Procrastinate – to postpone one task in favour of another which is perceived as being easier or more pleasurable but less important or urgent… (psychologytoday.com)
While my list of “to do” jobs is endless, the ideas in my head of what I actually “want to do” are never ending.
I didn’t think I was a procrastinator, yet every time I set to with one of my tasks, my mind ever so easily wanders off in the direction of my other (more exciting) list – the one that tends to grow when I am in that daydreaming world.
Since the build up to my big 30, and my post about “not knowing”, I now find myself lost in thought and want for adventure a whole lot more; and it’s not just about going places, but doing all sorts of new stuff too!
Lately, I open up my laptop all ready to continue typing up an assignment, then before I know it I’m clicking on skyscanner and searching the latest flight offers. On a weekly basis, I research children’s Spanish songs (on youtube) for the classes I give, then the next thing I’m dancing around the living room – albeit dreadfully – to my favourite latino tune of the moment. Then finally, there’s my phone – that just takes me to a completely new level of distraction. Here I take any opportunity to converse with a pal and plan a sneaky little trip out. All of these diversions are clearly a much more enjoyable option, (rather than grown up stuff) and now realising how easily I let myself get distracted, I’m hoping to turn some if this procrastination into a more positive project.
My plan is to turn those daydreams into something other than just thoughts, smiles and wishes. Since I am still in the process of my challenge #30 For 30!, I’m going to crank it up a notch and add some of those (not so) lost thoughts to my list; and I’m going to make them happen! So please, keep checking in on me here and you’ll find out what’s coming next…
Come to think of it, there’s a fair bit I am yet to fill you in on! 😀 I best get writing…
Bringing this to an end, as my eyes are going square and I’ve already searched cheap flights and hotel deals twice, I’ll leave you all with a couple of questions:
Are you on who tends to get easily distracted? Does your mind wander, if so, where does it take you?
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