Confessions of a mid-life crisis blogger.
Procrastination is my middle name. Some days it’s worse than others. Today, for example, I spent an inordinate amount of time researching alliterative words for Tuesday.
These are what I’ve come up with so far.
I’ll begin with number 5.
The truth is my life has been blighted with this thing called procrastination. I wonder, is it a disease? A medical condition? Hang on, let me look it up… You see, you see how easy it is for me to get distracted. Google was built for minds like mine. I can spend hours ‘researching’ which in itself is not a bad thing? Well, yes it can be. I can easily while away a couple of hours in that labyrinth!
And there it is - I’ve just typed ‘is procrastination‘ into google search and look what popped up:
is procrastination a sin
is procrastination good
is procrastination a mental illness
I shall leave it to you if you want to find answers to those questions. Surely procrastination is just a habit? I’m hesitant to say bad habit, as so many things are labelled good or bad and life is not so black and white. Our habits arise from somewhere. Don’t they? The answer surely is to get to the bottom of why we procrastinate so that we can do something about it.
I invite you to research this for yourself if you, like me, have found that procrastination is negatively affecting your wellbeing. Habits can be transformed with the right work. No-ones going to do it for us. We need to be flexible and open to experimenting with different techniques to find what works for us. We can find support. We don’t need to do it alone.
Now where’s my friend google… someone mentioned The Pomodoro Technique, which, apparently, is the answer to my, cure me of my procrastination, prayers.