Procrastination was a lifestyle for me. A way to feel less pressure, to give me more time. It didn’t work. I got more behind. The small jobs got bigger. The work kept piling up. The stress didn’t go away, I just felt more overwhelmed and irritated.
When I did end up getting the job done, I thought, why didn’t I do that sooner? It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be.
Change can be hard, but it’s worth it. I’m doing things now, not later. I put things where they belong right away. I kiss my husband when the urge strikes me. I save for a rainy day each pay. I tell people how much they mean to me in the moment. I make my happiness a priority today, not tommorow or when my kids are grown.
Do you ever say? “We should get together sometime”. Why not make a plan? Set a date. Life passes us by so quickly. What are you waiting for?
Get the short haircut you want, take a trip, call a friend, take the leap. What is the worst thing that will happen?
Our brains are automatically wired to look at the bad first. When you fill your cup each day with things that make your soul happy, it’s much easier to fight the negative thoughts. It’s easier to focus on the good things, to be more fun and be happy.
Do it today. Make your happiness a priority right now… Not later.
I live by that! But like most of us, I need a reminder. Thanks Michelle:)
Thanks Jeff. I need the reminder as well.