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.