Friday, September 3, 2010

Procrastination Motivation

Like many, I procrastinate. Examples include cleaning my closet, laundry or the dishes. Within the last year or so I’ve noticed a slight shift and I’m not procrastinating as much. Reason: I realized I was taking for granted that tomorrow will be just as I planned. Life doesn’t work that way. Recently I hurt my back to the point where I couldn’t do much of anything. This meant all those things such as laundry, dishes and grocery shopping had to be put off for several days. This is also true of pursuing career ambitions; we always assume there will be more time in the future to accomplish our dreams, but that’s a bad assumption.

Now I’m not a believer in bad things lurking around every corner but I am a fan doing things when they need to get done. This mentality helps me enjoy and/or cope when those unexpected gifts of life come pouring down.

Are you a procrastinator and if so are you working to change it?

9 comments:

  1. I think I used to be a major procrastinator in high school and even college! However, I think being a Mom has changed me A LOT, especially by taking things day by day and getting things done for my family (my #1 priority!), which speaking of...I'm off to go take care of more laundry :)

    Great post! have a good weekend!

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  2. I am also a procrastinator. I am doing it at this moment. I need to get our stuff ready for the beach and make lunches and clean up and get the kids and myself dressed, but here I am!! LOL. Okay, I'm getting off the computer now!! Have a great day.

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  3. By nature I am not a procrastinator..I'm actually an avid planner and organizer; however, with a young one and working full time and never sleeping at night I'm finding that I do put things off now for more me time since I get so little. Sometimes I'm okay with it because I need the down time to stay sane and stay joyful. Then I wait for another burst of energy to complete my chores...for example, as soon as I finish blog hopping I am going to clean out my fridge:) Stay tuned for a blog post on that! hahah

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  4. Great post. Like Marissa, I used to procrastinate in high school and college. Becoming a mom has enabled me to change big-time, so grateful for that. Things absolutely have to get done, or it just keeps piling up - laundry, cooking, cleaning, de-cluttering the desk, teaching the kids to do the same, etc.

    It gets easier when I stay consistent, and like any work, it's building sweat equity. It's amazing the kind of things we moms do :) I can't wait to read Casey's post about the fridge...

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  5. I am a procrastinator TV and a lot of it has to do with the tremendous amount of pain I am in all the time. It is hard to get motivated to stand and do the dishes when I know my back is going to be hurting. Plus it drains me. I use my energy to do as many things with my daughter. This results in the household chores being held off. I used to be much beyter at getting everything done. I am a perfectionist on top of everything so seeing dishes in the sink and laundry piled up annoys me. Ity all gets done eventually. My main focus is always being as energentic and fun for my daughter. Have a great day my friend!

    Mama Hen

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  6. Hey TV! Come and meet Little Chick! I am so excited I figured out how to add the video. I was procrastinating. Ha! Have a great night!

    Mama Hen

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  7. I'll try not to write an entire post here in your comment section. I am the world's greatest procrastinator. Dishes stack up until there's not a square ince of counterspace left. That's largely due to not having a family that's all on board with MY regimen. Laundry gets washed and dried, but it may stay rumpled in a basket for a day or two as kids come and fish out socks and underwear as needed. Sometimes, even when I manage to get it folded it sits around in laundry baskets. Clutter is a constant problem because "stuff" just stacks up anywhere there ia a clear surface: bills, grocery ads, coupons, etc. I am absolutely mortified at the state of my house 99% of the time. I cannot remember the last "family function" we hosted here. Just this past weekend I took pictures of some of my mess and e-mailed them to my sister in law. She threatened to post them on my blog if I don't get busy pronto with correcting the situation. I've been working on it, but boy do I have a long way to go! I might be brave enough to post a before and after picture on my blog once I get the "after" part accomplished.

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  8. I try not to procrastinate, but I realize that a lot of it depends on my mood! I have to pre-determine that I WILL get my to=do list done, or mostly done! =)

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  9. Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...yes. See? I even delayed answering your question. I need help.

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