I am in deep, DEEP deadline mode right now, which means I’m having to wrestle the Procrastination Monster with both hands. Sadly, the closer I am to deadline, the stronger the monster becomes.
My favorite procrastination is called ‘Research,’ but is also known as ‘Reading.’ Suddenly, each and every book in my house NEEDS, MUST, HAS TO BE read. They call me, tempt me, tantalize me — well, I think you guys know how it goes.
Oh, and did I mention the Online Shopping? Hot Cop says he always knows I’m getting close to deadline when packages start arriving on our front porch. I usually hit up DSW for shoes and engage in fierce bidding wars on Ebay for antique prints. Wrestling my deadline can be very expensive.
And then there’s Dragonvale, which is a silly, silly downloadable game that I’m playing with my niece. We have islands and we have dragons and they race each other and go on quests and we visit each other and — oh, it’s quite the complicated little game. So far she’s winning, too, which stings somehow. I mean, I don’t want to BEAT her, she’s only 12, but STILL . . .
There are a million other ways I find myself drawn away from the computer — laundry suddenly looks like fun and extremely NECESSARY, and I start cooking far more elaborate meals, the flowers seem to need watering more often, HGTV shows become super fascinating, and oh — it’s amazing the things that call me away from the computer.
I WRESTLE with my procrastination. I FIGHT it. And I sometimes lose.
Do you ever find yourself procrastinating? What sort of things do you do when you should be working on something? What are your favorite procrastinations? And do any of you play Dragonevale? I could use some red crystals. Just sayin’.