Do You Think it is a Sign?

“You can’t escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” – Abraham Lincoln

I’ve been trying to focus since 9am on writing my latest paper for my psych class. This one is related to psychology issues within the pharmacy field. It is somewhat interesting, so I don’t mind writing it, but I can NOT focus. Ugh! It is due tomorrow, so I *must* focus. I also have Trig homework to wrap up, so really – the time is now. Instead, I decide to check my e-mail. I obviously have no self control and am the queen of procrastination.

In my inbox, I find this:

Is procrastination curable?

Procrastination. Putting off until tomorrow what you could do today. Is there a more counterproductive habit around? It causes more stress and anxiety than the Grinch in December. Procrastination solves nothing and usually makes things worse. It piles up unfinished business that lurks in and preoccupies the dark corners of your brain. You hope the pile will disappear, but for some reason it doesn’t. The worst part is that once we put off things we’d rather not do, we start to delay the fun stuff as well. How many times have you said “no” to an opportunity because you had to take care of something you put off earlier? How many lost opportunities can you accept? Let’s make action a habit instead. Tomorrow, focus on your toughest hurdle first. Get just that one thing out of the way and enjoy the rest of the day. Be firm and don’t let yourself off the hook. After all, it’s not going away. Follow that one strategy and you’ll be surprised how the momentum carries through the rest of the day. Do it now!!

Gee, do you think it is a sign?

After I wrap up the paper and my Trig, I am working on the “Design your own calendar” idea, and also creating some general calendars for sale. I’m ordering prints for our upcoming show in December. I’m going to work on the podcast. And I need to start the second red sock, as the first one is done – with ends woven in already! (Shocking, I know!) So much to do, so little time to waste!

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

4 replies on “Do You Think it is a Sign?”

I just love how the last part says, “Tomorrow, focus on your toughest hurdle first.” The anti-procrastinators are recommending procrastination! Even they see how easy it is to put things off! 🙂

I should be starting a big science project that’s due Nov 30th, but I ended up reading you’re article instead. But seriously, Lisa is right, why wait til tomorrow? I’d think someone totally anti-procrastination would sound more like, “Get off you’re rear end and get to work!”

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