There's probably no single subject I've come more workshops on than procrastination. Workshops - how to conquer, how to leave behind, hot to banish, vanquish, relegate to the past, undo the foundations of, and on and on. Affirmations, meditations, paraliminals, past life regression, parallel universe exploration.
What is going on?
I get a lot done. I also put some things off. At times it feels like nothing gets done.
Procrastination. Aversion. Blockings.
Here's my thought of the day.
In my case at least, a major cause is doing things alone - as is the case for many entrepreneurs, creatives, internet workers.
It's different when there's group work. One goes apple picking. Everyone is apple picking. One can go faster or slower. But the group is picking apples. We pick apples.
Sometimes we work alone, as in teaching, but there's an outside structure. The class starts at a certain time, is held at a certain place. We may procrastinate in getting the class prepared - but the class itself is held within a structure.
Anyway my thought of the day: much that I do is not within a structure. I may set up a structure - like an interview series, and that may hold me.
Often what drives me is desire or hope. The desire to do something. The hope that I will reach people when it's done.
But when desire and hope aren't burning bright, I don't have structure to get me through a rough patch.
I'm not surprised at all the workshops, etc, that focus on procrastination. It's quite something, keeping going on our own.
November 20, 2013, morning, after a few days of procrastination
Procrastination - like turning the key
but not stepping on the gas.
And then, so much more,
Anyway, here's another personal blog,
of these diary blogs.
Another powerful feeling - loneliness,
Here's a blog about loneliness.
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