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    I find myself doing it

    even though I know I'm doing it, I mostly procrastinate when I feel like drawing, or when I wanna play my Pokémon game. I will probably procrastinate today because I know I have a watercolor painting to do that I'm afraid to mess up on
    RavenRena17 RavenRena17 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 18

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    Ezmee Ezmee 36-40, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    SpontaneousRecoveryLovely SpontaneousRecoveryLovely 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    camiincharge camiincharge 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    nstar1983 nstar1983 31-35, F 4 Responses May 14

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    I spent all day yesterday "working".

    My parents are so proud. They thought I was being productive with my time. They have no idea that I barely finished anything
    ohimark ohimark 22-25 2 Responses May 26

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    Honestly Iv'e missed out on

    so much from procrastinating, it annoys me. I'll go throughout phases where i won't but i end up always getting distracted and putting it off tip later. It adds stress and honestly it is a horrible habit
    cmr426 cmr426 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    I am ridiculously bad at getting work done

    before the night before (if that makes any sort of sense?). It's terrible really, I can't revise for exams, I never spend time on homework, I just can't concentrate unless I'm under a lot of pressure- and even then it sometimes gets the better of me and just stresses me out...
    xKissAndTellx xKissAndTellx 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 1

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    jayciedubb jayciedubb 46-50, M 3 Responses Feb 20

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    I really do, but I'll tell you

    that story...tomorrow. :P
    MetalRooster MetalRooster 31-35, M 5 Responses Apr 15, 2014

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    If there is one thing I excel in ,

    its Procrastination , but I'll tell u about that later !
    boxersoff4u boxersoff4u 51-55, M 3 Responses Jul 12

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    But not today! Which has been particularly

    difficult may I express. Why you ask? Because my lovely mother surprised me with a new puppy when I got home from college :D I have a teeny tiny teacup bear faced Pomeranian sat in my lap as I write this. Teddie Stobart has been sat there all afternoon and evening (with the...
    xKissAndTellx xKissAndTellx 16-17, F Jun 8

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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...
    Cinnamongrl Cinnamongrl 46-50, F 9 Responses Feb 19

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    ConcealedWildheart ConcealedWildheart 13-15 2 Responses Jul 29, 2014

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    I should be studying

    for my finals 😭
    agent268 agent268 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 1

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    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 10 Responses May 1

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    I was going to procrastinate today,

    but I decided to do it tomorrow.
    SidneyHeyHay12 SidneyHeyHay12 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 29, 2013

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    Teacher: "I'm giving you two weeks to do this

    essay. It may seem like a lot of time, but you will need everyday for it. Don't this start this essay the night before, you won't be able to finish it." Me: "Challenge accepted."
    Stucat Stucat 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 22

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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 28 Responses Nov 19, 2006

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    I'll explain later...

    ...................................
    aaaagggghhhh aaaagggghhhh 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 15, 2014

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    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?!
    chelly0k chelly0k 18-21, F 11 Responses Jun 17

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    Like right now. I should be writing a major

    report, but instead I'm posting stories on EP. Sometimes I procrastinate because I want to do fun things online, but mostly it's because I'm putting off work that I'm dreading. I'm trying to make a change to a delayed gratification system, where I reward myself with some EP...
    ThirtySevenX ThirtySevenX 46-50, M 9 Responses Jul 14

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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 5 Responses Feb 26

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    I feel as though this year was difficult

    for me academically. Not just because I procrastinated, but because I was so depressed that I couldn't motivate myself to want to do my work. I feel like that was worse than simply being too lazy to do your work. I was so disappointed in myself but that only made my depression...
    Kimbahbay Kimbahbay 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 2

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    I'm not doing anything,

    and yet I'm also doing the most important thing a man can do: I'm listening to what I needed to hear from myself. - Paulo Coelho
    VinylEyes VinylEyes 70+, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 46-50, M Jun 29

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    Okay this stops now. I told myself I would get

    in shape starting with new years resolutions about two years ago. I have not changed body wise, sure I'm not in terrible shape but I'm not where I want to be. By the time the new school year starts I will be ready for NEXT summer's body haha.
    ihatemypclife ihatemypclife 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 8

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    I haven't done any schoolwork in two weeks

    and i'm a graduate student. If I don't turn things around now I will either mess up my gpa or waste student loan money by dropping my classes
    Tiffanydear Tiffanydear 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 9

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

    ...it feels good until you realize you're just ******* yourself. Never have truer words been written. Haha
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jan 21, 2014

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    uberfuzz uberfuzz 22-25, M Jul 11

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

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    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 40 Responses May 31

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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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    Yep, I'm a last minute person!

    It's such a bad habit for me!
    MissDago MissDago 46-50, F 6 Responses Jul 16

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    zkzi zkzi 26-30, F 6 Responses Jan 8

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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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    I Procrastinate

    I really do. You have NO idea how long did it take me to write this story.
    YouMadeMeThink YouMadeMeThink 26-30, M 7 Responses Nov 3, 2013

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    I’m great at multitasking.

    I can waste time, be unproductive, and procrastinate all at once.
    CookieM0nsterr CookieM0nsterr 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    may be the weird thing about procrastination is

    without doing the actual work we sometimes think that how can we stop procrastination , what method can there be ? and we procrastinate while thinking about procrastination. Fudge, I am even postponing my deadlines so that I can procrastinate even more without interruption . I...
    chaoticthoughts chaoticthoughts 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 29

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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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    Allcatsareawesome Allcatsareawesome 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 9

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    MLGecko MLGecko 36-40, M 7 Responses May 6

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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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    "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 can fit 30 hours of coursework into 30

    minutes on deadline day.
    uberfuzz uberfuzz 22-25, M 4 Responses Jun 29