Obeying Parkinson’s Law


Parkinson’s Law is: “Work expands to fill the time available for its completion.”*

Tell me a-fucking-bout it. It’s right up there with gravity for me in terms of natural laws I’m obeying.

I’ve spent my January mostly moping around. In fact, my productivity has consisted almost exclusively of some press-ups and sit-ups in the morning. Although, I’ve also spent a fair amount of time laughing at the meager amount of written work I’m required to submit at the end of my scholastic term.

It’s still not done. It’s due tomorrow.

I’ve had six weeks. Six fucking weeks. To write and edit some shit. And I’m a writer. So it shouldn’t be difficult or time consuming at all really. Unfortunately, I think my ‘student procrastination’ programming has overwhelmed my ‘professional writer’ programming.

Either that, or Parkinson’s Law is just impossible to work around, and I should just get used to it.

*In his book of essays, Parkinson’s Law was expressed as a mathematical equation. Which is pretty awesome, if you think about it. Everything else about Parkinson’s Law: procrastination, inefficiency, bloated bureaucracy, etc. is depressing. But funny. Like Dilbert.

2017-09-14T08:43:57+00:00 February 3 2010|