Beemer (dr_tectonic) wrote,
Beemer
dr_tectonic

Paradoxical laziness

We're already halfway through November and I'm kind of not okay with that given how much work stuff I need to get done between now and the end of the year.

I mean, I guess I'm on top of it. Tomorrow I am giving a work-in-progress talk for my lab, and I've had the slides ready for a couple weeks. And last week I finished my poster for AGU, which is the second week of December. There's just a bunch more stuff looming in an alarming fashion. (And which I knew was coming, which is why I got that other stuff done early.) Just, ugh. It's gonna be a lot.

The thing that's weird about it is that in college, I was a terrible procrastinator. And I'm not sure what changed. It's not like I switched from being sorta lazy to being all ambitious or anything.

I think now I'm just lazy in this preemptive and long-range way, where I get stuff done ahead of time so I have more room to slack off later on. Like, I'm productive because it's waaay less effort than letting things slide.

Is that a thing? Well, it's how my life is going, so I guess it must be.
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