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Procrastinators, what's something that you always have the motivation to do?

It can be anything! Just something that you never have trouble starting, once you decide to do it.

5 years ago by captainjib with 49 comments

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  • ClarkKent
    +9

    Hmm. I would say I am very good at working out. No matter what I can always make time for that? Cleaning, nah. Cooking, nah. But working out I always have time for that.

    Although I am good at cleaning and everything if I am on the phone with someone.

    • voicesinmyhead
      +3

      Came here for this exactly reply.

      I'm definitely a procrastinator, but I (almost) always find time to get some exercise. Some days I really don't feel like lifting, so I'll usually at least go for a bike ride with the kids or go for a run by myself.

      • ClarkKent
        +2

        Running didn;t use to be my favorite thing, and than after eating healthy and training my body and watching it learn to pace it self. I love love running, love how I feel after and just feel like a more advanced human after running. If that makes any sense at all lol.

        • UpAndRunning (edited 5 years ago)
          +1

          Actually, I've found that I feel more accomplished, maybe that's the feeling you have in mind. However, at the beginning of every run, I do feel like a "more advanced human", meaning that I feel I'm in a better shape than before.

          • ClarkKent
            +2

            Also, I am abnormal in the sense that I love sweating. I have a two hour commute home and for the last hour I love sweating out all the toxins with the windows up. But ever since I have been a kid I have associated sweating with hard work, if you aren't working hard you aren't sweating.

            • UpAndRunning
              +2

              But ever since I have been a kid I have associated sweating with hard work

              I believe this depends on the person. Sometimes I sweat from walking and I'm a very skinny guy. But I get the feeling of having worked hard and it's true that it is often connected to sweating.

            • Pockets69
              +1

              ewwww xD

              i do love the feeling after a good workout, that extra 5 minutes that extra mile, that part when i was about to give up but went a little bit further, also the pain a few hours after, it gives me the feeling that i did my best.

    • captainjib
      +3

      That's awesome. I enjoy working out but I have to set aside time and commit to it, and even then I still have trouble actually getting out and exercising!

    • Pockets69
      +1

      would say the same, at least my will power when comes to working out is greater than to do other things, shame though this week with my cold and finishing my degree, it has been awful to workout.

      Some part of it may be because i work out at home, i just have to have the will power to get out of the sofa and start working out.

  • Smiley
    +6

    I always have motivation to help people out! ☺

    When you are aiding someone, it doesn't feel like a chore because it's not something you have to do. On top of that, I wouldn't want to procrastinate if someone else suffers the penalties! D: And helping people makes me happy too since it puts smiles on people's faces! :D

    • captainjib
      +3

      I'm exactly the same! With almost any task, it could take me forever to get around to it if I'm the only person it affects. But the second someone else might need that exact same favor, I'm all about getting it done : )

  • VoyagerXyX
    +5

    Cleaning! I can't live in a cluttered house and I can't drive in an (overly) dirty car. Once I start cleaning I'm a firestorm and I just roll through and do it all. Last night I decided my shower was dirty so I used Comet/Ajax and scrubbed every square inch of it and between all the tiles in the grout and all the caulk and just did it all. Feels so good when you finish. Clean house, clean car, clean life, clear mind! :D

    • voicesinmyhead
      +4

      I don't like cleaning, but I hate seeing a mess first thing in the morning significantly more. I won't go to bed unless the dishes are cleaned, kids' toys picked up off the floor, or that basket of clean laundry folded and put away. Some nights I could be totally exhausted, but I still won't get to bed until after midnight because I'm cleaning/tidying up.

      My wife certainly doesn't share this dislike of morning mess. She'll step over the toys, walk around the laundry basket, put her dirty coffee cup in the sink, and then go straight to bed. That's certainly frustrating at times. :)

      • VoyagerXyX
        +2

        The only thing I hate doing is folding/putting away laundry, but my fiancé loves how much I like to clean. I think it's the main reason why she hasn't left me :P Just kidding, but really I often hear how 'rare it is to find a man that will clean'. Nonsense! I say! Who could live with a mess like this!?

    • captainjib
      +3

      I agree that finishing, and having done something thoroughly, feel amaaazing!

      • VoyagerXyX
        +2

        There's nothing quite like it, the more work you put in the better it feels in the end. I did my kitchen yesterday and cleaned the oven, stove top, under the gas grates, washed out the area we store the cats littler box, cleaned the dishes, disinfected all the cabinets, cleaned out the fridge, and reorganized my cupboards! IT WAS AWESOME!

        • captainjib
          +3

          Whoa! That's impressive, getting all that done! And I'm so glad it was awesome : D

          • VoyagerXyX
            +2

            Have you accomplished any huge projects lately?

            • captainjib (edited 5 years ago)
              +3

              Not cleaning related, but I've been working on a video series project for the past few months and I finally think that I'm days away from the end! So that will be amazing to have done : D I can't wait!

            • VoyagerXyX
              +2
              @captainjib -

              Wow a video series for a pharma co. That sounds incredibly intense. I wonder what the air in the room is like when a bunch of techs are all sitting around watching your video. Congrats on pre-finishing! :D

            • captainjib
              +2
              @VoyagerXyX -

              Thank you!

  • idlethreat
    +4

    Play music. No matter how lazy I get, I can still pull out the guitar or acoustic bass and doodle around on it for hours. There's a nice feeling when the brain slips into neutral and the hands start working on their own.

    • kerodean
      +1

      I'd say the same for drumming although I no longer have a kit :(

      • VoyagerXyX
        +3

        You can find cheap electrics online for really cheap that are super quiet. Example A. You should pick one up! Everyone deserves to do what they love!

        • kerodean
          +2

          Yeah I had a few before. One of my most popular youtube videos is an instructional "how to use midi with edrums". The reason I havent got any now is because I'm between homes/jobs and have not much money or a consistent accomodation. Have been travelling a bit in the last few years too. When I get more settled I'll definitely get drums :D

  • NameTaken
    +3

    Polishing my parade shoes. Needs to be done and I'm trying to achieve a black mirror effect on the soles.

  • lustig
    +3

    I always have the motivation to drink tea!

    • captainjib
      +3

      haha me too!

      • Advanthera
        +2

        I'm especially motivated to have tea when I am procrastinating. I have stuff to do? Well, clearly I need tea get me throught it. Let's go waste 5 minutes making it...

  • l337Ninja
    +3

    It's a rather odd case for me because, while overall I extremely procrastionate everything, it seems like every 2-3ish days I'll just have an afternoon where I both can and want to do something (doesn't matter what as long as it's productive). I actually keep a "to-do" list of all the stuff im putting off, simply because I get so much done I run out of ideas. Still don't know why though.

  • massani
    +3

    Eating cake. I'm serious.

    No matter how full I am, if I see some delicious cake, I will eat the hell out of it. And it usually takes me several pieces to stop eating. I literally have all the motivation in the world to eat cake. I guess you can throw in coffee as well. Another one of my obsessions, especially when I have the creative juices flowing. It's almost like I can't create things and not drink coffee. They have to be together. Even at 9pm.

    • NstealthL
      +2

      I have the exact same thing with ice cream! Like, yesterday I had all-you-can-eat sushi for lunch. I stuffed my face at the restaurant, and afterwards we went to get ice cream and I got an obscene amount that I never should've finished. I swear, my stomach is selectively a black hole for ice cream because I have no problems eating extraneous quantities of that delicious treat.

  • WittyUsername
    +2

    I always have time to play some good 'ol poker. Although I wouldn't see why anyone would want to put off poker.

  • Dernhelm
    +2

    Video games. It seems to be a great distraction to whatever I am supposed to be doing.

  • ReverendEntity
    +2

    Writing music. Sometimes I will load a DAW before I'm ready to sit down and compose, just so it's right there waiting. I loaded Caustic onto my phone and my Kindle so that I can sketch out ideas no matter where I'm at (I need to start bringing a small audio recorder with me everywhere so that I can get the ideas I miss when I'm at my desk at work).

  • moottranslation
    +2

    Driving. I always have time for a good, long drive, with a cold drink. (not alcohol)

  • geogrammer
    +2

    Knitting. I'm a world-class procrastinator, but give me some yarn and neeldles or a crochet hook, and I can keep myself busy for hours.

    • captainjib
      +3

      I love knitting, especially because it doesn't always require all of my attention. I like to add it to other situations so I feel like I'm maximizing my time. So, I can have a conversation or listen to music or watch a movie while simultaneously producing a tangible thing!

      • geogrammer
        +3

        Yes! That's one of my favorite things about knitting too. I love playing music too, but that really requires all of my attention. Knitting is the perfect multitasking activity.

        • Advanthera
          +1

          For some reason, I cannot for the life of me knit and do other things. Crocheting, that's another story! But for whatever reason, knitting takes more focus for me :/

  • Cat
    +2

    Go to the bathroom, haha. If I have to pee i'm not going to wait until it gets bad i'll get up and go right away.

  • Advanthera
    +2

    I procrastinate everything I'm the worst. Actually. It's something I need to work on. But give me an excel task at work, I'm all over that. Need to update my budget? No procrastination, it's in excel, what fun! An idea for a new spreadsheet comes to mind? I can't get to a computer fast enough, and I'll be planning it out until I get to one.

    My love for excel is excessive and peculiar.

  • zaywolfe
    +2

    Learn a language, I always lose track part way through :/

    • eilyra
      +1

      Ooh, thanks for reminding me, hadn't remembered to do my daily exercises! I do share your problem though, I'm quite interested in learning a new language but usually it falls off after a while. Trying to stick to small daily exercises, maybe that will keep me both in the right mindset and motivated! Currently on day 5, we'll see how it goes after the summer once I get busier again.

  • phosphorescent
    +2

    Absolutely music. Making music is what I spend most of my time doing, honestly. It's all I ever want to do.

  • kvamsky (edited 5 years ago)
    0

    Masturbate!

    Edit: aww, sturle beat me to it.