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Productivity / Business Productivity

So, you think you can procrastinate?

Bored with your current procrastination methods, change it up and keep it fresh. Starting right… meh, tomorrow.

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ProcrastiSnacking

You’ve got to eat, right? But beware the snacking slippery slope. You start with a little sweet. Gotta even it out with some salt. And don’t get me started on the umami. See you later productivity.

See also: ProcrastiTea

ProcrastiCleaning

I’ve heard this is a real thing. Let this be a depth to which thy never sinks.

ProcrastiParenting

Come on little Timmy, let me help you with your homework. Wanna play catch? Talk about your feelings? Mummy’s here for you.

"As soon as I’m on serious deadline (not the pretend ones I make to trick my brain), it becomes desperately important to check on my invoices."

ProcrastiAdmin

As soon as I’m on serious deadline (not the pretend ones I make to trick my brain), it becomes desperately important to check on my invoices, run a profit & loss report I don’t fully understand, and try out some new email features that will save me loads of time.

See also: ProcrastiFiling. It  may mean spending 3 hours organising your screenshots. Or downloading all emailed receipts for the past financial year, you know, just in case you get audited. Think of all the time you’ll save when you get audited. Best take care of it now.

ProcrastiShopping

If finding the perfect miniature head in a jar gothic style pendant is wrong, then I don’t want to be right. And the computer remembers my credit card numbers #meanttobe

ProcrastiSkyping

Me: Hey mum

Mum: Hi, what’s going on?

Me: Just checking in…

Mum: Anything new since you called 53 minutes ago?

Me: Not really…

ProcrastiListing

The to-do list (OK, I have more than one) is a rich source of time suck. Crossed a few things of the list? Better rewrite it so it’s neat and you don’t miss anything. Added some more items? Better rewrite it so it’s in order of importance. Not to mention the joy of creating sub lists across multiple notebooks (someone please agree, I can’t be the only one).

ProcrastiPurge

Decluttering is the ProcrastiProject that never has to end. Get rid of a bunch of crap, ProcrastiShop your way to a new house load of crap. It’s the ciiiiiiiircle of life…

What’s your next level procrastination tip? Tell us now… or do it later.

Amanda Vanelderen

is the author of Write Better: How To Cut The Crap And Say What You Mean, an illustrated guide to everyday writing. Copywriter at WorkWords, she’s a news junkie and music lover. Connect with her on Facebook, Instagram and Linkedin.

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