Oh my word, I just found out from this fascinating website that I came across via an article in the New York Times, that there is a “Procrastinators Club of America". Of course upon further link clicking I discover that the site for the procrastinators club, and others like it, hasn't really been kept up to date. Hardly surprising really! There is, however a test you can take to measure the level of procrastinator you are …. I can hardly believe it! Of course I took the test, (rather than continuing with the thing I was doing, which of course, I have forgotten all about now!)
So, it seems I am an “above average” procrastinator. I think I knew that anyway. I am ranked between the top 25% and 10% in terms of procrastination… it somehow feels good to be at the top of my game in anything right now. It also says that I am most likely to be “free spirited and spontaneous”, Oooo, I think I like that!
I am waiting for the “but” …. Ah, here it is “probably your work doesn’t engage you as much as you would like….” - Okay I want to know exactly how does the test know that I lied, just a little, and pretended that I am still in gainful employment.
Anyway, putting that aside for a moment.... it then goes on to say “you may want to reduce what procrastination you do commit” (suddenly I’ve gone from “free spirited and spontaneous” to some kind of procrastinating criminal). The report then goes on to give me three tips that have been shown to work….blah, blah & blah….(we can test these out later). Unfortunately they refer mainly to my improving my focus and organization around my work place, and so I think I had better go back and re-submit my answers without the "little white lie"!
It's kind of fun … you should try it here (if it doesnt take you straight there, click online studies on the left).