Encouragement in Sharing
Everyone struggles with procrastination. It’s a human condition found throughout our time recorded here on Earth and countless are the reasons resulting with the stranglehold we find ourselves in because of procrastination. It’s an action verb defined by inaction that becomes a noun due to its chronic paralysis in a person.
Why Do We Not-Do?
Lack of energy. Lack of resources. Lack of time. Lack of insight. Straight out toddler-like “No, I don’t wanna…”
We could read books on how to combat procrastination and persevere with results–but I personally would procrastinate doing so in deference to the countless other items that are backing up in my internal list. Like the junk or unwanted/unread emails in your inbox(es) right now, procrastination racks up the casualties of ideas that never reach fruition or duties finding their mission accomplished.
I’m open to hearing your ideas on this struggle everyone has on a daily basis with the tendency to not get things done that need to, we’re inspired to do and so forth. My humble idea on the matter has manifested in the past couple months as I find myself barely keeping afloat in my personal sphere of existence: embrace the power of half an hour…30 minutes.
Explanation for Defamation of Procrastination
What I propose is that every day or night–whichever is your “free time” in the day that you are able to steer your ship with how you direct your energies. For instance, my personal time is usually most evenings after 8:00 p.m. and I’m challenging myself to spend one 30 minute segment each day working on something that I have been putting off consciously for any amount of time.
You may be wondering how 30 minutes a day doing this could really have any sort of effect of worth. Consider this example: For those of you who like to keep scrapbook albums whether digital or with physical albums. If you spent 30 minutes on a fairly regular basis working on this ongoing project it would be much more productive than the last 6 months in which you’ve done nothing (don’t be embarrassed, I’m on a 8 month dry streak from my scrapbooking piles that continue to grow in dust and photo accumulation).
Cheering: You Can Do It!
Proof that this half-hour power can battle procrastination and win? I just wrote this short blog in the space of 30 minutes after having not written in many, many days and having topics to write about fill my head and yet bind my hands somehow from typing them out to share. If I can get something done in the space of half an hour I believe most people can too. Power over procrastination O human nation!
Note: Another website I must stop procrastinating from updating with more art, http://www.ramonabean.com