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.