TIME – something we can’t get more of…

I have to admit I have been procrastinating for the last two days. I have a project to finish that has been weighing heavily on my mind.

Instead of doing something about it, I have fudged and hedged and done everything and anything except finish that darn project.

Have you ever found yourself procrastinating like I was doing?

I know that getting started is 95% psychological and only 5% is the doing part. So, following my own advice, and advice I give to my clients. I ate my Frog. That is, doing the thing I least wanted to do.

I got up at 4.30am this morning. This is something I hate doing as I do enjoy my bed! But I had to start, and I had to stop putting it off.

My procrastination had led to the situation where I couldn’t have a sleep in – I had to complete this project.

Stupidly I tried to get out of bed, put on my clothes in the dark, and get out of the bedroom without waking my wife.

I failed miserably.

I walked into the end of the bed, kicking it with my toe. That hurt and I let out an expletive. This woke my wife. Not a good start to trying to finish the project I thought.

Finally, downstairs in the kitchen, I put the kettle on for a cup of coffee. Yes, more procrastination.

I then settled down to write. I sat there for a full ten minutes and there was nothing flowing. I got up, looked out the window. It was then that I realised I was putting pressure on myself. I decided to take the pressure off.

I sat down again.

I let my mind wander.

I let my sub conscious take over and bring to the surface all the hidden gems I have stored away in my brain. All of a sudden, my mind opened up. It seemed free as there was no pressure. Pictures came into my head. The words started to come. The graphics to go with the project also resonated in my mind. Soon I was in the flow.

By 7.25am, I was finished. I sat back and looked at the piece of work I’d completed. It looked amazing.

Why on earth didn’t I do that 2 days ago? Why had I stupidly procrastinated?

I know we only have 24 hours in the day, 60 minutes in the hour and 60 seconds in the minute. Yet here I was wasting that precious time. What an idiot!!!

If you have been in a similar position to me, what did you do to resolve it?

What did you do to get the job done?

I’d love to know.

P.S. My toe is still pretty sore!!!