You never plan on procrastinating, right? Maybe, you sit down to fill out your expense reports or tackle your inbox, but then you remember that you wanted to re-organize your desk decorations, or find that guy in marketing to talk about that thing that you can’t quite recall. Suddenly it’s two hours later and you can’t remember what you started doing in the first place.
Well, Ellen DeGeneres understands your struggle, which is why she jokes that she started touring as a stand–up comedian just so that she could talk to people about her procrastination troubles.
She makes a good (and quite hilarious) point about procrastination—that not only do we not realize how often we do it, but we also don’t know we’re doing it half the time.
Put off your work a little bit longer by listening to this (now) vintage routine and listening to what you probably sound like when you put off work.
Photo of Ellen DeGeneres courtesy of Jaguar PS/Shutterstock.
Previously an editor for The Muse, Alyse is proud to prove that yes, English majors can change the world. She’s written almost 500 articles for The Muse on anything from productivity tips to cover letters to bad bosses to cool career changers, many of which have been featured in Fast Company, Forbes, Inc., CNBC's Make It, USA Today College, Lifehacker, Mashable, and more. She calls many places home, including Illinois where she grew up and the small town of Hamilton where she attended Colgate University, but she was born to be a New Yorker. In addition to being an avid writer and reader, Alyse loves to dance, both professionally and while waiting for the subway.More from this Author