35 Ways To Help You Procrastinate

35 Ways To Help You Procrastinate

Because there's so much more to do than watch Netflix and YouTube videos.
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I am a master procrastinator. I have been known to read a full 300+ page book or write a eight to 10 page paper or start and finish a full presentation the night before the assignments are due.

It’s not that I like procrastinating (I don’t think anyone loves the feeling of panic at two in the morning), but I always find myself putting off important things until the very last second because I don’t want to do the work.

I always see articles on ways to beat procrastination, but I rarely see articles that encourage procrastination. So, without further ado, here is a list of 35 things you can do if you want to procrastinate.

1. Facebook stalk your crush. Extra points if you get all the way to the awkward middle school years.

2. Have a dance party to your favorite song.

3. Blow bubbles.

4. Go to Wikipedia and read about serial killers or unsolved mysteries.

5. Go to this website and play with a cobweb.

6. Go to this website and donate rice by answering questions.

7. Finger paint.

8. Create an obstacle course.

9. Create a bowling alley in your dorm hallway.

10. Create a bucket list.

11. Pretend the floor is lava and jump from furniture piece to furniture piece.

12. See how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop.

13. Make the Pinterest DIY you've wanted to make for months.

14. Put on your favorite upbeat song and make this whale dance to it.

15. Slap a man with an eel.

16. Sit outside and create background stories for the interesting people you see.

17. Find the invisible cow.

18. Write a letter to your best friend.

19. Have a texting conversation using only gifs.

20. Have a water balloon fight with your roommates.

21. Take a nap.

22. Create a blog.

23. Make a blanket fort.

24. If you have a good relationship with your roomie, do everything you can to playfully annoy them (hide their things, poke them, lay on them, try to scare them).

25. Run through the halls singing "All I Want For Christmas Is You" (because that song is iconic at any point in the year).

26. Take a bunch of personality tests.

27. If you're not already (and you really should be), become a feminist!

28. Make a bomb ass playlist with songs that make you feel strong and confident.

29. Have a good cry.

30. Take a bunch of selfies and realize how hot you are.

31. Go to The Quiet Place.

32. Or The Thoughts Room.

33. Draw a stick man and go on an adventure.

34. Go back to your childhood and play Funbrain games.

35. Do your homework (finally).

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I'm The Girl Without A 'Friend Group'

And here's why I'm OK with it

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Little things remind me all the time.

For example, I'll be sitting in the lounge with the people on my floor, just talking about how everyone's days went. Someone will turn to someone else and ask something along the lines of, "When are we going to so-and-so's place tonight?" Sometimes it'll even be, "Are you ready to go to so-and-so's place now? Okay, we'll see you later, Taylor!"

It's little things like that, little things that remind me I don't have a "friend group." And it's been like that forever. I don't have the same people to keep me company 24 hours of the day, the same people to do absolutely everything with, and the same people to cling to like glue. I don't have a whole cast of characters to entertain me and care for me and support me. Sometimes, especially when it feels obvious to me, not having a "friend group" makes me feel like a waste of space. If I don't have more friends than I can count, what's the point in trying to make friends at all?

I can tell you that there is a point. As a matter of fact, just because I don't have a close-knit clique doesn't mean I don't have any friends. The friends I have come from all different walks of life, some are from my town back home and some are from across the country. I've known some of my friends for years, and others I've only known for a few months. It doesn't really matter where they come from, though. What matters is that the friends I have all entertain me, care for me, and support me. Just because I'm not in that "friend group" with all of them together doesn't mean that we can't be friends to each other.

Still, I hate avoiding sticking myself in a box, and I'm not afraid to seek out friendships. I've noticed that a lot of the people I see who consider themselves to be in a "friend group" don't really venture outside the pack very often. I've never had a pack to venture outside of, so I don't mind reaching out to new people whenever.

I'm not going to lie, when I hear people talking about all the fun they're going to have with their "friend group" over the weekend, part of me wishes I could be included in something like that. I do sometimes want to have the personality type that allows me to mesh perfectly into a clique. I couldn't tell you what it is about me, but there is some part of me that just happens to function better one-on-one with people.

I hated it all my life up until very recently, and that's because I've finally learned that not having a "friend group" is never going to be the same as not having friends.

SEE ALSO: To The Girls Who Float Between Friend Groups

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