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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Day 22: I Can Do it Later

Day 22:

I am as guilty as anyone about putting off right now what can be done later, and usually it leads to some sort of frustration. Sure, there is a form of frustration or lack of "fun" that requires you to do it now, but do it now.

As I write these things down for my children, I do not want to come off as someone who does it all and has it all figured out. I do know a little because of my age, you grow wiser with age. And putting things off, procrastination, really gives us more work in the long run.

My wife is not this way, but I am which causes her to be frustrated with me sometimes. If she wants it done, she wants it done right now and that is how you should be really. But I like to lie around, do something else, or just not do it because it is not enjoyable. What it actually does is cause me to run around doing more than I would have had to do when I should have done it in the first place.

It is better to do something if not everything early when dealing with a task. And let's be honest, in today's world, we are not dealing with a single task, we have multiple tasks going on at once. That is why it is important to do what you have to do when you have to do it because those tasks will continue to build up.

Challenge: Today, put down the electronic device where your mind takes time off, and do something you've been putting off for awhile. Clean your closet, clean the basement, wash the clothes, or hug your family. Make it a habit.