Friday, April 30, 2010


Procrastinate. To postpone or delay doing something unnecessarily.

Procrastination is when you put off for another day or time something you have to do and could do now. Like a phone call or an application form.

It's a powerful force that stops us doing things, especially when we are in bed, in an armchair or at a desk.

It is the reason for half the cups of tea and coffee that people drink and the TV they watch.

Truly lazy people are not procrastinators - they don't put off doing things, they never plan to do them in the first place.

In business there is a great excuse for procrastination, "just-in-time management". It means things are done at the last minute to reduce costs.

Surely a little procrastination is time well-spent, contemplating the task to be done. But be careful, too much will get you into trouble!

Put off. To postpone.
Get into trouble. Get into difficulty or danger.


  1. I am procastinating my visit to the gym... :P

  2. I am procrastinating by checking out your blog instead of getting on with my translation. Or am I just having a little break?

  3. Sita: yes, it's a universal problem.

    Galesa: I think you were just having a well-earned break.