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Anti-Procrastination Day!

Posted by on Jan. 14, 2015 at 9:52 AM
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Thought I'd share a little FlyLady wisdom today :)



Morning Musing: Anti-Procrastination Day

 

Dear Friends,

Today is Anti-Procrastination Day! What have you been putting off?

How many times a day do you allow your perfectionism to paralyze you! You know exactly what I am talking about. You hear that nasty little voice in your head all the time. I don't have time right now. YOU DON'T HAVE TIME FOR WHAT? To do it RIGHT! To do it like your momma did!

We are not good judges of time! In our heads we think emptying the dishwasher will take hours when it only takes 3 minutes!

Our perfectionism/procrastination also hurts us in other ways. We keep putting off going to the doctor because we don't have time! We don't place an order for something we know will help us and then all of a sudden it is gone and we start to beat ourselves up over our procrastination again.

I live by the Do it Now Principle! When something needs to be done and if it is not done then you will feel bad; this is when I do it! Think about putting a fresh roll of toilet paper in the bathroom. We only think of it when we are in there. Guess who usually gets left with an empty roll. YOU! Your procrastination has hurt you again.

Our minds are going 90 miles an hour. We can think of more things to do in 5 minutes than we can do in a lifetime. Let's channel some of that power into action by Doing It Now. When you find yourself using this principle more often you are going to surprise yourself! This is not getting sidetracked! It is staying focused and accomplishing something so we don't have to beat ourselves up later!

Have you been putting something off? One day soon we will run out of our calendars and there you will be begging for one and beating yourself up because of your procrastination. You do have time; if you will just do what needs to be done and don't put it off another day! Just think, this will put an end to those nasty voices in your head!

There are many of you who are procrastinating about shining your sink! This is the habit that changed my life! Please give it a try! It won't take that long! I know you think I am crazy when your house is a mess and you have a to do list longer than your arm and I am telling you to shine your sink. Apply the Do It Now principle and see how good you will feel! Send me an email and tell me what you accomplished today in honor of Anti-Procrastination Day! It can something small or big, it does not matter! Don't let perfectionism get in the way of Do It Now!

FlyLady

by on Jan. 14, 2015 at 9:52 AM
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celestegood
by on Jan. 14, 2015 at 10:35 AM
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HAHA! I am better now than I used to be about this, but I have my moments.
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wandep
by on Jan. 14, 2015 at 11:38 AM
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Yep.....flying all the way! :)

momofsixangels
by on Jan. 14, 2015 at 11:46 AM
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I try to get things done sooner rather then later
la_bella_vita
by on Jan. 14, 2015 at 2:02 PM
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LOL that is so me! I'll get ready to do something and think great this will take forever and it doesn't

la_bella_vita
by on Jan. 14, 2015 at 2:03 PM
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Me too! I've also learned the more on top of things, the more motivated I am, when I fall behind instead of racing to catch up, I feel overwhelmed and slow down!

Quoting momofsixangels: I try to get things done sooner rather then later


delanna6two
by on Jan. 14, 2015 at 2:13 PM
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 Wow, so much I do put off:)

TigerofMu
by on Jan. 14, 2015 at 4:14 PM
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I do too.

Quoting delanna6two:

 Wow, so much I do put off:)


TigerofMu
by on Jan. 14, 2015 at 5:57 PM

Me too!

Quoting celestegood: HAHA! I am better now than I used to be about this, but I have my moments.


MistressMinerva
by on Jan. 14, 2015 at 6:16 PM
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I need to tell my husband about this...lol

momofnatalie
by on Jan. 14, 2015 at 6:26 PM
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So true, I like to put on my music and go to the jobs I put off.

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