Procrastination

In my latest article for Dynamic Business Magazine, I explore procrastination as one of life’s greatest challenges.

I should note, mind you, that I wrote this article last week while I was not suffering from Mondayitis and still had plenty of wind left in me.

And so as I sit at my desk wondering what on earth am I going to write about today, and do I really have to do it right now? It occurs to me, clearly I need to practice practicing what I preach and pull myself out of the procrastination zone which is very quickly swallowing me up whole this afternoon.

Maybe it is because it’s Monday. Maybe it’s because I purposely left my day clear today so I would be ready for when Telstra arrived between 10am & 2pm… and now that they haven’t turned up it’s all I can do to not sit and dwell on how annoying it is to have to rely on a service that has no service. Whatever it is, I have let myself get sucked in big time.

And it happens to everyone. It’s one of those things that we just can’t help but do. We day dream, sit on Facebook, Pinterest, Facebook again… but how do we pull ourselves out of the depths of habitual procrastination?

And what does procrastination have to do with being organised? Well the point is, quite simply, that you cannot be organised and on top of your life if you are a serial procrastinator. It’s like being overweight and trying to wish yourself skinny. Or living in a state of constant mess and willing things to clean themselves up and get better. Or like being in debt but still spending and wondering why you are still living day to day. Nothing changes for you, unless you want it to change.

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you don’t like your job, quit. If you don’t have enough time, stop watching TV.” – Holtee Manifesto

Cuts to the point, doesn’t it?

I want everyone who reads this to think about what is the one thing that you most procrastinate over – and then go and do it. Make your to-do list, do the filing, the banking, the dusting. Hang those light fittings, paint that wall, go and get those photo’s printed out that you have been meaning to do for months. MAKE that phone call.

Do this and you are taking the first step to getting your life organised and in control. How is that for empowerment?

Until next week!

Lady Calamity

P.S. Happy Mothers Day to all the mum’s for Sunday!

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