What Makes You Snap and Stop Procrastinating?

What Makes You Snap and Stop Procrastinating?

Sonia Zjawinski
Jul 22, 2008

Have you ever procrastinated so much in terms of cleaning off your desk that the one thing that finally gets you to do it is spilling a large glass of water over everything? Yah, welcome to my life. If everyone will just stay out of my way, nobody will get hurt...

It's just been one of those days today. I spilled water all over all my papers, plus the pile of receipts that have been waiting to be dealt with. Luckily as soon as the glass went over I picked up my keyboard and mouse, and my monitor and laptop are already safely above water level via books and little shelves. Above is the makeshift drying line I've made for all those little scraps of paper I for some reason insist on keeping.

To top things off, I then walked into the bathroom, where I have a foster cat, and I saw this. Great. That's really not going to work when I wipe my bum!

Back to the desk. We were wondering what pushes you to the edge and finally makes you organize, clean, and get your crap in order. Is it spilling a glass of wine all over your keyboard (been there, done that), having your cats use the junk on your desk as a slip in slide (let me count the ways), or just plain being too embarrassed to let anyone in your house because of the insanity?

Photos: Top, Falling Down; Middle and Bottom, soniaz

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