Oh, you're going to hate me. I'm not a procrastinator. It seems as if a lot of people are, and the few of us who don't put things off to the last minute annoy the heck out of those who do. Why is that?
When something comes up that has to be done, I simply do it. Yes, right then. If several things need to be done at once, well, obviously that's not possible, so you randomly select something and do that. Next you do another thing, then another. Before you know it, everything is done.
I think a lot of what makes people stall is getting overwhelmed. (An aside: My hubby and I were tallking about how underwhelmed now seems to have become a word. But how do you strike a balance between those two? Is there such a thing as being just the right amount of whelmed?) Sorry, that made me giggle and I like to share my giggles with others.
Perfectionism is my husband's problem, and that's what makes him procrastinate. But there's an upside. Sometimes, while waiting for him to make up his mind (i.e. getting new granite countertops) a new product is invented that will save money, work and time. (granite overlays) Now, I wonder how long he'll have to mull those over before we actually get them installed. Sigh.
So, if you're a hopeless procrastinator, don't sit there moaning about it. Pick up the sponge and do your dishes, or put on your running shoes and take a walk. You know what you're putting off. Whatever it is, go do it now. I'm off to write my 1,000 words.