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!