the kids were spread out on the sofas and chairs in what they call their turkey-induced coma.
I actually love the day after most holiday meals.
This year the discussion centered on procrastination.
Two of them were concerned about their mid-term exams and their study habits.
The rest of us were admitting to projects we had started that we were simply not able to complete.
Interesting discussion when you consider the various ages that were in the room.
According to Wikipedia, procrastination is...
the practice of carrying out less urgent tasks in preference to more urgent ones, or doing more pleasurable things in place of less pleasurable ones, and thus putting off impending tasks to a later time.
The younger participants in our discussion felt it was a common practice by most people,
heck, some even blamed it on genetics.
... papas family all procrastinate so it seems I come by it honestly ....
Meanwhile, I was silently counting all the projects that I had started in the past few months and not yet completed.
But the truth is that when I look at the definition, it all makes sense, why wouldn't I put off the less pleasurable for the more pleasurable, right?
Yet, the real problem is that if I didn't find a way to buckle under and finish off projects that are less appealing, well...
I would rob myself of time spent enjoying the ultimate results.
And in this case, the results are more pleasurable than I had realized.
I certainly know that I do
but for the moment I am enjoying what is already done.
As you may already know, painting is not at the top of my "love to do list"
so this has been a struggle but...
this project has created a whole new sense of "light" in our home.
The treads now match the floor colour and the stringer is painted the same white as the walls.
Oh and thanks to Jill...
I needed that little nudge of yours.
sharing this at:
Not Just a Housewife
A Bowl Full of Lemons