Oh, the title of this one… well yes procrastination… That nasty little habit that helps you avoid doing the inevitable. There you have it. My past month of not blogging, not writing, and not doing the things I really love doing.
Well, that’s not entirely true. Someone once quoted ‘you find time for the things that are important to you’, and although I can’t remember who, I believe its true. I felt guilty doing things for myself since I had priorities for others to be done. Consequently anytime I thought about writing or blogging or anything creative for me I avoided it out of guilt…other things first you know!!!
Its not that I wasn’t inspired to write or create, its just that I had obligations to other people that have used up my time this past month and damn a month can go by very quickly.
A laundry basket full of unorganized, messy and overwhelming business taxes to do for a family member and a 296 page manuscript to beta for a colleague have swallowed up my time. Not to mention the usual stuff that occupies all of us on a daily basis… the emails, the social networking, the house chores, fixing things… oh and as a Mom… no one can do it but you when it comes to dealing or doing something for the kids.
So there you have it, a month not wasted, but not productive for ME and not much fun either. I procrastinated working on my writing because I put these other things ahead of my own work and enjoyment.
Maybe we have to do it sometimes, but like I wrote above… you find time for the things that are important. And in saying that, I failed myself by not balancing my work load to accomodate my ‘stuff’.
So, this coming month, even though I’m still plugging through the beta for a colleague, I’ll find time for my writing and for me.
Do what’s important to you. Do something for yourself everyday whether it be writing, blogging, painting, designing, reading. Just don’t forget to do the things you love because you’re wrapped up in everything else around you. You end up procrastinating with your own endeavours because you put everyone else first.
As Nike says ‘Just Do It’.
Later fellow bloggers…..
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