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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

The Zen of Procrastination

How pitiful are we as a race that we need to get everything done by yesterday? Accomplishments are measured not just by the toys we have but by the length of our to-do lists and how quickly we get them done. By the Goddess, I say we need balance!

In other words, refuse to follow the pack-- procrastinate.

If it really needs to get done, does it really have to get done today? Isn't tomorrow a much better time for completing it? Today has already begun, it's full, drop a few items and get them done tomorrow...or better still later than that.

Yeah, I know the kids need to be fed. But do they have to be fed at noon every single day? "No!" I say. They'll still be hungry later, so feed them then! As a bonus, they'll be more likely to actually eat what you put in front of them.

As for those dishes? What's the point? They'll just get dirty again, so don't wash, don't clean, put it off! Who knows, if you wait long enough someone else will do them. Or, if you live alone and wait even longer, they may learn to wash themselves.

And dusting? Who needs it! Granted, the images on your monitor will be a bit fuzzy and someone may be tempted to write on it, but if you put up a sign that says something along the lines "If you must write in the dust, be creative," folks will be inspired. Imagine the possibilities of everlasting artwork on your coffee table!

So, don't go with the flow and do what needs to be done now now now! Create balance in this world by putting off until...

1 comment:

Cindy said...

Finally got around to saying, marvelous post! LOL

And kids build character by learning to fend for themselves! Teehee...mine is going through the cupboards even as I type. It encourages creativity, too. Just please, Goddess, don't let her wanna "share" *urp*