Procrastination

Here it is, Thursday night, 9:30 pm. I haven’t written since Monday, when I started a blog that I have since discarded for this one. I’ve been thrown into a spiral of procrastination that has affected everything on my schedule. No yoga, no journaling, no writing. The only thing I’ve been able to keep up are my meditations. It’s definitely been a sour week. Not sure what I’ve been waiting for, but it hasn’t arrived, that’s for sure. As a rule, I like to have my blog written by now and ready to go for tomorrow but this week has had a mind of its own.

As a result, I’m sitting here watching Edmonton play Tampa while hacking away at this keyboard. I’m trying hard not to let this week’s lack of productivity get me down and, I guess, I’m fighting back a bit by doing this now. Blogging is something I really cherish; I want to connect with my readers on a regular basis. I need to do this and who doesn’t suffer from delaying the inevitable on some occasions? This sure isn’t my first time caught up in a procrastination struggle and I’m sure it won’t be the last. I’m also pretty certain that others can relate.

I think one of the biggest obstacles to overcome with procrastination is beating yourself up. If you can prevent this from happening, I believe you can begin to fight back. Picking yourself up and putting yourself back into the game may not be easy but it is certainly worth trying. So, I left this last night. It is now 6:50 am. Publish time is 7:00. Looks as if I’m not going to make my own deadline. How do I feel about that? Well, I’m going to let myself off the hook because that’s what’s best for my mental health. I refuse to let it bring me down. I will likely have a chat with my parts and try to get to the source of the problem but for now, I am letting it go.

I will see how I handle the rest of my day…do I continue with my routine or do I fail again? Remember that failing is a part of life. It’s what we DO with our shortcomings that defines us. Even that can fall prey to failure, so we try again tomorrow. We keep trying. Just wondering how you handle your procrastination–if it’s something you struggle with? I’m really interested in other ideas and how you would cope with this dilemma?

Look at that, I’m only about 20 minutes late and that’s better than nothing.

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2 thoughts on “Procrastination

  1. I like the part about continuing trying. It’s not over because we failed. It’s over when we don’t continue. A bit of a platitude, yes, but it’s true. Wishing you all the best with dealing with your procrastination, because heaven knows I need to find ways to deal with mine!

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