Do you get things done fast or do you have the Mañana habit?

lazy person - a person lying on a couch
@iskayz (5426)
Philippines
October 28, 2008 10:21am CST
The mañana habit or ningas cogon - a tomorrow or by and by habit of people. A Spanish Procastination where in a person delays or defer action until an opportunity is lost. Do you have this kind of habit? Even with your simplest responsibilities at home do you tend to be a ningas cogon? Or are you the type who works and thinks fast and likes to get things done immediately in order to have more opportunity for other work. What do you think is the effect to persons experiencing the mañana habit? In your opinion how do you think one can get overcome this habit? Does having this habit automatically describes you being a lazy person? Please do you share!
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@rainmark (4309)
28 Oct 08
Oh, you remind me of my bad habbit lolz.Honestly, i practice mañana habit most of the times, specially if it's a school work or project when i was at school. But sometimes if i have lots of work to do, and i don't want to get pressure and work all of them in one time, so then do it right away. happy posting.
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@iskayz (5426)
• Philippines
30 Oct 08
Yes fellow lotter. That's what happens when you delay things, you are pressured in finishing it. That's why I always try my best to get things done immediately. I hate to cram. And its always good to have lots of time for resting after all work has been done. Happy mylotting!
• Philippines
28 Oct 08
I think im doing things on time but not so fast..Im not delaying too much to do something if its a need to do it even to do the responsibilites at home. It feels good and relaxing if you just do things right away and not just sit there and kill the time til you do it coz it only makes your work more and more ....so i guess its always good to do the things done if you can do it without delay...
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@iskayz (5426)
• Philippines
30 Oct 08
Well good for you fellow lotter if you don't delay things. Doing things right away opens more time and opportunity for you to do much more. I hope you keep that good attitude. It will benefit you a lot in the future. Keep posting!
@SaintAnne (5454)
• United States
28 Oct 08
Hasta Mañana! I haven't heard the term "ningas cogon" for a long time. But yes, I tend to procrastinate even more so if I think I have nothing else to do or if I have to deal with a bigger project. But when I get busier, that's when I tend to have more things done. I just know that when people try to put things off the next day, in some of these cases, people tend to lose the opportunities that could have come their way if they acted on it right away. Yes, I think if a person regularly puts everything off for the future could be lazy. I know I was.
@iskayz (5426)
• Philippines
30 Oct 08
Hi! You are right friend. When people procastinate they lose their opportunity for other things. It can affect their future in the long run. In my experience when I procastinate even with the simplest things, responsibilities tends to pile up and I end up cramming to finish everything. The result, finished work isn't satisfying. I feel more tired not like when I do it in the right time. I guess if people make it a habit to pracstinate, it will make us lazy. Ciao!
@Shar1979 (2723)
• United States
28 Oct 08
it actually depends on my mood. most of the time i get things done fast so i dont have anything much to do later on but when i tend to procrastinate then i mean it. i tend to have the manyana habit
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@iskayz (5426)
• Philippines
30 Oct 08
I think everybody experiences the mañana habit. I guess its just normal to sometimes feel a bit lazy but not too often. I too sometimes tend to procastinate but only on things that I know doesn't have any deadline. Happy mylotting!
@avidwhit (1492)
• Mexico
29 Oct 08
I used to think that napping was almost a sin was almost raised this way so to speak. After living in hotter parts of Mexico I learned to appriciate the siesta attitude in the afternoon heat. As far as putting things of until I miss the opportuntiy this I dont like to do by any means. :)
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@iskayz (5426)
• Philippines
30 Oct 08
Hi friend! I like siestas sometimes. I think people in my country have gotten that habit from the Spaniards long long time ago when Philippines was conquered by them during the war. But I don't think its a sin. We need rest and some time off from work. It wouldn't be bad if one is responsible enough to manage the time for siestas and work. Me, I sleep at noons after eating lunch. But only if I really feel sleepy and can't mylot anymore. I take a rest for about an hour only and then after waking up, work again. Happy mylotting!
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@avidwhit (1492)
• Mexico
30 Oct 08
Its nice you are on a secedual that allows you to rest after lunch if you want! Sin might have been a bit extreme for word selection. But if you nap some might be thinking your lazy. Yes a peron has to have the ability to prioritize time correctly. I find when it is the hot time of yeear a siesta is nice from about 2 until 4. Happy napping! :) The spanards have had a huge influnce here as well I think!
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