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Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week ~ Spanish Proverb

As I young child I had the Sweet Pickles books series by Jacqueline Reinach. My favorite book in this series was Goose Goofs Off. This was a delightful tale of a Goose and how she was determined to take a day off. Throughout the book, Goose was confronted with different things that required her attention. However, her motto was I'll do it tomorrow. She didn't get her TV fixed, she didn't go to the mailbox, she wouldn't even mop her floor because she was going to do everything tomorrow. Her friends had to frequently remind her that she said the same thing yesterday and the day before. Her tomorrow never came.

A few years back, I was moving and came across my old copy of Goose Goofs Off. As I started to thumb through the pages of the book, I realized that I had become Goose. Tomorrow was my answer to everything. That's what I told my family, friends, co-workers and myself. I was going to do it tomorrow. Not only that, but I would say it with such conviction. Whatever I had to deal with, I was going to do it tomorrow. It wasn't long before those around me reminded me too that I had said that the day before.

To say that I was a procrastinator was to put it mildly. My tomorrow list was long and got longer each day. It actually was overwhelming. I had to be honest with myself and get to the root of why I constantly put things off. The reality was that I didn't enjoy putting things off until I absolutely had to deal with them. This was actually stressful and unhealthy. I realized that procrastination for me was a habit. A habit that I had cultivated into a lifestyle.

I have had to learn to do things before they are critical. Each day I have a realistic list of things I need to accomplish. I realized that I don't have to wait until the day before a big project is due at work to get started. It has been helpful to break the project down into manageable mini-projects. That way, I can schedule myself to work on them a little each day. I use this same approach with things around the house. It keeps me from waiting until the absolutely the last minute. Instead of doing it tomorrow, I do it today!

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