Overcoming Procrastination

Our framed family photos might not mean anything to you, but to me they mean that I’m overcoming procrastination!

Since Paxton was 2 weeks old, I’ve had “picking out pictures to develop and purchasing frames” on my to-do list. I just kept putting it off which made me feel like I was “so behind” and “not organized” and “unmotivated.” A few days ago, I was going to town that afternoon so I decided on some pictures to develop, went ahead and spent the extra money and got them developed one hour and then picked up a few frames!

Just taking that one little action and marking off a tiny task that was haunting me was so freeing!  It was the beginning of a different way of thinking, one that doesn’t involve procrastination!

5 Replies to “Overcoming Procrastination”

  1. I struggle with procrastination too much. Not sure if I am booking it too hard with all the cooking I do (I'm trying to cook all from scratch if I can) or what. But lets just say, this morning I am going to get the lawn mowed (while it's still cool) and the litter box cleaned (I think I hear the kitties rejoicing!).

    You choice for photographs and frames are great!

  2. I know what you mean. I seem to procratinate with certain things thinking they will take forever or just don't really like to do them. If I would just do them and get them done with it would be so much better. I also feel unorganized etc when I procratinate and feel like its hanging over my head. I don't have a sense of relaxation when these things are not crossed off my list. I have been trying to change my habits and thoughts to get these things done.

  3. I also find that activity (defined in terms of working to get small tasks done) is also the remedy for stress and anxiety. Anytime I feel myself getting fearful or anxious about money, business, or life I find something productive to do. Generally the task I coose to do will be related to the item causing the stress. After working on it for a while, I almost always feel better.

    Thank you Rachel for a great post.

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