Thursday, 21 February 2008

Procrastination sucks

Yup, it's official, procrastination sucks the living daylights out of me. So I'll keep this brief.

I no longer procrastinate. My new self-imposed motto is "I can do it and I can do it all". Which means I don't have to flounce off and leave blogging behind. Which means I won't feel that every email I receive is the straw that breaks the camel's back. Which means that I won't feel overwhelmed and under-energy.

I'll just do it. Bit by bit and only as much as I can do but it'll be fun. And here is the cherry on the cake: I am making lots of money as a result. It is about time I stopped this flaffing around. Sure I work hard, and I know I do a lot for other people and I don't see that changing much. But I can see I am going to be doing more of the right activities.

This last week I have cleared and cleaned my desk and surrounding area. No more two foot high piles of "stuff". Every day I clear my desk and look forward to seeing it the next day. It might seem silly but this matters: this last week I have cleaned out our car. A complete vacuum job and it took about an hour or so. How many pens does a car need? I found about three or four crushed between the back seats and the boot and a further ten or so throughout the car! The pine needles from Christmas trees past have embedded into the boot lining so they'll have to stay there but how beautiful it is to drive a clean car. It is a reflection of my beautiful, clean life full of order and managed well.

9 comments:

Chandira said...

Go girl!!
Yes, you just feel so much better when you're decluttered, don't you?
I think there's a lot to the Feng Shui thing. Although, when I clean my desk up, it seems to create a vacuum that then fills with more work. ;-)

Thursday said...

Oh Doris, every day I aim to become this woman you have and every day I seem to fail. I shall make a point of reading this post tomorrow morning for inspiration.

Josephine said...

Great news honey :-) It really helps psychologically to be surrounded by order, chaos saps you...

Keep taking the Vitamin B complex eh, to keep those energy levels up ;-)

Hugs xxxx

Doris said...

Chandira
Surely the vacuum fills with whatever is needed and if it is work then so be it? My vacuum is to be filled with income generating activities! ;-)

Thursday
Through what you say, thank you for your encouragement. However..... you wrote "and every day I seem to fail". May I suggest that each day instead of kicking yourself for what you didn't do that you give yourself a brownie point for what you have achieved?

Jo
Saps like a great big sponge with claws that seep into one and dismantle bit by bit!

alan said...

I remember changing the heater fan motor in a Falcon once and having french fries pour out of the paper duct...

Finding crayons under the back seat of a Buick when my boys were small...

(and melted in a ceiling light shade as well!)

I need a big dose of that de-clutter bug you got; hoping to start on it soon!

Congratulations on all you've gotten done...

alan

rashbre said...

i also prefer driving a car rather than a skip.

Declutter is good for the spirit although my guilty secret is the huge debris in the garage.

Curly K said...

Oooh you are an inspiration Mrs - well done! Clutter and disorder definitely saps your energy - I'm surrounded by it but trying to get it sorted out too! It will definitely take time though.

Keep up the good work and the good spirits :)

Neutron said...

Doris, you make me SICK!!! (With envy ;-) )

Doris said...

LOL Neutron :-)

BTW I'm keeping it all up!!! :-D