Last time I looked, this had been viewed (many) more than 11 million times. That's kind of great. Brings tears to my eyes every time.
Continuing on from last night, I do find it remarkable that it is so difficult to do things, even when you know it is good for you, or that you will find some measure of relief or satisfaction. My goals today were to clean off my desk (in progress), roast vegetables (roasted but not put away or used), and clean the humidifier (haven't touched it). But it is not 5 o'clock yet and I am doing my writing so maybe something is going okay.
One of my mental perusals has been on procrastination. So, while I was looking up things about procrastination I found this video by my old colleague, Lev Yilmaz. Check it out, too
This is the etymology of procrastination
The modern term comes from the Latin word procrastinatus, which is the past participle of procrastinare derived from pro- (forward) and crastinus (of tomorrow). It is first attested in 1548 by the Oxford English Dictionary.
Wow. Of tomorrow. Literally.
I do struggle with this. I am perfectly content to just while away the hours, conferring with the flowers or no. But do any of you get anxious and depressed at your procrastination? It is nearly a "fear" feeling. And I still don't jump in and get moving. Some of it, I guess, is a fear of being overwhelmed. Anxious and suffocated.
One recommendation is to "stay in the moment" and not worry about the outcome. That has a familiar ring, no?
5:42 - a telephone conversation, a snack (I needed it — feeling better now), and some roasted vegetables dealt with. And an early post.
What was that I said yesterday? Breathe in. Breathe out.