Have You Noticed That You’re Always Catching Up On Tasks?

    I am.

    I promised my brother I’d print out some pictures for him . . . that was months ago . . .

    I finally decided to get to it. Once I got started it wasn’t that big of a deal. Maybe you’ve found the same to be true for you.

    It’s embarrassing how I put things off. I know it is a bit early for New Year’s Resolutions, but this procrastination is one thing I need to stop . . . or at least get a handle on it.

    I used to be much more organized and task oriented. I’m not sure what happened. Maybe getting involved in too many things.

    It’s difficult to go back and discover when it all started, but it may be a sense of overwhelm I was experiencing or maybe starting something new that took up most of my time.

    I’m not looking for excuses, but an explanation. What I know for sure is that procrastination hasn’t worked out for me. I’ve let others down and myself as well.

    I don’t remember what was so important. That’s the truth of the matter. Sure I was taking a writing course, but that shouldn’t stop me from doing other tasks.

    Yes, I was building websites . . . there was room to do other things right along with it.

    I have no explanation and no excuse for procrastinating on important tasks. Have you found the same to be true for you?

    Sorry For Making It Personal

    I’m frustrated with myself for procrastinating.

    It’s also embarrassing to be called on not following through. Even with the best of intentions, I don’t like letting others down.

    It’s not right, in my way of thinking, to essentially tell someone that what I’m doing is much more important than what you asked me to do. It’s not how I felt at the time, but my lack of follow through showed that or conveyed that thought.

    I’ve found that when I truly want to change my behavior, I make up my mind to do it.

    At this point I’m tired of catching up. I want to be more organized and maybe get on a schedule . . . maybe that’s going a bit too far . . . but I may have to do just that to achieve the change I’m seeking.

    Life Demands Multi-Tasking

    I don’t know if the days, weeks and months seem to go by quickly for you, but they sure do for me.

    It’s always “I’ll get to that tomorrow” mindset that has me catching up all the time.

    I have found some priorities, though. It has to do with bill paying and answering letters, but when it comes to other tasks, I’ve found I’ve messed up.

    Having a schedule may be important to get started. I want to eliminate procrastination from my behavior habit.

    I’m all right with a flexible schedule. Maybe one that has the tasks written down for the whole month and then checking them off as they’re done. And maybe numbering them to get the most important ones accomplished first . . . but also squeezing in other tasks along with them. It may make my time more productive.

    My websites are a priority. I love blogging, but find I’m not as dedicated as before. It may be due to having more websites than I can handle or losing interest in some and this frustration has resulted in allowing my favorite ones to suffer as well.

    I know I’ve been struggling with a couple of websites that have gotten me down. This has been weighing on my mind for quite a long time. I think it may be time for me re-evaluate them and let them go to give me time to devote my time to those websites I enjoy.

    Yes, there is a time to let go when you find things aren’t allowing you to progress.

    Have You Noticed How Your Priorities Change Over Time?

    I’m sure this is only natural.

    We’re always learning something new. This could be conscious or subconscious or even unconscious. We’re picking things up from all forms of media as well as snipits of conversations we hear when we’re out and about.

    Something clicks within our minds without us being aware of it at times. And I believe it gets us thinking about it on some conscious level to make sense about it and how it applies to us.

    Not to sound selfish, but honestly it is about you and about me. We’re always wondering how something is going to affect me. It’s natural, not selfish.

    It’s a basic part of human nature. We hear about a drought and wonder how it affects us personally. We want to know what we can do to help the situation rather than make it worse.

    We do want to play an active role in many issues, mainly so it won’t impact our lives  or lifestyle unfavorably. I like being comfortable and not worrying about things.

    I want to improve my life and my skills. I want to continue learning, but not at the expense of other things that are equally important.

    There are only so many hours in the day. I know I need to be as productive as possible. And also to give myself some time to relax and recharge.

    My priorities have changed to some degree. And in order to be true to myself, I need to address those issues that are draining me and putting me into a procrastination mode.

    For me it’s some websites that are draining rather than fulfilling. Yet, it’s difficult to let go . . . that’s my struggle right now. But wouldn’t it be wonderful to let go of that struggle and other struggles that are dragging me down?

    It’s almost a no-brainer . . . so why is it so difficult?

    When I figure that out, I may have something important to share that will be helpful to others.

    If you have any suggestions be sure to let me know. I’m eager to learn something new and beneficial that makes my life easier and easier for others as well.

    Thanks for stopping by,

    Sharon