Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Procrastinating Can Have Benefits

Firstly, I have to admit, that I am a great procrastinator.  If I can put something off until tomorrow, I generally will.

I've been procrastinating about a certain health issue for a couple of years now, but in the last couple of weeks my thoughts have been focused on this issue more than ever and I've suddenly felt compelled to do something about it, but not actually found the courage. (Don't worry, it's nothing too serious - I hope).

Anyway, for the past week I've even been losing sleep over it, as I've been waking at 5am a couple of times, feeling a bit panicked, and then not being able to get back to sleep.  On both these occasions I've got up and got on with quiet tasks that don't disturb anyone else in the household, which has in turn made the following day a little easier.

In addition, my procrastination has led me to do quite a few other things, which I've blogged about here.  You were probably wondering why I suddenly got interested in defrosting the freezer and de-gunking the bathroom.  Yes, procrastination works wonders on those jobs you hate to do, as it serves to make these jobs seem positively enjoyable.

The final distraction came last night.  I decided to declutter and re-organise my photos, both on my computer and on my phone.  I went through them all meticulously, created seperate folders based on what the photographs were of, distributed the photos accordingly and deleted any I no longer needed. It felt great and it will be much easier to find a photo to upload when I don't have to scroll past hundreds of holiday pics.

Perhaps it was the final straw, but you'll be glad to know that I actually finally did something about the issue concerned today.  I made an appointment to see someone. Hopefully, I can now get back to normal and can leave those not so pleasant jobs undone from now on.


  1. Procrastinating seems to make things worse for me. I am happy it works for you.

    1. It may turn out to have made things worse when I get to my appointment. But in the meantime I got lots done. I wouldn't of course advise it with regard to any medical issue.

  2. Good for you. Get it sorted.