Anyone who reads this blog regularly knows my propensity for procrastination and my love of napping and Netflix. There are certain things in life that we all dread doing, or that we know are going to be challenging, so we put them off.
I'm really good at putting things off.
But this week I've realized that most of the things I think are going to be difficult or annoying aren't really so bad. Turns out that the anticipation of some of these tasks is far worse than the reality.
Like housework for example. I always put off unloading the dishwasher or doing laundry because I think it's going to take so long. Reality: takes 5 minutes. Why have I built this up to be such an demanding task? Seems like 5 minutes of plate arranging is worth it when I can have a nice clean kitchen.
The same goes for rejection letters. I always dread opening an email when I see it's from a publication or website I've submitted to because I don't want to read bad news. But inevitably, after a few hours procrastination of course, I open the message, get rejected, and move on. It's never as bad as I think it will be.
So the lesson I'm trying to take away from this week is to try not to procrastinate so much. I have to remember that I always feel better when I've completed whatever tasks I've got on my list.
And with that in mind... it's probably time I did my taxes!
Happy Friday :)