Sunday, February 3, 2008

There Aren't Enough Hours in the Day...That's My Excuse.

When I was a freshman in college, my roommate and I had this quote taped to the door of our dorm room:

"Procrastination is like masturbation. It feels great when you're doing it, but in the end you're just screwing yourself."

I think I need to make this my screen saver, tape it to the bathroom mirror, put it on a sticky note in my car and then tattoo it to the back of my hand. That's if I get around to it, of course. I hate this feeling of having a to do list that is never complete. It drives me nuts to have an article to write and then not doing it right away. Why do I do this to myself? Why can't I just say that I'm going to do something, and then sit down and do it?

Ugh...on that note, it's time to spend my Sunday night curled up with computer.

Cheers,
NC

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

This could be your blogger tag line :)...at least for a while...passing on any other comments on screwing yourself...the benefit of procrastination is that the subconscious and unconscious mind work behind the scenes...and often provide lots of new/good/different ideas or motivation...that being said depending on the project one day or one week may be the best "pregnancy" time period plus you actual have to do something with the project in order for an intention or engagment with the mind...so in fact you may be masterbating which will lead to screwing yourself and no babies ie. no better ideas etc.

Meeyatch said...

Hiya Nicole! I know as a journalist and editor you would want me to tell you this...

it's "masturbate" not "masterbate". You can tell I've spent a lot of time holding up the dictionary with one hand. :-)