Procrastination: 1, Andrea: 0

I’ve been having a hard time focusing these last couple of weeks…it seems no matter what I want to do, I don’t have the energy, the time, or (at that very moment) the inclination to embark on, well….anything new or too time consuming. There’s a part of me that thinks maybe I’m suffering from the winter doldrums (also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder).

Or maybe I’m just lazy.

Needless to say, I’ve become extremely adept at procrastinating…every time I think of doing something productive or creative…I don’t.

Usually one of the following top 5 usual suspects wins out for my time:

Usual Suspect #1: PlayStation
My playstation is by far the biggest eater of my precious waking hours…not only does it offer hours and hours of continued interactive enjoyment, but with a decent selection of games at my disposal it offers a multitude of worlds in which I can get caught up and lost in….and considering I’m just sitting around procrastinating, these make-believe worlds seem far more interesting than my own couch potato reality.

Usual Suspect #2: Google Reader
I really enjoy blogs and am always on the lookout for new and interesting reads. But I am, unfortunately, way past the point of being able to reasonably keep on top of them all. So far past it that my total “unread” items has 4 digits (eep!). Having all of these unread posts works very well when I am actively trying not to do other things.

Usual Suspect #3: Etsy
Oh Etsy…how do I love thee? Apparently, I love thee a little too much. I spend hours on end just browsing what other creative people (who actually manage to create, rather than procrastinate) are offering, or exploring the many vintage goodies for sale. And the fact that daily temptations are delivered directly to my inbox? I don’t have the willpower to resist.

Usual Suspect #4: Pinterest
I was probably a little too excited when I finally received my invitation to join Pinterest…I scour the site regularly for inspiration and (let’s face it) just for fun. I’m amazed that I can see the same pin over and over, and not consider it boring (why is that?!).

Usual Suspect #5: TripAdvisor
I have a fickle romance with TripAdvisor…if I’m not going anywhere, then I want nothing to do with it. But if I am….(and I am….), I have an obsessive relationship with it. I can’t finalize any of my travel plans without first consulting with that sultry goddess of reviews. Current destination: Italy…have I made any decisions where to stay? Nope…because I haven’t over-examined every single possibility yet.

There. Now that I’ve officially recognized that I am a slave to the above procrastination temptresses, maybe I can finally get my act together and do something.

[ photo sources: Timothy Buckwalter | artsyville ]

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5 comments on “Procrastination: 1, Andrea: 0

  1. Tania Lalonde

    Thanks for introducing me to Pinterest. Very cool. I totally get lost in Etsy, these days with the great Fabrics. I would propose that perhaps you switch from Playstation to Xbox and Google to MSN/Bing… other than that if I had time to spare I would really love to learn:
    a) To do my hair – all waivy and bouncy and also with the neat ponytails with details that I can not imagine being able to do alone. (see Pinterest)
    b) Learn the piano….

    Enjoy the luxury of time for yourself.

    1. Andrea (Modern Rags)

      Hmm…now I wonder why you’d suggest Xbox and MSN/Bing? ;)

      As for hair, I’d also love to learn to do neat/beautiful things with it…more often than not, I end up with a mess.

    1. Andrea (Modern Rags)

      Unfortunately, it’s *still* me to a T, as well (only now I’m procrastinating to avoid packing).

      :S

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