Good evening everyone! I had to work this morning, and did not get up early enough to post before work. However, I just wanted to touch on a topic today that my mind has been pondering, procrastination.
Procrastination has been generally associated as a negative aspect of life, but I would like to share how I OCCASIONALLY use procrastination as an adrenaline rush. I stress the word "occasionally," because I am usually one of those people who works from dawn til dusk until everything is done. However, sometimes I need a little bit of motivation to do some things that I don't like to do, such as laundry or a project I don't particularly care to do. Because I know my limits, I will literally wait until a couple days before a project is due and sit down and do the entire thing. You may be thinking, "that is the saddest most pathetic thing I've ever heard! That's your adrenaline rush?!" And sadly yes, it is. However, once I made $500 in one day, by completing an entire contract assignment in a day. See? Not so bad right? The client was extremely satisfied, because I always produce high quality work. When I used to work a 9-5 job, I would complete 8 hours of work in 4 hours, which is why I never understood 8 hour jobs. Personally, I just don't think it takes that long to get work done.
When I was getting ready to leave for a work appointment, all of a sudden I realized I could not find any of my long sleeve shirts that I wear with my scrubs.
However, I will also share the other side of procrastination. I took off an entire week for vacation. I was determined I was not going to do any work at all, and I didn't. However, this morning, when I was getting ready to leave for a work appointment, all of a sudden, I realized I could not find any of my long sleeve shirts that I wear with my scrubs. I could not find ONE. I had not folded the clothes in the clothes basket, so if you were at my house this morning, you would have seen me throwing clothes in the air trying to get to the bottom of the basket! But guess what! There was not one long sleeve shirt in that entire basket. There were PLENTY of leggings, and pants, but not ONE shirt. I put all the clothes back in the laundry basket and stood there bewildered. I distinctly remembered washing my shirts! They weren't in my closet, and they weren't even in the laundry room! WHERE were my shirts?! Finally I saw one 3/4 length shirt that would look absolutely horrible with my scrubs, but I had no choice but to put it on and leave.
After work, I got home, and my son greeted me at the door. He was wearing one of my shirts! It was backwards and inside out, but I immediately recognized the scoop neck that was caressing his back shoulder blades. And I said "Jr, is that my shirt?!" He just shrugged and said, "I don't know." I went to his closet, and ALL of my long sleeve shirts were in his closet. In his defense, the shirts are plain and he has some that look similar. If I had prepared my clothes the night before, all of that chaos could have been avoided. So as you can see procrastination can have whatever affect on your life that you allow.
While I am not AT ALL recommending procrastination, I am providing an alternate spin on procrastination and giving you another way to think of it. How does procrastination affect your life? What is your adrenaline rush? I want to hear from you!