8 Awesome Ways to Procrastinate.

8 Awesome Ways to Procrastinate.


At Problogger last year I was having a chat with my girl Christina from Hair Romance and she was telling me that her favourite method of procrastinating is Procrastineating. Don’t want to write that report? Cake! Can’t face your inbox? Chips! I knew exactly what she was talking about.

Since then I’ve been quizzing my friends on their favourite ways to procrastinate. Here’s the list thus far.


Telling yourself that you’ll tackle your inbox right after you’ve eaten this sandwich.


Deciding you absolutely HAVE TO MAKE COOKIES RIGHT THIS SECOND when you have 3 deadlines the next day. This one often goes hand in hand with procrastineating.


Doing something lame like taking a cup to the sink instead of cleaning the toilet. This form of procrastinating usually happens when the procrasticleaner is avoiding cleaning something else.


When someone avoids completing a task by busying themselves with… themselves.


When you sit on the couch NOT grocery shopping and tweeting about how you aren’t grocery shopping and should be grocery shopping. LOL.


Sitting in the change room at the gym for 15 minutes liking everyone’s heavily Hefe-ed lunch pictures.


Just ‘checking’ Facebook before starting your next task and spending the next two hours trying to figure out if that girl you went to high school with had a boob job or not.


Telling yourself that you’ll totally start on that article after you’ve mastered single false lash application.

Personally I’m a huge procrastibaker and procrastibooker.

What’s your most favourite method of procrastinating? Can you add any to the list?

Carly is the founding editor of Smaggle which launched in 2007 back when blogging was weird. She has appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Cosmopolitan and Cleo magazines. Hoop earrings are totally her thing and she almost got run over by Myf Warhurst while out jogging one day.


  1. Maddi 2 years ago

    Procrastibaking all the way!

  2. LOVE this. As well as being devoted to procrastineating, I am also partial to some procrasticleaning

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      Smaggle 2 years ago

      Well darling it was inspired by you!

  3. Katie Lintner 2 years ago

    totes procrastibooker all. the. way. I also combine procrasticleaning with the ability to procrastisew choosing between the two depending on the day.

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      Smaggle 2 years ago

      Ohhhhh! Procrastisew! I used to do that all the time!

  4. Bianca 2 years ago

    I’m a proctastituber – Oh I’ll just watch this one youtube video…wait, better catch up on my subscriptions….well this one looks funny…hehe cats.

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      Smaggle 2 years ago

      Oh my god me too! Then I’m like I’ve watched 400 videos of people squeezing their own pimples.

  5. Jezzybel 2 years ago

    Procrastibaking/cleaning hybrid – I bake, then I have to clean up the mess I made baking.

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      Smaggle 2 years ago

      Mr Smags would love it I started procrasticleaning. Not. Going. To. Happen.

  6. Tara 2 years ago

    I play on my ProcrastiPhone. I can spend hours in my iPhone without noticing.

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      Smaggle 2 years ago

      Ah the Procrastiphone. We all have one of those.

  7. Procrastisleeping is my favourite! “I’d do it if I was just a bit more awake. This can be easily fixed… zzzzzz”

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      Smaggle 2 years ago

      Ah I wish! I have SUCH procrastisleep guilt. Can’t do it.

  8. Lizzie B 2 years ago

    I’m generally a procrastibaker, but I’ve done my fair share of procrastitidying as well, which I suppose is a sub-set of procrasticleaning!

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      Smaggle 2 years ago

      I procrastitidy but not clean.

  9. Carla 2 years ago

    Gawd, I have a few. Procrasticleaning, procrastineating, procrastibooking, procrasticaffeinating (I’ll just make myself a cup of coffee/tea…), procrastinewsing (the Courier Mail online is trash but amusing!).

  10. sar (accidental lentil) 2 years ago

    hahaha! i do a lot of procrastineating, procrastibaking and procrastisleeping.

  11. Lipstick & Cake 2 years ago

    I’ve read this three times… I think I’m procrastinating again.

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      Smaggle 2 years ago

      Ah! Procrastireading? Procrastismagging?

  12. sharnek 2 years ago

    I do a lot of procrastiworring. I worry about all the stuff I have to without doing any of it.

  13. Gina Chan 2 years ago

    Procrastifiling – There is nothing more important than organising your folders and sub-folders just so, making sure that all of your emails are in the respective folders and tagged by client, value and outcome: only to find the report that was due tomorrow is actually due today!

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      Smaggle 2 years ago

      Prcorastifiling is a great one!

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