Procrastination: Less Whining, More Doing
Procrastination is the thief of time. – Edward Young
Procrastination thieved not only a good chunk of the last few mornings in my house, but it was also well on it’s way to gobbling up today’s blog post.
I know I have no one but myself to blame. My husband didn’t wish me a pleasant morning of procrastination before he headed off to work. I didn’t ask God to help me really refine my procrastination skills so I could put things off more effectively today. (Nor would He do such a thing if I’d been silly enough to ask for it.) Nope, I just dawdled. And it’s weird how I keep delaying taking action on certain things because I certainly can be grumpy about the various incomplete projects surrounding me.
The nastiest thing about procrastination is how it keeps looping back on its self. The tasks I put off today don’t go away because I delay doing them. And life being life, other jobs and things to do are added to a soon-burgeoning pile. Then I’m overwhelmed by all the things still left undone, and I off doing anything until tomorrow or some other nebulous point in the future.
Add. Ignore. Stress. Repeat.
People did offer some good advice, web links and encouragement when I previously blogged about this bad habit of mine, and I appreciated every bit. But now I need to take the first step into putting these things into practice. Not complain about it, not blog about it, not even pray about it because I know what I need to do. I need to take the first bite of the proverbial elephant. Once I’ve got out from under the weight of the irony on procrastinating on changing my procrastinating ways, that is.
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