Don't get me wrong, I did get some of it done. I also took a nap. Well, that was necessary, because I was so sleep deprived that I couldn't think straight. I was certain that when I awoke, everything would become clear, and I'd knock it out in record time.
And yeah, sure, I spent some time on Facebook. But I needed to come up with blog post ideas for a social media marketing company! How was I to do that without being on social media? Duh. Ok, so I got sucked into a few things while I was there. Maybe more than a few. I started to feel guilty about procrastinating, but couldn't help giggle when I saw this procrastination meme:
But of course that reminded me that I needed to get on with my work. Certainly I turned in some of it today, and I've gotten a good start on more than I've actually completed. Obviously, I had more research to do, in order to get these tasks done. Unfortunately, my research is done inside this terrible black hole known as the internet. I actually wish I had spookier font for that.
While I was there, hanging out on the internet, I read this blog post on Why Procrastinators Procrastinate. That, of course, led me to read his follow up post How to Beat Procrastination, but unfortunately, I zoned out on that one, so I still don't know the answer. Of course, someone came to the door, too, and wanted to talk to me about some things going on in our neighborhood, and so I chatted with her awhile, because I can't let my friendships fall by the wayside just because I've got work to do! Then I had to call my mom, because neither my sister nor I had heard from her all day, and what if something was wrong? By then, it was time for dinner, and of course since I'm the mom that's on me. I have to feed my child, don't I? And what kind of mom would I be if I just ignored her after dinner because I was working? What message does that send about living a balanced life and prioritizing family?
Of course, as soon as I read her a story, she'll be headed for bed, and I'll have the rest of the evening to finish working. I am definitely going to get a bunch of work done tonight, because I'm on a deadline, and things need to be turned in tomorrow, for sure. But I couldn't get started until after I came here to post, because after all, it's Nablopomo, and I don't want to miss a day! What am I, some kind of slacker? Clearly, I'm not.
It's all about to happen. As soon as I have a snack and take a bathroom break. And of course I need to ask you- how about you? Do you procrastinate? Or do you know the secret to getting things done without wasting time?