I’ve often referred to myself as the Queen of Procrastination. It has been a problem that began in early adulthood – finding anything and everything I possibly could do instead of something that was important, effectively becoming extremely proficient at doing nothing. Don’t believe me? Here’s how I regularly wasted my time when a deadline was looming.
My procrastination was always at its worst when:
- I knew that a task wouldn’t be an easy or short process.
- I found something difficult.
- I was rebelling against something or someone because I don’t like being told what to do, even if the person telling me to do something was myself.
- I had to go through the process of learning something new before I even began.
- I found it boring and/or monotonous, making it become a chore.
- I wasn’t under pressure with an impending deadline and/or wasn’t accountable to anyone else.
- I was frightened of failing.