Things you do when you don’t do what you’re meant to

Procrastination. Something we all know very well, even if we don’t like to admit it. There is nothing worse than doing it, but like all the stories that start with “When I was your age, I never… “ I am afraid, this is something everybody always does.

It’s just one of those things that you must go through to appreciate the relief of doing things on time.

So what do we do when we’re meant to do our assignments?

  • Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Snapchat, is always there at the back of your mind because you feel the imperious need to check whether something essential has popped up in you news feed, and you might just miss it.I mean, people were constantly checking Snapchat to see if two college students in the US would finally meet up after a back and forth conversation on the app. 
  • You’re hungry and… you want to eat something, but what you have in the fridge this morning, is suddenly no good anymore, and you feel your recently discovered culinary talents need to be exploited right at this moment.img_9399So off you go to the kitchen to turn into a Jamie Olliver, or Nigella with some coq au vin, on a bed of freshly baked bread, baby plum tomatoes and crisp salad leaves. By the way, there are some great recipes on this blog, in case you struggle with ideas.No, of course, the chicken sandwich you bought yesterday was not the same thing!
  • Rearrange your room. Because you read somewhere, last year, that if the sunlight doesn’t fall at a 90° angle on your desk, it might damage your eyes.Or because right about now you feel the need of rearranging all the books you possess in alphabetical order.If that doesn’t apply, the desk has a spot that refuses to come off. And the cables behind the computer… could do with a wiping.

After you’ve done all of the above you take a break. Because obviously  you worked really hard and you need to rest a bit before you dive in the coursework.


And since you’re resting, you need something to put you in the mood for resting. Like watching a film, or listening to music. And then it’s night time. And you go to sleep and you wake up and repeat.

Until it gets really late and you start to panic and you snap into gear, cause what else can you do, and at the end of it all, you ask yourself the eternal question: “Why didn’t I do this earlier?”