I've found that with my busy schedule I have to schedule in everything. Laundry, groceries, running, dance class, Ultimate games, dinners out, studying, and the most important thing of all - procrastination. If it's not scheduled, it happens anyway. That stresses me out and I procrastinate more. It's a downward spiral. To stop this, I've developed a system of scheduling procrastination. It's a time for me to be completely unproductive and to enjoy some mindless entertainment. And I mean really mindless.
In the past month, I've watched the entire first season of Jersey Shore. I've read most of the Texts From Last Night posted in the last three weeks. I may have also spent a few hours reading posts on PassiveAggressiveNotes.com.
I see people who look like these television characters and often wonder what they are about. Their lifestyles are so far removed from my own that I'm left in awe of just how different others' lives can be from my own. Snooki does not stay home knitting on a Saturday night. The Situation and DJ Pauly D do not play Scrabble or Cranium on the weekends.
I was going to include links to these websites, but I do not recommend going to them. I realize they're a waste of time. Yet they seem to offer the perfect combination of entertainment and brain fluff for me.
Since I finished season one of Jersey Shore, I've moved on to the first season of How I Met Your Mother (on DVD, borrowed for FREE from the library, I might add). It's much more classy entertainment that is sometimes a little too applicable to my life. A good group of friends enjoying the ride as they struggle to find their way in love and life, all with a sharp sense of humour.
As I plan my week ahead, I look forward to my non-productive, couch time. What do you do for procrastination? Any recommendations for good television shows to get into (preferably something on DVD)? Please, anything to keep me away from more Jersey Shore!