Friday, June 26, 2015

Friday: Resisting Procrastination

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?  

4 comments:

  1. I try to do what needs done when it needs done, but things don't always work out that way. Sometimes it does come down to an I'll do it later for various reasons. Sometimes, yes, it's just because I feel like being lazy! Which is perfectly alright sometimes. At least you have the option now of not having to leave the house! When I would work all week, all I would want to do is stay home on the weekends. Just need a break from people.

    My Friday was alright. Same old days.

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    1. I am afraid I am a procrastinator, so, doing things on time is a bit of a battle! Are you finding you have more time to do things now that you are at home? Not as rushed?

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  2. Where are you on the retirement spectrum? What do you see yourself doing as a retiree? People are now planning 35 years in a new role. Do you see yourself staying in your current house or would you prefer a smaller residence or condo? If DD was offered an excellent job elsewhere, would you move to her new location? Would you like to continue to work? Would you like to work from home or part time?

    I'd chosen to semi retire last January and while I'm happy to respond to any difficulty my clients encounter, I see myself as having left the workforce and focussed on projects for the next 6 months. I'm totally rejecting travel.

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    1. Hon, good questions! I would like to work for a few more years, health and other things permitting. Other things would depend a lot on how things turn out, where DD settles down, etc. But, health permitting, I will remain where I am for at least the next 3 years.

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