The Queen of Procrastination

Perdita Masters
5 min readAug 8, 2022
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Today I hands-down, unequivocally, undeniably, win the title of Queen of Procrastination.


I have this piece of client work I need to do. It was due to be handed over today. They were probably expecting it at 9am but I’m so experienced at procrastinating and missing deadlines that I know I’ll get away with bending the definition of ‘Monday’.

We didn’t clarify Monday at 9am, nor Monday at COB (close of business 5pm) so I’m avoiding my email inbox and I’ll aim to have it done later tonight.

It’s not that it’s a particularly difficult piece of work. It’s very straightforward actually. I’ve already done the research and background work. All I need to do is sit and and focus for a couple of hours.

But instead of just getting on with it, I’ve done everything in my power to avoid it, all-day-long.

Even though I know that it makes me feel miserable, and short-tempered, and I have a huge weight on my shoulders (isn’t it funny how things in your mind can affect your physical self?), and I know how good I’ll feel once it’s done, I’ve still put it off.

I’ve made excuses…

  • I write my best stuff under pressure (this is true, but I’m sure I could also write well if I tried to when not under pressure)