The Secret of Procrastination

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Heather’s dream is to share with the world her success at becoming healthy after age 40. Heather lost over 88 pounds through changing her diet and incorporating exercise into her busy life. She would like to take what she has learned about becoming fit after 40, and using her Metabolic Training Certification to help others struggling with weight issues mid-life. Heather’s post day is Monday.
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The journey to an e-commerce site for my unique jewelry continues. The saga of image preparation and detail shots are looking incredible. The dozen or so products that are loaded into the site have some descriptions. I should have known from being in the industry: the number 1 reason for project delay is content.

You don’t get to see it because its not ready yet.

You may have procrastinating people in your life. A significant other, definitely anyone with a teenager, who will wait until the 11th hour to see something to completion. Can you easily see them quoting Scarlet O’Hara “I’ll think about it tomorrow” as a regular mantra?

Here are a few things I have caught myself doing in place of the jewelry site updates. Do any of these feel familiar to you?

1. Staring out the window at the deer and turkey and squirrels (oh my!)
2. Holding a piece of paper for more than 5 minutes because the exact filing solution doesn’t exist for it yet
3. Let a 30 second interruption evolve into a 15 minute conversation about stuff in general
4. Actually deliver something for a client (technically work, but not ideal at 10 pm)
5. Let the cat sit on the computer mouse

The #1 Procrastination Excuse

Procrastination Excuse #5

We have such a moral sting on procrastinating I’d like to offer a slightly different spin. The next time your cat sits on your mouse consider this: will you push his butt over a couple inches to save the document, or take a few moments of purr therapy.

I’ll let you decide where that 2 minutes will be spent in your world.

Happy task avoiding for today – Heather

(Heather’s dream is to have multiple streams of income, starting with launching an e-commerce website that showcases her one-of-a-kind designer jewelry, which are crafted by her.  Heather’s post day is Thursday and her soon to be launched jewelry site is For Your Adornment)

  • Wendy Brayton

    Hey Heather,
    Purr therapy always helps me. As for procrastination, I can relate. I have the tendency to make great plans that take way more time to do then the time I have. It’s hard to create and market your creations. It’s like two full time jobs and that does not include your paying full time job. Thanks for the heads up on the card. I used the link and was able to get a new one together. Wendy

  • All of those procrastination scenarios are way too familiar to me!! I laughed when I read them.

  • Kim

    I think it’s more like Mawow, Maaaw, Ma. And then he’s gone:(

  • Catherine

    I vote for purr therapy too… especially from the Nazzo kitty man. He’s my favorite interuption of the day.

    Meow, mow, mow, mow.

    See I do him well.

  • Veronica

    Since I already know that I would feel badly that the cat needed a little attention and I didn’t give it to him, I would have to take that purr therapy and then move his butt two inched.
    Your blog helped me today, it helped me be aware of how much time I spend “looking at the squirrels”.