P Is For Procrastination
I considered letting the title tell the whole story and leaving the rest of this post blank. All day I've been mulling over P words and putting off actually writing anything.
I do a lot of writing in my head; it's getting it down in digital form that's the challenge. At night I lull myself to sleep putting sentences together with just the right words. These perfect sentences rarely get written anywhere but inside my brain. During the day I frequently find myself thinking "Oh, I should write about that," but, again, I don't write it down.
Writing is not the only thing I procrastinate. Maybe I enjoy the rush of trying to meet a deadline at the last minute? Maybe I miss the days when I never had enough time to get everything done? Now I have the time, but little urgency. I've done quite a bit of travel this past year, always packing at the last minute, at 2:00 AM when I need to leave for the airport at 5:00 AM. I know I procrastinate with the tasks that I don't enjoy. Although I considered myself early with my taxes this year as I dropped them at the post office at 4:00 PM, a full hour before the 5:00 closing. Most of the things I put off are not difficult, I just don't want to do them. On the rare day that I make a "to do" list, it's almost a given that there will be distasteful task left undone. They make it back on the list for several days before I break down and get it done.
I am currently procrastinating the following:
- Drain and clean hot tub
- Make dentist appointment
- Clean out spare bedroom ( It's a hoarder paradise, storing everything that might come in handy or have a sentimental value, but it's the room where the granddaughters will sleep this summer.)
- Write Q-Z posts for the A-Z Challenge