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Top 10: Ways I Procrastinate

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How do I procrastinate…let me count the ways.

10.) Clean. If I need to do something I really don’t want to do, cleaning is a great procrastination technique. Granted, I’m just exchanging one hated thing for another, but that’s usually when my house ends up being the cleanest.

9.) Surfing stock art sites. I’m embarrassed to admit how much time I actually spend looking for future character models for cover art.

8.) Menu planning. It’s a necessary evil because it makes our life run smoother, but it takes forever to do (because I loathe cooking  and shopping) but sometimes I use it as an avoidance technique.

7.) Twitter surfing. I use Twitter like a normal person, and then sometimes I fall into the hole of no return–especially during heavy news days. But then, aren’t they all heavy news days lately?

6.) Tumblr. Dear god…I love Tumblr, but I know that whenever  I get on, I’m not getting off anytime soon.

5.) Facebook. Pinterest. Instagram. Please see above.

4.) Reading. I love stories. All kinds of stories and diving into a particularly good book is a fab way to avoid doing other stuff.  I like to call it market research.

3.) Words with Friends. Despite my children actively lobbying for me to join them in the land of video games, I’ve resisted…except for Words with Friends, though, they’ve informed me this doesn’t count as a video game. But I still probably spend too much time playing it.

2.) Netflix. Though, to be fair, I usually only watch it while I’m doing something else–usually something crafty because I’m incapable of just sitting and watching something. Like it’s a biological impossibility. I just can’t do it. I’m annoying as fuck to go to the movies with, because I’m a foot jiggler. I  jiggle my foot because apparently movie theaters frown on people using their phone for a flashlight to check their stitches while watching movies. Whatever.

1.) All the crafting ever. Sewing, knitting, cross stitching, pottery–I love being crafty, and if there’s something I’m looking to avoid, getting my craft on is the way to do it. I’m not actively trying to avoid anything at the moment, but I am making a wedding dress and a flower girl dress. For a July 1st wedding. Because I’m stupid.

You know…sometimes it’s hard to know whether it’s procrastination or just poor time management skills…

What are you favorite forms of procrastination? And be sure to check out Jess, Kris and Deelylah’s lists, too.

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4 thoughts on “Top 10: Ways I Procrastinate

  1. Pingback: Wednesday Randomness: Top 10 Ways I Procrastinate

  2. Have you been looking over my shoulder again? I can relate to all of this.

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  3. I am going with poor time management. I am supposed to be unpacking boxes, but here I am. But I need to check in with you ladies! I missed Monday because I was unpacking. Balance – Right? 😀 Now window shopping on Amazon.com – that is procrastination!

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  4. I’m the same re crafts and Netflix+crafts ! Some weeks ago my boyfriend complained that I always knit when we watch TV and we can’t really WATCH the show together (emphasis his) (whatever that means, I ‘m perfectly able to knit without looking at my needles) so he asked me to not knit for once. I was only able to think of the sleeve I could have finished during this boring episode of I-don’t-even-remember-what-show-that-was.
    And I also use cleaning/sorting stuff as an excuse to not do something.

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