When Procrastination Pays A Visit
By Laura Bradford
I have a lot of work to do at this particular time and I know this.
I know this.
Yet, despite that inarguable fact, there's something inside me that's moving at a snail's pace and jumping at every chance I can find to procrastinate.
Wait. There's snow on the ground? I must shovel.
The fire is dying down? I must add logs...and tend it.
Haven't checked my email inbox in the past thirty minutes? I must do that...now.
And so it goes, on and on and on.
It's not the book I'm writing, because it's a fun plot.
It's not that I'm stuck on what comes next, because I'm not.
I'm just finding it hard to concentrate on anything and it's driving me nuts. Nuts, I tell you.
But waiting it out isn't working. Neither is the "I'll be better today" I keep telling myself every morning only to give in to the pull of procrastination inside about ten minutes of rising.
It's time to banish this personal houseguest of mine once and for all. Or, at least, until the current book is written and in the hands of my publisher (though, after that's done, I have other projects I want/need to get to, as well).
Which means, the daily to-do list is back on the case, taunting me with that insatiable desire I have to see a check next to every item before I can go to bed at night.
So how about you? What's your trick for keeping procrastination out of your home?