Wow, my last post was a month ago. Sorry about that! It hasn’t been a matter of finding the time but lacking in confidence about the topics I’m writing. Every idea I’ve come up with I’ve ended up ditching in fear it had already been done or just sounded a bit whiny. The best posts come to me when I sit down and just type. I don’t over think too much, the words just come easily to me.
I wanted to focus on procrastination in this post. It’s something I’ve been doing a lot of recently. You know when you seem to have a never ending to do list but everything on it seems unappealing? Well I’ve been avoiding that for the past few weeks and have been reassuring myself that I’d get round to doing these things eventually.
The biggest thing I have been procrastinating on has got to be my diploma work. I tell myself I don’t have the time to do it but I most definitely do, I just don’t want to. I keep thinking taking on more work was a mistake but then I also think it would be good to improve my skills and put on my CV. I just couldn’t have chosen a worse time to do it. Luckily, it’s not time limited (well, I have 3 years to complete it which should be more than enough.)
I like to think of myself as quite a motivated person. I’m motivated at work and love the satisfaction of ticking something off of my to do list but as soon as I get home from work it just seems to disappear. Work is tiring which I’m sure is a factor and the driving tires me out too but maybe I should just be more of an adult.
I find myself just reading or watching Netflix to avoid all the boring, mundane tasks in life such as cleaning my car, chores or doing diploma work. I know we all have to do things in life we don’t like so maybe I’ll try and put a more positive spin on this as I hate long, whiny posts which is what this is turning into. Normally I’d give tips on something like this but to be honest, I don’t have any.
I guess the good thing about procrastination is that I’m actually slowing down in life and taking the time to think things through which I wasn’t doing before. That was also the topic of my last post which is quite fitting. As long as you’re aware of what you need to do and you actually get around to doing it then procrastination isn’t so bad. The worst thing is when you sit there doing nothing and have no idea what you actually want to do. Everything seems futile and in the end you just sit and wait it out until something takes your appetite. Sound familiar?
How do you lot procrastinate and how do you avoid it?