Oh daily prompt, you have struck a chord. So, you want to talk about procrastination. Yep, I know all about it. In fact, I’m using this daily prompt as a wonderful way to engage in it right now. You see, I have a bag full of papers that need to be checked, and a lesson that needs to be polished, and one or two other things to do (ha, more like one or two hundred) but here I am.
I don’t know why I procrastinate. It’s not like the things I have to do get any easier or more enjoyable if I put them off. In fact, often the opposite is true. Sometimes I end up hurting myself with this bad habit. Library fines, anyone? I have owed books, phone calls, birthday cards, thank you notes, movies, and countless other things over the years. Sometimes deadlines pass and opportunities are lost. Really, it’s a sad situation.
And then there’s the financial cost. I’ve come to the conclusion that there’s no excuse for paying late fees. Ever. At least not when you have a decent job and a steady income and money in the bank. I have all of those things. Yet, at various points in my life, I have paid late fees. For what? For the privilege of paying a day or two later than the date stamped on the bill? Believe me, the thrill wasn’t worth the 35 or 50 bucks. It’s outrageous. Ridiculous. Absurd.
No more. I pay all my bills on time and take care of business right away. Do I still procrastinate about putting the dishes in the dishwasher or folding the laundry? Sure. Sometimes. But as I’m getting older, I’m getting better. I figure the older I get the less time I have to waste, and procrastinating just isn’t that much fun. Now I’m going to click on publish and go do my work.