This is sadly very much like something I would do. When I have a lot to do, I usually pick something totally unnecessary to do. Like...if the kitchen is a mess, I will clean out the silverware drawer and ignore the stacks of dishes in the sink (or blog as the case may be right now...poor dishes!). Or if our room is piled high with laundry (please tell me you do this too?!?), I'll sort my sock drawer. By doing something that gives instant results I get a quick sense of accomplishment and I guess it makes me feel better about the mess. I'm sorry P inherited this from me...not one of my better traits!
Off to clean out the dryer vent...have a great day y'all!