I’ve always been a procrastinator. I’ve been meaning to write about this problem for a while, but never quite got around to it. And then, out of the blue, Daily Life suggested it – presumably after several years’ experience with my work habits.
And yes, it’s true – my approach to any task is to work out how late before the deadline I have to start, and then start considerably later.
At uni, I got to the point where my standard approach to any essay was to start the night before – even the 6000-word ones. As the years passed, I began them later and later, until I wasn’t starting until dawn on the due date.
From the outset, let me be clear – this is a really bad idea. Continue Reading →