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Are You A Procrastinator?

For most things in my life, I am “Johnny on the spot”. If something needs done, I will usually do it right then, because “It will only take a minute”. But if I don’t, I will invariably forget. Or worse yet, I will procrastinate until I am way past the deadline of when something should have been done.

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I used to be really bad at procrastinating in my younger days. I always seemed to work better under stress though, so it was no big deal. But I don’t anymore. My frustration level shoots sky high. Since my blood pressure is already slightly elevated, I try not to stress out too much.

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This is the story of my life these past few months! I had several big projects that consumed my mind this past 3 months. I loved doing the projects, and honestly, they were not difficult at all. So what was the problem? I don’t know.

I have 45 blog posts written in draft that are almost done. I need to proofread them and add pictures. Yet, I have posted very little in the past couple of months. So what’s the problem? I don’t know?

I ran across this wonderful video on YouTube that perfectly explains it all. He is spot on with why I am procrastinating. I hope you enjoy watching this video, too.

Ted Talk – Tim Urban

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Can you relate to anything he talks about?



11 thoughts on “Are You A Procrastinator?

  1. Hey Robin, just found your blog. Glad you were able to figure out your procrastination problem. My problem is way to much on my plate. I need more time, energy and resources to get it all done! What big projects have you been working on over the last few months? Mona

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    1. I guess knowing why is half the battle. Seems like I always have too much on my plate. But that’s usually my own doing. Now to work on solving the problem…if I didn’t procrastinate so much, I wouldn’t be so overwhelmed. It’s a vicious circle. πŸ˜€
      The last three months….we had a new Master Course class this spring, meeting once a week for 13 weeks, and I attended as staff support, I was in charge of organizing, contacting vendors and overseeing our Master Gardener plant fair this year, then spent time preparing printable directions and collecting supplies to teach two classes at our 3 day Homemaker’s State Conference, followed by researching and writing several sections and putting together our Master Gardener quarterly newsletter, during the time that our gardens are suppose to be prepared and planted, all while trying to get my COPD under control and dealing with kidney stones for several weeks. Which is why your’s and Kat’s posts on peeing were so funny to me.
      Now my life has slowed to a snail’s pace, and I’m having trouble getting motivated….
      Aren’t you glad you asked? πŸ˜€


  2. As a matter of fact, I am glad I asked! I know all about that vicious circle of procrastination, too. When they say, “May the circle be unbroken” — they’re not talking about this one! You have been super busy. I understand that kidney stones are the worst. While I don’t have COPD, I’ve had asthma for 52 years of my life — almost all of it. Thank God for the meds they have today! Mona

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  3. Oh my gosh, I’d like to procrastinate but I keep on putting it off! Sorry to hear you are going through so much. I think sometimes adrenaline and will power get you through the worst of things and then it’s hard to find a balance. But I haven’t seen the video yet!I’m super psyched, so thanks for posting it!

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  4. Bravo to you for acknowledging the wall that stands in your way. Like you and Mona, I also have (and increasingly put) too much on my plate — but, oh, the joy of variety and the joy of accomplishment. In the midst of all we do, I think we have (at least occasionally) good reason to say, “I used to just CRASTINATE. Then I turned PRO!

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