Daily Archives: March 6, 2018

What Are You Procrastinating

My husband walked into my office finding me on the floor, rearranging power cables. He looked around the room which showed the desk area obviously being re-organized and asked “What are you procrastinating?”

When I am busy with multiple major things, suddenly a minor thing creeps up and slaps me the face, calling out for my immediate attention.

What was I procrastinating? The list was long with so much to do, I wasn’t sure what to do first, so I didn’t do any of it.  Am I alone in this?

My ‘To-Do List’ can be a source of strength, keeping me going; or a source of anxiety, halting all productivity. And the thread that separates the two if often so thin it can snap at a phone call, an email, or a sudden perceived transgression.

Once I paralyze I need help to move forward. My husband’s question “what are you procrastinating” immediately unlocked something inside me that made me face the choice I had made – to ignore what I needed to do and focus, instead, on something that was mindless.

This is what a life coach does – ask the question that helps you stop and look at what you are doing from a different angle.

Yes, the power cords were bugging me and needed to be cleaned up; but not when I had several items with deadlines that needed to be addressed. I needed the nudge to correct my focus. Once I saw what I was doing I plugged the computer back in and got busy.

What are you procrastinating? How will you move forward?