My dear friend Noah Webster defines procrastination as “to put off intentionally the doing of something that should be done”. While I, like many others, do procrastinate at times, it is not my main problem.
I identify one my biggest struggles as trying-to-fit-too-much-in-a-small-amount-of-time-itis. Does anyone else suffer from this syndrome? Somebody, please raise your hand!
For those of you who do not know what TTFTMIASAOTitis is, it is the sad and difficult affliction of knowing you have to leave your house at a particular time and yet having the need to fit as many to-do’s in that time as possible.
Example: if I have to leave the house at 4:00pm, I will work on schoolwork, cleaning, laundry, writing, answering emails, and anything else that grabs my attention up until about ten minutes before I am supposed to be walking out the door. That leaves me rushing to get ready and being mad at myself for running late. AGAIN.
Why can I not just ignore a couple of those tasks and actually get out of the house on time? I have no idea.
I have tried, believe you me, I have tried!
I have the greatest of intentions, the prettiest of schedules, and a to-do list that has been pared down to a manageable size, but somehow extra things seem to sneak into my list. *time being sucked out of my schedule*
Out of nowhere someone needs my attention…NOW. *more time being sucked out of my schedule*
A little one is feeling a tad clingy (for almost the whole day) and won’t let go of me. Anything less than clinging to my chest like a baby orangutan just will not do. *there goes more time*
Ooo, I have been struck by the intense need to reorganize a shelf. *bye-bye time!*
I realize the fault rests solely on my shoulders and my need to overachieve and exceed expectations. So, I guess I really do know why, and I am working on this. Just add it to my to-do list. I get to it about 3 minutes before I have to leave. *wink*
Caution!!! If you suffer from this, you may also be stricken with PBES!
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