In The Mind of A Procrastinator Journal: Post #1

It has been a few days since I posted to my blog.  Since January 3rd, I have been trying to check off some long over due tasks on my To Do List.  I have been pretty successful, but I still seem to have the tendency to procrastinate.

I have three major things that I must get done, but I continue to put them off.   It doesn’t make me feel good and I feel like a slave to my “I don’t feel like doing it right now.”  How do I get around it?  I am not sitting at home not doing anything.  I always have things to do, and I always or at least most of the time do quite a bit.  Sometimes I think it is because I am not prioritizing correctly, or it is because I will do it tomorrow.

Those three things that I must do tomorrow are:

  1.  Fill out Child Support Papers regarding my daughter and turn into the Dept. of Child Support Services.
  2.  Help son with his Visitation and Child Custody Papers and mail to him, so he can file with State of AZ.
  3. Complete Power Point Presentation for Saturday, January 14, 2012 re: Blogging Your Family History.
     I will not allow anything to get in the way of me doing these three things.  I put it in my mind and convince myself that tomorrow is my paperwork day.  Will I let Facebook and my other online distractions get in the way?  I might.  I know I will check my FB in the morning, but I am going to have to be disciplined and not waste my minutes away.

I will check back with everyone on my next Journal post and let you know how it goes.  I believe the accountability will be most helpful.

I received a response to my last post about doing a 12-Step Program with Procrastination.  I think that this will be doable.   I am not sure exactly how I am going to do the 12 Step Program, but I am thinking I will do one step-a-month.  I am hoping to get some responses, suggestions, and possibly guest bloggers to help with this process.  So, as we all know, the 1st Step for any 12 Step Program, is to admit that one has a problem.  So today publicly, I am admitting that I have a problem with procrastination.

I am not an expert in how to overcome procrastination, as I am recovering from Procrastination.  It is my hope that my sharing will help others and allow others to look at the reasons why they procrastinate and find ways to overcome.


2 responses to this post.

  1. We need to stay strong with dealing with those issues in our lives that bring value. Keep focus. We all need help supporting each other.


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