This has just been one of those weeks. My workload is pretty much growing by the minute and I am at the point, where all I wanna do is cover my face with a blanket. Please tell me you’ve been there?!?
The worst part of it is, I could have prevented it. What I should have done is start working on my To Do list at the beginning of the week. Maybe then it wouldn’t have just magically piled up. But what did I do instead? Right! I watched a whole season of Gilmore Girls. Yay me!
That my friends is called procrastination. As described in the Oxford Dictionary as:
The action of delaying or postponing something.
But you probably knew that already, because haven’t we all had just one or two occasions in our life, where we sneakily procrastinated until the very last minute? Exactly. Now to further my current procrastination period, I started googling procrastination and stumbled upon a little fun fact:
As established, we all do it. But we don’t all do it the same way. I researched this theory a bit more. Apparently, there are four different types of procrastinators out there. In this post, I would like to introduce you to them and help you find out, which type of procrastinator you are. You’ve heard right, people. There is a quiz at the end and it shall be fun. 😉
The four types of procrastination
This Person will usually start on a project right away, making it seem like they will not budge to procrastination at any point. They will spend hours perfecting their project, getting every detail just right just so they don’t have to start working on that other project they have going on. It may seem like they are just passionate about project A when really they are procrastinating from project B.
The Busy Time Waster
The Busy Bee is someone who is not able to start working with a cluttered desk. Or piled up dishes in the next room. Or maybe even need to paint the house a brighter color before being able to buckle down. You get the gist. This person will do busy work and chores like no other if there is real work awaiting them.
The Avoider is usually afraid of failure, or sometimes even success. For them, if the stakes of the project are too high, they rather run from it completely. In the process of doing so, they usually tell themselves, that there is “plenty of time left later to actually get the job done” and “a half an hour of TV won’t hurt anybody” because in the end “there is always tomorrow”.
This particular type feels their best work is being done under pressure. The possibility of handing the project in late gives them an adrenaline rush, therefore they deliberately wait until the last possible minute to work on the project at hand.
Now let’s get to the interesting part, shall we? I am so excited to find out which type of procrastinator you are. Share in the comments.