Not Just Procrastination

Saturday, April 18, 2009

I've been thinking about a lot of things lately. Namely, where I'm at in my life right now. It's so easy to get caught up in the busy and not take a moment to reflect on what is happening moment to moment, day by day. It is also easy to get caught up in the fear. Am I really a procrastinator or am I just someone so afraid of failure, I don't take the time to do what needs to be done?

I found this week that when faced with some daunting paperwork, I put it off. With the deadline (April 25) fast approaching, I made myself sit down, clear my mind, and focus on the paperwork. I remember thinking about some of the thoughts I had while hesitating to complete the form: maybe I should write the information on another sheet of paper in case I make a mistake, I don't understand some of the questions, etc. And then I thought about how those thoughts felt and found that I'm worried about doing things the right way (writing the info on a separate sheet of paper first), feeling stupid (not understanding some of the questions), and other feelings of inadequacy.

The thoughts continued and I remember there really a right way of doing things? why would I be stupid if I don't understand a question? what else is fear keeping me from doing? And that's the next goal for me. I want to make a list of those unfinished projects still waiting to be completed and new adventures and experiences I want to have, and start getting things done and start having some fun.
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    Melanie, YOU are completely and totally AWESOME! Huggles, Diana emoticon
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    You are doing great and you will get there. I love those ah ha moments. Very enlightening!
    We all make mistakes and have feelings of inadequacy! When I had to fill out the disability forms, they were way over my head and I really had a hard time with those forms. Boy did that intimidate me, but don't let something like this bog you down. I treat them as learning experiences.


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