I work best when there's a deadline and am good at meeting deadlines BUT whether I'm given a day or ten days to complete something, I will use the entire time given. Any extra time I have is usually spent on procrastinating.
A classic sign of a procrastinator is that you will do anything and everything except the one thing you most need to do. So if I feel that I need to clean up the house, I'll be surfing the internet or baking a cake. But if I'm supposed to be doing something productive on the internet, suddenly, house-cleaning seems more attractive.
So now, I have a tonne of stuff waiting to be done (of course I've done some of it but...), including school applications (loads of documents to scan and submit), house-hunting, packing for the move (which is in less than a month), donating stuff to charity, fixing my slow computer...and yet I spent the last few days contemplating, researching and planning for a short holiday with the kids.
We have unused free air tickets from last year due to expire at the end of March. Eddie had said we'd go somewhere early this year but when news of our move came, these plans dissipated, not that they were all that concrete in the first place.
And since Eddie will be busy with work in Singapore the week before we move to Bangkok, I decided to take the boys to Tokyo (again yes). This is my first solo trip with them and it'll just be for 3 nights. The kids are thrilled of course, as this is really their holiday, since we're staying near Disneyland all 3 nights (great deal at Sheraton Grande, 16k yen a night for a room that sleeps 4).
Procrastination does have its benefits sometimes I guess...now what should I do next? :)