Procrastination is another big issue for me. I am one of those people that is really good at putting things off. All you need to do is read any of my "kick the habit" posts to realize that. I am constantly trying to overcome my propensity for procrastination.
I've tried making lists, but I never find lists useful in this daily battle. And you would think the guilt I feel over procrastinating would make me try harder to get things done, but once I feel guilty - I become an even worse procrastinator. It's a sad, sad cycle.
I always admire those people who just get things done. I'm sure those people have their own issues, but I admire them. I want to be one of those people to a degree. I want to have the "get 'er done" attitude. It's just hard to cultivate.
Procrastination is such a bad habit and has such an impact on my life and, I'm sure, on the lives of other bad procrastinators. It's a hard one to work on, but I think I'm going to try a new tactic. I'm going to commit to getting one thing done every day that I would normally procrastinate on. One thing. That's all. And when I've gotten good at that one thing, I'll add another.
Maybe one day I'll have kicked the habit.
As a small aside, I didn't procrastinate in writing this blog post. It was completed on April 15.