This exercise is split into two parts:
Part one is knowing if you are a procrastinator or just make excuses that you’re so busy you cannot get everything done. Is it just a convenient state to be in?
Part two is what can I do about when I accept I am a procrastinator.
The following was published by Marwan Jamal on the Lifehack website.
30 Signs You’re a Procrastinator
I’m a master procrastinator, a couch lover and a guy who has been nicknamed “the last minute man” (kids have batman and superman, why can’t I get a name?). Nobody can tell you more about procrastination than I.
1. You get up late
2. Every time is your bed time
3. You are getting addictive
Eating, drinking or nail biting calms you down for a while when you are nervous and stressed. But you just do it to get away from the boring to do list that you have on your shoulder.
4. When it’s too hard, you give up
You’re in love with new beginnings, a new movie to watch, or a new piece of cake to eat. You’re just so stressed that the only way to get out of it is to give up.
5. You no longer trust yourself
You never keep a promise, especially to yourself. You know that promises are stronger than you and that you can’t get out of it, so you just stop making them.
6. You envy hard workers
You admire how organized hard workers are. You really admire them and you want to be the same but deep inside you believe that you can’t That’s why the more you procrastinate the more you admire hard workers.
7. Your life is in a predictable loop
Procrastination became a rooted habit and you can predict your day before it even begins. You know what you can and what you can’t and overcoming your habits is just impossible.
8. The Last time you hit the gym was 2 decades ago
With a bad sleeping habit and an addictive/bad eating behavior, getting fit is just a dream.
You’re good at setting diet plans, but you never implement them.
9. Your friends always complain
You’re always late for an appointment, you simply don’t get along with the idea of being on time.
10. You are always in a hurry
Because to be early is boring as hell. And hard too.
11. You have a messy room/workplace
You only clean when you have an even more boring task to do.
12. You are easily stressed
13. You think “meditation” is a new shampoo
You’re so stressed that you can’t imagine life without it, relaxation is just an illusion.
14. Planning is something you can only find in Game Of Thrones
The number of the uncompleted plans you commit yourself to is bigger than the number of episodes of your favorite show. Planning is something that only happens in movies or in GOT.
15. And you’re waking up when it comes to deadlines
The inner voice only screams when you’re running out of time. You only take action when you’re threatened with a “Must do”.
16. Because it never seems to be late
You always have enough time. At least that’s what you keep telling yourself.
17. And you’re one of Bill Gates’ favorites
You always find yourself in this quote:
“I will always chose a lazy person to do a difficult job, because, he will find an easy way to do it” – Bill Gates
18. You enjoy dreaming about the future
When you don’t know how to motivate yourself to work, your day dreaming becomes an addiction.
19. It always seems very easy until you do it
You see people making it and it looks easy but when you try it it’s not. This goes from a body transformation to a business plan. You’re easily excited but never get along with the hard work.
20. The most boring tasks become sexy
From grabbing something from supermarket to paying your phone bills, every boring task become enjoyable except the task you procrastinate. Remember your school days.
21. While the social media is your best friend
The place where all the fun begins, is where you check your “seven-years-haven’t-seen” friend’s status, and the never-ending notifications from people liking your latest post. You spend more time on facebook than the time you spend to get things done.
22. As are excuses
You simply believe you can’t, which is the biggest excuse someone can give.
23. Your kitchen is where you grab motivation
You simply can get your butt off to work and you hope food can do it for you. It’s just another excuse to keep away from what scares you or what makes you feel helpless.
24. You have no weekends
Because you don’t know when to rest, your nights and days are the same. Weekends are when you work and midweeks is when you rest. You’re far from being organized.
25. Waking up from “why are you late?” phone calls happens too often
How many times has your boss called you up for being late and you were sleeping? You know better.
26. You become a Pepsi man
Except for Redbull, coffee and tea.
27. When you love full hours
You’re in love with full hours. When it’s 7.51 you promise you’ll start at 8.00 and when it’s 8.32 you set the alarm for 9.00.
28. You’re a “desktop games” fan
Spider solitaire, Sodoku, bubble shooter, and Packman, all are on your phone or laptop. They’re your work buddies.
29. If you have a single wish, it is to have more self-discipline.
You really believe in that.
30. You are the best at giving advice you never listen to
You tell people what to do, because you’re a master of research for better ways to get things done, but you never tried them yourself.
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Times of change can be a challenge, no doubt! Whether it’s a relationship breakup, job loss, or being diagnosed with a serious health issue. Or you may WANT things to be different, but it feels a little scary or overwhelming. The butterfly reminds us change can be beautiful, even necessary, in order to realize our full potential and live our best life.