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I Procrastinate

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    I have things that I need to get done.

    .. Good things that could really lead to opportunities and some success! But I find I'm too scared to start, in case I do things wrong. I feel like my fear of failure sabotages my dreams... So I just sit and watch TV or clean... Or do anything other than what I am supposed to...
    BalconyBlues BalconyBlues 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 9

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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, 2014

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    I would procrastinate

    but it takes so much time.
    Superpapa Superpapa 70+, M 4 Responses Nov 30, 2014

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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 4 Responses Jun 12, 2014

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    The worst part is that I think I'm just trying

    to avoid things that I'm anxious about, but I'm anxious about them because I haven't taken care of them. All that really gets put off is the feeling of satisfaction for having taken care of what I needed to. It's so stupid. I've always done this, and was diagnosed as ADHD at...
    sobagain sobagain 31-35 2 Responses Jan 5

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    I hate that i do this,

    but i need to get rid if the habit. I need to study for finals but i just keep not having enough time and saying " I will do it tomorrow..." Doesn't work that way, apparently.
    juliettecf juliettecf 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    I'll explain later...

    ...................................
    aaaagggghhhh aaaagggghhhh 36-40, F 5 Responses Jan 15, 2014

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    jklly jklly 51-55, M Dec 17, 2014

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    I'll post a story here

    when I get around to it....
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    It's a terrible habit I know.

    It's gotten me in trouble a few times. I'm always happier when I don't wait to get something done, but it kinda gives me this weird thrill when I'm under pressure.
    Scadow121 Scadow121 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 20

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    I am THE worse procrastinator.

    I could go on and on about it for days....but I will just wait and tell you about it later... ;-)
    Bleenders Bleenders 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 23, 2014

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    I procrastinated in writing a speech on

    procrastination. It doesn't get much better than that.
    miazaki123 miazaki123 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 18, 2014

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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 3 Responses Jun 29, 2013

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    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 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    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...
    Pinky65 Pinky65 46-50, F 8 Responses Feb 19

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    I'm pretty sure it means to put off something

    by doing something else so I guess I'm just an advanced procrastinator since all I do is lay in bed when I don't want to do something like home work.
    ChloeLTFU ChloeLTFU 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 27

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    I have a Jedi mastery skill level at

    procrastination. I once procrastinated so hard I forgot what I was procrastinating about.
    Modiwolfshit Modiwolfshit 41-45, M 6 Responses Feb 8

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    I'm finding it so difficult to get everything

    done. I put off one thing and it seems to cause a chain reaction. There's so much I want to do but when I look at all the things I sigh and say, "I'll start tomorrow." Unfortunately, tomorrow never comes.
    Arija18 Arija18 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 26

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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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    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 5 Responses Jan 21, 2014

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    My Story

    You know what? I'll write this later.
    JoeEDangerously JoeEDangerously 26-30, M 9 Responses Sep 22, 2012

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    thelatintwist thelatintwist 36-40, F 8 Responses Feb 17, 2014

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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 2 Responses Jan 18, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 17 Responses Apr 23, 2014

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    I really think sometimes I manage better

    when I do procrastinate. Not that I enjoy stress, but somehow I work better and faster than I would without the last minute stress motivation. Waiting until I don't have any extra time to get something done also eliminates my tendency to second guess myself, and I do a better...
    thatonewoman thatonewoman 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    zkzi zkzi 26-30, F 6 Responses Jan 8

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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, 2014

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    I procrastinate a lot.

    I'll explain more later.
    Blue707 Blue707 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    I procrastinate on studying almost daily.

    I just find it so boring. I hate that I do it and need to get better at my studying.
    JustDevy JustDevy 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 15, 2014

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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, 2014

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    Only got to go to school

    for one day this week due to the snow, and I would think I'd get a lot of **** done... Smh.
    smeckledorfed smeckledorfed 18-21, F Feb 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 29 Responses Nov 19, 2006

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    And it's ruining my life.

    I would rather run from problems and challenges so I don't have to face them. I have failed a lot, which causes and perpetuates this. I can't bring myself to try.
    charkzilla20 charkzilla20 16-17, M 5 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    jayciedubb jayciedubb 46-50, M 5 Responses Feb 20

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    I was going to procrastinate today,

    but I decided to do it tomorrow.
    SidneyHeyHay12 SidneyHeyHay12 16-17, F 4 Responses Nov 29, 2013

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      Just as as good

    as delaying method?
    prettygoddess prettygoddess 26-30, F Feb 6

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    Do you ever have so much to do

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

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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 7 Responses Nov 3, 2013

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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 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 20, 2014

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    I should really write this business paper

    but the music is oh so good... X)
    Comeflywithme23 Comeflywithme23 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I've been using a book called "The Now Habit"

    which has in it a systematic programme for beating procrastination, and when I first mentioned it I said I'd keep interested people posted on how it's going. Well, I've worked through a number of stages of the programme now, and it's continuing to impress me. One of the latest...
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 3 Responses Oct 19, 2014

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    I always say I will do something

    but I either feel lazy or I just get distracted with other things. Sometimes I want to do something but it takes effort and you need to know where to start.
    Girlinpink0075 Girlinpink0075 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    I kept meaning to join this group,

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

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    It's ten pm, and I have a french project,

    a science project, more science, and I have to read about a hundred pages. Why do I do this to myself? Does anyone have any ideas to help me stop procrastinating?
    PercyJacksonisAWESOME PercyJacksonisAWESOME 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 7, 2014

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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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    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 7, 2014

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    I thought of procrastinating tonight

    but I think I will do it tomorrow.
    meme111111 meme111111 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 9, 2014

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    Me: Just gonna do my homework *Gets distracted

    by EP and laundry and Falling Skies and that bug on the wall* *5AM comes* *still no homework done* Me: ...****
    TheRose202 TheRose202 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 14

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    I'm procrastinating right now,

    while writing about procrastinating! I'm not as bad as I used to be though; I generally get things done on time, even if I do leave it till the very last minute.
    Chaosforthefly Chaosforthefly 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    4 critical assessments

    and 15 full days of school? eh, I'll do it later.
    SammiSakura SammiSakura 13-15, F Dec 5, 2014

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