Saturday, March 28, 2009

Procrastinating ...........

I am a master of the art of procrastination. I can spend the whole day on "this and that" and get absolutely nothing accomplished. I can find many reasons why I can't or I shouldn't do the things that I need to do. I have been known to expend more energy and time avoiding a task than it would take to go ahead and just do it. Once I get in a spell of procrastination, it keeps getting worse until I am at a total standstill. I'm almost at that point now.

It's time for a refresher in time management and organization. I need to get out my "To Do List" notebook and write down all those little tasks that need doing, as well as all the big projects floating around in my head. The little tasks usually don't take long to do, so if they are on my list where I see them every day, I will get them done.

It's the projects that never seem to get any attention. I never feel like I have enough time to really work on them, so I don't even try. I need to take each project and break it down into manageable steps. Then I can work on one step at a time.

You can see that I've read those time management books. I know what I need to do, and I know how to do it. Now, if I can stop procrastinating long enough to follow the proper steps, I'll be in good shape.

I'll start it tomorrow.....

2 comments:

Dave Pie-n-Mash said...

I've been there.... I know what that is like. Lists help me... but only so far. Before you know it, I'm writing new lists to incorporate the old.

Kathy said...

Everything gets done in its own time. I remember each time I collected essays. I'd band them together according to class, after stamping each with the date I'd received them. I'd put them in my REALLY large LLBean bag and from there they'd stare at me...
And then there's the wallpaper in my son's old room...(He's 33 now!).
But it all gets done.