Spuddling, Procrastination And Watching Kdramas 😁

Today is just a short post to let you know that we have popped down to Tasmania (Westbury) for a week or so.

My usual form of procrastination – watching South Korean or Chinese or Japanese dramas 😉

After eight days back at work, we found ourselves flying across the Australian continent to visit my sister and brother-in-law in Westbury, Tasmania for ten days or so.

From this…

Summer Bushfires in Victoria Plains

To this…

Central Park, Launceston, yesterday. Nice and green and a cool place to be during summer

As my sister pointed out yesterday the word of the day – to “spuddle” – to work ineffectively; to be extremely busy whilst achieving absolutely nothing. Or, a state of befuddlement, to have foggy brain first thing in the morning.

Many of us end up spuddling at some point – going around in endless circles. It’s at times like these we need to understand what is happening and then how to deal with it.

The first thing to do is to stop and then replace it with a form of procrastination. I can hear all you overachievers and harsh task masters right now 😂🤣😂 That’s right – use it to get out of that befuddling whatever it is you’re dealing with.

Secondly, you need to appreciate that procrastination can be short term or it can be long term.

Thirdly, you might miss out on an opportunity because you didn’t act quickly enough as a result of procrastinating. My advice here is this: what will be will be 😅

Procrastination is a wonderful thing. It’s like a circuit breaker as we wander through life. We should never feel bad because we didn’t do what we were going to do yesterday. It took me way too long to realise this one.

So, embrace a bit of procrastination in your life – it will help you cope with some of those more tricky things. Then you will be in a position to do what you need to do.

What method of procrastination do you use?

The ultimate form of procrastination for me – a long overdue adventure. I will be posting about our trip as we go. Hopefully, with some decent photos along the way 😁

20 Comments on “Spuddling, Procrastination And Watching Kdramas 😁”

  1. Sean – I am going to go out on a limb and say that the man on the screen is Uhm Hyo Sub and the scene is from “One Dollar Lawyer”. Hmm, maybe “All of Us are Dead”? I love a good puzzle so let me know if I am close. I am dying to know how close I am.

    As for procrastination about job related tasks, I found fear of missing a deadline to be a good motivator.

    But as for personal issues I always trust my intuition. If I cannot make a move on a decision, I generally do nothing. In looking back, history has shown that doing nothing was the right thing to do at that point in time.

    May you and Lovely L has a fantabulous vacation! You both deserve it!

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    • Rita, it is a scene from “One Dollar Lawyer” 😊 So, very, very close – in fact, on the money 😉

      Setting the key work program with my managers re the next three months allowed me to go on holidays with complete peace of mind re a range of deadlines.

      Sounds like your intuition is very well informed. You know yourself, which is fabulous.

      Fantabulous is what our holiday it has been so far 😊😊😊

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  2. What an interesting change in scenery. I’ve never heard of “spuddle.” Coincidentally, I’m doing a project about Australian English for work. I don’t know most of the idioms that I included in the project. As for procrastination – I get that a lot on the weekend.

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    • That’s very interesting, Vanya. We refer to Australian English as Strine. Of course, there is a difference between the east coast (more American influences) and the west coast (t radio also influences are still quite strong).

      It is amusing to see comments out there on social media and YouTube re Aussie sayings, but to be honest, many of them aren’t the real deal. It’s more what’s crept into our language in recent times. Even the more traditional sayings, we do have to explain to our kids from time to time 😉

      Procrastination on the weekends sounds fabulous to me 😊

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  3. I heard of the island of Tasmania, but I can’t remember why and where and in what context. I really heard of it. The name rings a loud bell. And “spuddle” is such an interesting word and it is probably a term created by existentialists.

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    • Well, Tassie is known for the Tasmanian Devil (depicted in Looney Tunes cartoons), is the home of Hollywood legend Errol Flynn and sadly, in more recent times, The Port Arthur Massacre – but became the catalyst for the very effective gun control laws we have in place now.

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  5. So that’s what Chris Tavaré was doing back in the summer of ‘82/83!!

    Enigma de-mystified, SurePaw…

    BTW, your mnemonic for Back-to-Work stuck with me & I very effectively negotiated my first week back in the hot- seat 🔥 Thanks Big Fella

    Kind regards, Stephen

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    • Stevo, I’m rolling around on the floor laughing right now (well figuratively speaking). I still remember those Scottish wags sitting behind us saying at the Ashes Test back then at the WACA that day “the only way you will get him (CT) out Denis, is with snail pellets.”

      That’s awesome about your first week back at work. Keep up the good job that you are doing 😉

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  6. I’m a pro at spuddling even though I didn’t know the word. Thanks for naming it for me. What a great contrast for your holiday! I’ve been procrastinating ever since people have been giving me assignments. I have to have deadlines. Generally there are pre-predeadlines, predeadlines, deadlines, and sometimes redeadlines. Did I mention I’m pretty laidback? Except when I’m not.

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    • Welcome to the blog, lotusgirl 😊 Lol re having to have deadlines. Being laid back is a great place to be. I think I can relate to “except when I’m not.” No one believes me when I say I just want to read a book all day under a tree. Keep spuddling, I say 😁

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