Procrastination

Hi guys!!!! Its been such a long time, please accept my apologies. Hope we’ve all been great this past year.

Today, I want to talk about procrastination; quite apt seeing as I procrastinated posting an article for over a year so if anyone knows about procrastination, I do.

For those who do not know what procrastination is, it is the act (or non-act;get it? milo clap for my joke 😀 😐 ) of putting off or delaying an action to a later time.

I sat and thought of some of the instances I procrastinated doing something and whether or not I was better or worse off for it. I think my worst procrast (let’s call it that, it sort of has a cool ring to it) occurred when I was in secondary school. On one of the few occasions I visited the Junior Secondary School library ( I was in Jss1 by the way), I borrowed a story book.
Obviously, I registered my name and wrote that I would return the book on or before a certain date. I, being the daughter of my father forgot to return the book and realized like a week after the due date. I was so scared that I didn’t return it hoping that by the time I was to graduate, the records would have magically disappeared. That’s how I procrastinated returning the book until I was in ss3 and had to sort out my clearance. It ended up not being a big deal at all and I paid a fine of like N200 -__-. Till this day I honestly don’t know why I put off returning the book. 6 years worth of procrastination; I’ll just be a typical Nigerian and blame it on the devil and my enemies in the village ¯\..(•͡.̮ •͡ )../¯ .

We all procrastinate; whether its putting off doing our laundry because we hate hanging our clothes ( ._.) Or reading and replying our IMs ( ._.) sorry to all my bbm contactsOr feeding the dog ( ._.) sorry Bruno, I love you or (probably the most famous) doing an assignment. Let’s stop and really genuinely think of the times we procrastinated and ended up doing what we put off doing and maybe even more; did we gain anything? Was it any easier? Did we enjoy the feeling of knowing we had a backlog of things to do?

I don’t just write to point out our obvious problems and little challenges, I like to proffer possible solutions to them. Personally, when next I feel like procrastinating, I’ll just think of how silly I felt after my 6 year procrastination; I think that should push me to procrastinate procrastinating ^_^. You should try that too, it might work for you.

Thanks for putting up with my 1 year procrastination, you guys rock. If you have anything you’d like to add or subtract, feel free to leave a comment; if you have any other funny procrasts, you can share them. Thanks guys, till next time.

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15 Responses to Procrastination

  1. Sirkastiq says:

    Hopefully we won’t wait another year .. Welcome back palava

  2. Moh says:

    Lol at 6 years. Thats deep tho. U shud get an award
    I’m just lazy is all no other excuse for procastinating, my own epic one is i just got a drivers license after two years of driving without one n having to sort “boys” 6 times which cost at least 4 times my license money
    But i still give you the award tho
    Bawse lady

  3. Dara says:

    6years tho!.. Dealing with the same demon. Should quit ..sometime in the year. LoL

  4. otdamilola says:

    I feel you. And like you said, in the end, you’ll wonder why you ever pushed it forward.
    I think where it affects me the most is keeping in touch with family and friends. . . . Yeah, I have to make a call now 😐

  5. Tomi says:

    Tbh, I mostly get an energy rush WHEN the deadline is at hand, haha.. It’s not the best, but it works for me abeg x_x

  6. amy ox_chambo says:

    Lol
    Pray against the spirit of Procastination
    It’s evil

  7. Ogban Ugot says:

    Lol finaly, I guess you picked the right topic to write on….love this anyway 🙂

  8. Duchess Roberts says:

    And there was I thinking to myself at this moment that this piece, though short, was nice and funny and I have to leave a comment and then I was thinking to my self ‘naah let me just finish this episode of Grey’s anatomy and then ill reply’. ( -_-) sigh..this thing called procrastination is a nasty bug that should be squished and the remains burned to ashes and then the ashes mixed with water and used to paint over my forehead ‘STAY AWAY’

  9. Charles of Forbes says:

    There’s this nice shirt I have. A button popped about 2 years ago and ever since I’ve been telling myself ” I’ll take it to the tailor”
    I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve ironed it for monday morning lectures only to realise SHID!!!!!! No button ( -̩̩̩͡˛ -̩̩̩͡ )

  10. truth says:

    I procrastinated buying postinor for my babe after we do-ed. I used my last money to buy something else after. Then I forgot. Fastforward to now, I’m looking for abortion money and I’m halfway through. I hope I don’t wait six years or I’ll start looking for school fees money.

  11. Taophie says:

    I have procrastinated breaking up with someone for well over half a year but nothing tops your 6 years wait! 😛

  12. Ekene says:

    Procrastination ehn. I’m SO guilty. Ordinary BBM messages, I procrastinate reading and replying. I want to make a phone call, and MTN doesn’t let me through the first time, so I procrastinate till NEVER. At least one person must hate or dislike me for this.
    In uni when we’d be assigned essays ti turn in in two weeks, I’d tell myself that I would break the work into stages. Read the question today. Do a sketch of my answer tomorrow… Long story short, for three out of four years, I found myself working on my essays the night before. Sometimes all night, doing substandard work.
    My mom reminded me all Christmas to clean the fridge, yet I procrast-ed and forgot, and I’ve left my mama home alone with no help and an unclean fridge. I’ve been feeling bad about this for two weeks now 😦
    God will help us sha, as we help ourselves.

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