I discovered yesterday that I am not alone in a list writing habit I have. My friend, graphic designer, mum of two, and all round superwoman, does exactly the same as me:
- Write a list of everything that needs to be done
- Do none of the things on the list
- Do some other more enjoyable things instead
- Add these things to the bottom of the list
- Cross them off
Yesterday, the things she added to the bottom of her list were “go to zumba” and “buy scones.”
My, but setting up a blog is a marvellous way to procrastinate while kidding yourself you are actually doing some writing.
I can now add a number of blog related procrastinations to my list each morning. Blogcrastinations, as I have named them. This is the start of my effort to get a new word into the OED. It was a new year’s resolution, and now it’s April so I’m moving forward at my usual pace on that one.
Half an hour later and I’ve discovered that I haven’t invented a new word after all. A few moments on Google and I am depressed to learn, once again, that I have never had an original thought in my life. There is always someone who has got there before me. Someone who doesn’t procrastinate, perhaps?