“Later, the Perfect Time to Do Anything”

It’s my favorite quote from the old (i.e. early-90s) “Garfield and Friends” Saturday morning cartoon. My mother hates when I use that quote and always insists I should do whatever it is I am putting off right away.

I have always been a great procrastinator when it comes to things I don’t want to do, especially homework. I avoided classwork and homework from the time I was in Kindergarten. Particularly because I never felt the need to do something multiple times to prove to someone else that I knew it. (I felt the same with lectures, especially in math. I perfected sleeping with my eyes open through my high school math classes and still got near perfect scores.)

Lately, I procrastinate on things I like to do as well as things I don’t like. I have found the easiest way to procrastinate is to follow links at the bottom of web pages to read related articles. If you get a long enough chain going, you can put other things of for days at a time.

The other way I personally like to procrastinate is to do something that may be on the bottom of the to-do list. When I was still in school and approaching a deadline on a project, I often found myself cleaning my room or doing laundry (necessary, but not the most important thing to do).

If all else fails, bake brownies. Brownies are a great way to procrastinate.

How do you like to procrastinate?