Sometimes, I put things off. 🙋🏻♀️ I read one more chapter. Or finish another episode. Scroll a little longer. Take a walk. Do nothing at all except curl up with my blanket.
I think that’s okay. Maybe it sounds lazy. Sometimes, that’s true. I am being lazy.😉
Not always, though. Sometimes, there’s a point to my procrastination. Besides, if it’s crucial, I won’t procrastinate. Ever! When deadlines are involved, I’m a get-it-done kind of girl.💪🏻 I’m talking about other things that clutter up our days. Necessary stuff, just not do-or-die stuff.
My husband doesn’t know how to procrastinate.🌟 If something needs to be done, he’s already finished before you even realize it’s time to start. Not me, though. I appreciate some good procrastination from time to time.
There are moments when it’s task avoidance. I’m not alone in putting off chores I hate, am I? I’ll fold laundry all day long. But cleaning 🚽 toilets? Not on my Top 10 List.
Maybe it’s that I’m comfortable and don’t want to stop 📖 reading.
Maybe it didn’t go well last time, and I’m 😬 nervous to see how it goes this time.
Maybe I need more information. Who wants to attempt something without understanding the whole picture?
Maybe I need time to wrap my brain around it first. 🤔 That’s not laziness. It’s preparation.
Honestly, if I just need a moment to do absolutely nothing, it’s important to take it. Brain breaks are necessary to get through the day. Life’s tough. Moving from one task to the next without a break is exhausting. 😴
Regardless of the reason for my procrastination, I always feel better when I finish the job. 🙌 I remind myself to start taking care of things as they come. I try to understand that the questions will answer themselves. I remember that things aren’t as bad as you expect them to be—usually. 😜
Charles Dickens said, “My advice is to never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time.”
Mark Twain noted, “Do not put off until tomorrow what can be put off until day-after-tomorrow just as well.”
I think they’re both kind of right. Until next time, friends! Maybe.💖
As someone who gets tired easily, I often can’t tell if it’s procrastination or needing a rest that leads me to not get on with a task. My husband always has to be ‘doing’. I prefer just ‘being’ at times.
I totally understand that! Exhaustion can get the best of me, too. I also know what it’s like to have a husband who loves to be busy! Mine is the same way.