I Procrastinate

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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
    26 Responses May 31, 2015
    MLGecko MLGecko
    41-45, M
    5 Responses May 6, 2015
    16-17, T
    Sep 13, 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

    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
    10 Responses Oct 1, 2015

    Attention all fellow procrastinators!

    My #1 tip for you is: JUST DO IT..............................later.
    PinksTheNewBlack PinksTheNewBlack
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 11, 2015

    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 kept meaning to join this group,

    but I kept putting it off.
    glosmooth glosmooth
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Dec 27, 2013

    "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, 2016

    My Story

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

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

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

    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
    22-25, F
    8 Responses May 1, 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

    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

    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

    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
    8 Responses Jun 17, 2015
    nytro44 nytro44
    51-55, M
    1 Response Jan 15, 2016

    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
    2 Responses Jan 17, 2016
    thelatintwist thelatintwist
    36-40, F
    8 Responses Feb 17, 2014

    I'll explain later...

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

    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, 2016
    jayciedubb jayciedubb
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Feb 20, 2015

    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

    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
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    Nov 11, 2015
    moontree9 moontree9
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 16, 2015

    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
    51-55, F
    6 Responses Feb 19, 2015

    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

    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


    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

    Do you ever have so much to do

    that you just say "**** it" and take a nap instead? :D
    glassbonespaperskin glassbonespaperskin
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 11, 2014
    BeautifulSoul09 BeautifulSoul09
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 9, 2015

    I was going to procrastinate today,

    but I decided to do it tomorrow.
    SidneyHeyHay12 SidneyHeyHay12
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Nov 29, 2013

    Professional procrastinator here.

    Last semester I learned how to write a five page essay in under an hour and a half woo.
    kbeary kbeary
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 12, 2014

    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
    5 Responses Mar 14, 2016

    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
    14 Responses Mar 13, 2009

    Hahaha I procrastinate all the time.

    I don't exactly know why. Perhaps I like the rush of not finishing in time. In fact, I am actually procrastinating right now. I have a 25 minute presentation I have to give in 2 days, and I had planned to finish the powerpoint all tonight but somehow I stumbled onto this site...
    tarara0414 tarara0414
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Jan 13, 2014
    zkzi zkzi
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jan 8, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    Mar 30, 2014
    ConcealedWildheart ConcealedWildheart
    1 Response Jul 29, 2014

    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."
    deleted deleted
    Apr 22, 2015

    I have a Jedi mastery skill level at

    procrastination. I once procrastinated so hard I forgot what I was procrastinating about.
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Feb 8, 2015

    I've got two tons of homework,

    and here I am, on EP. Welp, so much for an early bedtime XD
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed
    4 Responses Nov 19, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    Mar 30, 2016
    SirLaughalots SirLaughalots
    41-45, M
    Oct 12, 2015

    i procrastinate,i'm bad

    for it sometimes. i guess i'm just to easily distracted at times,especially on the internet.that's why i'm writing this story instead of getting things done :P
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jan 25, 2016

    I'm going to stop putting things off,

    and I will start doing that tomorrow.
    Pilotbob75 Pilotbob75
    41-45, M
    4 Responses Sep 20, 2015

    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
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Jun 29, 2013

    So much to do, so little motivation.

    Anyone else feel like that?
    PatientSoul PatientSoul
    31-35, F
    16 Responses Jan 31, 2014

    6 questions for homework .

    .7 hours later still 6 questions with no answers phone you are ruining me
    519M 519M
    16-17, F
    May 12, 2015

    Why put off until tomorrow what you can put off

    until the day after tomorrow!
    sexxyALien sexxyALien
    51-55, M
    6 Responses Jan 13, 2014

    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
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jun 12, 2014

    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. >.<
    deleted deleted
    6 Responses Feb 16, 2014
    glassbonespaperskin glassbonespaperskin
    22-25, F
    Mar 3, 2016

    I've been meaning to "get in shape"

    for the last 5 years. -_-
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jul 11, 2014

    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

    I just can't do things

    until the deadline is right in front of me... help...
    fz22 fz22
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Jun 24, 2015

    Currently procrastinating.

    .. I should be doing my homework. :/
    deleted deleted
    Jun 1, 2015

    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, 2015
    camiincharge camiincharge
    13-15, F
    1 Response Jul 4, 2015
    imnotyourfriend imnotyourfriend
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Dec 7, 2015
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