Procrastinating

The act of procrastination is defined by the dictionary as the tendency to procrastinate until the power struggle solves it out.

For a long time, I’ve wanted to go back to writing. I kept pushing this impulse and telling myself that it was OK and that I will return to writing shortly. Tomorrow became next weekend, next weekend became the following week, and so on.

Throughout this time, I began writing and deleting, writing and deleting, without ever uploading anything. I’ve been having these dark thoughts and kept telling myself, „What if they don’t like what I say? What if I’m being unfairly criticized for my actions?”

I continued postponing and running away from what I wanted, looking for excuses and telling myself that I needed to accomplish this first, then that. I basically lied to myself and became lost in a pile of excuses running in circles. At the end of the day, it all came back to writing, and I couldn’t get away from it.

I’m not sure how writing helps you, but for me, it always provides a solution to my difficulties and reminds me of my life’s purpose. So, when I take a lengthy vacation from writing and just immerse myself in the daily routine of problems and various duties, I gradually lose interest in what I do and feel that something is missing.

Do whatever you want to do now. There are only so many tomorrows.

Procrastination is a bad habit in our lives. We have a tendency to be fearful and avoid what lies ahead by creating excuses. We have no idea that life has other plans than we had envisioned, and that while we are busy making plans and prioritizing action after action, we are unwillingly being pushed to our next level.

We’re basically piling on more responsibilities, sometimes more than we can do, and most of them are unnecessary. We can’t even accomplish the things we planned to do first because we keep thinking about the one we put off. It’s like two voices singing out of tune, neither sounding good. Instead of fretting about diverse tasks that aren’t working well, start with the one you want to procrastinate on. The one that doesn’t disturb you but leaves you with the lingering longing of „What if?”

It’s okay if it’s taking longer than expected. Success is not obtained overnight. It comes in installments; you get a little bit today, a little bit tomorrow until the whole package is given out. The day you procrastinate, you lose that day’s success.

Remember that someday is not a week of the day, and no matter how hard you try to avoid what is destined to happen, it will still happen one day. It’s time to surrender control and, rather than putting off things, embrace them for what they are and how they make you feel.

6 gânduri despre “Procrastinating

  1. A republicat asta pe Zero Lift-Off și a comentat:
    As I see it reality may be biting; many of us have the struggle of wondering what I should really do with my life or even do about this or that with the world going off the rails as it is! Can we really make a difference and actually change the overall trajectory of what is heading in a very bad direction? Sort of like a locomotive that has no brakes with miles of box cars behind it that we’re riding on as its hauling ass down the tracks heading toward an inevitable train wreck just down the line!

    What I can say is if each person was really just doing what they are supposed to be doing in this world that God created for His plan and purpose; then the world would be a much better place, but most people these days are not and will never change themselves enough to do the best and right thing; let alone change the world for the better!

    God bless.

  2. that’s me……I went from an eveyday runner, to having to force or trick myself…..I make lists, huge to-do lists, thinking yeah, I can do that, to, well the next looking at that overwelming list and well, FACEBOOK to avoid starting….but yeah, maybe small changes?

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