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sometimes you were procrastinating for a reason

18 Dec 2013

2013-12-18 11:33:10 -0600

Sometimes you procrastinate for nothing because the task at hand is actually going to be quite straightforward and quick. And sometimes you procrastinate anyway and yet manage to underestimate the effort that something will take.

For me it was the home improvement project that somewhat required nice weather and wasn't pressing. First, I procrastinated because it was too cold, then it was too hot, and now it's back to being too cold again.

But just to get it finally over with, I was watching the weather to look for a rare warm day and decided to mentally schedule the work.

Once I started thinking about it, I realized that it should really only take 5-10 minutes, so I decided to just get it out of the way.

And I was wrong. The thing I was working on ended up requiring a drill. So something that should've taken 5-10 minutes suddenly is going to be a 15-30 minute task.

But wait, the drill doesn't have the proper drill bit so I end up having to spend a whole bunch of extra time working the drill to get the same end result.

In reality, it was a little less than an hour of work, but given the amount of inefficient drill work it required, it felt like forever.

But yay, it's now sorted out.

Perhaps this can usher in work on other delayed home improvement projects.

Probably not though.