Procrastination

“Procrastination refers to the deferment of actions or tasks to a later time. Psychologists often cite such behavior as a mechanism for coping with the anxiety associated with starting and/or completing any task or decision. There are three criteria for a behavior to be classified as procrastination: it must be counterproductive, needless, and delaying.

Procrastination may result in stress, a sense of guilt and crisis, severe loss of personal productivity, as well as disapproval by others for not meeting responsibilities or commitments. These feelings combined may promote further procrastination. While it is regarded as normal for people to procrastinate to some degree, it becomes a problem when it impedes normal functioning. Chronic procrastination may be a sign of an underlying psychological disorder.”

So, I have a label I can hide behind now. It’s not me to blame for the lack of posts, it’s the “psychological disorder” of “chronic procrastination” which I suffer from to blame. I knew all along that it wasn’t my fault and wikipedia has proven me right. ;-)

Sorry if I haven’t replied to your emails or comments lately, I really have been pretty vacant. I’m back on the horse now and holding tightly to the feisty little filly.

I wonder what has been happening in the world of art…

About Dion

Australian artist and observer of things.. all kinds of things. I like a wide variety of art, from the weird and wonderful to the bold and beautiful.. and everything in between.

Comments

  1. I was thinking last night “What has happened to Woopidoo”, and here you are.

    I’m surprised Wikipedia is so negative about procrastination. I’m a believer in “planned procrastination”, which defers a decision until all relevant data has been gathered. This insures the best possible decision.

    The biggest art story at the moment is that Banksy has been wowing them at the Berlin Film Festival with his first movie “Exit Through the Gift Shop”.

  2. Chronic procrastination is the symptom of an underlying psychological disorder not the diagnosis. A therapist can give you a label for a price.

  3. well HELLo! about time, we were getting worried.

  4. What???you??procrastinating?? No!!!

  5. So, the marsupial comes out of the pouch at last. have you perhaps coccooned and transformed into a Monarch butterfly? Or wombat? Whats up? got some good work to show?

  6. ‘Procrastination is the theif of time’ and all that. We all thought you were hibernating. But then it’s Summer in Aus so maybe it was surfing.

  7. Lazy Bastard – can’t even come up with a decent excuse. At least tell us you were hit by a stray billabong and ended up in a coma, or you had a fight with a shark/croc/roo or something and you’re only just able to hit the keys again.

    Procrastination – does that mean a droopy dick? If so don’t dispare as there is a cure – its English beer – served warm. (Or is the cause – I never remember) As for art – take a look at http://www.nicolaslattery.com

    That bird Slattery has knocked up some fine paintings and her links page has a couple of shrinks on it. Check out the Hakomi one – very cool but mostly in Hebrew with a bit in english at http://www.hakomi.co.il

    I am sure the Hakomi lady could cure you of whatever ails you and the old prostrate will up and working again in no time at all.

  8. Procrastination.. wrong choises are better than no choise…

  9. We all need a break at some point. Life would be too hard if it was work work work all the time.

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