Procrastination affects the best of us — but how can you tell if you’re under its dreaded curse?
This post is for any writers seeking a diagnosis on their procrastination levels. If this sounds like you, please call a doctor immediately.
Are you procrastinating?
You sit at your desk to write, and then…
- You find yourself reading nail polish ingredients.
- You examine everything else on your desk except for your laptop and/or notebook.
- You realise the messiness of your desk is a distraction and tidy everything away.
- Making tea or coffee is all of a sudden essential.
- You may as well do the dishes while the kettle boils.
- You decide that now is the best time to clean your keyboard. With a toothpick.
- You finish your tea and make a sandwich.
- You look up the origin of sandwiches on Wikipedia.
- Twitter is somehow open despite a personal promise not to use social media.
- You spend several minutes reading a blog about procrastination.
- You write this post.
Oops… guilty as charged.
(Psst! I shall be without internet for a couple weeks, so if I don’t reply don’t get offended!)