Can you believe the lengths some people will go to to procrastinate? Like, I am literally sitting here on the computer typing whatever comes to my mind while simultaneously taking breaks to look back at Twitter and Facebook and different new sites. I’ve never really been that much of a procrastinator, except for some certain situations. I generally get a majority of my work done on time, or sometimes even way ahead of schedule. That being said, even the most productive of us all can resort to the temptation of procrastination. Especially when we hit a creative wall, or are just mentally or physically drained in some other manner.
But doesn’t it take time and effort and energy to procrastinate? You uber productive and never distracted miracle people may ask. And it does. Mindlessly scanning and trying to avoid an issue or deadline you face does take up some sort of effort. However, I might be the only one to admit it. But it can also be a whole heck of fun. When I procrastinate I generally dive deep into the internet, as I’m sure is the case for you. (Or I clean, sometimes). And I will find… The weirdest stuff. For instance, a few years ago I was trying my hardest to stay focused and study for my Geology final. Of course I hadn’t done that well on my midterm, so this was kind of like my last shot. I don’t really know why, but the stress of it all drove me to YouTube. But I wasn’t looking for the usual videos I subscribe too, I was generally just scanning through the site. I wound up watching some conspiracy videos… And then came across Mermaids: The Body Found. How? I generally have no idea. But let me tell you, in terms of conspiracy documentaries it was pretty dang good. Like, it had me questioning whether mermaids COULD be a thing in this day and age or not. Was it possible for humans to evolve underwater as their kin evolved on land? I think it was made in 2011, which is like… Peak conspiracy documentary time. But hey, if you’re looking to ditch out of your studying session I suggest you try to watch it.
What’s the weirdest thing you’ve come across when procrastinating? Or, if you don’t surf the internet when you’re trying to push stuff off, what do you do? Tell us at Evolution 107.9!