Tuesday, August 30, 2011

10 Things Tuesday - 10 ways to procrastinate productively!

10 ways to procrastinate productively...

- read this list!

- watch a movie you love; what you're actually doing is 'vetting contents for my children for future reference/preparing myself to give an interesting response to the question 'What did you think of [insert title of movie here]?'

- go window shopping (this can be done in person or online); also known as 'research for that mad Christmas rush' - January is NOT too early!

- put on you favourite music and dance like mad; now you're taking care of your health!

- browse the fridge for leftovers; this is called 'clearing out the fridge'

- play bejewlled/angry birds/words with friends; now you're exercising your strategic thinking muscles, hand-eye coordination and neurological response times.

- get on Twitter and Facebook; social networking is a legimate career enhancement strategy, and if you have children you're also being a good parent by staying abreast of technolgy and finding the dangers your children need to avoid!

- go sit in the sun; vitamin D is essential and there are plenty of studies showing an increased deficiency in adults (particularly women) in recent years... Also, you're verifying the efficacy of your sunscreen. Take a book and you'll be improving your mind at the same time!

- give yourself a manicure; not only does this come under important personal grooming - a good first impression might get you a promotion, or get you tot into that fancy preschool, but it's also a cost-saving and preventative measure as you'll be far less liking to snag you stockings on a rough nail edge!

- go get a real coffee at a cafe, not only will you be lowering personal stress and saving on future medical bills but you'll also be playing your part in stimulating the ecomony and keeping a struggling artist in paid work!

*If you've already done any or all of these and still need to procrastinate, then 'brainstorming' other productive procrastination activites for a blog post is really something you NEED to start doing, so get to it!

I'm linking up with Diary of a SAHM for I Blog On Tuesday


EssentiallyJess said...

Ha I loved this! What great ideas!

And thanks for linking up

Daisy, Roo and Two said...

Haha! YES! I agree with all of those!!!! We do a lot of the dancing around here!

Veronica @ Mixed Gems said...

Ok. I got sidetracked with your post on "Remembering Ari" but I'm here now. I am so a procrastinator. Something I suppose I should not be proud of! I love your take on the important issues. My biggest procrastination activity - organising and re-organising my to-do list both on paper then on the computer then trying to consolidate them only to realise I have to start all over again because I've procrastinated too many things and new items have come up!

Peter Prevos said...

Procastinating productively is a great expression. It seems to be a contradiction in terms, but it is not.

Everybody seems to be so busy. Some call being busy a cult. One of my favourite slogans is: "make Time Poverty History.

Sif Dal said...

LOL earlier today I wondered if perhaps people didn't want to admit they read this post - you know, in case they were acused of procrastinating, ha!

Thanks everyone for your comments!

Daisy - I need to dance MORE! Dancing gets oxygen to the brain, helps a person think better!

Veronica - list love is what got me started on this link up. Writing the lists themselves feel productive, because it is! It's much better to spend time writing and prioritising a list than running around like a hairy goat without direction.

Peter - busy-ness; a cult! I like that idea. I'll check out that link!

Kate @ Puddles and Gumboots said...

haha I love this list! Not that I really need more reasons to procrastinate ;-)

Lee said...

I tell myself that I procrastinate because I have such high standards! Works for me!

Sif Dal said...

Kate, there are never enough reasons to procrastinate!

Lee, I'm going to have to adopt that reasoning! Love it!

Courtney @ Nobashake said...

That is gold. I think i might just print it off. Love it. x

Good Job!