There are two schools of though on this big “P” word. Either it helps or it ticks people off.
I don’t believe I’m in either school… at least not exclusively.
I know I have to give the brain a rest. The mind needs to be healthy.
But that graphic novel I started in 2010 is still on the shelf. Well, not the same shelf… I got new ones in 2013. I’ll get back to it. Seriously, I will. This is when the guilt kicks in and paralyzes me even more. I’ve put it off this long, and, the masses are not assembled at my door…impatiently waiting for me to toss this graphic masterpiece out to them… Why should I feel guilty over something I haven’t done and no one is waiting for?
I’m in a race that no one else is competing in. If you’re the only one in it, how do you know if you’ve won? How do you know if the thing has even started?
I’ve read that procrastination can be a good thing. Incomplete tasks tend to linger longer in our memory than completed tasks…it’s called the Zeigarnik Effect. The longer it lingers in the brain, the longer it remains undone, the better we become once we get back to it. You come back to it with fresh eyes, basically. Even though you haven’t thought about it, you’re still thinking about it.
Yeah, the brain is pretty cool.
I’m tell you all this to tell you this: the reason I’m writing about procrastinating is because I don’t feel like writing my strips right now.
I’m procrastinating by writing about procrastinating.
I’ll let you know if it works.