Sunday, March 3, 2013

pro·cras·ti·nate


proh-kras-tuh-neyt

verb (used without object)
1.
to defer action; delay: to procrastinate until an opportunity is lost.
verb (used with object)
2.
to put off till another day or time; defer; delay.

I am such a classic procrastinator. I do my best work when there is a fast approaching deadline. I do no work when there is no deadline at all. 

Which is why I think I enjoy making New Years goals every year. 

I know I am goal oriented and need to self-impose deadlines if I'm going to get anything done. Unfortunately, I know they are self-imposed so it often doesn't actually help. However, occasionally, something happens which does in fact force a deadline upon me. 

Like a due-date. Impending labor. A newborn plus a toddler. 

And BAM! I have gotten SO MUCH done that I've been wanting to do for ages...years in some cases, in just a few weeks. 

And all I can think is, I want to live like this all the time. I want to JUST DO IT. Not put it in a pile or add it to a list. A lot of these things I've finally accomplished were easy and quick. But because I let them sit and pile up, they become insurmountable. 

SO, with that in mind. My goal is to simply get as much as I can done before Baby arrives and then do something, anything, everyday. Or at least every week. 

And say 'no' more often. I don't want to add to my piles until they are smaller and my life is even more simple. 

Last BIG thing I want/need to do before Baby is a trip to Ikea...hoping for Friday with my mom! And then I should have all sorts of goodies to help me finish up a bunch of things on my list:) 

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