Dear Procrastination


Daily Prompt 2/20/2016: Shape Up or Ship Out

Write a letter to the personality trait you like least, convincing it to shape up or ship out. Be as threatening, theatrical, or thoroughly charming as is necessary to get the job done.

Dear Procrastination,

We’ve been together for quite so long already. We crammed handful of projects and homeworks together during high school and college days. We love last-minute preparations not just on academic matters but even on petty things like what shoes to wear in senior’s prom. You think you perform better if you do things under pressure that is why you tend to delay tasks. You always have your crappy excuses over your delaying tactics. But you know what? Here’s the truth. You are just plain lazy, destructed, and unfocused. You entertain too much unnecessary activities to the point of desrupting the more important undertakings of your precious time. 

Another thing I’ve noticed of you is that you do not only manipulate tasks or work-related errands. You also influence on personal issues. By choosing to delay, you take no actions on what you think is a stressful situation. In this sense, you avoid confrontations. There are family relationship issues that need to be talked about stat, but you refuse to discuss with them because you are avoiding negativity among your circle. You chose to keep them within yourself, but in doing so, you only make things worse. You might not know it, let me point out that confrontations at the soonest time possible leads to peace and understanding. You need to take actions asap to sort things out. Avoidance is never a solution nor is delaying to take action. 

That is why, right at this moment, I am ordering you, Procrastination, to get out of my way and let me live productively. I don’t want to waste more valuable time with you. I think I have had enough of you. I want to be more mature and more responsible adult, so I’m getting rid of you. Having a relationship with you, do more harm than good. I have to live a life that values the importance of time. As my previous post said, “You Only Live Once”. 

PS: Please give way to Proactivity.


Guilt-Stricken Self



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