The power of procrastination

Posted by on February 23, 2014

Procrastinate: to be slow or late about doing something that should be done : to delay doing something until a later time because you do not want to do it, because you are lazy, etc.

Ha! That is exactly what I was doing last week!

All last week, I kept complaining that I had missed my (self-imposed) deadline to finish the experiment portion of my science fair project because I had more stuff to research in order to formulate my hypothesis, I had to actually design my experiment, and all that other stuff that comes along with following the scientific method. (By the way, all of that stuff should have been finished the previous Monday, so I was digging my own hole.)

So, since she is a good parent, my mom kept reminding me to work on it – “You should be working on your project, not reading a book,” or “Don’t complain about not having enough time;  you are the one who decided to look at dresses on the computer.” So finally, on Saturday I declared that I would be spending the entire day working on my project, finishing it so that I could work on Data Analysis on Sunday, and hopefully finish it so that I would only be 3 -4 days off schedule. Of course, it didn’t end up that way.

So, here I am, finally finished with my experiment, wondering where time went. Ah, mom, I should’ve listened to you. Next time ;).

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