Tuesday, February 3, 2009

A Procrastinator's Work is Never Done

Sometimes I feel that everyone else just has more time than I do. It's some cruel conspiracy.

It couldn't just be that I'm not efficient at time management, could it?

Previously, I have written about what makes procrastinators tick.

I have come to the realization that procrastination seems to be consistent with a Type B personality (which I apparently am.) My husband is a Type A through and through. Not so surprising is the fact that many of his co-workers are also Type A. I suppose some careers dictate certain types of personalities. It's not scientific, just my opinion. However, it seems that many of his co-workers are married to Type B's. It is true that opposites attract, after all can you imagine what it would be like for two Type A's to be married? It would be a constant battle of the wills. Or two Type B's? Nothing would ever get done.

Which brings me back to my topic. Procrastination. (see how good I am at it?)

When I have a big job that is overwhelming and don't even know where to start, I tend to put it off for another day. That is the main reason I put things off, because I don't know where to start. I decided to take this gigantic job and just break it into small stages and that has seemed to help.

What in the world am I even talking about, you probably are wondering. I'm (finally) cleaning out my craft room in the basement which has become a storage room where things go to die. There's stuff in there I haven't seen in a couple years. However, whenever I'm at the craft store I buy more junk and then throw the bag in the room for when I actually do the project. Needless to say, I never get around to the project. But maybe I would if the room looked like this:

I really like the idea of being able to move the shelving around.

Or how about this?

These pictures came from the HGTV site under organization. Aren't they inspiring?

I really think that magazines are created for people like me, to show us what we could do if we would just start it. How many times have I bought a magazine because of pictures like the ones above? I couldn't even count. But this time, I have finally been inspired enough to actually do it and stop thinking about doing it.

The first step is just believing that you can.

1 comment:

Moody said...

I'm totally like you. I have tons of projects but I can't get into them until stuff is organized and I never get around to organizing...I can't wait to see your craft room all organized and looking like the pictures! That would be awesome!