Monday, October 19, 2009


pro·cras·ti·nate (prō-krās'tə-nāt')
v. pro·cras·ti·nat·ed, pro·cras·ti·nat·ing, pro·cras·ti·nates
To put off doing something, especially out of habitual carelessness or laziness.
To postpone or delay needlessly.

Why do I procrastinate? That is a very good question. I consider myself a busy person, but I certainly do have time in the day to get important things done. I find myself constantly racing to get things done on time, racing to deliver things and racing catch up on almost everything in my life.

For the last 3 years, I have been working part time and now my job has turned into an almost full time situation, so I have limited time in the morning and the evening to run errands, etc... I keep thinking I am going to catch up someday, finish my photo album organization, clean through closets, categorize all my paperwork but that someday doesn't ever seem to come. I don't even think I can hire someone to help me, because by the time I explained my system and told someone what I want done, I could practically have it done myself-free of charge.

I am trying to pinpoint exactly what slows me down. I a not a lazy person but I think I am just overwhelmed with too much stuff. Now that I have an entire wall of IKEA bookshleves holding all my books, a new pine dresser holding all my movies and some beads and a few closets for the rest, I should have it all squared away. But..I don't. So, it is easy to put if off for a later procrasitnate getting the job done.

Someone told me recently that even if I did find a potential husband, I don't have room in my life (or my apartment) for him because I have too much stuff. I say, when I find my husband, we better not be counting on living in my apartment!

p.s. Now that I have been staring at the word procrastinate for 15 minutes, it doesn't even sound like a real word anymore. Isn't it wierd when that happens??


Suburban Princess said...

LOL I do the same thing with the word strawberry - if I say it enough it sounds really weird!

The Wife said...

I agree! When that husband comes you will make room!

Erin Headley-Morris said...

Sometimes I love to procrastinate...until I realize that it's the last minute and I HAVE to get stuff done! It's not lazy, it's just what you said: always having so much to do. And look at it this way, we'd be boring if we didn't have anything to procrastinate:)