Ahhhhh...Sometimes I love to procrastinate! Doesn't everyone have their days? For many years I worked as a project manager and was intensely focused on always meeting time lines. I even carried that mindset into my personal life, to a degree. Perhaps as a little backlash from everything having to be so tidy and on time, on the homefront I would allow some things to slide now and then. It felt freeing to float to the other side of life - just relax more. I confess that I began to make more of a habit out of it. Along the way, I discovered that some of the things I had procrastinated doing were better left undone. Ultimately I had learned something about myself - that I wasn't completing something because it didn't hold my interest- or it simply wasn't me. But, for other things, there was another important lesson. I started to see my postponements as a road block to kindness. Last winter when the snow started to fly and my daughter's winter coats and sweaters needed to be packed up for donation, I realized I should have done it much earlier. Every day, that had already gone by, was a day that another child could have had one of these great coats wrapped around them. What was I waiting for? Our donations were washed and packaged and out the door in no time. I assessed my ongoing "To Do" list and began to see a lot of "my postponements" in the same light. I didn't want kindness to wait any longer!
Three things are coming off the "To Do" list TODAY.
- I will reorganize our home office, so my husband has more productive and inspiring surroundings to work in.
- I commit to reach out to three people that I have not heard from.
- I promise to give an extra special thank you to a friend.
What have you been procrastinating? Is there an act of kindness waiting in the wings?
Wishing you a beautiful day!