I’ll procrastinate another day…

Posted on March 3, 2012

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The work you do while you procrastinate is probably the work you should be doing for the rest of your life.

Jessica Hische

Not sure if this quote is always true for me.  And before I say why first let me give credit to the artist Jessica Hische and handmadefont.com who posted this on Facebook today.  She has a short statement about this at this 1 1/2 minute video link if you’re interested – cut and paste this URL http://www.humblepied.com/jessica-hische/

So why is it not true for me? I can find all kinds of ways to procrastinate that has nothing to do with what I would rather be doing!

Being a recovering workaholic — procrastination rarely entered into my day… I was way too busy getting things done and worrying and talking about all the things that had to get done!  However it has been my experience and observation that we who profess to work 50-60-70 hours per week sometimes are really busy — yet at other times are procrastinating or just taking up time talking about “how busy we are”. Sometimes we are just commiserating with other workaholics about the work and how busy we all are in our work and our life. Sometimes we are working so we don’t have to think about and face the choices we are making by filling our lives up with do-do-doing.

Taking a break from the constant do-do-do merry-go-round is a worthy choice even if you have to get back on the merry-go-round another day. It will benefit your work, your life, your family, your soul! During those worthwhile moments of non-doing a variety of things CAN be discovered and accomplished. Actually I would say the more you are procrastinating — the more you need to pay attention to your choices.  You should seriously acknowledge that what you are doing is NOT what you really want to be doing!

So take a moment…and think about this…If you were to really think about how much you are procrastinating AND what you do when you are procrastinating or non-working time–would you be able to uncover what could be your “dream job” and the life you always wanted?