I try to use procrastination to my advantage. Like, I can eat an entire chocolate cake tomorrow. I can also skip my workout, goof off, lay in bed all day…tomorrow.
The problem with such little mind games is, as my daughter said to me when I use them on her, they’ve not worked since any of us turned seven years old.
Do I have any suggestions? I wish! It’s a constant battle for me, as I suspect it is for a lot of other people. I even have a to do list titled “Things I Don’t Want to Do.” There’s a lot of ideas and solutions out there, but the only one that’s truly worked for me is the 15 minutes from Flylady.net. She says you/I can stand anything for 15 minutes. After applying that to tasks I thought would take all day, or at least the afternoon, I found a lot of my tasks didn’t even take that long to complete. The dreading lasted far longer than the doing. Amazing how that works.
Back to the novel….