Procrastination is not typically a function of laziness, apathy or work ethic as it is often regarded to be. It’s a neurotic self-defense behavior that develops to protect a person’s sense of self-worth.

You see, procrastinators tend to be people who have, for whatever reason, developed to perceive an unusually strong association between their performance and their value as a person. This makes failure or criticism disproportionately painful, which leads naturally to hesitancy when it comes to the prospect of doing anything that reflects their ability — which is pretty much everything…

Because it is rewarding on the short term, procrastination eventually takes on the form of an addiction to the temporary relief from these deep-rooted fears. Procrastinators get an extremely gratifying “hit” whenever they decide to let themselves off the hook for the rest of the day, only to wake up to a more tightly squeezed day with even less confidence.

Once a pattern of procrastination is established, it can be perpetuated for reasons other than the fear of failure. For example, if you know you have a track record of taking weeks to finally do something that might only take two hours if you weren’t averse to it, you begin to see every non-simple task as a potentially endless struggle. So a modest list of 10-12 medium-complexity to-do’s might represent to you an insurmountable amount of work, so it feels hopeless just to start one little part of one task. This hones a hair-trigger overwhelm response, and life gets really difficult really easily.

http://www.raptitude.com/2011/05/procrastination-is-not-laziness/ (via codenamecesare)

Gotta reblog this again cause it’s painfully relevant to my life

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This explains a lot.

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Lucy thinks this is a good spot to sit. How else is she supposed to keep track of all the people in the office? #nothelping (at nonfiction studios inc.)

Lucy thinks this is a good spot to sit. How else is she supposed to keep track of all the people in the office? #nothelping (at nonfiction studios inc.)


Lucy is learning to relax and just sit in the shade while we wait for Herman to graze. Her patience with mosquitoes far exceeds mine.

Lucy is learning to relax and just sit in the shade while we wait for Herman to graze. Her patience with mosquitoes far exceeds mine.


Lucy was curious about the shark costume that came in the mail for Herman. She was also pretty sympathetic. She has a lot of experience with being dressed up in goofy outfits.

Lucy was curious about the shark costume that came in the mail for Herman. She was also pretty sympathetic. She has a lot of experience with being dressed up in goofy outfits.


Lucy looks forward to the weekend as much as I do, I suspect. #dogsofinstagram #sundayafternoon #lucytheschnoodle

Lucy looks forward to the weekend as much as I do, I suspect. #dogsofinstagram #sundayafternoon #lucytheschnoodle


foodforbears:

eunnieboo:

if you have a pet and i’ve ever visited your house: i’m sorry

ME

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It was too cold for Herman, so Lucy took the opportunity to check out the tortoise’s mini garden. It was not as exciting as she thought it would be. #jealouspup

It was too cold for Herman, so Lucy took the opportunity to check out the tortoise’s mini garden. It was not as exciting as she thought it would be. #jealouspup


It was too rainy to take them to the park, so I let Herman wander around the condo. Lucy was not pleased with this arrangement because the tortoise kept trying to explore her bed.

It was too rainy to take them to the park, so I let Herman wander around the condo. Lucy was not pleased with this arrangement because the tortoise kept trying to explore her bed.


Herman is starting to take after Lucy. #hermannstortoise #tortoise #dogsofinstagram #guard dog

Herman is starting to take after Lucy. #hermannstortoise #tortoise #dogsofinstagram #guard dog


trynottodrown:

this cat is cooler than i’ll ever be

If my boyfriend doesn’t like SCUBA diving, I now know that Lucy could be a viable second option.

trynottodrown:

this cat is cooler than i’ll ever be

If my boyfriend doesn’t like SCUBA diving, I now know that Lucy could be a viable second option.