Do You Put Things Off?

Procrastinate: To delay or postpone action; put off doing something.

Guilty as charged. Yes, I make to-do lists and plans and I do get shit done, but there are some things I put off and I need to stop.

Going to the dentist
Put simply, I’m scared. Every time I do go to the dentist, I leave with more fear than I arrived with.

Changing electricity and gas provider
It will save me some money if I move to another provider, but come on, who enjoys comparing kilowatts and units?!
If you do, please sort mine out for me.

I just don’t enjoy it. Well if it doesn’t sound like exercise I do, (salsa dancing, hiking), but workouts just aren’t for me. Don’t get me wrong, I do exercise, but I will find all kinds of ways to put it off until the end of the week. I need to up my game.

Disposing of my old laptop
The fact I need to turn that old gramophone of a device on to extract my pictures, wipe all the information from it and then take it to wherever laptops go to die is just too much to think about.

Changing foreign currency back after holidays
I’ll hold onto the Euros, but I do have some currency I won’t need in the short-term. Hungarian Forints; New Zealand dollars.
I like having some as a souvenir of where I’ve travelled, but that doesn’t justify not changing most of it back to British pounds.

I expect I need to change my attitude towards these things so they don’t seem so unappealing, then there will be a higher likelihood of me doing them. Except for the dentist, I think need some kind of therapy to overcome that fear so I should look into that.

I am going to have a good long think about these things (as any good procrastinator would) but I am determined that I will nail this.

Are there things that you put off?
Do share, as I am hoping there are more out there and we can fight this thing together!



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  1. As someone who has suffered from a depressive disorder for most of my adult life I can absolutely relate to putting things off. I know bills are piling up but I just can’t find the strength to deal with them! I’m reading a book called the power of habit at the moment and although it can be a bit dry in points, it explains that everything we do is built upon a habit loop system. Cue – routine – reward. In order to successfully build habits (such as dealing with bills monthly, or exercising daily!) it says we have to develop the routine based upon cues (ie, trainers by front door = routine of running) and recieve or give ourselves a sufficient reward (such as a tasty snack or hour of guilt free television). Once we do this enough, it becomes second nature. I’ve been a big list maker in the past, but I’m trying a different tactic of installing one habit at a time, otherwise I find myself becoming overwhelmed fairly fast!

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    1. I am sorry to hear what you are going through, it sounds like you are really trying to take control of it which is great! Such a good idea to focus on one habit at a time.

      The book you are reading sounds great and I’ll definitely check it out.

      Thank you for sharing.

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