You know what procrastinating is right? You may even be doing it right now by reading this blog. I know I do lots of procrastinating, because it’s easier than doing the actual work, or at least it feels like it.
You may even have heard about procrastabaking (the art of baking instead of doing what you really should be doing)? I’ve done plenty of that over the years too. Good for procrastinating, but bad for the waistline.
But did you know there’s such as thing as precrastinating? I only heard of this today. Precrastination is the inclination to complete tasks quickly just for the sake of getting things done sooner rather than later.
Pro- or pre-crastination is problematic. There are cliches for both. Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today. Marry in haste, repent at leisure.
But if you can pre- and pro-crastinate, it begs the question, can you just crastinate? Interestingly, yes, you can crastinate. To crastinate is actually to procrastinate. It is simply an obsolete form for the word procrastination.
So, does knowing this now overwhelm you? Underwhelm you? Whelm you?
Anyway, what I’m taking a long time to say, is words are weird.