It’s Tuesday morning.
The sky is blue and the sun is shining.
Outside is calling and I can’t get motivated to tackle my never ending Hadrian’s Wall of a to do list.
In the past half hour at my desk I’ve made a coffee. Replied to a WhatsApp message. Glimpsed briefly at my inbox. Stared blankly at my screen. Looked at my to do list. Drunk my coffee. And….looked at the blue sky a lot.
When it comes to procrastination, there is nobody to rival my incredible talent.
Why is it that sometimes you just can’t get motivated?
I know that once I get going I’ll be fine, but today the list seems overwhelming. There’s so much to do I don’t know where to start. And I know that after Friday I’ve got two sproglets home for a fortnight and work will be completely unachievable, so I need to be getting ahead.
Can I motivate myself though?
Can I heck.
For now I’ve decided to give into it.
I’m going to make another coffee, sit in the garden and stare at the blue sky for a bit, then come back to my desk at 10am. (It’s currently 9.22am).
My theory is better to give into it for a bit than sit here unproductive for the whole morning.
How do you deal with procrastination?
Please…..share your top tips cos I ain’t gettin’ nuttin’ done!