Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The Anti-Procrastination Initiative

I'm a procrastinator. Sometimes I do my most creative work at the last minute. But most times, I just cause myself stress.

But a new school year is a great chance to start fresh.

This year, I've decided to be more proactive. More on top of things. Don't put off what can be done now. Just do it.

A couple years ago a friend told me she used a football metaphor with her family. Instead of doing something part way, or, instead of just going for first down, go all the way; go for the end zone! This is a great analogy for this time of year, especially in a house of boys.

I feel so ahead of the game. Instead of waiting until the last day to turn in all the first week of school paperwork, I did them all the first day. The first day!

Instead of putting the dishes in the sink to deal with them later (which turns into the afternoon), I put them in the dishwasher right away (well, usually). Instead of leaving the hand washing on the counter next to the sink hoping someone else will wash his Yeti Rambler, I go ahead and do it and voila! no more cutter on the counter. Instead of just taking something near the room it belongs in, I actually put it away.

And so far, I like this new me. Like, I feel really productive, and on top of things. This could be the secret to success, people! And less stress.

So, realistically, it's been less than a week since school's started, but they say it takes three weeks to make a habit. And I think I can keep this up. So if you're looking for a way to help yourself get things done, you must. go. all. the. way. Touchdown!!! (Read in your best sports broadcaster voice.)

And now, I really must go wash that Yeti cup.

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