You scroll through every single social media account you own. Sometimes, you even reread the same statuses and look at the same pictures. You don’t really care about the content. You just care about killing time.
You eat whatever is in your cabinets. When you’re not in the mood to get any work done, your first stop is always your fridge. Your munchies help with the stress.
You fall asleep. If you were wide awake, then you would feel guilty about not getting any work completed. Napping is your loophole. It gives you a break from the stress.
You pace around the room. You bite your fingernails. You get mad at yourself for how unproductive you’re being — but you don’t change a thing. You waste more time worrying than you would have spent completing the actual tasks.
You text everyone on your contact list. You try to distract yourself with conversations. You might even make plans with your friends and completely give up hope of getting anything accomplished that day.
You clean, tidy, and organize. Even when you’re procrastinating, you’re still productive in different areas of your life. It’s a win-win in a way.
You bingewatch Netflix shows or YouTube videos. You take your mind off your own problems by focusing on the problems of your favorite characters. You are an expert in escapism.
You skim internet articles or read whatever book is on your Kindle. That way, you can still say you’re being productive. You can still say you’re learning. Even though you aren’t crossing a single thing off your to-do list.
You play video games — or with apps on your phone. You need mindless entertainment in order to keep yourself from thinking about the long list of chores you still haven’t finished.
You blast music and make new playlists. You let your favorite bands take you away for a few hours so you don’t have to think about your responsibilities. It’s not the best plan, but it calms you down.
You doodle. It’s the same thing you used to do in class, except now you do it in your office or on your kitchen counters.
You just sit there in silence, thinking about how much you have to get done without actually doing any of it.