Today, I was supposed to post Organize Your World part 4. But guess what??
I PROCRASTINATED YAY!!
And don’t think I had a good excuse.
‘I’m thinking’ is just another way to say I haven’t done it yet and I don’t really want to so I’m making a bunch of excuses to avoid it.
So, yes, I avoided writing the post I had meant to write, and instead wrote about all the things
I’ve been doing in the meantime you can do while being stubborn and procrastinating.
Have fun. I’ll be in a pit of despair.
1. do stuff you should be doing but put off, ’cause writing.
Actually do useful things. Make the time you’re wasting worthwhile. Wait….
You know the room you sleep in that you can’t exactly clean right now because, oops, you’re writing? Well, you aren’t writing anymore, so get a dust rag and get to it.
2. watch tv/movies. for ‘research.’
You can do this in the name of research, to ‘get ideas for the project,’ but we all just really want to be lazy and waste time while getting a few feels at the same time. It’s a win-win.
Because, #1: you must eat to survive, #2: food tastes good, and #3: it’s another excuse. “SORRY I CANT WRITE TODAY CAUSE IM STUFFING CAKE DOWN MY THROAT. TRY AGAIN LATER. OR MAYBE NOT.”
You can do two things at once – benefit your writing life while taking steps not to benefit your writing life! Because that makes so much sense!
Luckily, I’ve got you covered in this department 😉
5. collect/make images for those blog posts you’re going to write ‘later’
We all know that you’re not going to write that post. But why start writing and actually getting stuff done when you could surf the web for hours getting pictures you probably don’t need anyway??
6. write other blog posts.
How about you just do what I did and trade out writing the hard post for the one that’s easiest?? That’s always fun. That way you can be productive for later and totally miss out on being productive today!
but, most important…
7. just don’t procrastinate in the first place….?
Instead of wondering what to do other than writing, how about you just write and get it over with?
Wow. I just blew someone’s mind.
The truth is, every writer procrastinates. No matter what stage you’re at, from first draft to publishing, there’s always going to be something you want to put off. Like a series post that you were nervous about writing, so you avoided it all week and whoops it’s too late to write it now!!
Also known as what I’m doing right now.
Oh, well… that was incredibly awkward.
*squeezes eyes shut and clicks Publish*
Do not follow my example. Just… do not.