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Pre-Exam Procrastination


Finals are coming up so procrastination is inevitable. There’s the usual procrastination on Facebook, and reading completely irrelevant world news online. Did you know that a controversial book of Taliban poetry has just been released, or that Ke$ha is bringing out a new album?

Because I can only spend so many hours stalking people on Facebook, I procrastinate in other ways too. I like to flick through this year’s IKEA catalogue. I like flat pack. Don’t judge me. I always come to the same conclusion, that the MALM series is the kind of furniture that reflects my personality. After I’m done with organising my imaginary penthouse with my imaginary IKEA furniture, I like to clean my house (which is neither imaginary nor a penthouse).

Some of my friends’ procrastination methods include:

  • Procrastibaking: muffins, cakes, biscuits, pastries and more. If there is an oversupply of baked goods, there’s always the option of menu planning and cooking overly complex MasterChef-worthy meals. Tea smoked duck breast with duck liver ravioli anyone?

  • Working on a 1000-piece Where’s Wally jigsaw puzzle. It’s quite impressive.

  • Looking at wedding dresses. (My friend is single).

  • Knitting. Appropriate for the impending chilly weather methinks!

  • Learning Swahili online.

  • Googling photos of costumes in preparation for a non-existent costume party. Better prepared than not. I think I might go as Chewbacca.

  • Planning world trips on one of those online travel agency interactive planners.

  • Pulling the microwave apart. And putting it back together again. (My friend was a robotics and mechanical engineer before starting law school).

  • Watching YouTube clips to learn how to solve a Rubik’s cube… because every law student should be able to solve a Rubik’s cube in less than 30 seconds.

How are you procrastinating this exam season?

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