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What are you procrastinating on today?

Good morning/evening tildes. What are you procrastinating on today?

What's the thing you keep meaning to do but can't find the time to because, let's be real, you'd rather do something else and it's not important anyway?

13 comments

  1. vord
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    Going to bed. Also work. I'm job hunting and completely checked out in a postition I should have left 5 years ago.

    Going to bed.

    Also work. I'm job hunting and completely checked out in a postition I should have left 5 years ago.

    7 votes
  2. knocklessmonster
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    Studying for my analytics exam. I'm supposed to be redoing some homework problems on regression (simple, multiple, binary logistic) and time series analysis, but instead I'm... writing this and...

    Studying for my analytics exam. I'm supposed to be redoing some homework problems on regression (simple, multiple, binary logistic) and time series analysis, but instead I'm... writing this and distracting myself with little things in between setup stages (downloading the files, mostly).

    6 votes
  3. Fal
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    My college application essays. I really wasn’t ready for how soul draining they are (for me at least)

    My college application essays. I really wasn’t ready for how soul draining they are (for me at least)

    6 votes
  4. DepartedPretzel
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    A school paper, now two days late. I write good/great papers but I procrastinate heavily. I also have a really bad perfectionist and over-achieving personality – this paper doesn’t even need to be...

    A school paper, now two days late. I write good/great papers but I procrastinate heavily. I also have a really bad perfectionist and over-achieving personality – this paper doesn’t even need to be as good as I’ve made it to be.

    I’ll submit it today.

    I’ve also been putting off joining an eviction defense organization. I’m angry about the state of the things, feel the urgent need to act, and deeply crave being part of a community again. Though I also suffer a combination of debilitating mental illnesses. The longer I postpone, the worse feelings I have about myself and the world.

    I’ll visit the organization’s meeting this week.

    6 votes
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    Adys
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    I've been putting off Beat Saber for over a month myself. I can't find the time to do it. I could, but there's so much other fun stuff i want to do, and i feel bad picking up a game when I still...

    I've been putting off Beat Saber for over a month myself. I can't find the time to do it. I could, but there's so much other fun stuff i want to do, and i feel bad picking up a game when I still have a bunch of work to do...

    5 votes
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      fredo
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      So you're procrastinating... having fun? That's new :P

      So you're procrastinating... having fun? That's new :P

      6 votes
      1. Adys
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        To be honest it's more that I'm procrastinating fitness 🙃

        To be honest it's more that I'm procrastinating fitness 🙃

        4 votes
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      Akir
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      Are you humblebragging about how much work you do? What has the world come to?

      Are you humblebragging about how much work you do?

      What has the world come to?

      2 votes
      1. Adys
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        It’s more that beat saber is what I’m most sad about pushing back… I feel like I’ve fallen behind on it and dread restarting my VR headset now.

        It’s more that beat saber is what I’m most sad about pushing back… I feel like I’ve fallen behind on it and dread restarting my VR headset now.

        2 votes
  6. Grzmot
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    I should be: Working on my next Tildes Writing Club entry. I have the outline pretty much done, I just have to get to writing. I'm very proud of the idea, I just don't know if my execution will...

    I should be:

    • Working on my next Tildes Writing Club entry. I have the outline pretty much done, I just have to get to writing. I'm very proud of the idea, I just don't know if my execution will fit horror. But we'll see.
    • Working on an academic paper that should've been completed last semester. It's work for pairs and my mate dragged me into it saying it'd be easy points, but now we have to write a 30 page paper. The amount of work is rather large but to be fair he's doing the heavy lifting so I'm probably whining. He did ask me last week if wanted to continue working on it together or if I wanted to pull out but it seemed wrong to do that now, after I've agreed to it.
    • Begin work on my master's thesis. Yeah...
    • Study some python: I've signed up to a class at uni which concerns itself with programming AIs that can recognize and compose music. I have a clue about programming, but in Java, some clue about music (though far away from music theory) and very little clue about AIs and Python (which is the language usually used for AIs and in this class). Also we're using Jupyter notebooks for the code so that's an entirely new system too.

    I work 2 days a week and the current issue I've been working on is very draining. I've also been occupied with meeting new people since I moved into a student's dorm for the first time! And I've also started playing a video game which I find very interesting, so it's all moved a little back. I have a few exciting weeks behind me, so it's all been chaotic.

    4 votes
  7. Moonchild
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    Working on a conference presentation. Deadline is ~a week and a half and I've barely started! Fairly informal, so I expect if I miss the deadline slightly it will be no big deal, but still a...

    Working on a conference presentation. Deadline is ~a week and a half and I've barely started!

    Fairly informal, so I expect if I miss the deadline slightly it will be no big deal, but still a fairly tight time frame and I would like to do a good job.

    3 votes
  8. mat
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    Putting up the studwork for an interior wall. It's only a small one but it's going to be really fiddly because I've got to build it around a sliding door that I just hung. Also tidying up, and...

    Putting up the studwork for an interior wall. It's only a small one but it's going to be really fiddly because I've got to build it around a sliding door that I just hung. Also tidying up, and finding the screwdriver I dropped behind a really tall and awkward to get past bit of built-in furniture.

    On the other hand this wall will be the last major construction task in my newly rebuilt workshop so that's quite encouraging. I could put it off by going to out to buy some plasterboard but I really hate wrangling that stuff in and out of the car.

    What I'd rather do is stay inside in the warm and write something. Words or code, I don't really mind. Warm is the key part here!

    Maybe I'll do the tidying and that will both warm me up and make my workshop feel like a nicer place to get the rest of the things done in. As a "getting shit moving" strategy, I'm a big fan of tidying up. Doesn't require thought, does get fast, visible results. 15 minutes of sorting stuff out is a great way to get moving on a day you're otherwise not excited by.

    3 votes
  9. Staross
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    Finding a new flat Opening my mail Paying my bills I really hate administrative stuff I think.
    • Finding a new flat
    • Opening my mail
    • Paying my bills

    I really hate administrative stuff I think.

    3 votes