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The Art of Procrastination: A Guide to Effective Dawdling, Lollygagging, and Postponing | John Perry
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Explains the principles of structured procrastination and provides tips and techniques to chronic procrastinators for developing an attitude of acceptance for their accomplishments while enjoying the time they waste.
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Everyone should embrace this trait 📚
Enjoy your book 📖

CoverToCoverGirl I‘m a certified professional in that skill. 📚📖🤭 2mo
Gissy 🙋🏽‍♀️ 2mo
Ruthiella I excel at this! 😆 2mo
TheBookgeekFrau Just so happens this is my superpower 🦸🏻‍♀️💪🏼😆 2mo
CrowCAH @CoverToCoverGirl @Gissy @Ruthiella @TheBookgeekFrau I‘m so glad we‘re not alone 📖☺️ 2mo
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So I've done the procrastinate thing again🤣😭 but I have all my unanswered #LitsyLove letters organized and tomorrow I'm going to sit down and just finally catch up before it becomes an even bigger overwhelming mess. Lord help me. 🤦 If I do this I think I'll be able to focus properly on a book without streeeess

TheBookHippie No worries I am behind as well! And I co host it 🤣🤣🤷🏽‍♀️👏🏼👏🏼❤️❤️❤️ 4y
BookwormAHN I'm also behind. I mailed a few tonight but I still have a nice sized stack 🤦🏼‍♀️ 4y
TheAromaofBooks Ha! I should post my pile of unanswered letters to make you feel better! 😂 4y
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Allylu How do I get in on #LitsyLove? 4y
fandom_hellspawn99 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks is the leader of it so you can talk to her it's very easy we are very inclusive @Allylu 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Allylu email me your name, username, address, and birthday!!! Loverofbook75@gmail .com 💌📬📪 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m behind too!! No worries and no stress remember 😘💞😘💞 4y
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#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

1) Yes. I start other books, often ones that I then procrastinate on by starting yet more books. Visit Litsy. 🙈🙈🙈

2) At 3 ch/30 pp/30% if they are very boring/off-putting. When the urge to whack the author/characters over the head with the hardcover edition (in large print) gets too strong. When the inaccuracies outshine the plot/characters; founding member of the #HistoricalFictionInaccuracyAnnoyanceSupportGroup

TheSpineView Hate inaccuracies!😬 Thanks for playing! 📚📚📚 4y
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Sending this package for the winterswap. Fingers crossed it will reach @mellissimo in time..
#Litsylove #winterswap #Sinterklaas-giftpaper #procrastination

mellissimo Yeey! I'm so excited for it already! 😁 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎊🎉📚🙌🏻❤️ 4y
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I‘m two assignments away from finishing my master of information management (library) course and I‘ve hit a major procrastination phase. I just can‘t seem to sit down for any length of time and get them done. This is not at all like me!! I just keep finding myself making excuses to read instead of work. Argh!!

JSW Transitions are hard, and you are coming up on one (finishing your course)! You can do it, but it‘s ok to change your work style up to get there. 30 minutes working, 15 reading or something like that... 😘 (edited) 5y
Leftcoastzen Sometimes we can be our own worst enemies.You can figure out a way to get it done.Littens are cheering for you ! 5y
Tamra I can understand that - you‘ll find the mojo when you need to. 5y
Joanne1 @JSW @Leftcoastzen @Tamra thanks for the words of encouragement! I took your advice and did stints between reading a chapter of my book and actually managed some good progress. With one deadline on a week I‘m confident I‘ll have something passable by then. 5y
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Some #Litsylove #bookmail going out today. Yes, 2 out of the 3 are late. I am hoping that mailing priority will help catch up the time.
@vkois88 @Mommamanzi @Avanders @Shadowfat

Shadowfat Thanks for letting me know. I'll keep an eye out! 5y
Chrys Your #SFMBC from me just went out today as well, should be there Saturday. 5y
MaleficentBookDragon @Chrys great! I'll keep my eye out for it. 5y
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Avanders Yay! I know I‘m seriously belated ... does time ever start to slow down again? 😴 5y
Chrys Did the package get there? 5y
MaleficentBookDragon @Chrys so sorry! I forgot to post. Yes I did and THANK YOU! 5y
Chrys No problem, I was just concerned that the package had gotten lost on the way 5y
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This used to be my desk. There‘s two more stacks behind these three! Plus a view of the other side of my floor stacks. I really need to do a cull, but it‘s so hard to get rid of my babies😭 Plus I have a huge stack put aside for the #MegaGiveaway I‘m planning for when I hit either 1500 followers or 250,000 litfluence, whichever comes first👍

Cathythoughts Oh dear ... this is quite a stack .. looks lovely really ❤️📚 6y
Rissreads Looks like heaven to me! 6y
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Sitting here tonight, contemplating just how long it‘s gonna take me to dust, reorganize, cull, catalog & reshelve my entire collection. This is only half of one side of my library. There‘s the other half, the other side which includes 5 stacks on my “desk” plus the two large bookcases in the lounge room.😱 Please send help!! #upshitcreekwithoutapaddle #organisethismariekondo #hotmesslibrary #isithoardingifitsbooks

MrBook Wooooooow!!! 6y
JacqMac I need to clean mine out. But I‘m procrastinating. 6y
Annl Think of how great it will be when it is done! 6y
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Rissreads You will feel amazing when it‘s finished! 6y
Ddzmini 😋📚📚📚📚📖😁 6y
erzascarletbookgasm Wow! it‘s hard work! But the result will be satisfying. You can do it! 6y
Reviewsbylola Wow, that‘s ambitious! 💪🏻 6y
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Saturday morning chores...

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This is a read-in-one-sitting book from a philosophy academic & chronic procrastinator who doubts that complicated filing systems are ever quite going to work for us. Instead he advocates self-deception, giving yourself permission to not do a perfect job (even if you've never done a perfect job in your life) and loud music early in the morning. And coffee. It's very tongue-in-cheek but it's fun. And my alarm is set for Imelda May o'clock tomorrow!

BookishMe I MUST read this kindred soul 6y
rockpools @BookishMe He gets it! 6y
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Reminds me of all the great displays @MrBook and all the other #LitsyLibrarians make!

MrBook 😂😂😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6y
Ddzmini 🤣🤪 6y
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1. 39
2. Nope. Only child
3. Yes, I have 2 wonderful gremlin children.
4. The Wise Man's Fear, Rogues, Sandman
5. The Hobbit, Treasure Island, People of the Lakes, so many more...
6. 😀
7. Awesome (I may be stuck in the 90's)
8. That I'm a nature nerd.
9. Both
10. All of them!
11. The tagged book. 😒
12. @HelloImJez
#hallowhoareyou @Gyldholm

TricksyTails I love gremlins! 😆💚 6y
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If you haven‘t received your #halloweengoespotal package yet, it could be coming from me!
I suck at this.

Received mine earlier this week, yay!

rockpools Yay! 👍 6y
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Results of last weekend's procrastination. Still needs some work to get everything "balanced," but looks a lot better than it did before when it was squashed onto one shelf! #shelfie

batsy It looks beautiful! And so soothing to the eye :) 7y
twohectobooks @batsy thanks so much! 7y
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Should be doing any number of other things right now but instead I'm going to spread out my book collection onto both halves of the living room shelves. #shelfie

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I have this down to a T! Just think of all the extra reading time I'd get, if I just *did* the important thing straight away.

#MyOwnWorstEnemy #90sinJuly @Robothugs @Cinfhen

Cinfhen I'm soooo guilty of this... 7y
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I filled my iPad with a few options for my #24in48. I've got a stack of books on my nightstand. I think I'm ready

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Nothing like waiting till the last minute to decide to join the #24in48 readathon! 🤷🏼‍♀️ No better way to spend the first couple of days of the Trump presidency than reading for the whole weekend, am I right?

mcipher Avoidance at its finest. 😂 7y
Suelizbeth I can think of nothing better! 7y
Gayan That was the reason I decided to do it. 7y
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So somehow I've filled in most of February and March but still need a podcast guest in the next two weeks. Maybe it's you! http://readingenvy.blogspot.com/2015/07/so-you-want-to-appear-on-podcast.html

NovelGirl82 When are you recording next? 7y
ReadingEnvy @NovelGirl82 I lay out my schedule to record every other Thursday but that's more of a planning thing. Really it just needs to happen sometime in the next two weeks. 7y
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Working from home is very convenient....unless you fill your office with books that keep distracting you. Can't seem to get any work done today-just want to pick up a book and call it a day 🙄

LiteraryinLawrence I don't blame you! 7y
saresmoore Ah, but don't we always face this dilemma? No matter what stage of life, or what my everydays look like, there are always books that look better! (And Litsy is no help for accountability!) 7y
Godmotherx5 Working from home, too. Same problem. 7y
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I've been having so much fun with @Litsy that my productivity has gone way down. So I had to leave myself this little reminder because self control and adulting are hard. 😂😂😂 #bookwormproblems #litsyaddict

BarbaraTheBibliophage There is no Post-it big enough for my #Listyaddiction! ❤️📚 7y
valeriegeary @BarbaraTheBibliophage Ha! Truth! I had to put a post-it on my computer AND on my phone. It worked for today, we'll see how tomorrow goes. 😁 7y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Gooooood luuuuck! We will haunt you until you can join us. 👻👻👻👻 7y
Theresa 😂😂😂 I need one of those notes myself! 7y
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Nothing like waiting until the night before you're leaving for your trip to get all of your $h!t done! Procrastinator's unite!

Alfoster Maybe tomorrow....! 8y
NovelGirl82 It'll have to be the day after @Alfoster! I still didn't get it all done. Leaving the rest til tomorrow. I'm an expert level procrastinator. 8y
Alfoster @NovelGirl82 I hear you! We are good at everything but not reading books! Always time for that!😜 8y
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