Facebook and Buzzfeed are the obvious attention-thieves, but we all have our more subtle, preferred forms of procrastination. Actually, in times like these, we’ll find just about anything to procrastinate on. And when I say anything, I mean anything. Take a peek at the list below and tell me you haven’t done at least one of these things to avoid all of your responsibilities take a small study break.
The weather forecast
Well, you haven’t checked the weather in the past hour. Guess it’s time to surf Weather Channel for a bit. Gosh, why are their headlines so sensationalist? Okay, just do what you came here to do. Hmm, let’s see how the weather’s gonna look like when you leave for home. Looks good. You should probably double-check on your phone app, though, just to make sure. How are the next 4 hours gonna look like? Ooo, they have a monthly forecast, let’s check that out, too!
Your Expedia itinerary
You tell yourself that you just want to confirm that everything’s correct. I mean, you never know if you accidentally misspelled your last name when typing in your info. Wait, what were the carry-on size restrictions again? Better check that too while you’re at it.
The dining hall menus
Man oh man, do finals get you hungry! And Ratty waffle fries never seemed more appetizing. Let’s take a peek at what the menu will look like tomorrow. Eh. Maybe the Vdub will be more promising? Will it be quesadilla night or grilled cheese night at Jo’s tomorrow? Gotta weigh all your options! Wait, do you even have any meal credits left? To the Banner-mobile!
This needs no explaining.
No new snaps? That can’t be right—your friends are more interesting than this. Better refresh. Could it be that people just don’t find you relevant anymore? You should update your Snapchat story to remind them of your existence.
Creating a new Spotify playlist
You just found the perfect study song, and realize that you don’t have a finals playlist yet. Better get on that! You’re kinda indecisive on what songs to choose, so it might be cool to make a playlist about indecisiveness. Maybe you should just create a playlist for making playlists, because why the hell not.
Your bank account statement
CRAP. Those chai lattes really do add up. *Closes tab.*
ASOS, ModCloth, etc.
Wheee they have a new summer collection! Let’s take a look! Oops, you forgot to click on the “shop lowest to highest price” button. You should probably also go browse the Louboutin website just to, you know, get an idea of which shoes you’ll want to buy when you’re, like, filthy rich. Of course, you’ll only be rich if you STUDY HARD DAMMIT.
Catching up with old friends
It sure has been a while since you’ve talked to your flag football teammate from middle school PE. You should send her a quick message to see how’s she doing. “Hey girl! How’ve you been?? It’s been soooo long I know. Where do you go to school now? I heard you’re dating that guy from that band…”
It’s ok. We won’t tell.
We know, guys. It’s tough to focus on something for an extended period of time, but just hang in there! Give it all you’ve got, and imagine that Binder is cheering you on! Your perseverance will pay off, and we will always have SciDuck to remind us of that.