The 8 Stages Of Procrastinating
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The 8 Stages Of Procrastinating

or "Several Reasons It Was Damn Near Impossible to Do Homework This Weekend"

The 8 Stages Of Procrastinating

Every now and again during the school year, I get hit by one of those... off days. The kind of day where no matter how many lists I make or time-draining websites I block, I just can't seem to make anything happen.

Today has been such a day. What follows is my internal dialogue as I went through the stages of procrastination.

Step One: try (and fail) to do work

Alright, I'm just going to sit down and work. It'll just take a few hours, and then I'll have the whole weekend and... hey, what's this?

*Cue three hours of time spent clicking boxes and me getting way too happy when I have enough wood to build a new hut (if you haven't played "A Dark Room" yet, you're welcome. Also, sorry in advance for the hours of your life that are about to be spent staring at a screen.)

Step Two: try (and fail) to salvage the day

Alright, so that time could have been spent more productively. But that's okay, I've still got time.


"Hey Rachel! Wanna watch a movie with us?"


Such a good movie, though.

Step Three: commit myself completely to the procrastination.

You know what? Screw homework. Let's watch ANOTHER MOVIE!!!!

*Three hours later, fall into a guilty and restless sleep

Step Four: Wake up. Freak out.


Step Five: Frantically try to get some really solid work done.

It's totally fine though. This is working out super well!

Step Six: Just turn something in.

Thanks, Shia.

Step Seven: Repent of my sins.

Never again.

Step Eight: Repeat next weekend.

Oh well. I guess this is just the way it is.

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