This instructable will guide you through the basic steps for successful procrastination. It is very simple, and all you need are a few basic diversions. For this instructable you will need:
1. To Go to work in foreign country of choice for a highly disorganized company that barely tells you anything about what's actually going on.
2. To Amass a terminal amount of work (in my case it's a stack of ungraded level 1 Basic English and about four classes to teach 3 chapters of material)
3. An Oxford New Spanish dictionary (or something similar)
4. A guitar or other similarly fun instrument
5. A toy whistle in the shape of a "caballito de mar"
6. Sangria/Beer/Alcohol of choice
7. Many good friends both in said country and abroad
8. A pouch of tobacco
9. Some good books that you most likely haven't been reading (but intend to when you're done procrastinating)
10. A computer with internet access and of course, https://www.instructables.com/
11. A comfortable hoodie. This will help to insulate feelings of general apathy and stimulate the anti-work antibodies that fight off the mean, work-related cells.
13. Cell phone (for general distraction)
14. Little time to spare
15. Notebook for general doodling and goofing off.
16. A pink bow with neon smiley faces (this will help us foster a sense of complacency and joviality surrounding our procrastination)
Step 1: Move to a Foreign Country...
Step 2: Make Friends and Amass an Unwieldy Work Load
At this point you can also add in friends from home/abroad. For this you will need to utilize your computer. Start by opening the computer and turning it on (this very critical step stimulates the visual receptors in the brain and generally brings a sense of anticipation to your procrastination). Open your email, facebook, myspace, flicker, twitter, and other various diversions using multiple tabs to insure a surfeit of useless activities. You may add to this mixture if you like music or television in the background.
As stated, maintaining this routine for about four months should produce enough work load to be sufficiently apathetic. At this point, we can really begin to "procrastinate."
Step 3: Let's Start Procrastinating...
Take your said "work" as shown here, and lay it on your desk with a pen and cell phone nearby. The pen is important as it will express your desire to work, but your inability to really do it.
At this point, begin checking the cell phone every fifteen to twenty minutes to see if anyone has called or texted you, though you would clearly have heard it if it did. Note the time and promise to start working in half an hour. Repeat step every half and hour.
Step 4: Have Fun Doing Nothing...
First I'll recommend that you work yourself into a hoody. This will insulate general feelings of boredom while at the same time fostering an internal atmospheric pressure of 0, essentially creating perfect mental ambience for just sitting, staring, typing, and in general passing bodily functions like the hands on the clock: a casual fart, the sensation of salivating, the desire to micturate are all sensations essential for enjoying our procrastination. It is optional to:
Play guitar but don't really practice or write anything. Strum, feel your boredom germinating thanks to your supercool hoody. Keep reminding yourself that you should be grading papers, then strum some more.
Having a colorful bow around also makes merry the tiring hours of procrastination--apply it to your favorite instrument or bodily area and enjoy!
Step 5: Draw, Doodle, Sketch...
Step 6: Play More...
Step 7: Gaze at Read/unread Awesome Books...
Step 8: Smoke a Cigarette...(optional)
Take your tobacco and roll into a clean white paper. Apply flame from lighter and smoke.
At this point you should feel your procrastination coming to an end. The nicotine contained in you're cigarette should help stimulate a desire to work.
Step 9: Finish Your Instructable...
Step 10: General Advice and Post-mortem Analysis...
1. Too many things to do and too little time (this is a perceptive philosophy)
2. An apathy culture. You may obtain this online, in your local natural foods store, or at work. Ask some friends to come over and grow an apathy culture with you.
3. Good procrastination usually grows best in a cool, dark place (like your bedroom with the shades drawn).
4. The best time for procrastinating is Winter, on rainy days, and especially on Sundays.
5. Beware: Mondays tend to be the worst day for procrastination.
Procrastinating may be hazardous. You could potentially lose your job, girlfriend, house, and other various positive accoutrements of life which require an effort to maintain (including friend ships, pet goldfish and your good health). Before entering into your procrastination be sure you've NOT too carefully considered all the negative side effects. Be sure you have all the proper tools available for positive diversion as to avoid any serious shocks to your emotional system or a general life crisis (one of the many potentially fatal hazards of procrastination resulting from too much time to think and serious Apathetic Barometric Pressure.) Always wear a hoody for maximum protection.
If you find your procrastination overwhelming, I would suggest improvising a Siamese Banana Ray Gun (forthcoming in my next instructable) for immediate vaporization of such dangerous thinking. Whatever you, just don't do too much of it!