A common thread among human beings (not everyone, but many of us) is that we have a hard time doing things on our To Do Lists.
Joe is not one of these people. He wakes up in the morning, assesses what needs to be done, and then he just does it. He doesn’t think twice about stopping on his way home from work to wash his car, go to the bank, take care of business.
I’m not like this.
I look at all those things on my To Do List (cleaning, sorting, washing the car, going to the bank, returning the 900 Zevia cans in my pantry…) and my heart sinks. I don’t want to do it.
My mom says, “Do it not wanting to!” (with a smile)
Joe doesn’t say anything at all—he doesn’t think about it. The world is black and white—be happy and get things done.
I’m sitting here wishing I didn’t have a billion papers to grade, a blog post to write, and a 2-hour lecture to plan for 1pm. Oh, and I have to call two students, fix a midterm issue, find the department chair to sign off on some paper work. I need to update two assignments, write a weekly wrap-up post for one class, and plan another lecture/webinar for 8pm tonight.
I do those things because I’m getting paid to do them. But that totally doesn’t make the dishwasher unload itself. When I think about all that stuff, I feel like I’m living in glue. It even takes effort to think about it, and my mind sinks (And I want to curl up with my ipad and d*** around on the Internet for 8 hours straight).
It sounds like I’m in a bad mood! I’m not, really. I’m just contemplating what the difference is between the days when I tackle it all head on, and the days when I’m just not feelin’ it. I like being busy because I get into a productive mode (and I love money…so I can buy whatever I want at the grocery store and not have a budget!).
What do you do to make yourself do all the daily tasks in life that don’t “pay” you? I think we all have strategies that work for us, and I’d love to have some more ideas!
I can’t post this without letting you in on another new invention. Katelyn and I totally blew off a work party we were having yesterday afternoon to make fun things in the kitch and do the most awesome 90 minute spinning class ever with Nancy at the JCC (if I was a guy, I’d totally have a crush on her—is that weird?).
These were actually best (but not prettiest) with Sun Butter.
1/2 cup sprouted lentil flour (a la vitamix)
2 scoops vanilla Sun Warrior
20 drops vanilla stevia
1 cup water (not sure on this measurement–best to go by texture and add gradually)
We used coconut oil to make small soccas in the frying pan. Topped in the pic with acai jam (gotta make more of that!), coconut, and cacao nibs.
Please share your tips for cracking through the procrastination!
I like credible threats—but it’s hard to come up with those. Nothin’ scares me 🙂
Now, I really have to go plan my lecture. I hope you’re having a wonderful week—and it’s not that I’m procrastinating on answering emails or writing my next hormone post. I just need more time (or less sleep!?).