Remember that ketchup commercial in the 70s and 80s that used the song “Anticipation” by Carly Simon as it’s pitch? Every time I read the word Procrastination, I hear it in that same tune. (For those of you too young to recall this commercial, here you go:)
(I have to say, in looking at this commercial, who pours ketchup ON their fries as opposed to dipping the fries? And also – how old is this guy? He looks 25, but he’s still living with his mom?)
I’m an EXCELLENT procrastinator. Don’t get me wrong, when I have deadlines to meet, I meet them. I work my butt off to get done what I need to get done. However, I have such a hard time starting some things. Like, clearing off the table in the dining room, which has become a catch-all for mail, projects, and kids’ finished work. I am excellent at procrastination when it comes to packing for a trip – I usually save it til the last minute (usually because I’ve put off doing all the necessary laundry… do you see a pattern?).
I suppose I should make a mid-year (mid-life?) resolution to just stop the procrastination once and for all.
Do you procrastinate? If so, do you do everything, or just specific things?