You’ve heard the saying that crime doesn’t pay, well, the same can be said about procrastination—it doesn’t pay either!!!
Case in point: As I told you earlier this year, I’m a member of a local farm CSA. Each week I pick up my shares and, what I can’t eat that week, I process and freeze for the winter. When I process items, I place them on trays in the freezer. Once they’re thoroughly frozen, I put them in their final packaging. This protects them from freezer burn and, when the items are in their final packaging, they take up less space than leaving them on the trays.
The past week has been busy for me because of traveling out of town as well as picking up extra hours at work. Each morning I reminded myself that in the evening I needed to finish packaging things in the freezer so I could free up space for the new food that I’d processed that was wait in the refrigerator. But when the evening rolled around, I fell for my own excuses and false promises of being too tired and that I’d do it the next day for sure.
But I didn’t do it.
Then my refrigerator filled as I continued processing food for the freezer. And now I’m in a bit of a jam because soon I’ll pick up this week’s share of vegetables and I don’t have room for them!
So what would have been a simple task that would have taken an hour or so is now an event that will take most of the day to get myself back on track. And all because I procrastinated on putting frozen items into their final packaging!
The moral of this story—the lesson learned—is to take care of things as soon as you can!
Your homework today is to focus on projects you’ve been procrastinating over. Break the project down into more manageable chunks. Set the timer for 15 minutes and work on that piece. Do it now so you can cross it off your To Do list!
You can do it!
I’m so proud of you!
Your Friend and Pep Pal,