I was reading a blog the other day and the author was talking about procrastination. Check it out here
and then come back to hear my thoughts.
(do de do de doooo)
Back? Okay good. I could so relate to what she wrote. I, likewise, used to pride myself on 'working well under pressure'. Working well under pressure is great for those times when you have no choice, but to work like that all the time? To live your life putting things off for whatever excuse you've given yourself that sounds semi-reasonable at the time is not wise.
'Too late' will inevitably arrive. My grandfather passed away in January and I had wanted to write him a letter...maybe call him and chat here and there. I never did. Well, I began a letter, but never finished it. I regret that big time. It's too late now.
I had to renew my cosmetology license and I put it off and then forgot about it. Now I have to pay double if I can squeak out the cash. It's too late to pay the cheaper rate now.
It has become such an ingrain habit to put things off that I'm not sure how to begin catching myself so I can convert to taking action instead. Almost everything in my life is put off until tomorrow which ironically has another tomorrow to put things off on. And it keeps going until it's too late. Until you miss a deadline or the chance is over or you now look incompentant or you're unreliable or you can't find it or it's become huge and overwhelming...
I desperately want to break the cycle. Procrastination affects relationships, success, dreams, goals...how can I feel the satisfaction of accomplishing something if I always put it off and never do anything?
Why do I procrastinate on things I want to do or enjoy doing? To me, it seems like a dumb thing to do lol, yet I do it and I'm not an idiot (although I've been known to resemble one at times). How can I retrain myself into being a doer? Part of my problem is that I've become lazy. Inertia inevitably produces inertia.
I want to become a woman of momentum which produces yet more momentum. How? Any ideas?
Anyone who likes to be bossy and who is organized, feel free to contact me and take me on as a project. You can tell me to get off my bum and get busy and to shush up with any excuses I make. I need someone tough..maybe a former drill sergeant? Someone who will hold me accountable every day and if I procrastinate on answering you, yell at me and tell me to update you now.
Seriously, I'm really open to help here. My husband is begging you.
Do you know I only procrastinated two days on writing this entry? Arg.