Thursday, April 19, 2012


I should be sleeping right now, but I can't seem to turn off my brain this evening.  I have a "to do" list a mile long and (thanks to a recent bout with a nasty flu bug) next to zero energy.  We're talking zip, zero, nada, zilch gumption folks.  I get up every morning with the intention to actually whittle down my list a bit and find I am lucky to even manage to get myself outta my jammies by lunchtime.

I could blame my lack of oomph on not feeling well, but truthfully I think even if I was feeling fine I'd still be overwhelmed.  I've got so much to do, I get all tuckered out just trying to figure out where to begin. 

This is where the Geek usually helps me.  He helps me stop looking at the "whole enchilada" and to break it down into "bite-size" chunks. Once that's done do something ... anything ... just get started.

It seems so simple, but for some reason I have a tough time doing it on my own.  I often get caught up in "woulda shoulda couldas" and beat myself up for not getting started earlier.  I get so stuck thinking about what I shoulda or coulda done differently, that I find it hard to just move forward and start somewhere.

The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago, the second best time is now.
Chinese Proverb

They say knowledge is power.  Recognizing you have a problem is the start you often need to overcome it, right?  Well, my name is Pamela and I am a procrastinator but I'm willing to change ... first thing in the morning :)


Anonymous said...

Very funny.
Just take a small task and do it.

Pamela said...

@Anonymous: Easy for you to say :)