28 Signs You’re A Professional Procrastinator, As Told By 'The Office'
Start writing a post
Entertainment

28 Signs You’re A Professional Procrastinator, As Told By 'The Office'

You know it's something you're guilty of.

506
28 Signs You’re A Professional Procrastinator, As Told By 'The Office'
Pinterest

Co-written by Safa Ghaya, Jasmine Hsieh, Henry Gallagher, Alina Baiju and Annie Lin


1. When you know you’re procrastinating, but you still don’t want to do any work

2. You constantly tell yourself that you have enough time to finish your work until you eventually believe it.

3. When procrastination becomes a lifestyle

And you mentally prepare to start the assignment on the last day.

4. You turn the assignment in late.

But you're still proud of yourself and decide to take a nap to procrastinate more.

5. When you check the time and it’s 10 p.m., but you know you still have enough time to get your 11:59 p.m. assignment in by then

6. When you go out with friends, knowing you have several tests the next day

The Office

7. When you sleep for three hours each day because you procrastinated on all of your assignments due that week

The Office

8. When you find your room/workspace dirty

And decide to spend three hours cleaning it, even though your mind tells you “NO!”

The Office

9. When you talk to your friends about how much you procrastinate while you’re procrastinating

The Office

10. But you still judge them when they procrastinate

11. When you promise yourself that you’ll start the assignment at 8:30

But it’s 8:36 now so you start working on it at 9.

12. You spend more time making a to-do list than actually completing the tasks on it.

13. Coffee is your best friend.

14. You feel a burst of panic when your friends ask you if you’re done with a project.

15. You feel relieved when you realize that your friend hasn’t started the assignment either.

16. You do less than ten minutes of work, and then convince yourself you can’t work anymore.


17. When you binge-watch more episodes of your favorite TV show than the number of tests you have tomorrow

18. When you spend more time being stressed out than actually being productive

19. When your friend texts you at 1 a.m. to ask about the last problem on the homework, but you haven’t even started.

20. You’ve said these phrases more times than you’re willing to admit: “What homework?” and "That's due tomorrow?!"

21. You calculate the hours of sleep you’ll get if you stay awake and cram for another hour.

22. When you promised yourself you’ll start studying at 6

But it’s already 11:30 so you just give up and sleep, deciding to take an L instead.

23. When your friend texts you a question about the homework assignment at 5 p.m.

But you can’t respond until 1 a.m. when you finally start looking over it.


24. When you reward yourself with a five-minute break that ends up lasting five hours

25. You plan to finish all your assignments in a timely manner

But throw this plan away after the first 30 minutes of "productivity."

26. You have a mental breakdown at 4 a.m. and promise your poor body that you will never procrastinate again.


27. You procrastinate on keeping that promise.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less
Featured

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

48929
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee
nappy.co

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

121364
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments