I had picked up the boys from school, stopped at the liquor store, was driving home and called Chris to touch base...
Me: Anything new?
Chris: No. You?
Me: Not really. I've had an unproductive day. Questioned everything I wrote. I attempted three blog posts because I was procrastinating working on other things. The first one on Why I Blog turned into Why I Write and it felt too personal. I wanted to tap into the "attention whore" theory Neil blogged about along with Kyran's post -- which I still need to forward to you -- but I got sidetracked. I don't have enough time to do all this.
THEN, I started a post on Procrastination and I got all freaked out that I have a psychological disorder after Googling it. Wikipedia nailed me. But I found some great articles on how to resolve my reasons for procrastinating. So that was good... I still have issues though...
THEN, I thought I need to address my running blog because I haven't posted since the last race, but I want to let that blog go, so I need to post something on CSquaredPlus3...like... about how you're running with me now and I'm trying to talk you into doing the Triple Trail Challenge next summer because Supermodel says she's out.
I hardly even looked at my other projects...
Chris: I think you should finish the Procrastination post and title it "I Didn't Finish My Post On Procrastination".
Me: And have a blank page?
Chris: No. Post what you have written so far.
Me: I only titled it, then I went to Google so I could paste a definition at the top of the post. That's when I got freaked out and had to diagnose myself.
Chris: So you have nothing?
Me: I have nothing.
Chris: So... the content is... light.
Per Wikipedia [Which, according to my sons, is not a good source because, "...ANYONE can post information on there!"]
Procrastination is the deferment of actions or tasks to a later time. Psychologists often cite this human behavior as a mechanism for coping with the anxiety associated with starting or completing any task or decision.  Psychology researchers use three criteria to categorize procrastination: for a behavior to be classified as procrastination, it must be counterproductive, needless, and delaying.
For an individual, procrastination may result in stress, a sense of guilt, the loss of personal productivity, the creation of crisis and disapproval from others for not fulfilling one's responsibilities or commitments. These combined feelings can promote further procrastination. While it is normal for people to procrastinate to some degree, it becomes a problem when it impedes normal functioning. *Chronic procrastination may be a sign of an underlying psychological disorder.
* Did you read that? I'm SO freaked out.