Mission

No doubt that procrastination is a beast to tackle. Who hasn’t, at one time or another, or maybe even constantly, been crushed under its unforgiving tracks. You can count me in as being a repeat victim with all the imprints to prove it.

Having tried a variety of methods to counteract and resist, I decided to start a writing project devoted to exploring this fascinating theme creatively, sometimes humorously, and to hopefully provide entertaining and insightful writing in the process as well.

Here are some of the main goals of this blog:

1) To write and respond to the various issues of the day, using alternative perspectives, and to see how this writing process in itself can thwart off procrastination

2) To reflect and write specifically on procrastination topics and themes in order to gain greater understanding on how to overcome procrastination

3) To sometimes not fight against procrastination, but to purposely make use of it, and writing, to put off something else

4) To explore the various methods used to procrastinate and attempt to find creative usage and benefits from these

5) To acknowledge with pleasure that even if this fails, and we must continue to procrastinate, then at least we hope to be putting off death just a little bit longer with each writing that is submitted

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5 responses to “Mission

  1. Indeks

    Points 3 & 4 are particularly interesting I think. To make procrastination a creative activity sounds like a great idea. Perhaps a difference between procrastination and non-procrastination is that the former is not directed at any particular goal or outcome? Would it still be procrastination then, if you assign a goal such as developing creativity, to it?

  2. Indeks,
    Thanks for your encouragement in exploring the creative possibilities in procrastination. I am hoping for the ultimate irony that while being creative in procrastinating, I actually alleviate procrastination.

    You make a good point that if actions, thinking, are directed to a desirable goal, then do will still need to bury ourselves under a heap of regret and guilt? The more I explore this, I think trying to delineate the demarcation points for procrastination is getting more and more fuzzier.

    But, maybe that’s a good thing?

    All I know is, qualitatively, I have a bit more spring in my step since starting this blog.
    -patrick

  3. Indeks

    I don’t feel too much guilt or regret in the wake of my procrastination, but its because I see procrastination in a positive light; I just can’t spend all my time doing what I need to do because I get tired, at which point its necessary to do something to give myself a break. But I do try and only do things I want to do, which makes it a little easier to avoid procrastination. It is interesting though, that when I have a big task ahead of me, it suddenly feels so much more fascinating to do all the odd jobs and chores that I normally leave to the last minute.

  4. Indeks,
    I like your last point, which is something I didn’t consider before, but realize it’s true for me too. Yeh, for sure, when I put off a big, priority task, by doing other smaller tasks, those smaller tasks do get done, and done quite well. Hehehe…weird. I’ve never before felt that this is an accomplishment, but…hmmm…I guess a realization.

    If I am to procrastinate, might as well procrastinate by doing activities that get me up. That’s it….from now on, whenever I delay or put off something, I’ll just write. How can that ever be regretful?

    -patrick

  5. I don’t feel too much guilt or regret in the wake of my procrastination, but its because I see procrastination in a positive light; I just can’t spend all my time doing what I need to do because I get tired, at which point its necessary to do something to give myself a break. But I do try and only do things I want to do, which makes it a little easier to avoid procrastination. It is interesting though, that when I have a big task ahead of me, it suddenly feels so much more fascinating to do all the odd jobs and chores that I normally leave to the last minute.
    +1

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