Friday, 14 October 2011


Hello, my name is Mtha Headbush and I am a procrastinator.  I don’t know when this disease started but when I got it, I got it bad.  I have tried using medication and many remedies to cure this illness, but it does not escape me, it refuses to leave me alone! It’s like a mosquito buzzing around your ear on a hot summer night, you try smack it away but it just keeps coming back, the persistent bustard! When you really irritated you get up, switch the light on to see the bugger so you can brutally murder it.  You run and jump around the room for a good couple of minutes trying to catch the thing.  When you think you have butchered the little man you merrily get back in to bed and seconds later the damn pest comes back!  Now imagine the mosquito experience but worse and you’ll have a slight idea of what I’m dealing with here. 
Procrastination is putting off something, it is postponing.  It is for example - what I am queen at - , putting an assignment off to do other things.  If procrastination was TB the sixty-day treatment would not even cure me.   I don’t know where it came from, don’t know if I contracted it or inherited it.  All I know is that the day of my diagnosis my world changed.  It stopped being the peaceful and orderly world it was; it became something else. 
While on the internet the other day google-ing ways to cure this condition I have, I stumbled upon an interesting article.  This article was life changing; it was revolutionary in my life.  It gave a different perspective on how to approach my disease.  It showed me that I can live a full life; I can be a proud and successful procrastinator.  I found that procrastination, -like all things in this world- is not one sided, it is not all bad.  I learnt that there are three variants of procrastination, depending on what you do instead of working on something: you could work on (a) nothing, (b) something less important, or (c) something more important.  The last type I’d argue is good procrastination.  I’m for the most part a type B procrastinator, which is said to be the most dangerous form of procrastination.  It is unacknowledged because it doesn’t feel like procrastination.  It is getting things done, just not the right things.   I am also a at type A at times but since I’ve learnt that there are other ways, ways to better myself I’m now working towards being a type C.  At least then I’ll be living life positively positive; all I need do is work at it like a crack addict.

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