Are you one of those people who puts things off? Or someone who finds excuses for not doing important or even simple things?
I am a delayer and I only delay when fear or self-doubt is involved. I’m sure confident people procrastinate too but perhaps with things of lesser significance. I used to be decisive and be able to stick to the choices I made. Nowadays, discussions follow decisions as there is never any certainty. I no longer stand by my choices with strength and belief. Instead, if someone questions me, I fall into a pattern of defending myself and the choices I’ve made.
When you think you make all the wrong choices why do things when they need doing?
I have to admit, my whole family are like this. Neither parent would go to the doctor when needed until their pain or problem would be too much to bear. My father would wait until the petrol was almost empty before refilling it. My hubby will allow the ironing to mount up to a sky-high pile and still won’t attack it even as the clothes spill over.
I guess the last point is sheer laziness but sometimes that huge pile in the corner of the room seems too overwhelming to tackle so it’s left to continue out of fear of dealing with it.
When life gets too much, too hard, too stressful, we all put things off – the washing, cleaning, decorating…….
Most of all, forgetting the household chores we should be doing, we tend to put off the most significant thing of all:
TAKING CARE OF OURSELVES
Get a facial, a hair cut, have a sit down – a rest – put your feet up for five minutes. These are the daily procrastinations we all make. We put off giving ourselves the time to breathe, the time to rest, the time to stop and realise that life is short and we must enjoy those small moments when we can.
Take that shower, read that book and leave the washing up till tomorrow 🙂