Monday, July 30, 2007

The "P" Word..

pro·cras·ti·nate (prō-krās'tə-nāt', prə-) Pronunciation Key
v. pro·cras·ti·nat·ed, pro·cras·ti·nat·ing, pro·cras·ti·nates

v. intr.
To put off doing something, especially out of habitual carelessness or laziness.

v. tr.
To postpone or delay needlessly.

This is what I do. When i do not have much structure to my day, I put things off. I have my list, of easy things to do each week/day and I will put off even the dumbest things. There is ALWAYS the laundry. Today i am committed not to leave the house until it is ALL done. I need to make calls, run errands-easy stuff. I will find anything to do except what is on that list. I started to do an in depth study of the psychological reasons people procrastinate when I was practicing as a counselor, but of course, I never finished that either! Sometimes I feel so everwhelmed, I just do something to occupy my time, like write in this blog..I wonder how others deal with this tendency? Seems to get worse in my older,less structured life..
Does this mean I am "careless" or "lazy"? Hmmm, I wonder about that..I do not feel lazy afterall I am a triathlete. Which brings me to anther point-I have not even gotten out of my pajamas yet today. No workouts for me today! I listen to that inner voice that says "Laundry is priority" instead of training sometimes. Does that make me "careless"? Well, my kids would probably say I have too much time on my hands to be musing about this subject.."Get a life mom!" I can just hear it now..


Bones said...

Hummm, I can only dream about what it would be like not to have structure in my day:) I've only been working at a real job 23 years, Only 20 more to go. :)

Have a great day procrastinating:)

Vickie said...

I do the same thing. Tonight it is going to bed on time. (I guess I forget I am nearing senior citizen status) I especially procrastinate when it comes to training for races. I must like the torture I put myself through when I wait until the last minute to get my butt in gear. Why do we do this??