Hereís a look into the mind of a master procrastinator. I had the back half of this week planned since Monday. I was going to get a haircut Thursday, and I was going to get my car into the shop for its regular service on Friday. Needless to say, both of those things will be waiting until next week before they get done. If not longer, since next week will be one day shorter than this one.
When it comes to staying in or going out, Iíll always make the easier choice. I donít need excuses, but I can always find one. Maybe Iím too tired, or the alarm didnít go off (although I never set an alarm, so it never goes off). I could have used both parts of that excuse today, because there was a power outage some time during the night, so I had no idea what time it was. I just stayed in bed until I felt like getting up.
Fortunately, the phone didnít ring to get me up too early. Unfortunately, the phone did ring at 2:30 am, contributing to my profound weariness. The Caller ID said ďTennessee,Ē so I didnít pick up (and Tennessee didnít leave a message).
One problem I have is that I can only run my errands in the morning, because thatís the time people know not to expect me to be at home and at work. Since morning isnít my best time of day, however much I plan to do in the morning, Iím never fully committed. I know how I am.
None of this procrastinating, by the way, has anything to do with the length of my to-do list, or how much work Iíve actually accomplished. Itís all based on whatever mood I find myself in at the time Iíve scheduled myself to do something. Thatís probably not the most efficient way to get things done, but I donít see myself changing at any foreseeable time.