Day 236, Part 1: Beware The Procrastinator Gremlin!
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
There's an evil little voice* that lives inside my head.
[Okay, maybe there's several little voices, but for today we're just dealing with one. The others will have to wait.]
Like an insidious demon perched on my shoulder, it constantly whispers in my ear: "The day's early yet... You can do that later... That doesn't have to be done right away... There's plenty of time... Don't bother with it now... You can shelve that for awhile... It can wait..."
Sly and deceitful, it keeps up this monotonous drone all day, at every turn. I think it takes more energy and mental strength to overcome the conniving little nudnik than it does to resist chocolate brownies or maple ice cream. Or even chocolate brownies combined with maple ice cream.
The worst part is, The Procrastinator Gremlin is a thief. It steals time, throwing a monkey wrench into the best-laid plans.
I couldn't tell you how often I've back-burnered things I want to accomplish: letters I mean to write, projects I plan to finish, queries and ideas and even DIY jobs I intend to do, but somehow never get there.
And all because I allow - yes, I ALLOW this! I have a choice, after all. I don't have to let this malicious pint-sized pest take over my life.
I've been sitting here listening to it (and heeding its diabolical carping) for the last hour-and-a-half. I've had enough.
I'm going to go do something constructive, something productive, anything, something, useful with my morning.