How We Procrastinate Ft. Books & Us Complaining About School Yet Again

We complain about school pretty much constantly on this blog. And we will continue to do so because it’s a huge part of our lives. (It’s pretty much our whole lives, we don’t actually have lives). The thing is, blogging is also a big part of our lives that we love to dedicate time to! Unfortunately the two opposing forces that are our main focuses in life tend to get in the way of each other every now and then. Of course as professional procrastinators we’ve learned to use those two parts to help procrastinate the other, so here are 5 ways school work stops us from blogging and 5 ways blogging stops us from doing schoolwork. (Ultimately resulting in nothing getting done).

Ways School Gets in the Way of Reading/Blogging: 

Malka:

Instead of reading that cute YA contemporary that came out, I’m reading my textbook on fluid mechanics. (Who am I kidding? I read that thing once, and then decided YA contemporaries are way more interesting!)

Chana:

Instead of commenting on all your wonderful blogs, I’m texting my classmates trying to figure out what exactly the Professor wanted us to do for HW. (Was I baking cinnamon buns during lecture? Yes. But the Professor should have posted the HW guidelines online.)

Iced Coffee GIF by Cinnabon

Malka:

Instead of figuring out why WordPress is having issues by not putting our posts on the Reader every once in a while, I’m trying to figure out why my circuit isn’t working. (I made a thermometer and it needed to be accurate to 1 degree to a reading from an actual thermometer to get full credit. Much stress was had. Lots of confusion occurred. But I can now say I built a thermometer!)

Chana:

Instead of reading all the books that I had on hold for 3+ months and have been talking about reading for ages I’m scrolling on Twitter and Instagram. Should I be doing something productive like idk schoolwork or blogging? Maybe. But also if I was productive I wouldn’t be able to see all the Robert Pattinson memes on Twitter, so it’s a sacrifice I willingly made.

Track Jacket Robert Pattinson Standing in a Kitchen | Know Your Meme

I have no idea why this picture was all over my feed, it literally hurts to look at, but if you’re not on Twitter please join me in my confusion

Malka:

Instead of writing a blog post, I’m writing a 12 paragraph email to my professor asking questions on each and every homework problem he assigned, as well as what the format of the test will look like, as well as just general questions I have about the class. (Yes, I’m always wordy, not just in my posts and comments.)

Kermit The Frog Reaction GIF

Ways Reading/Blogging Gets in the Way of School:

Chana:

Instead of finishing my 3 assignments, 2 lab reports, and 1 and a half quizzes, I’m reading my digital library loans before they expire. We’ve all got priorities. 

Pop Tv GIF by Schitt's Creek

Malka:

Instead of studying for my test, I’m busy researching the different books I want to buy myself. (And then once I actually study, I reward myself by buying the books).

Chana:

Instead of watching the 4+ hours of lecture videos that my Professor uploaded (for our hour and fifteen minute class), I’m watching booktube videos.

Malka:

Instead of organizing my notes and my desk and preparing for class, I’m busy organizing my shelves and my books and my bookmarks.

Chana:

Instead of talking with my group partners about the next step in our year long capstone project, I’m participating in a different group chat having an in-depth conversation dissecting the latest book twitter drama. 

How do you procrastinate? If you’re in school, what’s the class that’s interesting you the most this semester? Do books or blogging get in the way of getting your work done?

36 thoughts on “How We Procrastinate Ft. Books & Us Complaining About School Yet Again

  1. I relate to this so much haha! Also school tends to take up all our thoughts because there’s always something to do for it.
    Now. Brag incoming…. I graduated this month so I have way too much tone suddenly and it totally feels like my life has changed haha.

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    1. !! Omg!! CONGRATULATIONS ON GRADUATING!! Ahh, one day I will be free too 😪 Yess, school literally seeps into every little part of your life. We’re barely a month into the semester and I already can’t wait until it’s over 😂

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  2. omg this post is so awesome and relatable! Not attending class and them complaining about not knowing what’s to be done is so me lol
    And online school seems to be somehow even worse because its like the Profs think we’re at home 24/7 and can do everything they give us and we have no excuses!

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    1. Thank you so much! 💕

      And I totally agree! The expectations seem to have changed quite a lot, and I’m not a fan! The only thing that going to school form home means, is that there’s no commute, but that time is easily filled by household errands and other things that need to get done! Just because most things are being done from home, doesn’t mean that life is no longer busy and hectic!

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  3. That Robert Pattinson photo confuses me too, I just don’t understand what people find funny about it. But I totally understand school getting in the way of blogging. When I first started university in 2013 I took a huge break from blogging because I was struggling to keep up with uni and blogging at the same time, but I eventually managed to get the hang of it!

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    1. It’s so confusing!! He also looks so awkward and sad, like when and where was that photo taken? Why is everyone obsessed with it? Yeah! Malka and I do this thing where every time we’re on break we blog a TON but when school starts we usually end up fading into the background 😂 It’s a balance, but hopefully we’ll get the hang of it soon!

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  4. A huge SAME school sucks especially during midterm season 🙃 honestly I tend to drop blogging and reading all together. It’s nice to know that we’re all suffering together though lmao

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    1. I honestly enjoy learning, but I definitely agree that testing season is the worst! And for some reason, all the tests and projects all seem to bunch together in the same week or two! Like, I already know that the first week of November is gonna be rough for me, because I definitely have 2 tests planned then, and I might have a project the next week.

      I kinda dropped blogging during the first round of tests, but I managed to get a tiny bit of reading done! Mostly by focusing on romances and graphic novels. That’s honestly my method every testing season!

      But that’s definitely true! I know that other bloggers are dealing with the same kinds of intense workloads, and so I know that everyone understands when my blogging and blog hopping slows down!

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    1. Hahaha, I love reading blogs to procrastinate! I also love watching clips of late-night shows on YouTube. I could watch the comedian interviews for daysss.

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  5. Ahhh I’m a serial procrastinator so I can definitely relate! I’m not in school anymore but your projects sound way more interesting than mine ever were – building a thermometer?! Also baking cinnamon buns in a lesson is truly a perk of online school 😂

    My top way to procrastinate is by looking for new books. I’ll procrastinate actually reading books for looking at more books! It’s a problem. I’ll also put YouTube on “while” I work, then conveniently forget to work. 😅 Glad I’m not alone in my total inability to focus!

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    1. I mean, I’m doing biomedical engineering, so they try to make our projects as hands on as possible! I’m also going to be making a pulse oximeter and an EKG, I believe! I’m very excited!

      I love looking for new books as well! But I sometimes find myself getting frustrated when I try searching for a specific kind of book, and then get results that are definitely NOT what I was looking for! For me, I know by now that YouTube is full on distraction! But I will sometimes play music in the background while I do HW. That’s about as much as I can handle while still managing to focus on the problems I’m working on!

      I also tend to do a million things at one. I’ll start by doing my circuits HW, move on to my ethics HW, go back to circuits, take a 5 minute break, do some fluid mechanics HW, check my email etc. You are DEFINITELY not alone in your inability to focus!

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  6. I’m very much a procrastinator as well, and I don’t even have the excuse of school or school work! I do have a job, which obviously takes up a lot of my time when I could be blogging, but once I get home and my time is my own, I still don’t seem to get everything done that I wanted to.
    I do seem to be in a bit of a productive phase at the moment, but I’m sure it won’t last!

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    1. Nooo, I hope your productive phase lasts!! But honestly, even at times where I have free time I somehow find a way out of being creatively productive. There are so many times where I could have been blogging or reading or anything! But I just end up laying around and wasting time 😅

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  7. This post was too relatable hahaha I loved it! (and am blogging and specifically typing this comment and instead of studying for my physics quiz tomorrow… whoops… it’s open note anyways I’ll be fiiiiine) Baking cinnamon buns during lecture sounds 10/10 tbh I hope they tasted good! also scrolling through twitter and instagram… I mean, what else am I going to do during my zoom lectures that are mute/camera off besides scroll?? actually pay attention?? take notes??? what is this, 2019??

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    1. Am I responding to your comment instead of doing HW right now? Maaaaaaaybe. And I do so many distracting things during lecture. I’ve had full on discussions over WhatsApp or Insta while my professor talked about something or another. (Maybe I’d know what he was talking about if I paid attention!)

      Honestly though, I have a whole set up designed to maximize my ability to focus, yet procrastinate at the same time. It’s wonderful. Whenever I need a break, I can now manage to do it without missing out too much on the lecture. It’s pretty win-win!

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  8. I relate to this with all my heart. Am I procrastinating even now? Maybe. But really ReadwithCindy is absolute perfection. Even if she did destroy my innocence 🤨🙌 Books are literally all I think about. And my blog. I think about anything but school during school.

    If you made a post how NOT to procrastinate, that would be really helpful because I need serious help 😭

    Ahhh I now have a sudden desire to go bake cinnamon rolls 😌👌

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    1. Omgg, watching ReadwithCindy to procrastinate is my JAM. I love her videos so much, they’re hilarious!! Lol yeah, now that things are online I may have taken to opening up tabs unrelated to schoolwork while the professor is lecturing, but it’s fine, they’ll never know 😂

      Yesss! Definitely go bake cinnamon rolls. This is a sign. Today is your day to bake some delicious cinnamon rolls (there’s no emoji for cinnamon buns, but there should be).

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      1. Augh I live for her videos. They should be required for English class. But no, my teacher insists that we write essays on classics instead. Exactly. I’m still learning. Learning about new releases and book blogs, I mean 😂

        Ooh okay then. I’ll try, but I should probably warn you that I’m terrible at baking. I burn literally everything. And yes, there should be an emoji for a cinnamon roll.

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  9. Lol, this is me!! And I may be procrastinating right now by commenting on this. Actually, multitasking and procrastinating, cause I’m in a class, and I’m here, and I should be preparing for a quiz due tonight and three discussions due tomorrow. Oh, and I’m making bread too because I obviously have soooo much time to do all these things 🤦🏾‍♀️

    This school year though, mostly school has made me procrastinate blogging to the point that I’m not really blogging anymore. It’s sad, but this semester is not being kind. But even with me spending almost all my energy on school, I still procrastinate until the last possible minute (seriously, I’ve submitted assignments at 11:57 p.m. when it’s due at 11:59…😌). My reading has also been affected and it makes me have these periods where I just need to read so I put off all my assignments for that day and read an entire book, then be stressed because I don’t have enough time to complete everything I have to do. But do I change my ways? Of course not! I don’t think I can ever not procrastinate 😅

    Anyway, I really loved reading this!! I hope midterms went well for you guys or will go well if you haven’t had them yet ❤✨

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      1. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve used blogging as a method of procrastination! I mean, last semester there was a blog post that was drafted, edited, and posted right in the midst of final exams! But the amount of multitasking you’re achieving is impressible! In class, blogging, prepping for HW, AND baking bread?? That’s a whole lot of tasks to juggle!

        Yeah, I’ve had those kinds of semesters. For some reason, I find that the fall semester tends to drain me more than the spring semester, although it’s looking like my next semester will be pretty intense, so maybe not this year! And I definitely know that feeling of submitting an assignment at the last minute, although my anxiety usually results in me submitting assignments pretty early just to be safe!

        I don’t have the same issue when it comes to reading. When I get too busy with school my brain shuts down a bit and I can no longer focus on things that aren’t school related. So I am literally incapable of procrastinating by reading, since I can’t get myself to enjoy a book when I get too stressed by all my work and assignments. Yet, I still manage to procrastinate! After all, I have a blog name to live up to!

        Thank you! I finished with round 1 of midterms, but round 2 is fast approaching!

        I hope school lightens up for you as well, that way you can have more time for blogging, without feeling any pressure to do schoolwork!

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  10. Haha too relatable! Thank goodness I’ve graduated from uni this June but I know what you’re talking about all too well. 😅

    No wonder I read the most books when I was supposed to be writing my thesis. 😂 For some reason, doing things you are not supposed to do makes everything so much more desirable. Now that I don’t have to study, I read less. It makes absolutely no sense! 😂

    Great post, I loved reading it!

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    1. Congrats on graduating! I enjoy college, but some days I count down how many more semesters I have until I can graduate and be done with projects and exams!

      Honestly, procrastinating can be so much fun! I know I tend to get very creative about all the different activities I could be doing besides studying when I have an upcoming test! You’re right that it makes no sense! But I find that the more free time I have, the less productive I am. I guess I just work best under deadlines, in terms of both reading AND getting work done!

      Thank you! 💕

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      1. Thank you! That’s totally relatable! It works the same for me, when I was still studying, I procrastinated till the last minute but I kinda needed that rush of anxiety to get motivated. 😅

        Good luck with your studies!

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  11. Ah I love this post so much! I often procrastinate doing my assignment work by working on blog posts, scrolling through on twitter or instagram haha it’s a problem xD Although I’m getting better and prioritising my time sometimes I just want to scroll and do no work.

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    1. Thank you!! Hahahaha, Twitter will literally be the death of me! I find myself scrolling on there ever when there’s nothing interesting, just as a distraction 😅

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