Having just finished my exams, I thought this would be a good moment to share my groundbreaking knowledge on how to procrastinate. I have indeed learned a lot from my studies this far; I have gained a profound insight into arts management and more or less mastered the theory behind project management, and, – I have once and for all got a confirmation on my insanely well-developed ability to procrastinate. My talents are indisputable. She’s born with it.
(This text will be absolutely life-changing for productive people. You should sponsor me.)
• First and most importantly; wait until the very very very very last minute to do just about anything other than what’s on this list.
• Make sure to always snooze when your alarm goes off. One hour, two hours. There simply cannot be too many snoozes.
• Have insomnia. If you don’t, think about that thing you said fifteen years ago that might or might not have offended someone.
• Have cats (I cannot say this enough times). They tend to lie on you, on your books, on your computer. Follow the house rule of any decent cat household. ~Never~ move the cat.
• Make sure to have access to Netflix, HBO, and absolutely every other streaming service that exists. Side note: documentaries are technically like reading a book.
• Have a messy house. This will require you to do chores, and you will enjoy doing them for the first time in your life. (The same rule could be applied to working out.)
• YOUR SOCK DRAWER NEEDS ORGANIZING
• Contact friends you haven’t seen in a while. Your guiltiness will justify prioritizing to go out for a coffee (slash wine slash vodka slash drugs) with them.
• Make sure to rest and reward yourself after each goal you reach, which makes it totally logical to put very.many.goals.everywhere.
• Social media is your friend. Buzzfeed is your friend. Google is your friend. Memes are your friend. This site is your friend. The quiz What kind of butter are you? is your friend.
• Forget your glasses. Or lose them completely (you may prefer stepping on them by accident). If you don’t wear glasses, poke yourself in the eyeball with a fork.
• Spend months organizing your future progress. Buy fancy folders and other inspiring office equipment. Make sure to never be inspired by them.
• Call your mother. No further elaboration needed.
• Share a bottle with a random child or lick the used cup of your colleague that isn’t in today.
• Have daily selfie sessions for your resumé. Tell yourself it will help your future job search.
• Do some volunteering. No one can argue with volunteering.
• Make your husband/boyfriend/parent/friend/cat dinner. Disguise it as a simple act of love, but know better. Laugh like Dr. Evil within yourself.
• Make a blog that nobody reads. Write stuff like this, and tell yourself it’s educative.
Told you I’m good. Thank me later. Later.