Stopwatch originally uploaded by William Warby
Last week’s poll asked whether you used artificial or real sweeteners. With the proliferation of everything diet and my own preference of diet soda over regular (when I have it), I was really surprised to see just how few people used fake sweeteners (13 fake/either, 28 real). Fascinating.
This week’s poll comes as I type away at 6:54 AM trying to make the 7 AM deadline. I am a born procrastinator. If I am doing anything in advance it’s because it’s necessary, not because I prefer to work that way. In fact, last quarter for school I was busy typing my final paper while The Wife was laboring with The Koala because it was due the next night at 5 PM. Many hours, overnight in the hospital, and many pages later I not only had a beautiful daughter but an A paper and a few hour nap ;)
I have always been a procrastinator. Not always by choice, sometimes because I simply forgot about a project due but most of the time because I simply work a lot better under pressure. In fact, this quarter just started and I have several homework assignments due today. Did I have time to do them all this week? Sure. Did I feel like doing them? No. Do I feel like doing them now? No. However, now I have to do them and they will get done. I think after 30+ years of doing this it’s become what I am comfortable doing. It doesn’t even bother me anymore. It’s just how I work.
What about you? Do you procrastinate until the last possible minute or are you a planner and get everything done in advance? Do you work better under pressure or are you simply not interested in doing anything until you have to? Whatever it is you have to say about this one go ahead and vote on the sidebar and then comment on below. After you do both of those things feel free to check out our expired polls in the archive or read through the previous posts about polls here.