Procrastination ~ A Work in Process
Procrastination. An overwhelming feeling that sudden takes right over when you think you still have plenty of time to complete your tasks. Some are blessed with such a gift, being able to wait until the last-minute and put it all together effortlessly. Me, well, I’m still hoping I’ll get better at that…lol! I believe I’m cooked at a mere 50 something!
So what tasks are pressing right now you ask? My in-laws, son and his wife are arriving the next couple of days. We’re heading to Cape May, NJ, for the MS City to Shore Bike Ride and family reunion with cousins later in the week. Needless to say, so much to do, still!
My friendly reminder lists are every where, our home needs some major tidying with stuff scattered throughout and the never-ending dilemma…food! What to make, what to bring, hope they like this or maybe I should make that…running out of time!!!
If you’re anything like me, I try to pace my day to avoid complete exhaustion. Prioritizing my work. I sometimes feel my ship is sinking fast. Do you ever find yourself so busy sometimes it’s easy to bypass to dishes in the sink – I’ll get to the later. The dining room table has become the dumping area – I’ll go through that tonight. The never-ending laundry (with just the two of us) that my husband started before heading to work is calling my name – I need to run the cycle again and fold this evening when I have more time. Really?
Does this battle sound familiar? Solutions possibly saving time while you try to do it all? I typically come up short. The good new is this, fear not, you can tackle tomorrow what you didn’t get done today. Not a fan of this concept but a reality for me!
So how can the good ol procrastination be improved? Routines. They make me feel a sense of peace, relief and accomplishment! Oh yeah! Make the bed in the morning as soon as I get up, tidy our living spaces – kitchen, living room, bathrooms and establish weekly routines for remaining to dos. By doing so, I will definitely have better success with additional activities added to schedules…like preparing for family visits and trips!
Life can be rather hectic and crazy at times. Remember to have routines in place, strive to avoid additional stress and enjoy the activities that you love along the way!
Are you a procrastinator? What do you procrastinate about the most? Do you have successful solutions?
“Count Your Blessings”