Procrastinator – #SOL March Challenge

I think I’m finally getting into a routine with my daily slices.

I usually slice at night.

I am never one day ahead, although it would be great if I were.

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And, I am on mountain time, which means I have to post my slices no later than 10:00 pm my time. That feels like a lot of pressure to me, so I’m trying to slice earlier. That way I won’t find myself rushing to post something…anything at the very last minute.

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I am a chronically late person. I try not to be, but I have a hard time getting places on time. Over the years, I’ve gotten better about this, but I still struggle with schedules.

I don’t do well with submitting claims to my insurance company on time.

I wait until the last possible minute to do report cards.

I let emails accumulate in my inbox with the excuse that I’ll get to them later.

I am a procrastinator.

So, I do better with deadlines; they help me get my work done by feeling a sense of urgency…finally. Otherwise, things just languish. I always figure I have plenty of time until the deadline looms closer and then it’s here and I’m scrambling to meet it.

So, I am going to try to address things as they come up. Either delete/throw out or take care of them. It seems so much easier that way and yet, for people like me, it’s a real challenge.

I will cut myself some slack if I fall behind or if I forget, but I am not going to forgive myself if I fall into a new cycle of procrastination.

The clock is a-ticking.

Thanks to the Two Writing Teachers March Slice of Life Challenge.

6 thoughts on “Procrastinator – #SOL March Challenge

  1. Wow, I can SO relate! I’m trying to write my post now. 🙂 Your idea to delete/throw away/ or take care of things right away is a good one. I have post-its on my home desk that label piles like that. It does help. Good luck and I’ll probably read your posts at around the same time all month…because that’s when I’ll be posting mine…hopefully!


    • Awesome, Lynn! Everything takes so much more time when we procrastinate – the time it takes to think about doing it. The time it takes not to do it. And, then the little time it takes when it gets taken care of right away. So easy, but so hard to implement.


    • Yes. I haven’t been great this year because of the time difference. I used to be just one hour from EST or at EST all year. Now, that that’s changed it makes it harder to stay within the time frame. Slicing as much as I can anyway!

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  2. Alice Nine says:

    I’m on Pacific time… so I write tomorrow’s slice today and post it before I go to bed …. since 9 PM my time is 12 midnight EST. Otherwise, I would be doing just like you. Trying to beat the clock.


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