(Do you have a procrastination problem? Have you come up with any tricks to help you?)
I am the queen of procrastination. Leaving things to the last-minute is the way I live. It frustrates me, it’s depressing, and I just don’t get things done that don’t have a deadline.
If there is a deadline at work I will have it done! I had a job once that my boss would give me a list of things to do in the office that day. I would do bits of the jobs all throughout the day and I would get it done.
A few times my boss would add something that needed done halfway through my shift which would mess up my plan and throw me into stress. I was not very good with things just popping up. Saying that I still almost always got everything done by the end of the day.
So why can’t I do that for myself? I write a TO DO LIST in the morning. I know what needs to get done, but by the end of the day only a small portion gets done. I have enough time to do it if I would just work and get it done. I just don’t stay focused on my list.
I recently read a blog by blogger ‘my one life. today’ and she put in a great video into her blog titled ‘Unopened boxes’. I am so grateful I came across this.
The video’s name is ‘Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator’
This video totally explains how my mind works. I have a monkey problem. I have put deadlines on myself, though if I don’t get it done I just have me to report to. That is not much motivation for me.
I started this blog to help me declutter my house. I am dragging my feet. Working on my house seems very daunting. Even a small pile of papers seem like a mountain at times. I am not giving up. I will be decluttering again.
I just need to get the monkey to shut up and stay in his tree.
Do you have a procrastination problem? Have you come up with any tricks to help you?