art or a curse?

I truly am the world's best procrastinator.

While I was busy procrastinating, I actually ran a Google search on procrastination and apparently the word is defined as follows:

"The act of procrastinating; putting off or delaying or deferring an action to a later time."

Wikipedia also tells me that a bunch for wise men proposed that if an action is "counter-productive, needless and delaying" it also means you are procrastinating. Well that's good to know. Now where was I?

Sounds familiar, doesn't it? Let's face it, we all procrastinate, we've all done it or do it on a regular basis. Have you done anything counter-productive today? I can think of plenty counter-productive things I've done today.

Anything that is really quite needless yet you felt the need to do it because you couldn't be bothered to deal with something important does apparently fall into the 'procrastination' category. Perhaps you delayed a task could have actually finished in five minutes. Instead you chose to do something so much more maybe nothing at all?

I for one start all my workdays procrastinating. I arrive at work, fire up my computer and then I wander off in search of some coffee and a good chat.

A little bit of procrastinating has never hurt a fly, it's actually quite healthy if you ask me. Procrastinating gives you the chance to relax, switch off and do something that, even though it may be quite counter-productive and useless, might just help you to be able to focus better later on. Obsessive procrastinating is however not advised, so, you know, don't do it. It's not good for you. As the saying goes, too much of anything can make you sick.

Let's not be morbid though. So for your and mine entertainment, here are some quotes about procrastination which I found rather amusing, I hope you agree.

Only Robinson Crusoe had everything done by Friday.  ~Author Unknown

If it weren't for the last minute, I wouldn't get anything done.  ~Author Unknown

Anyone can do any amount of work, provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at that moment.  ~Robert Benchley

It is an undoubted truth, that the less one has to do, the less time one finds to do it in.  ~Earl of Chesterfield

Someday is not a day of the week.  ~Author Unknown

If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it.  ~Olin Miller

There's nothing to match curling up with a good book when there's a repair job to be done around the house.  ~Joe Ryan

And for the grand finish, here's the best for last:

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

In the spirit of being a total pro at procrastinating, I am going to continue to procrastinate. I just have one more thing to do and that is hit 'publish' on this blog post...I could also procrastinate though: