Whenever I’ve got a big assignment to do or something school-y to study, I’ll run through my usual list of things to procrastinate with – grabbing a snack, watching one more episode on Netflix or chatting with one of my suitemates. However, on special occasions, I’ll lapse into the ultimate procrastination technique (often without even realizing it!).
My bedroom, my bathroom, our common room and even our kitchen isn’t safe from my scrubbing tendencies. Today, I caught myself standing in my tub with my sleeves rolled up, a bottle of bleach cleaner in one hand and a sponge in the other. I briefly thought about some of the online journals I needed to write up, and then went right back to wiping my bathroom down. I also washed all the sheets on my bed, organized the clutter in my room and went through the semi-expired food in our fridge.
Sometimes, you need a mental break from the stress of the semester, and sometimes that break comes in the form of dusting and vacuuming.
If you need me, I’ll be Clorox-ing our kitchen counter and bobbing my head to Justin Bieber’s new album (and writing those online journals, too).