authorblog: Weekend Wandering
This week, David asks the question, "Do You Ever Procrastinate?" Well the answer is a resounding Yes! Don't you?
The problem is, there is usually something much more interesting to do than the job in hand. It is sometimes more appealing to leave an unpleasant task for another day. Things like cleaning the oven or turning out heaps of muddles can make me feel better after they are done. Especially jobs that have been nudging and nagging me for ages. So why do I sit down and blog or start some new venture or waste hours trying to shoot a butterfly ( with a camera, in case people start to ring the RSPCA!) when I could be tackling the jobs that will make me feel better afterwards? Probably because the blogging or other ventures, make me feel better NOW!
Is procrastination the same as laziness? Not according to my Collins Thesaurus. Laziness implies doing nothing or being lethargic. When I procrastinate, I am busy doing other things and delaying doing the thing I'm supposed to be doing. A different thing altogether.
So, is procrastination a bad thing? Only if it means the delayed job never gets done, I would say.
The photo I used today, contains something which I strive and endeavour to be, but am probably not! Can you spot what it is?!