I regularly refer to myself as the reigning queen of awkward because, well, I am (hello awkward oversharing and averting my eyes from casual acquaintances in public because I’m sure they don’t recognize me and I don’t want to be caught in a weird half wave). But there’s another place that I rule pretty solidly: the Province of Procrastination (was that awkward enough for you?!). This region is one of my absolute specialties. I consider myself a top level expert.
Why do I procrastinate? Sometimes it’s because the task I’m avoiding is large and unappealing. Or boring. I generally avoid boring. Sometimes it’s a phone call or email I’m just not feeling. Sometimes I’m overwhelmed (OK, most times I’m overwhelmed). And other times, I just can’t pin the reason down. I have a pretty solid suspicion that I’m not the only one feeling all of these feelings.
But when you sit back and think about it, procrastination does nothing but delay the inevitable. Sometimes it even makes the inevitable more difficult. And it always makes us agonize over the task at hand much longer and much more dramatically than necessary.