I’ve been trying to analyze some of my issues that have resulted in the mess I’m currently in.
Yes, I am a procrastinator. But sometimes, I’m not and I’m trying to figure out the triggers for both situations. I am also a perfectionist and know that “if I can’t do it right, I often won’t do it at all.” Plus (if that isn’t enough), I have a hard time figuring out where to start if the job seems too big. Oh yeah, and let’s not forget that I am infamous for planning everything; I even plan my next breath! So why can’t I plan this? Why can’t I start? Why can’t I follow through? Why can’t I sing? (Wait — that is just a piece of a dream.)
I discovered this interesting internet site, Taming Time; the Secrets of Time Management. It delves into causes, triggers, and solutions to time management (AKA procrastination).
Here is a statement they presented that resonated with me:
Perfectionism is one of the sneaky causes of procrastination. In fact many are not even aware that their perfect attitude is one of the biggest causes of procrastination.
I think I need to read more about this and continue with the breaking down big tasks into little manageable bits. I am trying to do that and TA DA — I spent 15 minutes tonight cleaning the dining room. It’s not done, but it sure is better than it was!!!!