Monday, August 12

Things I Know About Confessing To Being An Easily Distracted Procrastinator

My Home Truths
As I potter around trying to see to the never ending to-do list that is always waiting to be done, I generally allow my mind to wander as it chooses. Which essentially means that I day dream about all the wonderful blog posts that I wish I could be writing instead of half heartedly doing whatever it is I am supposed to be doing.

Some of these wonderful blog posts that I think of, may actually make it to being written. Which is a pretty big achievement considering I have the attention span of a gnat. Though I have wondered what kind of attention span gnats actually have. Most people say the attention span of a goldfish but my parents always told me I wasn't like everyone else. Which at the time I was actually really disappointed about, now however more than slightly relieved, but none of that is really relevant right now I guess...

Other ideas, in fact possibly most of them, however are not nearly as fortunate. The vast majoritity of my brilliance seems get lost amongst the abyss that is my mind at times. I tend to have a bit of a flow through policy on my mind. In that most things just tend to float on through the space occupied between my ears. There is so much floating through that sometimes there is just too much momentum for anything to stop and stick. Just one of the many joys of being an easily distracted procrastinator I guess. Or a mother. I am not sure which is really responsible for the abundance of thoughts that float on by.

One thing I do know though is that there is absolutely no denying that I am an easily distracted procrastinator. The very fact that Things I Know goes live on Fridays and I am only getting around to knowing something on Monday is testament to that. Just between me and you I did think about holding it off till the end of this week but then what would I write about today?

I know that I must confess that I am only writing this now because the editing work I have to do is just so tiresome and boring.

Just in case you doubted the tiresomeness I was referring to.

And as boring as it may be it is slightly more appealing than the washing, folding or dishes that are patiently waiting for me to get to. Luckily, for both them and me, all of the afore menitioned are experts in the patience department. Based on all the experience they get waiting to be done they must be.

But I digresss, I am meant to be confessing all the things I know about being an easily distracted procrastinator... Now where was I?

Oh look something shiney...
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  1. You crack me up! I'm easily distracted too but I've never considered the attention span of a gnat...I'm obviously missing out :)

  2. I can be a procrastinator too or is it I'm easily distracted. Now which one was it. At least I tweeted whilst typing this, multi-tasking or distracted by twitter. Mmmm..... now what were we talking about?

  3. I can really relate to this! I'm such an easily distracted person AND a procrastinator. It doesn't help when you add children and they all want your attention as well. I have no idea how you keep your attention on that editing. Watching paint dry would be more interesting, just quietly. You're actually doing a better job than you think to get that done. xo

    1. Oh gosh Ness it took some serious concentration to get through it I tell you! 4500 thousand words of pure pain I tell you! At least it helps pay the bills I guess.

  4. I feel your pain, I'm supposed to be editing something right about now.

  5. Haha, I love reading your train-of-thought posts :)

  6. Hahaha! Love this Rhianna - it's like you're in my head I swear!! My gosh that editing gig looks tough - I can imagine it would all become a bit blah, blah, blah after a while!!! Reminds me of Industrial Relations theory I studied at uni ... urrrgghh ... so boring!! :)

  7. Hahahaha! I must confess I know how you feel! OMG did you see that shiny thing over there too?!!

    MC xxx
    #sheslateagain #thingsiknow

  8. I feel exactly the same way! I'm trying to clean up an assignment - not actually write it, just tidy up what's already there. Do you think I can concentrate on it for more than a few minutes at a time? There's just too much interesting stuff on the internet.

  9. yep, I do the same thing, all the time~!


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