One of my favorite blogs to read is The Peaceful Mom. I usually visit the blog to get help with a weekly meal plan, but Kimberlee is so inspiring with such a good spirit that I often find myself reading lots of her other posts as well. One that caught my eye as I was planning to enter the New Year was her post about choosing an inspired word of the year.
This got me thinking…what word would define what I want from 2015? What do I need to do? What am I lacking? What do I want?
After wracking my brain trying to choose a word that would define the New Year, I thought of discipline and commitment. Neither would work though because I think I have discipline because I usually complete what I start, and I’m committed to many things especially my family. As I continued to think about it, I realized that my main problem is procrastination. I have literally said out loud “why do today what I can put off until tomorrow”. I know…sad.
I justified it though by saying that almost everything that needs to get done, does in fact get done. I just have so much to do, that I have to do things in order of importance, due date, or for whoever is screaming the loudest at that moment. I have always known though that this is no way to live.
Take this past Christmas holiday for example. I was asked to plan and execute the office holiday party. I was SO busy working on it, including most weekends, that my own holiday plans took a back seat. So, the day after Christmas, knowing I would not be seeing some of my family until Saturday, I was in the kitchen making the sugar scrubs, lip balms, and bath teas that should have been done in November! I worked all day when I could have been relaxing. So, the office holiday party really had nothing to do with my being unprepared. I just did other things every time I thought I should have been crafting Christmas gifts. Yes it got done, but my Christmas break could have been a lot less hectic.
In order to put a stop to my procrastinating ways, I choose the word ACTION as my inspired word for 2015. I will take action on those things I know needs to be done and not put them off until it’s practically too late. This includes beginning an exercise program (even a 10 minute, 3 times a week program), making and keeping doctors’ appointments, and completing homework assignments. Not only will I stop putting off things that need to be done, but things I WANT to do, like posting more frequently to this blog.
I will at least cut my procrastinating ways in half. That is my goal for 2015. Everything else will just have to wait.
Hi, welcome to my humble abode! I’m Charlena, wife, mother of two, pet mommy, full-time worker, sporadic crafter, former floral designer, trial and error gardener, future chicken owner, and wanna be farmer. I have a Master’s degree in Therapeutic Herbalism. In between my disjointed, seemingly unrelated posts, I hope to share some of what I’ve learned. Thanks for stopping by!