How to Procrastinate, or...

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Busy busy busy, I am so busy. Busy all the time. New job, two kids, a million things to do.

Every once in a while, I get a few minutes to myself. Between the kids’ bedtime and mine, perhaps. Or everyone’s taking a nap on the weekend but me for an hour.

And then it’s gone.

Not one single thing got done, and I was busy the whole time. And the window is closed. It’s off to the next thing.

What happened? I am a master procrastinator is what happened. I’m so good at it, I barely have to think about it anymore. I can waste time with amazing efficiency.

The key is to mix in old, tried-and-true procrastination methods with new ones that you’re still learning about. No need to jump on every social media train that comes down the tracks. There’s a lot of life left in the old ones, but throw in a trending game to keep you updated.

Maybe you’re still doing book after book of Sudoku, like it's 2005. Or maybe you’re still playing minesweeper. Hey, who am I to judge? Here’s how I am currently killing what little free time I have available:  

So angry.

So angry.

  • Candy Crush, duh
  • Angry Birds, Angry Birds HD, Angry Birds Seasons, Angry Birds Rio, Angry Birds Space, Angry Birds Star Wars, Angry Birds whatever’s next, bring it!
  • Endorse people on LinkedIn
  • Upload/download pictures of your kids, sort them, pick the best ones, weed them out, then post a few on Facebook
  • Browse through your news feed to find stuff that would look good on your blog’s Facebook page
  • Tweak your blog (it sounds dirty, I know, but it’s oddly refreshing)
  • Write out your to-do list
  • Rewrite your to-do list
  • Format your to-do list
  • Prioritize your to-do list
  • Add things to your to-do list that you’ve already done and cross them off
  • Write this

Oh crap, I’ve been neglecting my Pinterest boards! I gotta go…