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.

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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?

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