18 May 2010

Quite a Quote: Procrastination

Procrastination is like masturbation: At first it feels good, but in the end you're only screwing yourself.

This is a common student proverb. Maybe it's a bit crude, but it's so true. Procrastination takes a lot of work, and it's very unrewarding. Sometimes it's almost easier and feels better to just do the work.

The past few weeks have been quite productive and positive for me. I've been getting work done and, for the most part, enjoying it. Which is what I'm here for, right? But today was a sham. I got practically nothing done. (However, I did have a meeting about one essay that went pretty well. So that was a plus.) When I'm unproductive, it makes me feel unhappy/anxious. And then the vicious circle starts because the anxiety prevents me from being productive. So I'm worried that this will start. But I will try not to let it. I'm trying to maintain the attitude that tomorrow WILL be a motivated, productive, and happy day.

I just got back from a meal out with friends. We ate at an Indian restaurant, and my friend Katie and I shared Tandoori Machlee (spiced, barbequed fish), Chuka Sabji Dall (spiced veggies and lentils in a sour sauce), and Mushroom Rice. It was reallllly delish! The company was good too. I have some really good friends here, and I'll miss them when we all move away at the end of the summer.

As for the rest of tonight, I've decided to give myself some R&R. I plan to get into pajamas, watch some House and/or read my book, and get an early night's sleep.

Oh, and tomorrow my housemate Michael and I are going to go running together again! I never thought I'd particularly like to run with someone else. (When Jonty comes with me, we pretty much do different workouts in the general proximity of each other.) I suggested he come with me on Sunday, mostly to try to motivate myself to go. And, a bit to my surprise, he joined me. And it was SO GOOD. We had a great chat and enjoyed the weather, and because I enjoyed it so much I didn't feel like I was counting the minutes until I could stop. AND my abs got more of a workout from talking while running. So yeah, I've convinced him that we should make this a regular thing and we have plans to go tomorrow, and I'm really excited about it.

Ooo and I ordered something lovely that I'll blog about tomorrow, because I'm going to snuggle up in bed right now. Night!



  1. I'm impressed by you that you can run and talk at the same time. You're like Beyonce (that's how she trains for concerts). I don't work out with other people because there's no way to be social when you can't breathe. And that's just walking into the gym.

  2. mmm, i completely agree. i absolutely hate myself on days when i don't get at least some of the things on my to-do list done.


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