Sunshine Abroad

The trials and rewards of French translation and beyond

How Do I Procrastinate?

Let me count the ways...

  1. Reading the New Yorker.
  2. Facebook.
  3. RSS blog feed.
  4. Funny things on the Internet.
  5. The Internet. Period.
  6. Singing along to the radio.
  7. Staring at a blank Word document.
  8. Staring at a French document I'm supposed to be translating.
  9. Reading all the novels I'm currently enthralled in.
  10. Eating yogurt and kettlecorn and fruit and hopefully not too many Reese's.
  11. Composing a blog post.


How do I deal with procrastination, let me count the ways:

  1. Standing up and stretching.
  2. Shutting down the Internet.
  3. Going for a quick walk.
  4. Making a to-do list to cross things off of.
  5. Feeling guilty that I'm not working.
  6. Doing laundry.
  7. Spreading out my workweek to fewer daytime hours, more evening and weekend hours. (It still averages 40-45 hours/week, or more.)
  8. Picking one of those long-term business tasks to work on (mostly marketing and grant applications).
  9. Composing a blog post.


Good. Now it's time for a walk.