When Are You Procrastinating?

Do you meet your deadlines and obligations?
If no, this article will not help you. You probably do have a problem with procrastination.
If yes, you and I have a problem knowing when to push ourselves to do a task and when to let go and rest.
If something is scheduled or I said I would do something at a certain time, I have to make contact. Make arrangements for another time. For things I’m not sure of, I’m practicing saying “I may be able to do that,” “I’m thinking about it,” or “I’ll get back to you” instead of making a firm commitment.
Sometimes I refuse to do something. If you’re not going to do it. You’re not.
Beating yourself with a belt isn’t going to make you do it.
Last night after I pushed myself to work on my new phone. I wasn’t happy with the progress I made, but that’s all I could do. I was willing to listen to a podcast on organizing, which was on my list. I hadn’t done it yet, so I went for it.
Meditation is a good thing. If you’re not going to do something, meditate. I meditated on the deep, penetrating, glowing blue of twilight. Usually a good night’s sleep returns me to a state I’m more comfortable with.
If you’re in pea soup or anchored to the couch in grayness, you have to ask for help. This is not procrastination; it is mental illness. 10/2/17


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