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The 7 Stages of a Write-Off Day

As a student (or unemployed grad) there can often be too much time... Like, seriously too much. You wake up and wonder what to do; you haven’t planned anything and your friends or either busy, far away or hungover, which means you have to entertain yourself.

When this happens your day will look something like this.

1. You start by watching TV. 

The typical first thing you do when bored is open up your laptop or switch on the TV and watch some shows. What else are you expected to do? Be productive?

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2. Then you eat food just because. You’re not even hungry.

So you’ve binge-watched Game Of Thrones oand Breaking Bad because everyone told you it’s the best thing in the world, but now you want something else – that something is food. You saunter to the kitchen and dig through your fridge for something to eat. It will most likely be junk and you will consume obscene amounts despite not being hungry at all.

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3. You’ll probably play some games or get lost on Wikipedia. 

So, you’ve eaten a load of food and watched a load of TV, now what? Candy Crush – obviously. Maybe even Frozen’s Free Fall, which you’ll tell no one about because you still have some face to maintain. You get so into it that when you can’t get past level 56 you ask the internet for help, which inevitably leads you to Wikipedia. And just like that 3 hours have passed and you’re an expert on Aztec history.

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4. You enter a trance.

You’ve exhausted all your procrastination tools and have hit a wall. You turn into an inactive robot, staring at the wall, waiting for something to happen. You stand up but then sit right back down. You try and read but the words don’t make sense.

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5. Whether you mean to or not, you fall asleep.

It happens every time, but it’s not a bad thing. You’ve had a busy day so far.

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6. You wake up and come to the conclusion that your house is a disgrace.

A strange urge and anger rises in you and demands you clean up the place because everyone is so messy – including you. You blast some music and become rarely productive.

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7. And after that it’s time to relax.

The final stage of boredom day is one of denial. You convince yourself you’ve earned a rest and run a bath (if you even have one). You try to play some ambient music but will end up playing Calvin Harris’s new album or something. You also have a book that sits nicely on the side... you try to read it, but no.

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Same again tomorrow?

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