Saturday, August 11, 2012

Procrastination Station

Do you ever feel that you are hanging out at procrastination station? I do quite OFTEN. It's a disease for me, I think "I will put it there until I get back" or  "I will take care of it before bed." Then guess what? It is still there the next morning, and the next day and...you get the point. It stays there until finally it looks like a tornado came through our teeny home. I have a few methods that I have been trying and they seem to work well for me, hopefully you can have success too: 

1) Never walk past something- If I am headed to my girls room and I see a toy on the floor, I pick it up, don't just walk over it. I have not quite figured out why it seems so daunting to pick up a couple of toys, but the alternative, picking up 25 toys, is much worse. If you figure this one out, please let me in on your secret. So if you are headed to the bathroom and the lotion is out take it with you, it will eventually become second nature to take care of things right away. Another part of this for me is putting away all the bags of stuff after I run errands, so they do not just sit there until we need them. 

2) Make a schedule/daily agenda- For me I have a general layout of what I want to accomplish during the day. I DO NOT make a rigid schedule, because with 3 little ladies this never gets kept. Mine looks like this, it is nothing fancy, just a simple written list that I can redo every evening.

As you can see the only time on the schedule is my wake up time, simply because I want to get my workout schedule down. If I do not write things down I end up on the computer for 2 hours while the girls watch movies and suddenly my whole day is gone and we are all still in our PJ's. Don't get me wrong though, some days are for staying in your pajamas and hanging out, but not everyday. Also within this same schedule I will have specific things to do, like blog posts, and deals to pick up at stores, this is just a rough idea of what fills my day.

3) Realize that you CAN do anything- If you tell yourself that you can do something, you will succeed. I know it seems "too simple", but it's true. If you push yourself you can accomplish anything, whether it be a workout or doing household chores, just remember you CAN do it!!


‘It’s your thinking that decides whether you’re going to succeed or fail.’ – Henry Ford


4) Don't compare yourself to other people- I am completely guilty of this. I log onto Facebook and it becomes a you-are-a-loser-hate-myself session, I don't have the body, car, house, or hair of anyone on my Facebook page. But I have a little secret, people choose what to post on Facebook, and most often it is their very best, so you will not see their fear or self-doubt, you will see their accomplishments and their good hair days. If you need to log off Facebook, take a social media sabbatical. I recently did this, and I realized I did not miss much. We lived before Facebook, so we can live without it... for awhile anyways :) It goes for people in your life too, at church I see people who "have it all", guess what? They really don't, they have problems and struggles, they may not be the same as yours, but they do have them. 

Overall I have found that when I simply focus on meeting my families needs, I can accomplish things without procrastinating (too much) and I can do more then  I thought I could. 


Giveaway Update- I was really planning on having the giveaway posted today, but I hit a snag in the road... It will be posted soon and you can enter to win the lovely prize! 

10 comments:

  1. I totally agree! One thing I love about church is testimony meeting. The first Sunday of each month, the congregation gets up and shares what they believe. It usually includes a story to confirm their experience. I love it. It lets out those "not so perfect" images. I liked your post! Thanks for stopping by: http://mostwhatmatters.blogspot.com

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    1. I love testimony meeting too, it is just hard sometimes to keep it all in perspective. Thank you for commenting :)

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  2. Great tips!

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  3. Yes!! I have taken many a sabbatical from social media. People do post the good - which I love to hear and am happy for them. But when I feel myself comparing or doubting, I have to step away for a few days and refocus on who I truly am.. a child of God with infinite potential and worth!! It's easy to lose sight of that at times. There is soooo much good in social media -- but I do believe it is another avenue that women use to beat themselves up emotionally!!

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    1. It is true, but hard to remember all the time.

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  4. Good advice!!

    Procrastination sucks. Too bad we're like best friends.

    xo

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    1. I know the feeling, she's my sister lol

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  5. You are a list maker like me!!! Thankfully I use an ipad app to help with my daily lists. I three lists, chores, stuff with the kids, stuff with my blog, and I just go down the list each day. The important thing is to not overload the list, or you feel like you accomplish nothing. Great post, I feel like I could have written it!

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    1. Thank you! I made more lists today, what is the ipad app called?
      Myranda

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