What do we want?
When do we want it?
Walking down London’s Oxford Street the other day, I was put in mind of this by a group of protesters noisily picketing a fast food restaurant. Although their cause was a more politically charged one, they were certainly making the most of the time-honoured ’What do we want? When do we want it?’ chant.
Back to procrastination, though. I think we probably all put off certain things in life, lacking the appetite to tackle tasks for which we have little enthusiasm.
There’s probably an especial tendency to turn a blind eye to them when you’re feeling one or two degrees under, particularly if your To-Do list contains too many whopping projects.
The trouble is, they can then begin to loom over you. The longer they’re left, the worse they can seem.
But the good news is that getting even a bit done today can start to make you feel stronger, with the result that you’ll probably achieve a little more tomorrow.
So rather than putting absolutely everything off, try to get one or two small items crossed off your list. If you’re facing an overwhelmingly large project, break off a couple of small pieces and see if you can get those done.
Little by little, bit by bit.
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