Procrastination

So….as many of you may know, I’m in grad school, and it’s hard.  I don’t miss being a student.  (well…that’s a lie, I enjoy being a student and learning, and I weirdly enjoy taking my perfectly structured notes) But, I hate the whole homework aspect.  Why?

I procrastinate.

I’ve gotten so good at it….seriously a pro.

I have effectively procrastinated on almost every assignment and still managed to graduate cum laude.  Now, with a little curious crawler roaming my basement, the procrastination has reached an entirely new level.

So much so, that it might be the death of me.

Here I am blogging about procrastination when I have a 15 page paper due tomorrow (and I’m not going to tell you how far I am for fear of harsh judgment…but don’t worry, I’ll get it done)

Anyways…I kind of had an epiphany about procrastination.

See…the more I procrastinate, the more I get stressed and anxious, and then, for some reason, I procrastinate more, until I get to this state of indifference.

Indifference is a dangerous thing.  It means you don’t care.  You stop working towards excellence, or even competence.

You basically stop growing.

Yikes.

I looked up procrastination on Wikipedia.

This is what it says: procrastination refers to the act of replacing more urgent actions with tasks less urgent.

It goes on to say: Procrastination may result in stress, a sense of guilt and crisis, severe loss of personal productivity, as well as social disapproval for not meeting responsibilities or commitments. These feelings combined may promote further procrastination

Then it hit me.

EVERYONE is procrastinating.

(no, not procrastinating on a 15 page paper)

Everyone is procrastinating with God.

How many times do we schedule God into our day instead of scheduling our day around God.

How many of us put of a morning prayer for a few extra minutes of sleep.

We are procrastinating on God…..and this procrastination will make us stressed, guilty, miserable, and only leads to more procrastination!!!

If we procrastinate too much, we will fail God’s assignment.  And that is NOT an assignment we want to fail!

So, basically, I will keep this short and sweet (because I have a 15 page paper to write, remember?)

Don’t procrastinate on the most important, urgent thing in life….God.  We cannot afford to fail this test.

Imagine if everyone stopped procrastinating on God?

Do what you need to do:

  • forgive someone
  • go to confession
  • say sorry
  • pray
  • go to mass
  • receive the sacraments

Just do it.  And you will get a passing grade.

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4 thoughts on “Procrastination

  1. At least your procrastination brought forth great advice for the rest of us, this time ;-). [I, too, am a world class procrastinator… and it drives me crazy!] Also, you are amazing… I hope the paper went well!

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