Monday, March 8, 2010

Procrastination


I am not a procrastinator.

Not at all.

When I am given a task, I complete it as quickly as I can so that I have one less thing to think about. This brain can only hold so much information. I'm a realist and know what I can handle.

That's why it makes it so hard for me to understand those who are procrastinators.

Why would anyone wait until the very last second to complete something they've known about for weeks or even months?

My mind just can't comprehend it.

Really, I think it boils down to we only procrastinate with those things we have no desire to do, no passion for.

Even me, the non-procrastinator.

For example, this non-procrastinator ... me ... is running a 5K in two weeks and is completely unprepared. Running + Me = No passion. However, if I was preparing for a eat-a-thon, I would be totally ready.

There are always things in our lives that we have no passion for that we still have to do, like laundry and grocery shopping, which are my typical Monday duties. Boo. I hate them. But, my family must have clean underwear and milk or I am a bad mother and wife. I must say, I do have a passion for my family. Otherwise, if I were living alone, I would just eat Stacy's cinnamon and sugar pita chips with water. Not much grocery shopping involved there.

There's a little procrastinator in all of us. How true is this video! Watch it. It's only a little over a minute. I'm sure you can wait a little longer to do what you were going to do.




I will get my stuff done today ... after about six LOST episodes.

11 Comments:

H-Mama said...

Girl, you speak truth. Oh, how our list of 'stuff' snowballs. I'm sure you will do a great job running the 5K.

The Hat Chick said...

Me + Tax Season = Procrastination

thedomesticfringe said...

I've got a lot of procrastinator in me. I normally say that I work better under pressure, but I'm sure working sooner and smarter would be even better.

Right now, I'm procrastinating paperwork..ugh. I hate it!
-FringeGirl

Sherry said...

LOL! How true that video is! I'm a no-passion-procrastinator, too! I am working on getting some passion for doing my taxes though :)

Good luck on your 5K!

Blessings.
Sherry

Katie@The Baby Factory said...

I need to drum up some passion for the things in my home......I do. Really do.
When you mentioned the cinnamon sugar pita chips with water I was envisioning you eating them like cereal...that sounds icky ;) Glad I missed what you were meaning

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

I am the dude in the video. Getting everything done but what I actually NEED to get done.

Tante D's better half said...

I don't understand it either. I could not MAKE myself procrastinate. But, alas, I married THAT man. God does have a sense of humor.

Lois Lane II said...

FYI, this video is SO getting shown to my students on the first day of class, lol!!!

Patrice said...

I am so the procrastinator, to the point that I almost posted this comment tomorrow.

Kim said...

so convicting!

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

I was gonna leave a comment, but I'll come back later and do it.