Sometimes it’s easier to put off today what you can do tomorrow, right?
We all procrastinate to some extent. Some of us are better at procrastinating than others. I, personally, can be a self proclaimed expert at it.
There are times when I am very good at getting ‘stuff’ done right away, and, in fact, I’ve gotten better at procrastinating less about many things. With some fairly recent lifestyle changes, my energy levels have increased and I’ve been much more productive in many areas of my life. But… there are still moments when I can’t seem to push myself to get to doing things. (Hence the lapse of time between this blog post and my last one, right?)
I think it’s ok to take breaks and to give yourself time to tackle things. I’m a firm believer in the idea that everything happens for a reason and that taking a reprieve from things (even when you don’t intend to) is good. When the time is right we often find ourselves getting back at “it” (whatever “it” is) with renewed vigour and enthusiam.
We often place too many expectations on ourselves. This doesn’t help then when the world weighs us down with expectations as well. Sometimes it’s hard to force ourselves to clean out that closet or to get to the bank to pay the bills on time when the world is constantly screaming at us what we should be doing anyway.
But we must remember this also: life is too short to put off doing the really important things. In a blink of an eye life can change completely.
There are some things that we should never procrastinate in doing; the things that should be on everyone’s “Don’t Wait” list.
To tell someone how much you care, whether that is to say I love you or to air out your differences. Life is too short to live with words left unsaid.
To show someone how much you care, whether that is with actions or deeds. Life is too short to live with acts left undone.
To appreciate the little things in life, whether it is a sunrise or a sunset, a beautiful view or warm crackling fire. Life is too short to let the “busy-ness” keep us from enjoying the simple things.
To smile and laugh, whether it is at your own silliness or with great company. Life is too short to not laugh every day.
To enjoy what you have, whether it is little or much, whether it is how you dreamed life to be or something completely different. Life is too short to always worry that the grass is greener on the other side of the fence.
Maybe instead of procrastinating it is better to do what you must today and what can wait until tomorrow should be left to wait.
Life is too short to not enjoy each moment and to waste time beating ourselves up for procrastinating, isn’t it?