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  • Writer's pictureSiobhán Grogan

Single-Digit Hour Procrastination

Updated: Feb 7, 2019

Well for those of you that remember my routine from college it was slightly unnatural (I worked in what one of my very dear friends calls the single-digit hours of the morning), however very productive. In every hour of the day I had accomplished something. For those of you that didn't know me or simply didn't partake in itinerary I will break a standard day down for you.


4:00 AM Rise and Shine

4:00-5:00 AM Bible Study and Meditation (This occasionally was Beditation also known as a prayer that turned into a nap.)

5:00-5:30 AM Walk to the Gym/Warm up

5:30-6:00 AM Cardio

6:00-7:00 AM Weights

7:00-8:00 AM Shower and get ready for class/Eat Breakfast

8:00-11:00 AM Classes (I would occasionally have an hour of break in here somewhere and would use this time to work in the lab or complete the following weeks homework)

11:00-3:00 PM Classes (I usually would have a few minutes worth of break in here where I would grab a tea and an apple from the POD)

3:00-4:00 PM Do homework

4:00-5:00 PM Prep Breakfast and Dinner for the next day

5:00-6:00 PM Eat dinner

6:00-7:00 PM HITT Work out

7:00-8:00 PM Rollerskating/Dancing/Swimming/Active Me Time

8:00-9:00 PM Meditation/Yoga

9:00 PM Lights out

Now to the rest of the world I sound insane, but I like my schedule I feel like I could accomplish everything and then some! I was flexible I knew what had to be moved when necessary and I knew that my personal care was important. What happens when I can't fill that time? What happens when Siobhan I sit and have nothing I need to accomplish or rather have nothing I want to work on at the present moment (Procrastination is for everyone). What happens when I sit in my bed and say I know that I need to do this but I don't want to right now.

I become the most obnoxious, productive, and ambitious person. I have been writing this post for 15 minutes, I have been awake for 2 hours. I have done my bible study, prepped for the day, completely renovated my room, sketched a dress pattern, changed the sheets and replaced the comforter cover on my bed, and finished a ton of laundry (this took the longest because it is so warm when it comes out of the dryer that I laid on it with the cat for like 10 minutes). I still haven.t started to do the one thing I said that I needed to do when I woke up this early but the newly added light fixture in my room really brightens the whole room!

Now the reason for my telling you all of this, apart from my need to accomplish something that is not the paper I need to be writing for my class and my sheer desire to share my life with you lovely individuals, is that I feel like there are these moments that I try to sweep my humanity under the bed and hope no one dares to look for it. I feel as though I have gotten very good at hiding it. It’s not necessary, so in order to shine a small flashlight under the bed and light on a least a little bit of my reality and for the sake of laughing at myself a little I thought I would share my morning with you.


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