I am the queen of procrastination. I have a saying that I post at the office that says “Success is doing the things that we procrastinate doing in a timely fashion”.
I always seem to be able accomplish quite a few things when I am under stress, but as I get older, I find that procrastinating for a period of time only puts me in a very stressful straight of mind.
I don’t know why I do this, but I guess it is because I don’t really want to do what I am procrastinating about, and then when under pressure, I fly around to get it done. Sometimes this means not doing the best job I would normally want to do, but do what I need to to get it done
I envy those people that seem to be calm, obviously not procrastinating, but just doing things to get them done and then they can enjoy whatever it is they were wanting to do. Christmas for example. I want better homes and gardens, but yet I am doing my decorating until I have to stay up late at night, sometimes all night without sleep, just to get the necessary things done. I always say, next year will be different. I will just do what needs to be done. I blame a lot of procrastination on working, as when I get home at night, I just want to relax. During important times, I put off doing what needs to be done because I am just plain tired. I always feel there is always tomorrow, but, to my chagrin, tomorrow comes too soon and I realize that my procrastinating has cost me another enjoyable holiday or event.
I have found that when I really enjoy something, I can actually get to it right away. Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem to happen often.
Right now, I am supposed to be redoing my cupboards, but find that there is always tomorrow! I know I will definitely pay for that thought and will be doing this when everybody is out in their gardens, on holidays, or whatever, and due to my procrastination, I will be up late nights, getting crabby and feel sad that I am, in fact, the queen of procrastination.