Yup, the fact that there is always tomorrow.
The advantage of not doing something today is that I can always do it tomorrow.
The disadvantage of not doing something today is that I can always do it tomorrow.
But, what if tomorrow never comes? Not really 'what if tomorrow never comes', but rather, 'what if I never think this is the tomorrow that I will/can do it'? Whatever 'it' is.
I am the Queen of Procrastination.
Here's the deal...
I have a long list of things to do. Yet, with no urgency involved in getting things done...with having all day every day, rather than only the hours after work and the weekends, I tend to put things off and sometimes just plain don't get at them.
Back in August, after a month of being retired, I instituted a daily schedule...a routine, of sorts. That's all fine and good. When I follow it, things get done.
But, what if something upsets the apple cart. Or, what if I don't feel like doing things in that order that day...I would rather not do 'that', but would rather do 'this'.
I guess I need to feel some sort of urgency.
Take, for example, making Christmas gifts.
Two weeks ago, I decided what I wanted to make for each person on my list. I gathered some of the fabric needed and made a note of what fabrics I might need to buy. A good start, I thought. Well, that's all I did. I have too much other stuff to do.
Yes, but did I do that other stuff? Um....no. Well, perhaps some of it, but I certainly did not put my nose to the grindstone. Not. At. All.
So, I now have set deadlines for myself. Let us see how that works, shall we? Now, mind you, I still need to be making doll clothes, doll quilts, carry cots, and other items for my business.
How to deal with that? Separating what needs to get done. I think a good plan is to work on my business sewing during the week and devote my weekends to gift-making. I think my focus and concentration will improve with that in mind.
So. The first project for this weekend involves these squares.
I am going to make a set of coasters for my Aunt Bev. Perhaps 4. Perhaps more. We shall see how much fun I'm having. The coasters match a table runner that I made for her a few years ago. See it here.
I will not go to bed tonight until they are done. I have several hours, so I should be able to get them done. If I apply myself. Which, may I say, I really must do.
The life of a retiree.
On another note...I finished a doll outfit. This one is not for Aubrey (and Aubrey was her name), but will be placed for sale in my Etsy shop sometime this next week.
Okay, I must go and get started. I have deadlines to meet, after all. ~grin~
I hope you're getting done what you want/need to!
Have a great weekend!
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.". Jeremiah 29:11