Procrastination is something that I have always suffered from, but lately I’ve begun to wonder if it isn’t really just pure laziness.
Is procrastination just laziness?
This is a question I’ve been asking myself a lot recently. I’ve also been acknowledging that I am indeed a lazy person. Yep, absolutely no denying that.
That applies to my photography as well. I’m not ashamed to admit that I can be very lazy when I’m out taking photos. It is something I always comment on, how my friends die from shock when we are out and I actually change the lens. It’s true, I’m hopeless.
Do you know how difficult it is changing it? You have to get your bag down, then open it. Get the lens you want ready to put on, take off the other one and swap them. Put the lens you were using back in the bag and put that away. So much work. Who out there knows what I’m talking about?
What does laziness cost me?
What a great question.
It does cost. It often means that I procrastinate so much at times that I miss out on things. Or by the time I get around to doing them, there is no point.
There are also the times I’m out and I think I should photograph something, then can’t be bothered. I don’t and then just regret it. Seriously, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve done that.
Of course, there are other things that crop up because of it.
Gear for the lazy person
This is important. You might not think so, but if I get gear that seems too much trouble to use I won’t use it. It will sit on the shelf or I don’t bother buying it.
You can hear about gear that sounds great, but for me, it all becomes too much effort to use.
Camera bags are definitely like that. Recently I was loaned a Peak Design bag. People rave about these and while I don’t want to say they aren’t good, as they are incredibly well thought out and made. However, yes, however, the bag is no good for me.
When I told the rep that I had to give it back, she asked why. What could I say, so I was honest? I said I’m too lazy for the bag.
Simple. The bag has lots of different places to put the gear into it. There are zips on either side of it so you have to remember where you put everything and which side. It was getting so confusing. I just stopped using it.
She has now hooked me up with a bag from Mindshift and so far I’m really enjoying it. There will be more on that soon.
What about you?
How would you rate yourself? Do you think you procrastinate because you are lazy? Or are you more of a go getter?
All the photos in this post are ones where I’m so glad I pushed myself to get out and do some photography.