Sometimes I can be really good at procrastinating.
Like, very, very good at it.
And then I’ll feel bad about it, but I’ll keep on procrastinating.
It’s only natural for a high school student like me, right?
I’ve learned are plenty of ways to convince myself that I’m not procrastinating. I’m just doing “other stuff.” Stuff like:
Reading fan fiction
Reading the news
Reading shampoo bottles
Watching a movie
Watching a spider crawl across the ceiling
Writing a novel
Writing something for this blog
Writing about how much I hate high school
Pretending to sleep
Hanging out with my friends
Playing with my sister
Thinking about life
Thinking about how I should stop procrastinating
I’ve also amassed quite a collection of excuses for procrastinating.
Usually I’ll say something like:
I have a headache.
I’m talking with Anna about something really important.
I need to watch Tyler Oakley’s new video.
This isn’t due for another two days. I can do it tomorrow.
I can finish it tonight.
There’s plenty of time left.
I’m trying to kill the spider on my ceiling.
I have to go to Beth’s house. It’s important.
I finished all my homework yesterday (not at all).
I don’t have any homework today.
I have to fix my car.
I first have to go buy a car.
Just kidding, I need to go get my license.
I need to fix my hair
I need to fix my face.
I need to get a life.
It’s pretty bad.
And amidst all this procrastination, what I should really be doing is:
Finishing my homework
Studying for that calculus final coming up on Tuesday
Getting ahead on the history project
Writing my English essay
Taking out the trash
Doing the laundry
Cleaning my room
Preparing for my internship interview
Looking for a job
Studying for SATs
Learning how to get into college
Learning how to not procrastinate