I’m going to let you guys in on a little secret about me….
Something I have been keeping hidden from my friends, family, and co-workers for a very, very long time…
I…Victoria Catherine Bolster (don’t ever call me by my full name, got it?)…am a procrastinator.
And not like an occasional one, but more of an every single day since I can ever remember procrastinator.
I procrastinate from everything: homework, working out, doing chores, getting ready to go places.
I’m not sure if it’s my laziness (probably), or my short attention span, or my boredom with menial tasks like homework, but no matter what I do, I can’t stop putting things off until the last minute!
I guess you can blame my genetics on it; I come from a long line of procrastinators, so I guess it’s just in my DNA that I was destined to become one. My grandpa was one and so is my mom, and now here I am!
I try really hard to get things done on time, and occasionally, I do! There will be a week or so every year where I am on top of my stuff, and life feels pretty great and relaxing. But then I start watching something on Netflix, reading pointless articles on BuzzFeed, or scrolling through my Tumblr page…and I get distracted. Homework gets put off, I don’t study until the night before an exam, I take a nap to avoid doing more important things. This vicious cycle is a lot easier to fall into than you even know.
Is any of this sounding familiar to any of you? I know it probably does. Because there is just no way that I am the only procrastinator out there. And I know I am not the only one who wishes someone would snap me out of that vicious cycle and make me get things done without having to cram it all into the night before. Even though sometimes I think my best work is done when it’s rushed.
Which is why I am going to take a stand for not only myself, but for all of you procrastinators out there! Instead of sitting around doing nothing all day, putting everything off…just go out and do whatever it is you’re avoiding! Seriously though, it will save you a whole bunch of unwanted stress. Not only that, but it will help you enjoy time with your friends and loved ones, which you might miss out on by doing less important things like Facebook stalking.
I guess it’s as easy as this? Turn off your smartphone, shut down your laptop, turn off your TV, get out of bed…and do something more productive!!
Now if you excuse me, I need to take a three hour nap and play some Flappy Bird before I start studying for my Psych exam.