Why Not Now?

Procrastination has always been a problem for me.

Lately, I’ve been using a different strategy to combat my procrastination.

I ask myself the question, “Why Not Now?”

Usually when I ask myself this question, I can’t think of a reason why now isn’t the perfect time to do what I know I need to do.

It doesn’t always work but it works enough that I’m not procrastinating as much as I used to do.  I’ve learned that when I procrastinate a lot of things, I’m just making more work for myself later on.  If the task has to be done, why not do it when I first can do it.

For example, I packed a day before I was supposed to move to Florida.  I had been off for a whole month.  I ended up forgetting some things, that I ended up having to buy at the store when I got to Florida.  I could have been packed a week before and maybe I wouldn’t have forgotten my things.

Sometimes its perfectly right to put off doing some tasks.  I’ve put off some things because I want to have another opinion on the task.

When I really examined why I was procrastinating, it was really just because I wanted to relax at that present moment.  If I relax in the present moment, the task will still be there for me to do later.  If I do the task in the present moment, then I can really relax later.  I can relax and not have to think about the task that I didn’t do yet.

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