A Procrastinator Does Things

Hi there.

I got this idea to write my journey from the blog A Slob Comes Clean. Although my house fairly neat (thanks in part to a wonderful husband who helps me so, so much), I do have areas of my house (mostly behind closed doors) that need help.

But my problem isn’t so much cleaning/organizing. I understand the need to put the toothpaste back in the medicine cabinet and the dirty clothes in the dirty clothes basket.

My problem is the doing it.

I am not sure when this became a problem. In high school and college, I received mostly A’s with a few B’s here and there. I had a major desire to please my teachers and accomplish my assignments on time (or even ahead of time). In fact, a few years after graduation from college, I went on to earn two master’s degrees in two years, something that is very difficult to do while procrastinating. However, behind all of the good that I did in my classes or my jobs, there were little things that I struggled with: I went to bed late, so I woke up late and was late to various classes and jobs; I did not complete part of my last internship in college, thus earning me my BA but not the certificate in what I was going to college for (I never went on to pursue that certificate because I was too embarrassed); requesting an extension or two in graduate school for classes that I did not like and that I struggled to keep up with; totally faking it (I am a horrible faker!) on reading the assignments in graduate school; etc.

This bringsĀ  to where I am now. I do things, but usually not until later in the day. I never get as much done as I could. I don’t spend time with my kids because I fight against wanting to get the things done and procrastinating and getting annoyed because they are there and “keeping me from getting the things done”.


And, so, those are my excuses. The reasons I procrastinate. I can spend two+ hours cleaning or organizing something but only after I put it off again, and again, and again.

The reason I am here?

To document my journey of overcoming my procrastination.

I have tried many things, and many things have not worked, but I am determined to document my journey–whether I do the things or not–so that you all can watch me grow (that is the hope).

My plan is to add one thing/week that I will do consistently. I have other things that I need to do, yes. But I figure if I start small with one thing that I must do daily, and then add a new daily thing, eventually all of the things won’t become so scary. They will just become the things that I do. I will become a normal person who does the things and doesn’t fight them. Who still has faults and binge watches Netflix. Who does the things, too.

So… my week one goal? Laundry. 1 complete load every day. It must be done before my husband gets home from work.

Laundry. Wish me luck.

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