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"Try and tell me what's bothering you - use your S.A.T. words."
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"Just do the work. No one cares if you get goose bumps."
Finally - a software package that makes it snap to write that novel.
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The four housemen of procrastination
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"Should we have lunch first?"
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"Do you mean am I busy busy?"
Tags:doodle, doodling, time wasting, time waster, time wasters, waste of time, busy, busyness, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, lie, lying, liar, liars, excuse, excuses, making excuses, procrastinate, procrastinating, procrastination, procrastinator, procrastinators, drawing in condensation, condensation
"I'll get those profit margin estimates to you as soon as I'm done with this paperwork."
Tags:unprofessional, lazy, laziness, shirking, shirker, shirkers, incompetent, incompetence, paper plane, paper planes, paper airplane, plane airplanes, paper aeroplane, aeroplanes, folding paper, paperwork, accountant, accountants, accountancy, accounting, procrastinating, procrastination, procrastinator, procrastinators
"I'm sure you've been reading about the enormous emotional pressures we teenagers are under today, so I know you'll understand when I say I've just been too stressed out to write my history paper."
Tags:education, school, schools, schooling, teaching, learning, teacher, teachers, student, students, history, homework, assignment, assignments, report, reports, paper, papers, essay, essays, excuse, excuses, youth, teenager, teen, teens, lazy, procrastination, procrastinator, procrastinators, stress, stressed, emotional pressure, mental health, health, generation z, gen z, millennial, millennials, modern life
The Graveyard of Past Deadlines
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"I'm tying to avoid the missteps of early success."
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"The plan was to work out today, but now the toaster is taking so long that I think it'll have to wait until tomorrow."
Tags:toaster, toasters.breakfast, food, morning run, morning runs, morning exercise, morning exercises, procrastinate, procrastinates, procrastinator, procrastinators, procrastination, procrastinating, procrastinated, excuse, excuses, excusing, excused, work out, works out, working out, worked out, reason, reasons, reasoned, reasoning, lazy, lethargic, daily exercise, daily exercises, unhealthy, healthy lifestyle
"Hey, I'm thirsty. I need a drink. A drink and a liverwurst sandwich. Hey, how about a sandwich and a beer down at Gallagher's, then we can go shoot some pool? Or maybe take in a movie. Hey, I'm talking to you."
Tags:writer, writers, writing, author, authors, typing, muse, muses, writer's block, distraction, distractions, distracting, distracted, brain, brains, train of thought, losing focus, concentration, journalism, reporter, reporters, journalist, journalists, procrastination, procrastinating, procrastinator, procrastinators, bothering, annoying, angel, angels
"I have a mango in the fridge that I can't deal with."
"I find a good way to avoid stress is to close the curtains, climb into bed, and pull the covers over my head."
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"I think I see your deadline approaching."
Tags:writing, writer, writers, author, authors, journalism, journalist, journalists, book, books, novel, novels, literature, reporter, reporters, deadline, deadlines, procrastination, procrastinator, procrastinators, dread, dreading, anxiety, stress, stressful, approach, approaching, laziness, student, students
'We're putting off the decision to fund you for at least another month. . .'
"It helps me stay focused."
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"I got an extension.'
Tags:ball and chain, ball and chains, extension, extensions, push back, pushed back, freedom, confinement, constraint, essay, essays, essay writing, essay deadline, essay deadlines, deadline, deadlines, student, students, work deadlines, work deadline, avoiding the inevitable, procrastination, procrastinator, procrastinators
"It's too late to worry anymore tonight, I'll get up early tomorrow."
'You've got pussyfooting from 10 to 11, shilly-shallying until 12, then hemming and hawing the rest of the afternoon.'
In and Out Box
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The Fierce Urgency of Now
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"Walking down here and asking if I can get you some more detergent from the store is just the beginning of my fence-mending agenda."
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"It's great for multicrastinating."
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