Information Overload and Procrastination

The end of August is fast approaching yet I only managed to blog once. This is not my normal blogging cycle here at my personal blog. I usually see to it that I blog at least once a week. It’s not that I am living a very boring life now. I attended a number of awesome events, went back to my hometown and bonded with my relatives from both sides, learned more about business from one of the best food franchise companies in the country who happens to be a family friend and a number of funny encounters are worth sharing. So why not update?

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Tuloy-Tuloy ang daloy ng impormasyon. Kaloka lang.

I dunno. I guess I am just overwhelmed with Too Much Information. Do I blame technology for this? Partly. I also notice that now, I am quite impatient talking to a friend or a relative via phone or Skype. I seldom chat with people on my IM but I used to really enjoy it a lot. I can even chat with ten people from different IM softwares and still grasp whatever we’re discussing no matter how these points are different from one another.

I do not enjoy texting as much as i did before not unless i am bored. I also dislike the fact of using mobile phones for internet, but I now appreciate the idea when I realized that bringing my heavy laptop to wherever I go is sort of a burden to my back.

While at the Kuala Lumpur LCCA, I passed by a bookstore and bought a book about Procrastination. Torn between buying and just downloading a soft copy, I decided to just buy it. I read some parts of the book while on the plane and I realize that yes, i’m infected with procrastination and it is just normal. It is bad for the productivity of the person procrastinating so we all need to get going. But how? Starting is always a dilemma. Staring at a blank page is like facing a dream guy for the first time – you just don’t know how to begin with it and you want to leave a good impression. Blah.

Right now I am torn between creating a blogpost (what am i doing now?! Oh yes, I am about to publish one!!!), work on backlogs (uh oh.), upload pictures (the family and the friends are waiting for the tags!) and some freelance writing gigs i signed up for. I know i am making too much excuses now, but please forgive me for procrastinating. I am not proud of it but i am blogging about it because heck, this is my personal blog anyway.

My plan for now is to publish this post, read some parts of the book and install a reminder in my mind that I HAVE DEADLINES. Maybe that will finally eliminate these doubts away. Oh Micamyx, what’s happening to you? :/

I guess i’m hungry and sleepy. Bad combination. I want to cry now. I am not alone, am i?

Do you often procrastinate? How do you beat Procrastination? How do you…

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5 thoughts on “Information Overload and Procrastination

  1. thepinaysolobackpacker

    you’re not alone darling. procrastination is one of my worst habit! did you know my India trip w. angel will be cancelled bec of that. I tell you, procrastrination is expensive! sayang ng Delhi tickets ko. huhu Like you, I hope to kill that habit pretty soon! pa-photocopy nga nyang book. hihi

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  2. Micamyx Post author

    @thepinaysolobackpacker – I’m glad i’m not alone! Hehe pero wah, bakit cancelled ang India trip?! HUWAY?!? Hehe i’m sure may kapalit din yan na something better 🙂

    @Pauldoh – Tama. Sana malabanan natin ang tukso ng procrastination hehe

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  3. Novell

    The reason why people procrastinate is because they are overwhelmed with a heap of tasks.

    The key is to take one step at a time.

    Just remember to prioritize and start something.

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