Procrastination. Is it a lazy person’s disease? A temporary escape from reality? An easy habit? Maybe a coward’s corner?
Please don’t say “all of the above.”
The word begins with “Pro” which means we are “for” something and possibly quite good at it. Like putting off our mammogram (where they squash cups into saucers-ouch). My mom put hers off until she was 70. The dr’s finally talked her into having one and there on the x-ray was a spider-like cancer. Some things are definitely worth doing NOW.
“Now” is such a pushy word. It makes the rebellious child in me rear up and gallop in the opposite direction. Yet in the “nows” we have been given, there is the chance to get stuff done. Important stuff…like ordering are world.
It’s funny but when I get around to cleaning out that congested closet or crammed kitchen drawer I feel such a fresh surge of accomplishment and energy that I can’t imagine why I put if off. In fact, once its done I want to have home tours to show how I can now open and close, with ease, the pantry doors and the utensil drawers.
When I reestablish order in my chaos I not only take a weight off my brain I put zip back in my skip…and I take weight off my guilt scale (we all have one).
It’s not like we can get everything done “now” but you know and I know what we have put off far too long. An apology? A debt? A diet? A organizational rampage in our desk, our car, the garage (eek!)…
Guess what time it is…its “NOW.” Now is bursting with potential liberty and dignity.
Go for it!