December 02

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Best Songs To Procrastinate To

Hi Folks!

I hope you’re all having a stellar day.

Procrastination. It’s something we probably all do. I bring this up because as I’m writing this, it’s Friday morning and I have only a few thousand words to finish NaNoWriMo. And you know what I’m doing right now? Well, besides writing this blog post, I’m watching Steel Magnolias. I should be writing. I know this. But for some reason I’m putting it off. Procrastination strikes again.

For fun and because it’s on my mind, I’m going to take you through the process… and share some songs that work to either perpetuate your procrastination or alleviate it.

So why does one procrastinate? Sometimes it’s fear. The fear of finishing and actually completing something you’ve been working on for a whole month, or a year or whatever. It’s that fear of what happens next, maybe? Maybe it’s just that you’re tired of writing the same darn draft for days in a row… not that I am, not at all.

Best Song: Afraid by The Neighbourhood. (PSA: there are swear words in the lyrics and on the video)


You might be ready. You think it’s time. And then… Oh, look there’s a sale online and was that just an article about the best 50 gifts to get that computer savvy friend in your life? Yeah, you’re not ready. Nope. You want to procrastinate more.

Best song: Running Up That Hill by Placebo (or Kate Bush, cause she rocks too, but I love this cover of it)


You’re in the middle of the decision. You’re going back and forth trying to figure out if you should write or not. You’ve closed the browsers, actually put on your headphones and pulled up iTunes… okay, maybe you’re close to ready now cause if you don’t move it, you’re going to fail, and that sucks.

Best song: Back Against the Wall by Cage the Elephant


Almost there. You’re transitioning. You’ve got some resolve. You’re ready. Almost. Oh hey, someone responded to me on twitter. I HAVE to answer them right now.

Best song: Resolve by the Foo Fighters, of course ;o)


You’re finally ready to tackle that task. You’ve successfully dug yourself out of the black hole that is buzzfeed or if you’re querying, querytracker.net. This is the moment.

Best Song: Barbie Girl by Aqua… I’m kidding. Just wanted to see if you were still reading. The real song: Beautiful Day by U2


Which songs are your favorite to procrastinate to?

Speaking of… I better go write! Have a great week ;o)