Hard Habit To Break

Why do today what I can put off until tomorrow?

I intended to write a post about procrastination yesterday, but I never got around to it.

Good thing, too, because today the Daily Post prompt suggested bloggers write about a habit they had trouble breaking — in my case, procrastination.  If I had written on my intended topic yesterday, I wouldn’t have been able to address it today.

This is why I can’t get one hundred per cent behind the idea of conquering my procrastination habit — often waiting turns out to be a good thing.  I’ve found if I refrain from acting long enough many situations resolve themselves.

I concede there are times when quick action is needed, when decisions need to be made immediately and without hesitation.  Those are not my best times.  I’m not good at reacting on the fly.  I will always and without exception make the worst and most irrational choice. But if you need someone to patiently wait for things to sort themselves out — then yeah, I’m your gal.

I can wait and wait and wait and wait.

This frustrates some people.  I understand why — they see my inaction and assume I am doing nothing.  This is not true.  I am doing something and this is what it is:

I am working at the task of refraining from acting so that events can resolve themselves.

What can I say?  It’s a gift.

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11 thoughts on “Hard Habit To Break

  1. Isn’t that awful when life reinforces that our bad habits really aren’t that bad?!? I feel that way sometimes when I overeat and then inexplicably lose two pounds overnight. hahaha! I love learning from people who work well under pressure, because I do not!!! I shut down!!! Good post tonight! 🙂

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  3. Ha ha – love the thought process! I think a new word should be invited to describe this – maybe ‘pre-crastination’? Deciding before the event that you will wait and see what happens? 😉

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