It’s a bold question to ask, but one I would like you to consider seriously. Take a deep look within, think hard and answer the question. Are YOU procrastinating life?
By definition, using the Collins English Dictionary as a reference, procrastinating is putting off or deterring an action. Is there something in your life that you are constantly putting on the long finger? Have you been planning to do something for the last 10 years? All thought provoking questions. Some reading this may initially get defensive and make excuses in their minds, reasoning why they have been putting things off. Maybe you feel you feel that you haven’t had the time yet to reach a certain goal. Perhaps you don’t wish to start something you don’t feel you can currently finish due to your imagined availability. If you are currently thinking along these lines, my next statement may come as a shock to you:
There are 24 hours in a day.
Of course, you already knew that in theory but many of us forget the reality of that statement. I’m not undermining people who lead truly busy lives. At one time or another, we are all going to be so busy that simple tasks like eating and sleeping become formidable activities. The important point to take away from this is the following: When we find ourselves in a routine way of life, can we manage our time better and give a few hours to our goals, hopes and dreams? Easier said than done. The older I get, the more I realise this.
In hindsight, I do believe that is why I started this blog. I am trying to put aside time specifically for my dreams and where I want to be in the future. I am trying to rid mid my life of procrastination to the best of my current ability. Looking back on my goals from my first post, goal number 1 (writing a blog) is a work in process. One goal I am aspiring to keep up with. Goal number 5 (to make an effort when leaving the house) I am finding a little difficult. However, I have started the week the right way! A face mask on Sunday followed by a light amount of make-up for work today. Slow and steady wins the race!
I often feel that I am getting nowhere but then I stop, and take a look back. Why don’t you try the same? You may surprise yourself with how far you’ve come.