Author Jo Huddleston

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Monday, November 5, 2012

Do You Procrastinate?

Monday Musings on This ‘N That

Do you procrastinate? Do you make a to-do list for each day, each week? If so, how did you do last week?

It’s easy to put off things we know we should do. I’ve read that Randy Ingermanson (physicist and author) makes his to-do list in a manner that the least important things are at the bottom of the list, so if he doesn’t get through the list and all he didn’t get done are those last things he doesn’t feel too badly. (I hope I have that correct, Randy.) Sounds like a good way to set up the day or week.

We know which things are the most important down to the least important. So maybe we could try by putting the most important tasks at the top of our list, then the more important ones, then the least important ones. Even with this method do you think you’d still be tempted to be a procrastinator?

Getting everything done may be a matter of time management. How many times have we had a specific time the doctor’s office set for our appointment and we waited and waited…? One day I waited one hour and ten minutes past the time of my appointment. At that point I told them at the front desk I was leaving—I was nice and polite but told them I was leaving. Now that was poor time management on behalf of the doctor’s office.

I know it’s easy not to want to do things. I’m not a morning person so every morning when daylight reaches through my windows I turn over, ignoring that it’s time to get up. I have a friend, however, that when her eyes open her feet have to hit the floor.

So getting through our to-do lists may be a combination of procrastination and motivation. What’s the solution? I’d say it might be willpower. People who have willpower will push themselves to do what they are supposed to do, when they’re supposed to do them.

Do you procrastinate? If not, where do you get your motivation and willpower?

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  1. I can't stand procrastinators. Unfortunately, I am one of them.But I am going to try to manage my time better!

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