Day 34 – Overcoming Procrastination

“Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.” – Mark Twain

“Procrastination makes easy things hard, hard things harder.” – Mason Cooley

How does one overcome procrastination? It’s TJ and I don’t think there is one easy answer for this. I still from time to time have those days where I get stuck in a rut of procrastination. It’s never a good feeling and usually it’s because I have no desire to complete what needs to get done. It’s hard, especially with the overwhelming amount of distractions available. Procrastination was my best friend in college and led to many unnecessary all-nighters just because I couldn’t get myself to study. The worst part of it all is usually when I’m procrastinating, I’m not even doing something I enjoy. This is usually sitting idle maybe doing the senseless scroll of the phone or watching random videos. This is the worst part of procrastination for me, the fact that it’s truly just wasted time with no real value.

Both quotes help with tackling procrastination but I have my own tidbit as well. The past month has led to less procrastination because I have daily things I want to accomplish and there isn’t as much time to waste in my day. My words of wisdom are simple today, fill your time with more valuable things to do and there isn’t enough time in the day for procrastination. If I have time to procrastinate then maybe I need to reevaluate what I am doing that day. If it is something that needs to get done, get it done so you can do something you can enjoy afterwards. It’s simple, be productive and do enjoyable things afterwards or not be productive, waste time, and fall for distractions. Obviously, one could just do enjoyable things instead, but I am not wired that way. My procrastination is a place of brainless suffering to put it bluntly. That is why my cure to procrastination is a good balance of productivity, value, and happiness which when mixed correctly, can lead to a more meaningful life.

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Today’s item is a nice sweater from Amalia to fit the warm wisdom theme of the day. This sweater will be able to help add some warmth and fashion into their winter outfit. As for us, we get to remove another item from our closet we no longer needed. Win-Win during Win-ter.

Published by teejbear

Living each day to the fullest and sharing the journey in my blogs.

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