Queen of Procrastination

Someday When Things Slow Down

Until then… I am the Procrastination Queen

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I am the queen of procrastination. If I don’t want to do it, or it’s something difficult, I can find a million reasons to put it off. And I’m creative about it. My excuse isn’t the same thing over and over again. No way! I’m just good enough to find something new to get in my way each and every time.

Now, don’t get me wrong. I do eventually get the job done. As a freelance writer and blog manager, I have deadlines. I pride myself on meeting my deadlines, and often, I manage to submit work early. The problem is I could finish even earlier and experience much less stress if I started on projects right away. Yes, I’m working on this.

Just recently, I’ve realized I have another problem. It’s not just work that I put off. I also manage to put off the things I simply wantto do as well. For example, I’d like to redecorate my home, create a family scrapbook, research and create a family tree, organize my files, learn to quilt, and knit a blanket for each of my children. These things don’t get done because I’m constantly telling myself that I’ll have more time tomorrow, next week, in six months, when the kids are older, or when the kids are grown.

Essentially, life is passing by while I tell myself that I’ll get to the things I really want to do later. And we all know that we aren’t promised the next day, never mind months or years to finally get to the things we consider important. So I’ve decided to just stop. I am a busy mom with a freelance career and books to write, but I don’t want to defer everything until that magical day when things slow down. I’ve decided to make a commitment to myself to pick one of these projects each quarter and just plug away at it until it’s finished. My only hope is that it doesn’t start to feel like work. If that happens, I know procrastination will catch me.reate a family tree, organize my files, learn to quilt, and knit a blanket for each of my children. These things don’t get done because I’m constantly telling myself that I’ll have more time tomorrow, next week, in six months, when the kids are older, or when the kids are grown.

Essentially, life is passing by while I tell myself that I’ll get to the things I really want to do later. And we all know that we aren’t promised the next day, never mind months or years to finally get to the things we consider important. So I’ve decided to just stop. I am a busy mom with a freelance career and books to write, but I don’t want to defer everything until that magical day when things slow down. I’ve decided to make a commitment to myself to pick one of these projects each quarter and just plug away at it until it’s finished. My only hope is that it doesn’t start to feel like work. If that happens, I know procrastination will catch me.

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