There are typical distractions like surfing the Web, checking Facebook, and reading blogs, but many of us turn to the silly tasks while procrastinating. Mundane or distasteful chores suddenly seem completely necessary or urgent.
Here are a few confessions I found on-line from writers and creative artists. (I wasn't surfing, it was research!)
Drew pictures...on the stomach.
Used a toothbrush to scrub the stove.
Dusted the keyboard, with a cotton swab.
Shopped for salt and pepper.
Washed the pipes under the kitchen sink.
Washed all the pieces of the vacuum cleaner. It was dusty.
Arranged all the books by color.
And my favorite...
Practiced moving eyes like a chameleon.
If you have time for additional procrastination techniques, watch Ellen poke fun at her own delay tactics:
I'm not alone in procrastinating, so I might as well laugh about it.