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The Last Top Ten: Ways to Procrastinate

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It’s the officially the second half of the spring semester; congratulations on making it this far. While we all still have approximately another two months to protect our GPAs, it’s hard not to feel a little burnt out. The weather is getting (debatably) better and studying scientific principles pales in comparison to daydreaming about summer, and it’s inevitable to procrastinate from time to time. In fact, I myself procrastinated writing this Top Ten list. But not all methods of procrastination are equal; some are born better. Thus I present to you the top ten ways to avoid doing work:


1. Naps on naps on naps.

2. Friday Night Lights. Binge watch it. You’ll thank me. I promise. (Other acceptable options include Parks and Recreation, The West Wing, and The Office).

3. Go to the gym. Pretend it’s because you’re health conscious, not shirking responsibilities.

4. Twitter / Facebook stalk your friends at school. Move on to their friends from home. Now you’re on their home-friend’s friend from school’s page. That friend has a fake account run by her dog. Check it out. It’s 12:30. Congratulations.

5. Explore whether or not you’re double jointed.

6. Read the comments at the bottom of a seemingly non-controversial YouTube video. Learn that you were wrong: One Direction is edgy, and its fans, ruthless. You’ll soon lose faith in humanity. You’ll also lose precious hours of your life that could have been spent working.

7. Make a list of all the things you should be doing instead of list-making.

8. Memorize all the lyrics to all the songs from Frozen, believe it’s a skill that will eventually prove its value.

9. Master the art of origami.

10. Take BuzzFeed quizzes in lieu of studying for your real ones. I got Mindy Kaling as “Which Celebrity Would Play You in a Movie,” undoubtedly the best result I’ve ever gotten on a test.

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