Thinking Out Loud: Procrastination Is the Worst

I’m linking up with Running with Spoons again for Thinking Out Loud. Thanks for hosting, Amanda!

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Lately, I’ve been putting off one really important thing on my to-do-list: write my graduate thesis proposal. I’m not completing it until the fall, but I need to turn in an idea next week of what I’d like to work on. Instead of sitting down and hammering it out, or talking it out with people who might be able to help me, I’ve immersed myself in anything but that.


You know the days when you get dressed for a run or a workout but end up doing a million other things instead? Perhaps you were low on motivation anyway or really did have a long list of to-dos that needed tackling first, but no matter what, at the end, you run out of time, get on with your day and say you’ll try again tomorrow. Well, this has been happening for days weeks.

Since thesis proposal writing is the last thing I want to do, I’ve been happy to write for the blog, get my run in or make myself a healthy dinner if it means procrastinating this project. These things are good! It also makes it easier to rationalize these activities as necessities and not distractions.

I’m hoping that writing this holds me accountable today. I have aims to sit down after work, with a coffee as large as my head, and dive right in. I think it’s going to make tomorrow morning’s run all that much sweeter.

How do you procrastinate the important things?


6 thoughts on “Thinking Out Loud: Procrastination Is the Worst”

  1. When I was studying for my MCATs I would go on the LONGEST RUNS EVER. Haha. I think I had my highest milage ever and I wasn’t even training for anything! I also started researching random health topics… nothing like a looming task to have me find creative ways to be “busy”! 🙂 Good luck!!


  2. I’m the queen of procrastination. The Queen. I think it’s mostly because I build the task up in my head to the point where it feels like an impossible undertaking, and then I get too intimidated to try it. The hardest part is taking the first step, but once that’s done, it gets a lot easier to get in the flow and keep going. Good luck!


    1. That’s exactly where I’m at! And then of course I wait so long it almost IS an impossible undertaking – but it must be done! I might need that luck 😉


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