I am generally quite good at making a decision and then getting on with it. I like to be moving forward and making progress b...u...t there are times when the thing that has to be done has so little going for it that I fall into procrastination mode and end up doing all kinds of things that you wouldn't usually catch me doing in a month of cold wet Sundays. I realised quite by accident and because I am sad enough to have journalled about it that I normally do the same things.
Number one on my procrastination preference list is ironing. I hate ironing. I would rather pluck out hair from certain parts of my anatomy. but when I want to avoid doing something that's what I do.
Number two is organise my books into alphabetical order, or reverse order if that's already been done
Three Empty the cupboard in my room onto the bed and sort through all the clutter
Number four will see me cleaning the bathroom and the shower screen.
Number five has me rearranging furniture.
Number six go shopping even if I don't need anything. This is not nice shopping but supermarket shopping which I loathe.
All of the above take more time and energy than the original task would ever use up but logic seems to be in short supply at those moments and I am utterly convinced that it won't take long and then I'll get stuck into the task that I seem to be finding difficult.
At least being older and wiser means I tend to only do one of the above before getting stuck in. When I was younger I did all five and then went looking for something else to do.
Are you a procrastinator and if so what do you do instead of the task?