Something to ponder – have you ever wondered how much procrastination costs us – really?
And is the ultimate pain of dithering actually worth it?
It’s time to rip off the plaster!
Yesterday, I realized I was edging my way around the next thing on my priority list – the office-tidy. And my ‘edging’ had been going on for months. Actually years.
Part of my procrastination was because of the piles of stuff I’d let mount up – everywhere. And the other part was because I just didn’t want to do it. At all.
It’s not something I do often (read ‘never’) although I decided to make it happen after a recent session with my Leadership Coach, and also from something I took from a book I’ve been reading (Time to Think – Nancy Kline). The message has been coming through loud and clear – about creating the ideal space to do my best work, and I realized that the place I’ve been sitting in doesn’t get me close.
Anyway – after clearing away some piles of papers, some of which I defiantly binned without even looking through – I felt freer both mentally and physically. Interestingly, brain studies have shown that this feel-good factor helps us take more action, to create a cycle of more results we feel good about.
So guess what I’ve scheduled to do more of today?
Take away – invest a minute now, to procrastinate your procrastination! Whether it’s loading the dishwasher, getting the washing done, replying to that email or helping your child with their homework. Whatever it is, now is the hour.
It always feels better to just get it out of the way.