Excuses: A Type of Procrastination

An utterly complete waste of time.  The brain is always active.  Why don’t you write about what’s been on your mind?  You have a lot of topics to discuss.  What’s the hold up?

You’re on the move.  I get that.
You’re working.  I get that.
You’re eating.  I get that.
You’re sleeping. I totally get that.

You’re exhausted.  You’re in pain.  You’re lazy.  You’re traveling.  You’re . . . what?
Making up excuses. . . .that’s what.

I didn’t realize excuses and procrastination are in the same boat.  When one makes excuses to do something, they are actually procrastinating on the task at hand.

I don’t really have writer’s block.  I have tons of ideas bouncing off the inside of my head right now.  I’m thinking too fast to jot stuff down.  Even typing is hard, and I can type pretty fast.  The thought comes and goes and sometimes leaves the brain seconds later, so there’s no time to scribble a note.  There’s no time.  I’m wasting days at a time doing nothing, nothing really important…

My body’s adjusting to the cold weather.  I’m becoming more sluggish, wanting to hide.  It’s hibernation mode for me.  I don’t do well in the cold.  I’ve lived in the Midwest all my life and I’ve never been used to the climate change.  Don’t get me wrong, I love the snow . . . from afar . . . from inside . . . next to a fireplace . . . all bundled up in fleece pajamas . . . wrapped inside a fleece cocoon . . . drinking some hot cocoa and listening to Christmas music.  That’s just me though.

I digressed. . . again.

I’ll often hear my own thoughts: You just need to rest . . . Let your body recover . . . Rest your head. . . It’s okay if you miss a day. . . 

Do I think these thoughts are a type of procrastination?  Yes, yes I do.  I have a goal for myself to write daily and if not daily, frequently. But if I’m constantly pushing my goal with these thoughts, it definitely delays the writing progression I was aiming for.

Every once in a while it’s okay to let my exhaustion and the pain be an excuse, but if I let it control my life, there will be no future to look forward to.  I will just be stuck in place.  Voice unheard.  Unhappy.  High Anxiety.  And an unstable mind.

I want to live a happy and successful life.  I desire to follow my passions and to move forward.  I want to change for the better and become the very best person I can be, plus more.  I don’t want the multiple excuses to hinder my ability to move forward.  This is a procrastination that needs to stop.


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