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.