Confessions of an Expert Procrastinator

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Welcome back to our Confessions series.  I am so glad you stopped by.

Today I am going to talk to you about an area in which I am qualified to speak about on an expert level.

Procrastination

They say that it takes a total of 10,000 hours to become an expert at almost anything you do.  That is working toward something for 20hrs a week for 50 weeks.  Well, guess what!  I have logged in over 122,640 hours, in my adult life.  That makes it official folks, I am a Expert Procrastinator.  You may say I put the PRO in PROcrastinator.  (do you see what I did there?)

Confessions of an Expert Procrastinator with Absolutely No Apologies

My Nana used to laugh when I told her that my life motto is “Why do today what you can put off til tomorrow?”  She always told me it was the wrong attitude to have in life.  I assured her that it wasn’t my attitude toward everything, just things I didn’t particularly want to get done.

Let me just break this down a bit so you don’t think that I am lazy.  I am not lazy… I just put things off, for as long as I can.  It isn’t my best character trait but it isn’t my worst either.

When I procrastinate it is usually about something that I do not enjoy doing.  i.e. dishes, cleaning, laundry, washing the dog.

I tend to put of tasks that do not bring me instant gratification.  I am such a visual person.  If I do not receive an instant sense of accomplishment from a task I will likely put it off.  This trait clashes with my very competitive nature.  I do not like to loose or be left out.  So if I see that there is something that I may miss out on by putting something off you can about guarantee I am going to get it done.

I am also not so bad that I am late to arrive places.  In fact being late is a huge pet peeve of mine.  Most, if not all, of my family arrive to their appointments, meetings, or functions late.  This is such a problem with some of them that we tell them an earlier time. HA!  Not me, infact I have been known to be awkwardly early.

This is not normally an issue with my work.  I love my work and what I do, so I generally work quickly and efficiently to get my deadlines met.  It is just that sometimes I *may* push things to the end of my deadline.  shhhh

So, there you have it.  I am a procrastinator.  I tend to put off the things that I can and put forth effort in other areas of life.

What about you?  Are you a procrastinator?

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Stephanie is a thirty-something, homeschooling mom of two, that married her best friend in 2003. She is the owner and founder of The Multi Taskin’ Mom, Homeschooling on Accident, and Homeschool Printables for Free. Her passion for helping homeschooling moms turned her writing hobby into a full-time job. Since 2013, she has devoted her free time to creating homeschool helps, printables, and a character curriculum: My Character Matters.

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