Category: procrastination

Sometimes I’m Too Well Organized

The other day, I wrote a post about how I procrastinate. Maybe I should clarify things a little. I don’t always procrastinate. In fact, sometimes I have tasks completed early – ridiculously early.

Take holidays. If I am planning to go away somewhere, I have everything planned months in advance. I have already organised, and largely paid for, my Christmas holidays this year, when I will be visiting Hamilton and Auckland. This is despite the fact that the Christmas rosters haven’t been finalised at work, so I don’t even know if I will be getting the time off. I am keeping my fingers crossed!

I prefer to arrange holidays in advance to make sure that I get the best air fares and accommodation, and that everything ties in nicely. I am planning to be in Auckland on New Years Eve. The fireworks display that is held on the top of the Sky Tower is something to look forward to.

Procrastination Is The Thief of Time

I am a procrastinator. In fact, I am probably the world’s worst procrastinator. If I’m really not interested in doing something, I will leave it until the last minute. And even then, I probably still won’t start the task.

I even procrastinate if I do want to do a task, but it is a rather big job. Having to create a program or script for one of my web sites is the worst. Even though I want to create the script, and I know that it will benefit my site greatly, it pains me to know that it will take me some time to create it. So I put it off. I put it off until I get sick of using any workarounds, and I realise that I really need the script. Once I have created the script, I realise how much time I could have saved if I had created it weeks ago, and not had to use any workarounds to achieve the same goal.

At the moment, I am procrastinating with my company’s financial reports and tax return. Preparing financial reports is never fun. The tax return was due on 7 July. I could, in theory, be fined $50 by Inland Revenue for filing it late. But it upteen years of never filing a tax return on time, they have never fined me.

And anyway, writing blog posts is much more fun!