I do this shit every time. I wake up and say, “OK, I’m not going to bullshit around today.” But then, 1 hour and 3 minutes later, I’m still in the bed STILL scrolling through my Instagram, laughing at the Snaps, and rolling my eyes at the posts on Facebook. Then I get up, say a quick prayer, and hit the ground running. I don’t know what it is about putting tasks off until the last-minute that gets my gears churning, but it does. You’d think that having more time to complete something would be more beneficial, but it’s something about that rush that gets me going.
I’ve told myself that I was going to create a blog for years. Yet, I never completed it. I put that shit to the side. I also said I was going to write a book. Guess, what? That ish is still “in the works”-meaning I have names of the chapters. I logged on to WordPress today because my procrastination leg was officially over. I received a notification saying that I created this site one year ago. One more time. ONE YEAR AGO. How triflin’ is that? I had intentions of creating my blog, yet I never completed it. Merriam-Webster’s simple definition defines procrastination as: to be slow or late about doing something that should be done: to delay doing something until a later time because you do not want to do it, because you are lazy, etc. I was shaking my head in agreement until I read “lazy” * clutches pearls*. Me…lazy? I don’t think so! But, as I sit here and think about all the things I have put off (school, work tasks, folding laundry, working out, doing my hair, etc), I’m come to the realization, that it was out of sheer laziness.
Let’s face it. I can complain all day about all the things that I need to do. But as long as I put them off, the stuff simply wont get done. Success won’t happen when I put things off for a later date. I can’t get back “now”. Every second that I procrastinate could be time invested in myself or others. It’s time to stop procrastinating…well let me keep it real-not do it as much and work towards my dreams. Hey, I just finished my first post. It may have taken a year, but in the words of Mrs. Sofia, “Things gonna change ’round here”.