I have to say I’m in Carolyn Brown’s corner when it comes to procrastination and my work. Any work, not just writing. Many years ago, I learned putting off an unpleasant task or situation doesn’t make it go away and, most of the time, delaying the inevitable just amplifies the problem.
After a few hard smacks, where I caused myself more work and more stress, I vowed to meet my problems head-on, no matter how difficult. That’s not to say I tackle every issue with finesse. Oh, no. I tend to hit a lot of bumps in the road before I figure it out. LOL
Housekeeping is a different story. Sometimes it takes the threat of company to make me clean my house. Have you ever noticed how quickly junk mail piles up? Or those annoying shopping receipts? And don’t even get me started on the dust bunnies!
Another area of procrastination? Shopping. Clothes and shoes, to be specific. Yeah, I know. I’m a disgrace to my gender. If the outfit isn’t on a manikin, I haven’t a clue. The thought of walking down aisle after aisle of clothing and pulling out item after item to assess its viability is like standing at the bottom of Everest and looking up. OMG
I’d love it if I could walk into a store of manikins that are decked out in beautiful clothes with matching earrings, necklaces, and shoes, and be able to point to one and say, “Mine.” Life would be good, especially if I had the dough to point and take.
So, by necessity, I’m not a procrastinator when it comes to business. But personal life? Embarrassingly so.
Are there any other ladies out there who find it painful to shop? Don’t leave me standing out here alone, exposed, and wearing sadly outdated outfits.