Isn’t it great when others express your own secret struggles? Especially when they do it in a clever, entertaining way? Isn’t it liberating? Even amusing?
If you wrestle with procrastination and/or all the myriad issues involved in “getting ready,” you will no doubt enjoy these two short animations (below) by Levni Yilmaz.
Lev has also created a book of drawings on similar themes, Tales of Mere Existence, and the book comes with the DVD collection of his films — what a a deal. Learn more about Lev and his work at his website.
Thanks to my friend Sara for bringing Lev’s work to my attention!
6 thoughts on ““Procrastinating” and “Getting Ready”: The Films”
I am in LOVE with Lev’s work. Laughing hysterically…mostly because I can relate. ADHD is hard but we have to learn to laugh at ourselves as much as possible. I often scream out loud at myself or put myself down when I am late, lose things, forget, etc. These videos make me realize I’m not alone and that I should learn to let myself off the hook a little more often. Thanks so much!
Thanks so much for your comment, Rebecca. That’s exactly why I share them — to help people know they’re not alone and to have a bit of a stress-relieving laugh. 🙂
Oh wow! I can relate to those both! Hubby and I BOTH tend to procrastinate and lollygag despite our best efforts to the contrary (especially when what awaits our attention is an unsavory chore…)
This is another video that really made me laugh. We have a friend who does this. She is busy all day but gets nothing done. It is a phenomenon unique to ADDers=D
Hi Chelsea, I’m glad you enjoyed Lev’s work, too. I need to see what he’s been up to lately…..
Ok, I have a bit of a procrastination problem, especially if it’s one of those things that’s not so exciting and takes more effort than I’m willing to put forth. My spouse has been trying to get me to do something and I just absolutely do not want to do it…long, boring and mentally intense. I’m the master procrastinator, but I can tell the nagging is going to start soon, which means I better figure something out!!
That being the case, I can totally relate to the guy in the first video. I was laughing sooooo hard I had tears in my eyes! I do the same kind of goofy stuff when I’m faced with something I absolutely do not want to do. It sometimes takes me a year of Sundays and nagging to the nth degree to get me to do some things. I’m better lately, but, unfortunately, there are still some things that still bring out the master procrasinator in me 😉
Thanks for your comment. I’m glad you enjoyed Lev’s work. I too found he captured the “art” of procrastinating quite expertly!