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?