Friday, January 23, 2009

Overwhelmed by Procrastination

Have you ever found yourself with a situation on your hands where it starts off very minor and could take no more then 5 minutes to clear up and be done with. And then you don't deal with it right then and it gets worse, and worse, and it becomes easier to not deal with it then to face it. And when you try to face it, starting the process is overwhelming and walking away to deal with it later just feels easier. Yes, I'm a procrastinator.

I have been feeling like this is a constant in my life. Some situations are minor, some major and some just feel like they are there all the time nagging me to get my act together. Some take physical effort, others it is mainly brain work or cooperation of multiple brains, but all take time. Perhaps this is just part of being an adult and having responsibilities. I look around me and I feel like there are so many people who seem to really have it together. But then I figure everyone has stuff they probably aren't dealing with, but it is how they cope with what goes undone.

I guess you can say I'm a perfectionist, and I have a hard time letting things go (you've probably figured that out by now). I'm working on that. Don't ask me how... but I am. I have to.

This past weekend was full of procrastination, and then on Monday both my husband and I jumped up and spun around the house taking care of lots of those little annoying things, the weekly chorey things, and some not so little and overwhelming things and we both felt so much better when we went to bed that night. Now if we can only do that with organizing our finances, setting financial goals and getting a tax person, and I'll feel WAY better.


J at said...

I like our tax guy. :) Seems honest.

My dad used to have a lot of trouble with the procrastination, and then he was diagnosed with ADD. Interesting, huh?

Hope this weekend is a nice combination of relaxing and accomplishing.

Starshine said...

I guess I need to stop reading blogs and go memorize my lines now...been procrastinating on that one BIG TIME! It's like I do best learning lines under pressure, but I need to be a grown-up about it and just get them :)

Then I'll reward myself tonight with a movie. Hubs and I are going to see "Slumdog Millionaire".

Autumn's Mom said...

I'm curious how many adults are suffering from ADD. I think I'm married to one ;) I hate when I get to that point, where procrastination has taken me as it can..and then the spinning begins. haha