April 5, 2017, by Lucy

Productive Procrastination

As defined by the ever-trustworthy and academically respectable, Urban Dictionary, productive procrastination is the act of ‘putting off doing something which really needs to be done by doing something else instead which needs to be done.’ Relatable, aye?

Anyway, with deadlines all around us and the imminent doomsday of the exam period looming over our heads, here’s five ways to ensure that you too can procrastinate productively:

  1. Tidy your desk because we all know that one CANNOT simply revise in an unclean environment. It’s the law.
  2. Make some snacks to give you the energy and brain food needed to prepare for the mad amount of learning you’re about to get done. While you’re at it you may as well bake a dozen cookies, roast a chicken and batch cook your meals for the next term. I mean, it would be stupid not to, right?
  3. Learn how to juggle five oranges because that’s what all the employers are really looking for. Forget about aiming for a first on your psycholinguistics exam, employability is all about what you do outside of the classroom. Trust me, I’ve got this.
  4. Take a walk around the lake to de-stress from all the work that you could be doing and try to clear your head of the panic that has suddenly decided to take residence. Besides, the fresh air and exercise may get your creative juices flowing. (It won’t, the alone time will only make it worse.)
  5. Go to Hallward, get a Starbucks, get your laptop checked out by the tech assistants (even if nothing’s wrong, the assurance is always nice), pet the Hallward cat for a bit and then spend the rest of the day in a booth fanatically obsessing over the 30% off at Missguided.

So these are some ways in which I like to procrastinate, let me know in the comments how you like to avoid doing the things you really should be doing!

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