Monday, 9 August 2010

The thief of time

We've all heard the phrase about procrastination - I know I do it. In fact its part of my daily routine. Let's face it I've been procrastinating for 5 years about taking this step in setting up my coaching business. I don't even want to think about how far into my business I could be had I taken this step 5 years ago. I have my reasons for it at the time and I have to accept that this is where I am here and NOW! and just deal with it.

I procrastinate daily, using all sorts of techniques to prove to myself that I don't. Let's face it - why exactly at work so I have 3 to do lists, a monthly one, weekly one, and a daily one - is it because I'm a super organised person and this helps me achieve my goals, or is it because it means that I spend the first ten minutes of every working day not starting that big task that I know is going to be troublesome. I'll let you decide!

Oh and don't get me started on action plans and why I have them?

Actually it all works for me, and I do achieve more as a result, but I still procrastinate at an alarming rate.

I googled it and found this.

Hope it helps.


  1. Hahaha I'm one too! Someone told me once that you have to eat your frog before you do anything else. Your frog being the task that you should be doing but keep avoiding.
    I should be job hunting more than I am but have an irrisistable urge to clean the house.
    Can I ask? Do you have a thing about new notebooks?

  2. New notebooks?

    Actually yes. There's nothing nicer than starting a nice new page in an uncrumpled book.

    Do I have OCD?

  3. Ooh, a nice new shiny immaculate unmarked uncreased stiff-spined notebook... :-) deep joy! Think we've all got it! FMB X
    PS: and a really nice pen.

  4. I have a cupboard full of notebooks, locked away, out of site, gathering dust. (Shudder). Lists just scream YOU HAVEN'T DONE X, Y, NOR Z! Nooo, keep me away from lists and notebooks, they make me feel crap.