(still on blog-break, came up for some air)
What is worse than shirking and avoiding a task? Actively "not doing" it. Sitting at it for hours on end and "not doing" it. or anything else. The inertia becomes all-consuming and a very hard to break out of cycle. And the damage slowly builds up and accumulates into really bad, irreversible repercussions.
I hope I learned something out of all this.