The one with over-stimulation induced laziness syndrome


Got up. Cranked the temperature to 30degrees. Good to go baby.

With me going back to university in the next little while, and being about to board my plane back to New Zealand, I have discovered a new (probably not but whatever) phenomenon in which the subject (me) finds that the more stuff they have to get done, the less they do. I’m going to coin it the over stimulation induced laziness syndrome. Do people get rich when they coin stuff? I’m going to be a millionaire.

This paradoxical phenomenon is the reason why for every extra thing on my to do list, I am forced to spend one extra hour minimum doing nothing and/or lying in bed. Maybe I should write an algorithm for this, oh wait I’m not that smart.

A typical day on ones life who is afflicted by this condition (me) would look like this:

Wake up. Mentally visualise to do list. Be forced to hit snooze, at least one hour.
Get up. Breakfast. Look at to do list. Procrastinate by cleaning the bathroom/kitchen/cat/whatever is not on the to do list.


Spend two hours on the internet. Achieve nothing.
Decide I don’t need to do any of the items on the to do list and fantasise about how my life would be if I were Tay Tay swift.
Paint nails and call it a day.
Going out to dinner is also optional, and highly recommended, not for productivity but for general happiness. The hamburger below was too beastie for even me to finish. I highly disapproved of myself for not being able to push through the last part, it is not often I encounter a burger I cant finish but I promise I will try harder next time.
Not finishing the burger was somewhat worth it though, as it enabled me to partake in the below insanely delicious beast. The photo honestly doesn’t do it justice as to how huge it was. Apple pie/crumble is one of my favourite things in the whole world and while this wasn’t as good as my mum’s version (what ever is?!) this was pretty darn phenomenal. Maximum capacity fullness was achieved.
Perfect fuel for saying see you later to Curtis and for 24hrs on the plane. Wish me luck!
Is anyone else affected by this syndrome?
What dessert did you eat today?

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10 Responses to The one with over-stimulation induced laziness syndrome

  1. The story of my life…


  2. Tess says:

    Oh yeah. I’m famous for needing to do 30 really really important things and instead painting the livingroom. Really? THAT needed to be done RIGHT NOW? Yes, yes it did.

    I give you permission to coin that phrase.

    I tried to “unfollow you” and still comment and it wouldn’t let me. I can only comment if I’m a wordpress person. Does anyone else have that issue? I don’t like to be signed in to wordpress (I don’t like to be signed in to anything) because it locks me in to a lot of things I can’t get out of. So I prefer plug ins that just let me sign in with my name, my email and my website. But I can’t do that here and I also couldn’t find a contact info for you…hence the comment that gives you all this. I’m sorry! I am getting email updates finally but I was only getting wordpress updates. That kind of sucked. My email is if you have any questions or need to tell me I’m crazy. You won’t be the first.


    • Haha I know right, it’s so funny how that happens!! That is so confusing about the wordpress login, thanks for letting me know!! I will try to fix it cos I want to hear from everyone and not have them have to be following me πŸ™‚ you are not crazy, you are lovely, I’ll email you! my email is on my about page btw though πŸ™‚


  3. It is so refreshing to know other people have the same reaction that I do at times! Having moved a ton, usually I do not pack until the night before or week of the trip (depending on the length of the trip). Good luck – playing music/podcasts, taking lots of fun breaks, and giving yourself rewards are about my only suggestions on getting through it. Packing stinks, but it is a part of life.


  4. Tess says:

    Oh…can you believe I have more to say? I’m sorry you have to leave! Sad day.


  5. I didn’t eat any dessert today. Can you believe it??? I need to change that!!


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