Day 14 Wee Hours

Old Habits Die Hard

Today could have gone better. I could have gotten out of the house at noon instead of 4PM. I could have gone to the office and prepared for my classes rather than having to get up early and go into the office at 6AM this morning. I could have bought my daughter’s school supplies weeks ago rather than this afternoon. I could have done a lot of things, but for some reason, I haven’t learned not to procrastinate yet.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve put things off till the last minute. No matter how many times I’ve suffered the consequences of this bad habit, I still manage to fall back on it time and time again. At least I can say that I’m consistent. If there’s a deadline to be met or a chore to be done, you can bet that I’ll be doing it at the eleventh hour. Today was no exception.

No matter how it inconveniences me in the end, procrastinating works for me on some level. It’s not something I’m proud of, but it is part of who I am. I’d like to get to the heart of why I procrastinate, but it’s really late or early depending on how you look at it, and I don’t have the luxury of time. So in true form, I am going to put off delving into the reasons why I procrastinate for another day. If it wasn’t so pathetic I’d laugh.

This one is going to be short. I’ll have more to say in the next post. Until then, I’m wishing you all the best.

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