This is how to procrastinate.

1 min readSep 6, 2022

Step #8. Feel disheartened.

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  1. Make a list of what you need to do.
  2. Make that list again, many times, in many places.
  3. Check instagram.
  4. Add ‘stop checking instagram’ to one of your lists.
  5. Have a snack.
  6. Make a mess.
  7. Add ‘clean up’ to a new list.
  8. Feel disheartened.
  9. Eat chocolate.
  10. Add ‘movement and physical activity!’ to the last list.
  11. Feel overwhelmed from all the things you haven’t done yet.
  12. Feel overwhelmed by all the papers you have around you.
  13. Go online.
  14. Know immediately that this was a mistake.
  15. Decide this is the time you Must Google That Thing!
  16. Have 15 tabs open on one browser.
  17. Open a new browser.
  18. Decide you need to make a new list.
  19. Decide you need to get your shit together.
  20. Decide that you are totally incapable of making any decision.
  21. Look at one of your lists.
  22. Find a simple item you can do and cross off.
  23. Oh damnit, you checked instagram again instead.
  24. It’s been a long day.
  25. Write down ‘procrastinate,’ on your list. Cross it out with a flair.

Congratulations, champ.