The urge to put off tasks until the last minute is often accompanied by a nagging sense of guilt about not being productive. We know it as procrastinating. A new trend has emerged called – ‘procrastibaking’. As The New York Times reports, procrastibaking is the act of throwing yourself into a baking project to distract yourself from an impending work deadline. It’s popular among students, and anyone else with an oven who needs a good excuse from doing their actual work. Procrastibakers often choose the most complicated recipes they can find: More time in the kitchen means less time spent thinking about their term papers, tax filing or other chores you’d rather not be doing.
According to Google Trends, interest in the term ‘procrastibaking’ first popped up in April of 2010 on university campuses. Today procrastibaking appeals to all ages and occupations of expert time-wasters!
So if you’d rather hope on a bike and go for a spin, rather than cut the front lawn… would that be called Procrasti-biking?
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