Procrastination manifests itself in many ways. It has been a curse throughout my life. Not wanting to deal with something, I put it off until it's an uncomfortable and embarrassing situation with a lot of excuses and explanations. Now, I address other procrastinators: Why do we make life more difficult on ourselves?
Overcoming procrastination is a simple task: just do it! Well, that's what some people may think. That is, the people who have no problem getting things done TODAY! As the saying goes,
"Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today."Isn't that the truth! The trouble with all this is that we fall back into our old habits when we get tired or stressed.
Another habitual problem that goes along with this is opening up mail. How many times do you deal with your personal mail? Do you move it from pile to pile, only to end up eventually throwing it in the trash? Or do you deal with it once? Less work.
I'm proud to say that I finally have mastered half of that problem: I go through my mail immediately, trashing everything that is obvious junk mail. I still have my neat little pile, however, that I put off dealing with until later. At least I can find exactly where everything is. It's stacked so neatly. Someday I just might eliminate that little stack and keep nothing but the most important papers.
Well, enough about procrastination for now. I could give a million other examples, but, since no one wants to hear about it, suffice it to say, I'm going to improve my bad habit of procrastination TODAY!
Have a simple and relaxing day! You can have it if you get important things done, first. Then you can sit back and relax. Don't have enough time to relax? W-el-l-l-l... That's a topic for another day.
In closing, just remember:
You CAN teach an old dog new tricks!!!Better late than never, your friend,
Little Ole Doggie