Ah, PROCRASTINATION – my old friend. Procrastination and I used to be really tight. (The Jodie ½ of Lydia, that is. I’ve never known Tammy to ever procrastinate.) Sadly, procrastination is an old friend I’ve been too busy for lately. And I kind of miss it.
In school, I remember waiting until the last minute to finish a paper or start working on a project that was due the next day. Memories of all-nighters just flashed in my mind. But at the time, there had been too many fun things to do that prevented me from working on whatever I should have been working on. Trips to the mall, gossiping with friends, dances, football games, and my after school job.
So whatever I needed to do got pushed and shoved aside time and again until it couldn’t be pushed or shoved any further. Enter the all-nighter. Of course, I could have done those projects with time to spare. *Sigh* I miss those days. Having time, that is, to either goof off or to complete all the work that needs to be completed.
These days my life is so busy, I can’t afford to procrastinate. Oh, that doesn’t mean I get everything done that I should. (Some things don’t get done at all. Shh, don’t tell my mother. She wants me to be perfect.) But I have to prioritize. What are the most important things that need to be finished? Whatever that turns out to be any given day gets completed on time. And whatever isn’t important (or falls low on the list – like laundry) gets pushed aside. Not because I’m putting it off in favor of something more fun, but because other things trump it on my to-do list.
If we could just add 5 hours to our day, I’m sure I could get everything done that needs to get done – but alas, sleeping does rank pretty high on my list. After all, without sleep nothing else would get completed at all.
Do you have a list that seems never-ending? What always gets done? And what do you never find time to get to?