How it Feels When You Stop Procrastinating
One of my dear Club Organized members wrote a wonderful blog for me to share with you. Do you see yourself in it?
by Greta Heddy
My daughter says she's the queen of procrastination. In that case, I'm the Queen Mother. I even put off things I want to do. The things that I'm afraid to do, or don't want to do, get put off even longer.
Here's a short list of some of the tasks I didn't want to do from the recent past, with the number of months I procrastinated doing them in parentheses:
- switching bills to my husband's name at our old house and taking over the phone bill (4)
- opening some of the bills from my daughter's appendectomy last fall (8)
- signing up for a free membership to a gym though my health insurance (2)
- putting away boxes from my move (5)
- changing doctors to get better care for my shoulder (1)
- taking my car to the dealer because the fix they did last fall didn't work (1)
- starting various healthy habits: eating correctly (4); getting enough sleep (2); exercise (years)
I'm not here to tell you how to get yourself to stop procrastinating. I'm not going to tell you about the negative consequences of putting things off. You know these. I'm going to tell you how it feels when you finally do the things you've been avoiding.