Although I have been quite productive recently, I have to admit that I am the queen of procrastination. It is amazing how easily I can get distracted and how many things I can find to do instead of working on my dissertation project. Of course, all the standard methods of procrastination apply — checking email and Facebook, watching the youtube video link a friend sent or suddenly remembering that I really need to go to the store and buy some particular thing. In addition, here are a few of my favorite activities to avoid doing real work.
Freecell — I am completely addicted to this Windows computer card game; just playing “one more game” consumes way too much of my time.
Blogging Ideas — I keep notes on ideas for blog posts, but I can easily get caught up in writing and planning blog posts instead of writing and planning my dissertation.
Yoga/housework — it’s amazing how important good health and a clean apartment become when I want to avoid working on my dissertation