    JoeEDangerously JoeEDangerously 26-30, M 10 Responses Sep 22, 2012

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    Procrastinator'S Creed

    I found this some time ago and was planning to post it but...........1. I believe that if anything is worth doing, it would have been done already.2. I shall never move quickly, except to avoid more work or find excuses.3. I will never rush into a job without a lifetime of...
    JennaR JennaR 46-50, F 4 Responses Jun 29, 2013

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    I'm well aware that writing this post is also a

    means of procrastination. There is something else I should be doing. There is always something else I should be doing! I am currently in the middle of writing my master's thesis. Actually, that's not true. The rest of my class are in the middle of it. Or are probably almost...
    marshmallowcatbug marshmallowcatbug 22-25, F 5 Responses Jun 12

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    I noticed this group a

    while ago and thought about joining. Not sure what took me so long, but better late than never.
    Unjusted Unjusted 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 12

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    I have to start working on my bachelor thesis,

    instead I'm watching series. The subject of my thesis just came up in the episode I'm watching right now. Is that a sign? haha
    emmacla emmacla 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I don't think this app is helping me out with

    procrastinating . I should be studying for some exams and also going out to get my dog vaccinated but no I'm laying down doing nothing ! I hate procrastinating but I always do it haha
    Imdonebye Imdonebye 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 10

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    Professional procrastinator here.

    Last semester I learned how to write a five page essay in under an hour and a half woo.
    kbeary kbeary 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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    My dissertation is due in Thursday,

    I need to get it bound on Wednesday, and somehow I still feel like I have all the time in the world. Apparently four days to edit three stories and write a 2,000 word analysis isn't enough pressure for me. I hate myself sometimes. Even though I know I am running out of time. I...
    ibexie ibexie 22-25, F 11 Responses Apr 19

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    PROCRASTINATION SYMPTOMS In my head ,

    I equate procrastination to an addiction and as other addicts show symptoms, so do we . Here are a few things I have noticed about myself . 1. I believe I need to prepare to be perfect and given a choice , I'll stretch the prep time as far as I can. So much time will be...
    IneverGvUp IneverGvUp 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 13

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    So much to do, so little motivation.

    Anyone else feel like that?
    PatientSoul PatientSoul 26-30, F 16 Responses Jan 31

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    I'll explain later...

    ...................................
    aaaagggghhhh aaaagggghhhh 36-40, F 7 Responses Jan 15

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    Well, I was gonna post a story of a time

    when I procrastinated, but nah, I'll do it some other time
    MedivalJolk MedivalJolk 13-15, M Jan 8

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    I Procrastinate

    I really do. You have NO idea how long did it take me to write this story.
    YouMadeMeThink YouMadeMeThink 22-25, M 9 Responses Nov 3, 2013

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    I've wanted to read The Bell Jar

    for a year or two now. I know I'll really like it and I could easily buy it online but it will probably be another few months (or years) before I get around to it.
    Ridiculousity Ridiculousity 18-21 Jul 15

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    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

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    So much catching up to do its giving me anxiety.

    Got to organize a garage sale for neighbor, prepare for scout camp, make sure everyones training hasn't expired.... Hey thats not so bad. I gotta stop this stinking thinking that everything is going to be so difficult! Just do it you baby! It usually turns out simpler than i...
    Stefunie Stefunie 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    PinkP0werRanger PinkP0werRanger 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Things I procrastinate on: Taxes Paying

    Speeding Tickets Getting myself out of bed Shopping (unless it's for beer, I get that done right away) Replying to comments on my stories Washing Dishes Booking Appointments Returning phone calls Organizing all the files only computer Cleaning my room Putting groceries...
    DeathstalkerScorpion DeathstalkerScorpion 22-25, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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

    ...it feels good until you realize you're just ******* yourself. Never have truer words been written. Haha
    TheDorkyOne TheDorkyOne 26-30, F 7 Responses Jan 21

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    I've been wanting to bake an apple pie

    for about a year now. o_O I have found a recipe and might actually get around to it before this month is over. and I'm not going to do it all half-assedly either. I'm pretty sure baking is the only thing I really try at, maybe only because I'm going to have to eat it after.
    Ridiculousity Ridiculousity 18-21 1 day ago

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    I finally wrote the exam

    that I was dreading and it didn't go very well but it was far far less scary than I had made it out to be!! I know exactly what to expect and know where to improve for a round 2 . Not postponing was the best decision I made :) sometimes you just have to face your fear.
    IneverGvUp IneverGvUp 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 23

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    I have a really good story to write.

    But I'll do it later-:)
    Ironicman Ironicman 56-60, M 2 Responses Jul 19

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    Round 1 : Me 1 , Procrastination 0 :)

    :) Yesterday was a good day. As usual I was keeping busy by doing a less important activity , but I snapped out of It ! I worked on what I was dreading for 1.5 hours straight and got so much done that I couldn't believe It . The trick was to 1. Just drop whatever I doing and...
    IneverGvUp IneverGvUp 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 19

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    I really do, but I'll tell you

    that story...tomorrow. :P
    WoodRooster WoodRooster 31-35, M 5 Responses Apr 15

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    I'm a perfectionist with a procrastinator

    complex... Some day I am going to be awesome!!!
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Mar 12

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    I always tend to let my phone keep me from

    doing anything. Like, taking a shower. My bed is so comfortable I just keep saying "okay five more minutes. Okay ten. I can do it in an hour. Hold on, I gotta reply to this message" Technology always gets the best of me. >.<
    JustCammy JustCammy 16-17, F 7 Responses Feb 16

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    I procrastinated in writing a speech on

    procrastination. It doesn't get much better than that.
    miazaki123 miazaki123 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    ChristinaWolf ChristinaWolf 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 18

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    The WHAT, WHY and HOW of my Procrastination:

    Following up on yesterday's promise, this is my first post about my daily battle against procrastination :) A week back , I sought help from the mighty internet :) and stumbled upon this book "Fearless Productivity" by Paul Brodie. What it said was pretty obvious : Step one...
    IneverGvUp IneverGvUp 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 11

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    I am the worst procrastinator ever!

    !...i swear i never do things until it literally is due haha
    sweetasscandy36 sweetasscandy36 26-30, F 5 Responses Jun 18

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    I always wait until the night

    before the assignment is due. That's when I do my best work. I guess I'm good under pressure haha
    TeethTheSizeOfPianoKeys TeethTheSizeOfPianoKeys 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 2

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    Here's a real story about me: I did a research

    about Procrastination and how It affects academic performance last semester as a final project. The real sad funny part that even though I chose the topic 3 months before the due date, I had done from it 5 hours before the submission date!
    Innocence28 Innocence28 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    Procrastination is an art form.

    Ohh sure anyone can take all year to get an A on their final paper but those who can against all odds Finnish said paper 5 min before class and receive the same grade or higher now that's a true marvel. So procrastinate on my procrastinators of the world hone your craft...
    kakarotxvegeta kakarotxvegeta 18-21 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I watched like two movies,

    ate like 3 rice puddings and about to bake some cookies. If procrastination was job, I would do the damn thang 💯
    KyLeone KyLeone 18-21, F Mar 30

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    Beating procrastination!

    ! 3 weeks ago, I made a list of all ways in which I procrastinate. Major time killer and escape mechanism for me turned out to be my addiction to watching TV shows. So , I decided to quit. No middle path , balance etc ..just quit ! It has been 3 weeks and the result has...
    IneverGvUp IneverGvUp 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    "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 16-17, M 3 Responses Feb 20

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    Beating this habit is really really hard !

    I realised this over the weekend . I had myself all figured out and I had a plan in place but Friday evening comes and well...I'm back to doing nothing on Saturday.I observed few flaws in my approach to beat procrastination : 1. If I stare at my top priority task for 30min and...
    IneverGvUp IneverGvUp 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 16

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    Ughhh... Why do I do this?

    Procrastinate? It's such self sabotage yet I do it over and over and over again.
    Batgirl007 Batgirl007 36-40, F 5 Responses Jul 8

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    fusoya fusoya 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 10

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    Time Optimist

    Someone described me as a time optimist. I don't just put things off till the last minute - when the last minute arrives I try to fit in a few other things too - and inevitably end up late! Anyway sounds more positive than "procrastinator" and has an inbuilt excuse!
    gooddog99 gooddog99 51-55, M 15 Responses Mar 13, 2009

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    utahwriter utahwriter 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 10

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    I am reading this book called "The Now Habit".

    After reading the first few pages , I felt as if I was narrating the story! It was as if the author had plucked pages from my diary! It costs just a few dollars for the kindle edition. If anyone has a procrastination problem , they should really try going through this once.
    IneverGvUp IneverGvUp 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 17

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    I was going to procrastinate today,

    but I decided to do it tomorrow.
    SidneyHeyHay12 SidneyHeyHay12 13-15, F 4 Responses Nov 29, 2013

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    How I'm trying to defeat Procrastination 1.

    Make a Monster list : Make a list of all the scary tasks that I am avoiding (hence 'monsters'). 2. Assign priorities to the tasks without getting emotionally involved. Imagine that I am assigning them to someone else. This is to make sure that I'm not tricking myself into...
    IneverGvUp IneverGvUp 22-25, F 5 Responses Jun 14

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    I've been meaning to "get in shape"

    for the last 5 years. -_-
    Ridiculousity Ridiculousity 18-21 3 Responses Jul 11

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    sccrplyr123 sccrplyr123 18-21, M Jun 18