I’ll admit it: I’m a procrastinator! I’m not as bad as I used to be but I still have a tendency to put things off when they need to be done.
Today as I stood in my kitchen fixing my morning tea, I looked over at my table and saw a puzzle I’ve been working on for 7 MONTHS! Yes, it has been there so long I had to put a tablecloth over it during the holidays!
It’s not that I don’t want to finish it – I just let other things get in the way or I find something else that catches my attention. I’m that way about a lot of things in my life. My art room houses plenty of started projects and I keep telling myself that I’m going to finish them soon.
As I was going through paperwork yesterday (and still working on today), I’ve decided to take each area of my life, organize it and then move on to the next. Right now, it’s paperwork and taxes. Get a system in place, a routine that I develop that becomes a habit. I’m also tackling my self-care at the same time and that routine is coming along nicely but I still have some fine-tuning in that department. The next thing I want to accomplish is the long overdue projects in my art room. I keep telling myself “take baby steps” and that is what I’m doing. Like I’ve shared with you before, it’s hard for me because I want everything to be done as soon as I have the idea or start the project. But I’m getting better about slowing down.
If you are a procrastinator like me, don’t sweat it. You can change your habits. I am – it just takes some time. My biggest suggestion is one I keep telling myself: be kind to yourself and do a little at a time.