Why Do I Procrastinate?
I have a house that needs some serious decluttering. There is ‘stuff’ everywhere.
The kids’ toys need a sort out, their craft bits and pieces are all mixed up in a pile on the dining table and my desk has layers going back to this time last year. Our bedroom is a dumping ground for everyone else’s rubbish and everyone’s clothing needs a sort through.
Our house is not too dirty as we have a cleaner twice a week. The poor woman tries very hard to impose some order on the chaos but there is a limit what she can do. I really need to get my A into G and do ‘something’.
We have a 9th Birthday Party for 10 girls happening here on Sunday, so I need to do the toys / craft stuff and through lounge at least. And then a week later we have friends living in the house, looking after the cats while we are away so I really need to sort out our bedroom too.
I quite enjoy actually tidying and decluttering when I’m doing it and I love the feeling of achievement after I’ve done it, so why can’t I just do it? That’s the million pound question isn’t it? Deadlines don’t seem to help me, they just seem to paralyse me. As time becomes shorter, I just procrastinate longer and harder.
I suspect the answer is the same as if you ask me why I’m mucking around on Facebook instead of finishing up this post and taking DS to nursery and the hounds out for a walk.
I don’t think I’m lazy. OK, maybe a little laid back but not really LAZY. I’m a bit of a rebel. I don’t like being ‘told’ to do anything and will quite often cut my nose off to spite my face, just to avoid having to do something I don’t think I want to do.
I also get a bit depressed as deadlines grow nearer, and I tend to focus on these feelings rather than the things I need to do. And of course, there is always the worry that if I do do the thing that I’m avoiding that people will expect more form me. And I already feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day….
Do any of these feelings/ scenarios sound familiar? Do you procrastinate too or have you got a strategy to deal with these feelings?
If so, please share. I need help!