Sunday, August 17, 2008

Procrastination is Pretty Common

anti-motivational poster about procrastination

Author Neil Gaiman on his own procrastination, as he gets ready for a trip:
There is a packing frenzy going on. Everything that should have been done a week ago is getting done as I type this.

I wish I wasn't a last-minute sort of person sometimes. I know my belief that time is stretchy can drive my friends, family, and even me, sometimes, a bit mad. But it's a bit too late to start worrying about that now.
And here's a video on the subject - anyone relate to this one?

[Lithograph available from Despair, Inc.]


SueBK said...

That's a classic! I love it.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Jerri, that is a great little video clip -- I've sure been there. Thanks for posting it.
joan kosmachuk, professional organizer, amateur procrastinator.

Jeri Dansky said...

Sue and Joan, I'm so glad you enjoyed the video clip! I think almost all of us can relate to it.

Michele said...

I can so relate to that! I actually schedule time like that every so often - time to just wander the house and go from small job to small job doing what I want to do as it grabs me. I find it really enjoyable and productive. It's funny how it shifts my mindset from these tasks being chores to sort of fun.

MarySees said...

I've seen this, a couple of times. It's a great avoidance tool!

Seriously, it's a bad problem, and it is causing me great consternation. Maybe if I get angry enough, I will finally do something about it!