Procrastinate? I Sure Do!

My fridge is cluttered on the outside and the inside!

My fridge is cluttered on the outside and the inside!

I don’t know how bright I am admitting to this on a work blog, but I’m going to do it anyway: I am what I like to call a productive procrastinator. Now I can hear you adding this to my catalog of faults I’ve admitted to in this blog. (Kim has a messy desk, she may or may not have feasted on paste as a child, and she procrastinates!) But, in my defense, a productive procrastinator is much better than a regular old procrastinator. Let me give you an example. Yesterday, I really needed to clean the refrigerator. (Check out the photo of said fridge at left.) I hate cleaning the fridge with a passion that burns like a thousand suns. I would rather clean the bathroom, and that’s saying a lot. So to avoid the dreaded fridge, I cleaned the rest of the kitchen, I did laundry, I hung some pictures I’ve been meaning to hang, I straightened up the craft room, and I dust-mopped the floor. My house looks great! But the fridge is still filled with random plastic containers of mystery items and out-of-date sour cream. Do you see what I’m saying? I’m productive, but I procrastinate.

I did this when I taught as well. When I was dreading planning the next science lesson, I would cut out the 50 snowman pieces I needed for a craft, plan a new bulletin board, or vacuum the classroom rug.

Are you a productive procrastinator? Or (gasp) just a good old-fashioned procrastinator? Or are you one of those admirable individuals who dives right into annoying tasks?


3 thoughts on “Procrastinate? I Sure Do!

  1. I am a productive procrasinator as well. I come by it honestly. It sure doesn’t come in handy most time though!! I just finished my Master’s in December and it is a trait that I really had to work to overcome. Sigh! 🙂

  2. Well I stay ahead of schedule. Not because I am some super star but because mu assstant teacher is organized and in her quest she keeps me in line too. Being organized is sure way easier than putting things off but I dont know what will happen if she ever leaves me.

  3. I do my best work when I procrastinate on something that has a deadline. If there was no deadline, I would keep going back to the task to check it, change it or add to it–kind of like a person with OCD. I believe I graduated with a 4.0 on my Master’s degree thanks to procrastination!

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