How to Procrastinate Well

January 22, 2018

Hey, you, over there…you look like you could use some help on how to procrastinate well?!  Yeah, I’m talking to YOU!  You’re in luck, I know someone, who knows someone, who is pretty darn awesome at procrastination.  (Her picture is to the right – over there >>>).  Check out what she has to say below!

Hi!  As the Queen of Dubious MinimalismTM, I’m here, on this – it didn’t snow like they said it would – Monday to give you a lesson on how to procrastinate well.

All you people who put off things because you thought you’d have an extra day to get stuff done because work or school would be closed due to weather…you’re WRONG!  I didn’t do that, I’m just calling you out on hoping for a big snow storm…(yeah, we do that here in Wisconsin, it always happens once during the season, we just never know when for sure).

And, yes, believe it or not, weather-predictor people get paid to be wrong (and right) sometimes.

Okay, enough procrastinating, it’s time for the lesson on How to Procrastinate Well:

Essential tools:

  1. A camera
  2. Pets who model napping poses or have adorable faces
  3. A can-do attitude
  4. Patience
  5. A long list of things-to-do instead of playing and taking pictures

Results:  

A well-done procrastinating session will result in undone important tasks and beautiful photos to share in a blog post.  The crappy photos are left (along with your to-do list) to use as a what-not-to-do-lesson for a later date.

So, go, grab a cup of tea and take a look at my results this session.  I’d recommend the kind of tea that gives you good digestion and reminds you to take care of yourself (I thought only fortune cookies did that?). 

What are you waiting for?…Go!…Make tea!…I’ll wait here for you, or you can let it brew while you’re finishing up reading this post?  That would work, too.

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Okay, finally ready?  Here’s the slide show…it’s short enough for a quick break in your busy schedule.  It took me quite a bit longer to prepare, but that’s part of procrastination, one should lose track of time in the process.

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And…you thought procrastinating well was harder to do than that?  Geez…boy, oh, boy, do I have some great lessons to share about the best strategy for procrastination.

But first, I’ve gotta run and get a few things done…

Quirk me in the comments with your favorite tip on how to procrastinate well!  I love those lessons, yes, I do!  

 

 

 

 

Pocket

By Shelley

Letting my quirk out one post at a time.

19 Comments

  1. Reply

    Dr B

    I never see your slideshows, seems like I need JavaScript! On an iPad?

    1. Reply

      Shelley

      I wish I knew how to fix it for you? I can see them when I look at my outdated I-Phone. What are you using to view the post?

      1. Reply

        Dr B

        WordPress Reader

      2. Reply

        Dr B

        Hang on, found a way around it: Going to your site online direct instead of in the WordPress app works.

        1. Reply

          Shelley

          Yay, I knew you’d be able to figure it out!!! Thank you!!!

  2. Reply

    shutterbug

    Oh Shelley! What a fabulous way to procrastinate! Thanks for the smiles today!

    1. Reply

      Shelley

      You’re welcome!! Thanks for taking a break to procrastinate with me :-)!

  3. Reply

    aspiringherbalist

    Love it! A also live in WI and totally understand the snow day procrastination excuse=) I really appreciate your picture of tea and this being the first step to procrastination. At least heal the mind and soul while finding something that distracts you. My biggest procrastination technique is to start cleaning/organizing and then happen upon some old notebooks or pictures to sift through for hours. Have a wonderful day Shelley! ~Anne

    1. Reply

      Shelley

      Thank you, Anne – I have done that same thing…cleaning/organizing, falling into something more interesting – for hours, days, months ;-)! Hope you have time for tea today to refresh and renew! I’m going to figure out how to eat my words – it just started snowing here………..! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Reply

    ellendiamondblogblog

    Shelley,
    Fun to read! All I want to do now is pick up the cat on the sofa and feel all that good-smelling warmth! That’s not procrastination, that’s just good sense!

    1. Reply

      Shelley

      Ellen, Tizzie loves nap company! She’s a frequent napper!

  5. Reply

    frazzledagain

    Oh my gosh! I am the world’s best procrastinator. Bookkeeping, housekeeping, organizing, mailing. The only thing these days I’m not procrastinating on is writing. It’s easy, it comes so natural.

    1. Reply

      Shelley

      That’s awesome that writing is easy, and comes naturally! The other stuff can wait, right? 😉

  6. Reply

    Winnie

    Oh! I love the cat’s expression 😺

    1. Reply

      Shelley

      She’s a character, that’s for sure!

  7. Reply

    April

    You are so funny! LoL what kind of tea is that? I may need to have it in my life. Cheers!

    1. Reply

      Shelley

      Aw, thanks, April! I appreciate you stopping by! It’s Yogi Ginger Tea – supposedly good for digestive health. Cheers to you too!!

  8. Reply

    thewinerywoman

    I love this post. Although snow is not a threat here(for which I am extremely grateful), the vineyard and the beach are constantly calling to me to forget my to-do list for awhile and wander out to take a walk and snap some photos. It’s two against one so I end up listening to them quite often. lol.

    1. Reply

      Shelley

      Aw, thank you!! Now that you mention the temptations you have, I bet I would procrastinate even more…! Enjoy your warmth and snow-free day!

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