I've had a fairly productive day, today. I had a good day at the office and accomplished the work I wanted to get done this week.
On the way home from work, I stopped to put gas to the car and went to the grocery store across the street from the gas station to pick up a gallon of milk ($2.59). I almost didn't, however. The procrastinator in me wanted to just go home, directly, rather than run errands; put gas later, over the weekend, or even on Monday morning on my way to the office (I still had a quarter tank of gas, which would have been enough for any weekend driving I had to do), and buy milk later, too, again, either over the weekend or on my way home from work on Monday evening (I still had a little milk in the fridge).
But I told myself to just do it - it would be two less things to do over the weekend. So, I made myself drive to the gas station and then, to the grocery store. Put the gas, bought the milk (and a bag of cat food, too, so that's taken care of for the week), and then, came home. Now that those two errands have been done, I probably won't have to leave the house at all, over the weekend (unless I want to).
I have spent the evening relaxing at home. I watched some TV, went on-line, video chatted with daughter, chatted on the phone with a friend who called, and watered the house plants. Had an easy dinner of scrambled eggs and toast.
Today, I am grateful for:
- A productive day
- Resisting procrastination and getting my errands done
- A slightly cooler day
- A phone call from my friend
- The end of the work week and the beginning of the weekend
Weekend plans include getting some "should do" things such as housework and paperwork, some "need to do" things such as cooking and baking, and some "want to do" things such as sewing and gardening. Ideally, I'll be able to find balance among these tasks.
How was your Friday? Do you tend to procrastinate, too? Are you able to resist procrastination?