I like work. It fascinates me. I sit and look at it for hours. ~ Anonymous
The best part about procrastination is that you are never bored, because you have all kinds of things that you should be doing. ~ Anonymous
I mastered this technique in college called procrastination. It's something that I needed to learn desperately so I could fully excel at school and spend exuberant amounts of time with my friends. I am not alone in my love for this incredibly unique mastery. When I dominated this technique, it completely changed my life--and not always for the better.
In fact, I say A LOT in the check-in posts that I have homework to do, and then days later I still have to do it. I work on it some; I try to focus in my minute amounts of time, but my brain is mush. I can't. This is where procrastination is my enemy! It is so much easier to do nothing--or to find things to fill the time--than to to do the things you need to do.
Indulge in procrastination, and in time yon will come to this, that because a thing ought to be done, therefore you can't do it. ~ Charles Buxton
Thanks, Charles. I get it.
Homework isn't the only area I tend to procrastinate while "trying" to do it. Another place is WRITING. *gasp* I know. I love writing. It's my heart. But how many times do I find other things to do instead? How many times do I replace that time with blog things or reading or sleep? Or even, twitter? A lot.
I look back on my college years and wonder what things would have been like without all the procrastination. I bet my grades would have been better. My sleep would've increased and my stress decreased. And my writing! Gosh, I could be double where I am right now if I used my time wisely. I wouldn't have to carry around the stress I do now. I'm a procrastinator. I always have been--but that doesn't mean I can't work on changing that now. In fact, I would probably enjoy so many things a lot more.
To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing. ~Eva Young
Easier said than done, I know. But there is hope! (Kinda.) The best way to break a cycle? Well....
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. ~Walt Disney
What can you stop talking about in your life and start doing??