Sunday, May 6, 2012

Day 03: Something with which I struggle.

Like so many of us, I have struggles with my weight, with finances, with lifelong depression, etc. Any number of us could write many times over about those issues. But, I want to focus on another one that is at hand for me....procrastination.

I have been a procrastinator all my life. Ever since my early school years until now, I have had a hard time NOT putting off anything today that can be done tomorrow. "Oh, I can do that later" is the thought that is most prominent in my head. And, I'm usually the most motivated and energized if I'm meeting a deadline. I can hustle like nobody's business - yet, that hustle is nowhere to be found prior to the final countdown.

Yep - in a bag like this!
Right now, most of my clothes are in the basement waiting to be washed. I'm wearing my last pair of clean pants because I just haven't gotten myself downstairs to put the clothes in the washer. Even though I HAVE to have clean clothes by tomorrow, they've been sitting down there all week waiting and waiting. My previously mentioned thought drowns out all other voices of reason trying to get a word in.

The dishes are still waiting - in the dishwasher!! I need to put them away, but "it can be done later" hangs a neon sign in front of everything and, again, I find other things that are more "fun" to do.

Somehow, I doubt this dog will learn any new tricks with regard to procrastination, other than doing things like these blog challenges wherein I have made an agreement with others to accomplish a set project at a set time. And, that may very well be why I like them.

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Blogger Awwsumkitteh said...

I'm totally like that, especially whenever I have homework or have to write a paper for school! It's such a bad habit of mine lol

May 6, 2012 at 11:40 AM  
Blogger Jo said...

I am one who prefers to get things done so I can play guilt free! If I leave something that needs to be done to do something just fun, I keep thinking I should be whatever-it-is and that takes away from my enjoyment.
I will say though that retirement has taken the time frame and stretched it really wide. Nothing has to be done today. I will have tomorrow. LOL

May 6, 2012 at 11:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Laundry is no fun! I folded a mountain of it today and put it all away. What a relief! Sometimes, you just have to put your body in motion and do it. Don't think about it or you're doomed! lol :D

May 7, 2012 at 1:03 AM  

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