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I recently heard the term, “procrastibake,” and it makes perfect sense to me. It’s using baking as a delay tactic, when there’s something more important to do. I procrastibake during tax season, I procrastibake when I’m trying to write. Baking is immersive and demanding. You can ruin a delicate cake or soufflé with an extra 60 seconds in the oven. It keeps me glued to the kitchen, which is often my happiest place to be. Do you have the equivalent of “procrastibake” in your life?

Painting by Nancy Featherston


6 comments for “Procrastibake”

  1. Gigi says:

    Yes I do, and it’s making lists:) Procrastalist?

    • wendy says:

      How many items do you put on one of your lists?

      • Gigi says:

        The procrastalist is usually some doable tasks maybe 5-10 items that are tied to what it is I am avoiding. Then it makes me feel like I have broken it down to something achievable and I can get it done even if I don’t want to do it.
        I am with you on the taxes, I can’t stand doing them!

        • wendy says:

          Doable tasks is a great way to say it. Every item has to be actionable. That’s what I tell my Coaching clients.

  2. Petra says:

    This was a favorite activity of mine during grad school! Now I indulge in more procrasticooking. I haven’t gotten to the cleaning-as-distraction mindset though.

    • wendy says:

      Cooking works too, the more complicated the better. I don’t think I’ll ever get to the cleaning as distraction phase.

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