Hey, remember when I made that post, encouraging you to procrastinate? Yeah, me neither. Anyway, I decided to make a sequel! You know, it really pays off to take a break now and then, even if you haven’t started yet! Even thinking about work is exhausting. Why don’t you let me help? I’m good at helping. Here are some more things you can do to procrastinate!
I’m hilarious, I know.
2. Seriously though, get some fresh air
Fresh air has never killed anyone before.
Well… it does provide a few risks here and there, so you’ll want to be careful not to overdose on fresh air. (I totally just rhymed like a boss.) But it might clear your head a little, maybe find some inspiration for whatever you should be doing.
Hey, why don’t you do some research? You can actually get away with that one, because you’re sort of working on your project, which means you’re semi-productive! You know, until you click on a random link, which leads to another link, and another, until you have no idea where the last three hours have just gone.
4. Talk about it
Talking about your project is almost the same as actually working on your project! You’re thinking about it, and thinking requires effort.
Actually, you may want to procrastinate some more after talking about your project, because that sounds exhausting.
5. Take up a new hobby
You know that thing you’ve always wanted to do, but never had any time to actually do it? Good news, you’ve got some time right now! So go look up some YouTube videos to learn how to do the thing and — no, wait, come back! Don’t you click on “related videos”! Oh, there go another three hours.
6. Speaking of YouTube, go on YouTube
There’s nothing better for procrastination than YouTube. Have a look through your subscriptions and see if you’ve missed any new videos. Or, if you’re like me, you have a Watch Later list the size of the Empire State Building, which means there’s always a few hours to lose!
Or, you know, you could always look at cat videos.
7. Search for inspiration/motivation
You’re probably a bit stuck on your project, and could use some inspiration/motivation. You know what really helps a lot of people? Quotes. You know what also helps many? Visual things. So, images. Usually quotes printed on pretty pictures.
“Pinterest is a good place to start,” a guy once said. I think his name was Satan.
8. Do that other thing you’ve been putting off
If you’d like at least some idea that you’re being productive, you could procrastinate the thing you’re putting off by doing the other thing you’re putting off. It’s procrastinception! And totally legit.
9. Seriously, have you played Candy Crush lately?
You should totally play some more Candy Crush. Candy Crush misses you. It says it’s sorry, and that it didn’t mean what it said before, and that it wants you back. I bet you can beat that pesky level now!
10. I’ll finish this list later
Now, you might be saying, “I’m not really a procrastinator”. Yes, you are! That’s the beauty of it — everyone‘s a procrastinator! Yes, you can! You can procrastinate! You can do it!