Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Procrastonation Rules

Despite having taken my night-time medication, including something to help me sleep, at about 10pm yesterday evening, it was well past 2am before I got to sleep. I woke at about 7am to answer a call of nature, then climbed back into my nice warm bed and instantly fell asleep again. Sleep is always the first thing that suffers when I am depressed but I am reluctant to use the sleep medication too often because of all the other medication that I have take.

Having had extra sleep I feel a little better than I have done for a few days. But by the time I had roused myself and got dressed it was past midday, and it was snowing, so the parcels have not been picked up. However, another day in the sorting office won't hurt.

I should be doing some studying and getting myself in the frame of mind to try to write a 1500-word story for my final assignment of the course that I am working on. I still have 10 days in which to do the work but I would like to get it completed early if at all possible. Fifteen hundred words is not a lot really. Many of my posts on this blog are at least that length, but for them I can write whatever I feel like saying at the time. Having to write a piece of fiction, including at least one of a number of items, is a little more difficult.

Procrastination has set in and I really can't be bothered to pick up the folder that contains the course material and sit down to read the sections that I have not yet looked at. Perhaps I will feel a little more like doing that later this afternoon or this evening, and I am not yet working myself up into a frenzy about it.

I feel that it is more important that I am comfortable with sitting down to several hours reading than forcing myself to do something that I am just not in the mood to do. So, while I may be procrastinating I am also thinking about my wellbeing and trying to ensure that I do nothing to make me feel lower than I do already. I have other things that I can do to occupy myself. I need to write a letter to Mr Smiley, and I have my knitting too.

I am sure that I can leave the studying until tomorrow, for as Scarlett O'Hara says, "Tomorrow is another day."


alhi said...

Unfortunately with exam season upon us at my university, I can't procrastinate right now. I'm inundated with practice exam questions to mark! And worst of it is, my sleep pattern is going again:(

Achelois said...

I agree with Scarlett, another quote I like from the lady herself
'I can't think about that right now. If I do, I'll go crazy. I'll think about that tomorrow.'

I hope the knitting etc. has been both enjoyable and productive. That you have enough milk and that if you choose to study tomorrow which is now actually today because of the time I am writing this. Words flow with pleasure not pain.

Take care.

Anonymous said...

Procrastination, isn't that what everyone does when an assignment is due in? For me the ironing and window cleaning suddenly become imperatives, far more important than 1500 words with references! Good Luck.