WOW January 26, 2015

It is well past the designated time for the second word of the week. I have been avoiding this blog post for about 2 days because I lacked inspiration. I folded laundry, shopped at the Asian grocers, cooked, watched The Great British Baking Show (AMAZING! Who knew that British pies are full of meat?), went to the outlet mall (I hate shopping but the Lindt chocolate store was quite bearable), drank almost a full sleeve of Nespresso capsules, and looked at pictures of dogs online. Desperate times call for desperate measures, so I even dragged my fat fanny onto the dreadmill. But, the restorative powers of my Starbucks Flat White have caused the right word to bubble to the surface of my mind, floating on a velvety milk foam. The word of the week is

procrastination

I think you already have a pretty good feel for my thoughts on procrastination. I revel in it. Feel free to comment, or you can just talk about the coming snowpocalypse in the Northeast if you want because I am really missing the excuse to stay in pajamas and watch Bill Evans on Channel 7 all day. You know, procrastinating on the shoveling.

9 thoughts on “WOW January 26, 2015

  1. PROCRASTINATION…..I have a “snow-day” to do list, none of it got done. I’m calling it snocrastination. I did have a nice cup of coffee from my awesome Kathy recommended coffee maker!

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  2. Heather, snocrastination is an art form and you are it’s Monet! I bet the view from Wicki mountain will be pretty spectacular during the storm. I hope you and Pete are snug in the house, beverages in hand, watching the kids shovel. Stay thirsty, my friend. I mean stay safe.

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  3. Procrastination: Guilty Guilty Guilty!!!! And every single time I swear it won’t happen again….I will have my Christmas shopping done by the beginning of December instead of finishing on Christmas Eve ; I will buy the birthday gift ahead of time, not on my way to the party; friends are coming over the weekend, I have to clean the house during the week, not the morning of in addition to go food shopping that same day!…etc, etc. But, as I say with my friend Melissa, it will get done! I’m guilty! ~Still in my pj’s, watching the snow from a stripped bed….but I know the bed will be made before bedtime 😉

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    • I like to leave the clean, crumpled up sheets on the bed and claim I forgot about them, and then Kumar helps me put them back on so he can go to sleep. Gosh, I hope he doesn’t read this.

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  4. You hit the nail on the head. I was actually wishing that I had the excuse of a snow day to have not accomplished anything. My empty nesting lifestyle is full of lists of things that I don’t complete and then rationalization becomes my best friend. OMG, I forgot to put “get a shower” on my list today……better get to it!

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    • It’s good to know I am not alone. #thestruggleisreal
      I like to write “shower” on my daily to do list so I can feel productive that I have crossed off one thing at least (usually).

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  5. Seriously, I decided to look up the definition and causes of procrastination on-line. Did you know there is a Procrastinators Anonymous? Well, as I learned something new, because of you, I can now “check that off my list” for the day. In addition, it appears, on average, that procrastination can be categorized into anywhere from 3 to 6 main types of and means to beat said specified variety. Again, a seemingly manageable number.

    However, by far and away, my favorite line from the vast 15 minutes of research was the following, taken from 4 Types of Procrastination and How to Beat Them….

    Philosopher and professor emeritus at Stanford University, John Perry, thinks procrastinating can actually be a good thing for perfectionists…

    “As long as they have a lot of time to do a task, they fantasize about doing a perfect job. Leaving it till the last minute is a way of giving oneself permission to do a merely adequate job. 99 percent of the time a merely adequate job is all that is needed.”

    My final word on your WOW….you are near perfection. Now how is that a problem?

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    • J – you are my hero! You succesfully put off household duties, family obligations and useful tasks by researching procrastination. There is an elegance and symmetry to that. As for perfection, well, I’ll have to think about that for a while, sit down for a bit, check the mail, send some birthday wishes on Facebook…

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  6. I procrastinate now – no need to unpack or get ready for work next week…. I need to catch up on reading Mrs. DasGuptas blog – and revel in the fact that she’s raised the perfect child who was so darn courteous as a dog sitter that she cleaned the sheets/blankets for the dog. Ummm…. I must have been a horrible dog-sitter in my younger years, I’m pretty sure I did NOT do that. Thanks for the laugh this morning. I didn’t FaceTime my dog, but YOU did. Itching for a furry pal my friend???

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