Resolutions?? Hmmm  

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Well, it's that time of year where everybody (maybe not everybody) has made their New Years resolution. A bunch of us make promises to lose weight, get to work on time, stop drinking, stop smoking, hell the list goes on and on.

I too have done this so often that it hurts. I decided this year that I was going to take a bit of a different approach to the whole resolution thing. I read a post by dayne at Coach your mind. He asked what our IT was. I knew that my IT was procrastination. I realized that I do that entirely too much.

I printed out that post and taped it to my desk. That has become my New Years Resolution. Here's my reasoning. If I can stop procrastinating, then all of those crappy resolutions I've made in the past will definitely come true. I will indeed change my eating habits and I will definitely start exercising regularly. My sleep habits will improve and I'll definitely not be cussing in front of my kids.

It all comes down to following through with what we want to do. As a procrastinator I find that I don't follow through with my plans, regardless of the intentions. I know that often times they are the right thing at the wrong time, but that really isn't the point is it. If there was a right time for it, I would have done IT a long long time ago. I think the right time is NOW. So procrastination be gone. I'm tired of letting myself down and this is my first step towards fixing that.

Anybody else out there have the procrastination bug following them around? Isn't he an irritating little bugger (notice I called it a He).

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haha... I am actually the opposite of a procrastinator. If I get an idea, an epiphany a task whatever... I tend to drop everything to do it. I thrive on organization and cleanliness so I project after project and it makes people nuts!

January 4, 2010 at 2:37 PM

Lol..well I have the projects, but unfortunately they are all HALF completed... I'm quite sure eventually my wife will just shoot me over the mess :)

January 4, 2010 at 2:41 PM

My hubs is like you in that respect... he loves starting stuff juts not completing it! Makes me crazy but he has a nice butt so I let him slide hahaha

January 4, 2010 at 3:19 PM

Procrastination is something most all of us do in some way or other, especially me! But I like you made the same decisions this year...kick that S.O.B in the ass and get in control! Best wishes to ya, you'll need them. Wish me luck also..hehe.

January 4, 2010 at 4:56 PM

Yes, Bendigo -- I do have that problem. I'm still putting up my Christmas decorations, and it's getting a little embarrassing. Although one could say that I'm just particularly early for next year, heh?

January 4, 2010 at 5:02 PM

lol..i'm wishing you luck as well desertson...and Jan that's a pretty good take on it...better early than late... Lisa Marie...I don't know that my wife thinks I have a nice butt or not, but I think I'll have to ask... :)

January 4, 2010 at 6:21 PM

That's a good catch, I think procrastination is also one of my biggest problems... maybe even all-emcompassing of all my problems... Hmmm...

Good luck, especially on that sleep thing... if you figure out how to make yourself go to bed earlier, share the secret! I always say I'm going to, and next thing I know it's 11 pm!

January 4, 2010 at 8:45 PM

Nope I am not a procrastinator - just the opposite. My daughter is one though and it drives me insane the way she puts off projects. She procrastinates even making a resolution. Good luck with your endeavor - hope you follow through with yours.

January 5, 2010 at 3:52 AM

I am quite the opposite of a procrastinator. I hate showing up to places late, putting things off, etc. If there's something that needs to be done around the house after my son goes to bed for example, I might throw on like 30 min of video games before I start. I won't put off the task altogether I might start it a tad later.

January 5, 2010 at 7:03 AM

I know what you mean, Bendigo. I'm such a procrastinator myself: I'm starting school again tomorrow and haven't checked yet my timetable, haven't bought my books, haven't prepared my things...come to think of it, I didn't even buy my bus pass yet!! (shoot, I forgot abut that one!)

I think that's the worst thing about procrastinating. In the end, I forget the task I was supposed to do.

I should definitely work on that!

It's a very good resolution and I hope that you'll be able to achieve it! Good luck!

Sarah

January 5, 2010 at 8:01 AM

I have to procrastinate... lol... I try to do what I did in college.... Give myself a deadline, then stay up the night before and work as hard as I can to finish the project.

January 8, 2010 at 4:19 PM

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