As we’re starting to edge towards the New Year, new goals for what I want to accomplish are starting to creep forward in my mind. And something that keeps passing through, but something that I would prefer to keep ignoring, is my longtime battle with mild procrastination.
In most ways, I am not a procrastinator. I keep organized lists of everything that I want to accomplish everyday, and for the most part, complete all of my tasks that day or within the next day or two. I keep lists for the weeks and months ahead, blogging calendars, a personal planner, and notes for future projects and trips. I am definitely the kind of person who likes to complete tasks, and leaving unfinished business never sits well with me. However, there are definitely some things that I put off.
Just like I have mentioned before about how I am a mix of being meticulously clean or having moments of serious messiness, the same goes for getting things done. I am a complete mix of mostly getting everything checked off of my list, with just a teensy bit of procrastination thrown in there.
To be honest, since I am so organized with my lists of goals and things to do, I really have no excuse for not getting something done. I can’t say, “oh, oops I forgot,” or “huh…gosh, I guess that it must have slipped my mind.” Nope, I’ve got my lists, but sometimes I just conveniently put certain reminders into a folder, and tuck them away into an office drawer.
So with the New Year just days away, this is definitely something that I want to address and conquer this year. I know that I personally always feel so much better when I can cross something off of my list, so I am really going to start making a better effort to not put things off. Well, starting January 1st that is.