…I promise I’ll get to my point. No, really. I just need a few minutes to look at cute animal videos for a few hours first…
Ugh. This is the bane of my existence. I procrastinate and I have always been this way. I was that kid in school who would wait right until the last minute to do a project or study for a test and still manage to walk away with a 90+.
My husband on the other hand. He’s a get down to business, let’s get it out of the way yesterday kind of guy. I love him for it and in turn sort of hate myself for my flawed get-up and go system. It’s like I can’t get anything done unless the pressure is on and although that may come off as laziness, I can assure you that under pressure, I can accomplish a lot.
That being said, procrastinating is kind of like this vicious cycle of anxiety and I find myself spending more time dreading the fact that I know I need to get something done than just getting said thing done so that I can enjoy the rest of my day guilt-free.
I found myself going down a YouTube rabbit hole not long ago (because…procrastination) and I found a great TED talk in which this guy (Tim Urban) explains the cycle of procrastination and he did such a good job of it that I hope my fellow procrastinators will take a moment (Whenever you get to it. No pressure) to watch it. I related to it so much and it felt like someone finally understood.
If you have 14 minutes of your life to spare, I invite you to watch this. The guy presenting is also quite funny so that kept my “Ooo, something shiny!” brain engaged 🙂