As I started to write this entry, I found it telling...and maybe a tad embarrasing...that I already had a category for procrastination.
I don't agree with the article 100%. When it comes to last minute preparations (like getting ready for surgery or taking a vacation) I procrastinate BIG TIME. Holidays? Yep. Christmas presents to send to Cali for the fam? Always. But procrastinate at work? Never. At responding to an email in a timely manner? Almost unheard of. And while I don't pay my bills early, I do pay them on time.
So WHY do I procrastinate?
I'd have to say I fall under the 'thrill-seeker/challenger' category. It's yet one more instance where I challenge myself....often with the clock about to run out of time. It's fun. Not boring. Exciting. The thrill of the chase.
The one year I lived in VA and got all my Christmas presents out to family and in-laws by the first week in December I felt cheated by the holiday. I was bored. No excitement. No challenge. So every year since then, I am the one standing in line at the Post Office at 5:25 on the last possible day, swearing to myself that next year will be different. But yet, the one year it WAS different, I hated it.
There were several legal matters I had wanted to take care of prior to my surgery. And since I had procrastinated the paperwork I had wanted to finish was not completed as well as it could have been and in several cases, was not completed at all. So that's started me thinking about procrastination all over again.
The why's and wherefore's.
Want to complete several long-standing projects I've been...umm...procrastinating?? on for awhile while I am off this week. Have my list and I'm checking it twice.
Are you a procrastinator? What's worked for you? What's not worked? Feel free to share as I am going nowhere for a week and have plenty of time to make inroads in all my projects.