v. perform (an action), the precise nature of which is often unspecified; achieve, or complete.
Why do we procrastinate?
Why. Do. I. Procrastinate?
Seriously. My name is Michele and I am a serial procrastinator. I have two unfinished books. I have filing from 2010 (I put everything into piles in 2016), I have been practicing beginner yoga for 20 years.
Maybe I am not a procrastinator. Maybe I am a starter and not a finisher. Maybe I am just easily distracted. Spoiler alert - in the process of writing these 350 words I will google vitamin D deficiency (I am), the weather in Toronto (-3 and cloudy) and getting a tattoo (I might). And then there are dishes to do. When you are a writer, aren’t there always dishes to do before you can really get started?
Enough. I am calling my own bullshit today.
Several years ago, the kaleidescope of my life took a full turn. Everything was turned upside down and created a jumbled, colourful, uncertain, chaotic craziness. You know the moments. You have had them too.
Perhaps in that time, if the truth be told, I became less of a procrastinator. Life was so chaotic at times that I was forced into actions that were new and unfamiliar and many of the decisions I made were “game-day” decisions. No time for procrastination. Frankly, it was the dawning of an amazing perspective. There is nothing like a few life events to teach you the value of, well, everything.
There is nothing like a load of crap to teach you positivity.
What was it that Michelle Obama said? When they go low, we go high? For me, when things turned the worst, I looked for the best. It wasn’t always easy, but I learned that our thoughts every day are what lead to our moods, our actions, and our level of contentment. I thought to myself, if I feel this way others might too. I began to post words of positivity on an instagram account called A Little Wordy. It actually became a small business.
Then came time for a blog.
But I procrastinated. Which isn’t a very positive thing to do. So.
Here it is and I commit to it going forward.
What is it that you want to do? Get going. Your potential awaits.