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.
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.
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
Can you relate to anything he talks about?