* Or anything else for that matter. Contains 13 too easy steps. (Almost too easy, some would argue)
Hello people! You may or may not know that I am a flute player. (Also ukulele kinda and piano). Actually you know now haha. I was thinking of funny things, and I am a hopeless procrastinator, so in case you needed any more help, here it is. If you’re wondering, I really should be practicing right now.
Step 1: Pretend you can’t find your flute, and continue doing whatever you’re doing (for example, reading the Help).
Step 2: Look behind you, and find it on the shelf it always is. (bonus points if you exclaim ‘Lo! My flute is just where it always is!’)
Step 3: Take it out of it’s case and put it together. Decide it needs polishing before any playing can be done. Spend 5 minutes multi tasking on polishing and reading.
Step 4: Decide you’re really hungry, and go and get some food. (Like a green apple.)
Step 5: Wash you sticky paws and mouth because you couldn’t bear to mar the shininess of your freshly polished instrument.
Step 6: Resign yourself to warming up.
Intermission for photos of my lovely flute Artemis. (So named for being a twin, eternal maiden, fierce huntress, silvery moon goddess and generally awesome, just like me!) (What, you don’t name your instruments?)
Step 7: Start playing your favourite songs and sections you’re good at, or get distracted and start playing Taylor Swift by ear.
Step 8: Get called for dinner/lunch/ to the toilet/ to rescue your sister’s stuffed toy from certain death.
Step 9: Decide you’ll actually start and get a metronome, discover there are no batteries, and spend several minutes searching for them.
Step 10: Begin playing for real and actually focus for 10 minutes before deciding you need to listen to what you’re playing on youtube.
Step 11: While on youtube, find the funniest cat video and get distracted.
Step 12: 15 minutes later, come back and practice seriously.
Step 13: Decide that after a hard 45 minutes practice, your embouchure needs a rest. Pack away your flute (being careful not to over polish it) and return to your book.
Do you guys play instruments? What are your surefire procrastinating strategies? What do you enjoy procrastinating on?