I’ll admit it, I am a procrastinator. In fact I (Megan) have had this post in my head for over a week yet here I am finally writing. I often have a very unhelpful mantra pass through my thoughts, the mantra that says “I can do that tomorrow.” If you were to compare my ‘to do’ list from last week to my ‘to do’ list for this week, it might be a bit embarrassing as to the number of things I had to repeat. I seem to always convince myself, “That can wait till tomorrow. Or even, that can be done next week or next month.” Then tomorrow, next week or next month come and well, it still doesn’t get done. This struggle happens in my personal life, my professional life, and even in my marriage. See if you can relate to any of these common procrastinations in marriage:
- Prayer is important but next week when things calm down (yeah right!) we can get around to praying together.
- Making time to connect through physical touch and intimacy is good for our marriage but right now I just don’t feel like it. I am sure I will be less tired tomorrow.
- Ok, the church is offering a marriage class but with soccer, dance and football games it will have to wait.
- You mean I am actually supposed to talk to my spouse on a daily basis!?!
This is a short list, but I’m sure it makes a few us (including myself) squirm a little in our seats. I know I am guilty of these things and more on a regular basis. So today, I am making a conscience choice to not put off till tomorrow what I can do today. This is not in an effort to do more or be more. It is simply an effort to take simple steps in the right direction towards goals I have in my personal life, my marriage and my professional life. Will you join me in putting off the “tomorrow” mindset and taking captive the “today” mindset?
Now, as for me, I am off to run a 5k* before the day gets away from me and I lose any desire to such a ridiculous thing! What are you going to do that you were thinking could wait till tomorrow?
Do you ever struggle in the are of procrastination? What can you do to make strides to accomplish today what you might normally put off till tomorrow?
* I am taking part in an online fitness challenge so as not to put off taking care of my physical body till “tomorrow”. Inspiration came form Clare at Peak313.
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