How to be a Professional Procrastinator

21 Aug

Seriously ladies, I am a procrastinator. With a capital P. I learned this from my dear mom ( you know it’s true mom) and it has ‘helped’ me along through college and now, as a stay at home wifey. I love finding lists of ways to be more productive, telling myself that I really will try some of them out and be better at getting things done in a timely fashion. But well, I never get around to it. So today, I  thought I would share a list of my own on how to waste time.=) 

how to be a professional procrastinato

take a nap. every day.

find an addicting video game on your smart phone. play obsessively.

find another game to play when you’re bored with the first one. 

over-request books from the library – get them all within a week – read constantly.

Watch favorite tv shows on Netflix.

Get lost searching new recipes on Pinterest. For hours.

Spend a few hours reading blogs.

Go to Portland with your OH (other half) every other week.

Go visit your mom.

Stare sadly into your mostly-empty fridge.

Make well- intentioned to-do lists.

Check your mailbox – at least twice each day. 

update reading status on

Play with photos on

Organize photoon Dropbox.

Play with your dog. If you don’t have one – get one.

Take another nap. 

Hopefully this helps you get into the oh-so-fulfilling life of the professional procrastinator. If not, there’s no hope for you. =)

What are your favorite ways to waste time?? Or,  what’s your best time-saving tip? 

54 Responses to “How to be a Professional Procrastinator”

  1. Kschattner August 21, 2014 at 6:58 pm #

    This was hilarious! I’m such a procrastinator and now that school is back I have got to kick this to the curb…which is no help from your list! 😉


    • booksnbakery August 21, 2014 at 7:55 pm #

      I aimed to ‘help’ fellow procrastinators!! and yes, school was the hardest to get through with this habit! Good luck!


  2. Stefany Thode (@ToBeThode) August 21, 2014 at 7:07 pm #

    I have been pretty good about this lately but if I want to waste some time, I usually read a book or play some Facebook game. My life is pretty boring though. ha!


    • booksnbakery August 21, 2014 at 7:58 pm #

      mine is sooo boring if i tell people what i do all day i get kind of embarrassed. what type of books do you read?


  3. Brooklyn Jolley August 21, 2014 at 8:37 pm #

    Reading blogs, or tweeting. Those are my weaknesses.


    • booksnbakery August 21, 2014 at 8:43 pm #

      ahhhh yes. those darn blogs. hehe. I haven’t gotten into tweeting yet, i’m overwhelmed a bit at all the social media i’ve got going on already! whew!


  4. Girl In Beta August 21, 2014 at 11:02 pm #

    First of all, I think we all need to stop acting like procrastinating is some type of flaw, or weakness.

    I think it’s the hallmark of prioritization. Not everyone can work well under pressure.



    • booksnbakery August 29, 2014 at 5:28 pm #

      I think i want a shirt – or a sign in my future-office with that. PROCRASTINATORS UNITE


  5. FeltWithLoveDesigns (@FeltWithLoveDes) August 21, 2014 at 11:26 pm #

    Haha!! I laughed so hard. a nap sounds nice!


  6. estherjulee August 21, 2014 at 11:30 pm #

    these don’t sound that bad!! 😛 and i don’t consider it wasting time if you thoroughly enjoy it! haha


  7. Jordan August 22, 2014 at 12:14 am #

    I actually laughed out loud. AHAHA. These are all so true.


  8. AClothesLook August 22, 2014 at 7:46 am #

    I am a procrastinator as well, normally I either play candy crush, look at blogs or watch youtube videos.


    • booksnbakery August 29, 2014 at 5:28 pm #

      ah yes, Candy Crush sucked me in quick…i eventually got rid of it because of that , but that means that in less than a week, I had a new game downloaded on my phone… hehe


  9. betsygettis August 22, 2014 at 8:18 am #

    i am SO with you! I can procrastinate like nobody’s business! haha


  10. TaniaKnowsBest™ August 22, 2014 at 8:34 am #

    Oh this is a great post! I absolutely love #1 take a nap – that’s my specialty! Especially on the weekends! A lady needs her beauty rest indeed, lol!! 🙂


  11. Bekkie - Lipstick & Lullabies August 22, 2014 at 9:26 am #

    LOL I love these. Instagram, Reddit, and Pinterest are my favorite procrastination tools.


    • booksnbakery August 22, 2014 at 2:18 pm #

      ahhh yes. I’ve only heard of Reddit though, what is it?


  12. Deidre August 22, 2014 at 10:32 am #

    SOOO funny. And so true. I can procrastinate with the best of them.


    • booksnbakery August 22, 2014 at 2:18 pm #

      I’m glad you enjoyed it. It was a nice break from all the serious posts i’ve written =)


  13. Songbirds & Buttons (@KendallRayburn) August 22, 2014 at 11:24 am #

    LOL. Yes, I am the same way! I get distracted SO easily!


    • booksnbakery August 22, 2014 at 2:19 pm #

      I feel like it has only gotten worse with the rise of the internet! oy vay! =)


  14. Lauren (@pinkonthecheek) August 22, 2014 at 12:00 pm #

    Pretty much buzzfeed is my biggest time waster. I can get trapped watching videos!


    • booksnbakery August 22, 2014 at 2:20 pm #

      haha, right???? music videos have started getting me…


    • booksnbakery August 23, 2014 at 10:49 am #

      i have never checked out buzzfeed, i just might have to now! =)


    • booksnbakery August 23, 2014 at 10:51 am #

      I haven’t checked out buzzfeed, I just might have to though!


  15. Alyssa August 22, 2014 at 12:05 pm #

    Haha! So awesome! I am really good at being a procrastinator too!!


  16. Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes August 22, 2014 at 1:23 pm #

    Haha! I can definitely become a professional procrastinator.


    • booksnbakery August 22, 2014 at 2:21 pm #

      We really should get paid for it, don’t you think? =) Thanks for coming by!


    • booksnbakery August 23, 2014 at 10:52 am #

      right? Thanks for stopping by!


  17. Jenna @ A Savory Feast August 22, 2014 at 3:27 pm #

    I’m pretty good at procrastinating, too! Taking a nap is probably my favorite way to “waste” time.


    • booksnbakery August 23, 2014 at 10:53 am #

      ahhh, I love naps! I’m actually contemplating one right now and it’s not even noon yet! yipes!


  18. mandy @ a sorta fairytale August 22, 2014 at 4:42 pm #

    HA HA I love this. I love procrastinating.


    • booksnbakery August 23, 2014 at 10:53 am #

      We really should have a procrastinators convention….. but would any of us show up?? =)


  19. Chrissy Jordan (@21RandomBlog) August 22, 2014 at 5:33 pm #

    This list made me LOL on the second line. You forgot “watch the suggested videos on Youtube” and “constantly hit the refresh button on the Explore page on Instagram” … that’s not just me, right?


    • booksnbakery August 23, 2014 at 10:54 am #

      I’m so glad you liked it! So far, it’s my hubby’s thing to watch the suggested videos on youtube but i’ll probably come around, in time. =)


    • booksnbakery August 23, 2014 at 11:08 am #

      I’m so glad you liked it!! So far, it’s my hubby’s thing to watch those videos but I figure I’ll come around eventually.


  20. Neely (@Neelykins) August 22, 2014 at 5:57 pm #

    HAHAH this was greatness!

    Liked by 1 person

  21. Joanna Sormunen August 22, 2014 at 7:51 pm #

    I’m an excellent procrastinator also! It’s really an art when you do it well 😉


    • booksnbakery August 23, 2014 at 11:04 am #

      it is, isn’t it?!?! One must practice it for years to really do it well.


    • booksnbakery August 23, 2014 at 11:09 am #

      It truly is! One must practice it for years to become proficient at it. (hehe)


  22. omgitschelsea August 22, 2014 at 7:52 pm #

    I am also a fellow professional procrastinator 😦 It’s basically the worst life skill because I seem to never get things done!


    • booksnbakery August 23, 2014 at 11:10 am #

      I do get frustrated at myself sometimes with how I avoid getting anything productive done some days. I’m learning to do things in spurts. hehe.


  23. Nikki Spencer August 23, 2014 at 2:49 pm #

    hahaha! Oh this post is so me some.. ok, most days. My best tip for being a procrastinator? Create a new board for a project you want to do and pin no less than 100 inspirational and tutorial pins. Then go back and search again for some really cute ToDo lists, because…. some day you might actually use them. And if not, well… they look super cute on your Organization board.


  24. glamorouslymommy August 23, 2014 at 4:45 pm #

    Oh man, I feel like you wrote this for me. I should be a professional, but I real like I do my best work under pressure!


    • booksnbakery August 24, 2014 at 5:16 pm #

      haha, I do really well under pressure (to a point) – another aspect of being a procrastinator I think!


  25. Sarah August 24, 2014 at 9:16 am #

    Love this it’s amazing, I’m a total procrastinator netfilxs on my ipad has made it even worse


    • booksnbakery August 24, 2014 at 5:17 pm #

      oh man, that would be dangerous! But also really nice on road trips…. =)


  26. alesheadominique August 24, 2014 at 9:20 pm #

    Ohh, Lord knows I know how to do this. I always say I need to get better but oh well


  27. cambibsandbaubles August 24, 2014 at 9:56 pm #

    Ha! Too funny! For me, I just need to log on to Facebook aka the black hole! LOL!


  28. Joelle August 25, 2014 at 8:42 am #

    Ha. This is most definitely the story of my life.


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