Ten on Tuesday - 10 Things You Keep Putting Off:
Organizing my studio
Get new painting projects started and stick with them
Balance my checkbook
Clean out the mystery Tupperware contents from my refrigerator
Give the monster pooch a bath
Organize my pantry
Weed through clothing and drop at Goodwill
Weed through bookcases and donate volumes to Goodwill
Organise photographs that have been lying in wait
Clean the bird cage
Wait! Only 10? Trust me...I could go on...
Procrastination has been more and more of a problem for me since MS. Lack of motivation could be misinterpreted as a sign of depression. I feel like it's more of a lack of energy, therefore I have to choose my priorities on which task is of more importance. So, what is more important? Hmmm? Well, when you have gotten so far behind on what needs to get done, and yet want to save energy to enjoy what you want to do instead, it can be a tough a call.
*My studio is a mess
*I have yet to prep my next painting project
*My checkbook is hopeless
*There are very scary things in my refrigerator
*The dog smells like, well...a dog
*Sell and use by dates obviously mean nothing to me
*I have nothing to wear, yet my drawers and closet are full
* I have more books than bookcases
*I hope I remember who the pictures are of when I get around to filing them
*the hell with the birds
Maybe it just gets overwhelming sometimes. If I can just maintain equilibrium, stay just a hair below critical mass it will all be OK.
I found this interesting essay on Structured Procrastination written by John Perry in 1995.
I find it oddly comforting that I am not alone and that there will always be things that need to be done.