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Emrysgirl
Aug 9, 2005, 01:43 AM
After watching Francis waste his time concentrating on anything but his project in Reese Cooks, I've started noticing this behavior in myself. I find fascinatingly stupid ways of keeping myself busy and away from my real work. I'm pretty sure everyone does this, although perhaps some to a greater degree than others. So I thought I'd start a thread on it.

Ways I procrastinate:



making paper clip chains (you wouldn't believe how annoyned my parents get with that)
searching for pennies scattered around the house/car etc. and counting them
A few days before watching said ep (I remembered this during the show and laughed for 2 mins straight), I followed a bug out of the room I was in, occaisionally nudging it with a piece of paper to keep it going, so that I wouldn't have to squash it and make a mess.
that dumb irritating number pattern/game thing. Anyone seen this before? 1-11-21-1211-111221 Well try that for 2(1/2) pages
creating pointless threads:D
How do you procrastinate?

yardgames
Aug 9, 2005, 10:13 AM
I usually surf aimlessly on the Internet; of course, I don't procrastinate very often. I'm better than that. :-)

Jimmy Junior
Aug 10, 2005, 10:05 AM
I'm doing it now - I was supposed to go and work overtime 2 hours ago.

Emrysgirl
Aug 10, 2005, 10:10 AM
Anybody figure out (or already know) what the number thing is? I'll repeat it

1-11-21-1211-111221-312211...

What's the next number?

arach
Aug 10, 2005, 11:19 AM
Ehrm... 69? I have no idea.

I usually surf around the internet a lot when I have to study. Like exactly NOW... darn I have to stick my nose into the book again. :rolleyes:

Emrysgirl
Aug 10, 2005, 01:15 PM
Ehrm... 69? I have no idea. Hahahaha...no.

NeCoHo
Aug 10, 2005, 10:14 PM
42, it's the answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything, and therefore, must be the next answer in the sequence.:D

Jimmy Junior
Aug 10, 2005, 10:36 PM
Does it end with a '1'?

Emrysgirl
Aug 10, 2005, 10:57 PM
42, it's the answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything, and therefore, must be the next answer in the sequence.:D Ok then, what's another answer?


Does it end with a '1'? Yes, it does.

packer-backer
Aug 21, 2005, 10:26 PM
I would always go and get something to eat. I love when hal procrastinates in clip show #2 while sharpening his pencil.

Garbage Kills Megan
Aug 22, 2005, 12:23 AM
Anybody figure out (or already know) what the number thing is? I'll repeat it

1-11-21-1211-111221-312211...

What's the next number?
I tried to figure it out, but I had to look it up. That's a neat one. I'll have to remember that. I won't put the answer since I cheated.

Jimmy Junior
Aug 22, 2005, 11:56 PM
That has bugged me for ages.

Is it: 13112221?

Emrysgirl
Aug 23, 2005, 12:05 AM
That has bugged me for ages.

Is it: 13112221?
Yes! You got it. Did you figure it out on your own or look it up like Megan?

Dewey
Aug 26, 2005, 06:28 PM
Instead of getting a job, I've opted to study a three year B.A. degree in a media related subject. If thats not procastination, then I don't know what is! :)

Jimmy Junior
Aug 28, 2005, 02:12 AM
I tried to work it out for ages, then gave up and cheated.
I was close.

samboo1
Aug 28, 2005, 07:25 AM
I end up listening to a good song and then listening to it for ages, over and over again until i realise the time:D

socai
Apr 25, 2009, 03:04 PM
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• Dealing with the little things
In order to stop procrastination you have to understand why the little things should be dealt with at the appropriate time. You see, often when we have a huge project, we only take care of that and forget the little chores. The unfortunate part is that even if we forget about them, we still have to do them at one point or another - meaning that these will remain similar to some little irritants that will constantly prick on you. Soon, the little thing you delayed doing in the first place will increase your stress levels, will become bigger than it was due to the short time span remaining, not to mention the rest of the side effects such as goofing off on your big project and so on. The truth is, as soon as you start working on that little thing you realize it was not was bad as you thought it was in the first place. The easy solution for this case is never to leave the little things behind – in order to stop procrastination, it is easier to do the little things before you start the huge project, because after you actually finish them, you can take of whatever is important for you in peace and quiet.
Another way to stop procrastination with these types of situations is by adopting the “Do It Now!” habit – doing it right will add to a sense of righteousness, not to mention that it will improve your morale along the way. Oppressive, useless weight will be lifted from your shoulders, and you will finally be able to focus on the really important things in your life.
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