Do You Procrastinate?

@lynnemg (4539)
United States
January 14, 2009 8:25pm CST
Are you the type of person who puts things off until the last possible minute, or do you do things as soon as you can? For the most part, I do things right away. I do tend to procrastinate on things that aren't as important though. For example, if we only have two rolls of toilet paper in the house, I will go to the store and get it pretty quick. Don't want to run out of that stuff! LOL. But, if I need to make a phone call that can wait a day or two, I will put it off a lot of times.
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@70nyh0Ax (177)
• India
15 Jan 09
I am the master of procrastinate.. Well i am in c0llege now but i remember rite from my school i have this habit when there is some assignment given all i will think is still a week is left and the day comes and i'm copying some others assignment to submit in time.\ Even when my college starts i think well there is still time for examination and finally i start studying when exams are week ahead or sometime i start study one day before exams... well i don't want to say that this really cause trouble but what can i do i've many things to do.. you know what i'm talking about like chating, going out, partyyy, Girl friend, so i think procrastination is also fun.. sometimes
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@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
15 Jan 09
I have a feeling my oldest will be like that too. He "Forgets" that he has homework until the very last minute all of the time. I am trying so hard to break him of this habit!!!
@70nyh0Ax (177)
• India
16 Jan 09
See i procrastinate but i am okay. I mean i have no problems in the end. I mean the end results are good. Well don't worry so much about your older children as he procrastinate. He'll be fine just make him realize the pros and cons regarding procrastination i bet he will surely understand you. By the way how much older is he. Is he still a small kid. Well I think your older one is going to be all rite.
@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
17 Jan 09
He is still pretty young, only 11, but I know that many of the habots that I began at his age have carried over into my adult life. I just hope he grows to realize that some things just cannot be put off as he would like them to be.
• France
15 Jan 09
.. I think I'll write my response later..
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@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
15 Jan 09
LOL...I get the picture.
• India
15 Jan 09
Yes, I am guilty of procrastination. I have made a thousand resolutions but nothing seems to work. I just love putting of a job until the very last moment.
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@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
15 Jan 09
I guess putting work off until the last minute is just a concept I do not understand. I will cram a lot of work into one day, sometimes just so I have to work harder and faster to get done on time, but I don't put off work.
@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
15 Jan 09
Not really, except for those tasks I detest, like ironing, preparing a proposal, filling up my tax forms - all these I usually wait until almost nearing the deadline! Other than that, I get most things done!
@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
15 Jan 09
The thing I tend to procrastinate about the most is buying things for myself. I will put it off until there is absolutely no choice.
@k1tten (2321)
• United States
15 Jan 09
I've always been a procrastinator. I admit, if I really don't want to do something I'll try to put it off as often as I can because I just don't want to do it. It gets me in a lot of trouble too since I'm an art student in college and I have many many projects that are often due the next day or sooner. I shouldn't be such a procrastinator though.
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@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
15 Jan 09
My husband also puts the things off that he really does not want to do. It drives me crazt when I ask him to do something that would only take him a minute or two, and he says that he'll "do it tomorrow".
• United States
15 Jan 09
Yes, I am a procrastinator, so is my husband and kids. We will all put stuff off until the last minute, but at that last minute we always seems to get things done, and done well. I have more problems getting things done now, because of physical condition, so I have adjusted to starting things early and working on them in small bits of time as I can stand it. But truthfully, I don't enjoy that as much as do a lot or all of something at the last minute. Adrenalin junkie, I guess.
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@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
15 Jan 09
I guess toe ach his own. I do work well under pressure, but I still prefer not to be pressured too much.
15 Jan 09
well yes and most of the time too. I never have the initiative to complete my work before deadline. I always get it done few seconds before deadline. Unless the things are very important, then I might get them done straight away. Otherwise i'll rest my lazy bum on the sofa, watching some movies witha soda in my hand...
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@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
15 Jan 09
I am the tyoe who cannot relax until my work is done for the day. My husband says that I am a workaholic.
@zhuhuifen46 (3486)
• China
15 Jan 09
Usually I do things right away. When in office, I had the habbit of clearing up my desk as quickly as possible in a set logical order. At home, I cannot wait long if nobody is responding. I am a good doer, but not a good guider. I did not feel that way until very late. We need to learn how to be a good guider, as well.
@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
15 Jan 09
My desk is far from tidy! I do tend to put things into order though. My desk may be a mess, but it is an organized one. When I am working outside the home, I do not have a desk, but I do have a set routine each place I go. One thing that really helps me gain clients is that I do not procrastinate at work. I go, get my job done quickly, efficiently, and thoroughly. I have been told by some of my clients that they have never seen someone clean like I do.
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• United States
15 Jan 09
I am the queen of procrastination! I have all day to get things done. So I lounge in my pj's doing absolutely nothing. Then hours go by and I realize the laundry and the dishes need done, the house needs vacuumed...etc etc. If I could make myself wake up early, shower and make a nice breakfast I might feel more motivated for the day ahead. Right now its sleep until the baby won't let me anymore. Play with her and lounge all day. While she naps I catch up on a book or shower. The housework always comes last and sometimes not at all. I always put off those things that need done but that I really don't want to do.
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@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
15 Jan 09
When it comes to cooking and cleaning around the house, I have found that if I get up and get busy right away, I tend to get more done. If I sit down before I start, forget it.
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• United States
15 Jan 09
Yeah I procrastinate but I don't do it to the point of it messing something up. If I know I can wait to do something then 9 times out of 10 I'm going to wait to do it.
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@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
15 Jan 09
I don't mess things up either, and when it comes to work or the kids, I do not procrastinate. I like to thnk of it as organized procrastination! LOL
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• United States
15 Jan 09
NO and that is the one thing that I hate about my husband - He is a huge putter offer. I pay the bills the day I get them and I never put off anything and I am always early for any type of an appointment. he is always late and always waits until the last minute to get anything done and then gripes because he has no time.
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@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
15 Jan 09
I can relate. My husband will put htings off until it gets to the point that I get up to do it myself. Then, he always tells me that he was "getting ready" to do whatever it was.
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• India
16 Jan 09
Yes quite oftenthere are so many pressing things on my mind that some things get left out.I do all th essentioa things but miss out a few thing an dhope to do it teh next day. The next day there is somethig nore pressign and it gets postponed further, I hate it but it can't be helped. I need a 48 hour day to be albe to get over this habit of procrastinating.
@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
17 Jan 09
If you find a way to turn 24 hours into 48, please, share. I never feel like there are enough hours in my day.
@Lexus656 (672)
• United States
16 Jan 09
I guess it depends if I want to do it or not. It if is something that I need to do for someone else then generally I will get it done pretty fast. I do alot for other and by the time that I am dont doing all that for them I am to tired to do anything for myself. If I adsolutely have to do it first I guess I do it as soon as I get up in the morning.
@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
17 Jan 09
I hear you loud and clear. I spend most of my day doing things for others, and by the time I am dine with all of that, I have a hard time finding the motivation to do things for myself. I think that is one of the reasons I tend to get up and get myself moving right away. Besides, I feel horrible if I waste any time during the day, I always feel like there is something I should be doing.
• United States
16 Jan 09
Haha oh yes i procrastinate really bad. In math class right before class i will either try and do mine as fast i can or i will ask to see another persons. and i never clean my room when my mom asks me to. she usually needs to threaten me with something to make me do it.
@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
17 Jan 09
Don't you think your life would be a bit easier if you changed this habit? LOL
• United States
16 Jan 09
I have learned not to procrastinate in this life, my time is such a precious thing that I hate to waste a moment that should not be taken for granted. Great topic discussion:
@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
17 Jan 09
Yes, life is a very precious thing and should not be taken for granted at all. I think that some people procrastinate doing the things that must be done because they want to enjoy everything else at times.
@Fortunata (1136)
• United States
15 Jan 09
Yeah, especially if it's something health related, like exercising, or going on a diet.
@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
16 Jan 09
Don't feel bad, a friend and I were supposed to begin weekly trips to the local gym together, 2 months ago!! It isn't so much that we keep putting it off, things just keep coming up that are stopping us from going. As of now, we are shooting for next week...again.
• United States
15 Jan 09
OK, laugh time: I saw this post yesterday and decided to respond. I obviously didn't get around to posting because I was putting it off. I guess that answers your question about me, huh?
@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
16 Jan 09
And I did laugh!! As a matter of fact, I am still laughing! Answers my question, without a doubt.
@nick1in (195)
• Lucknow, India
15 Jan 09
I guess I would label myself as a procastinater. I usually delay doing things till the last moment. No matter how much time I have been given, it is the last minute where I wake up and do it.
@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
16 Jan 09
Yep, that would be a procrastinator!! LOL
@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
15 Jan 09
I can do this quite frequently too! I have heard that many procrastinators are addicted to adrenaline. I can believe it! When I have only a few minutes left to do something, I can really kick it in gear! How about you?
@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
15 Jan 09
I do tend to work very well under pressure, but I don't think I am an adrenaline junky by any means.