Just do it

Just do it is more than a slogan for a company.  Pavelka referred to procrastination stealing time. https://ptsd-acceptingcopingthriving.com/2016/12/05/pavelka-toolbox/  I became a believer after reading the book Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway.  https://www.amazon.com/Feel-Fear-Do-Anyway/dp/0345487427

The most recent example was DH and I celebrated 40 years of marriage attending TSO Trans Siberian Orchestra concert. http://www.trans-siberian.com/ The stadium had us 6 stories up in the air with stairs that felt like they were almost vertical to get to our seats.  I was stunned at the wave of fear that crashed over me before the concert started.  I am sure some observer laughed at me grabbing the railing with a death grip and not letting go of one railing before I could reach the next.  Yup, I felt the fear and went down to my seat anyway.  FANTASTIC concert.  Music, video, and pyrotechnics combined into a heart pounding 5 senses immersion into the concert.  WOW WOW WOW.  When I walked back up the stairs I felt no fear.  I am so glad that I didn’t allow my initial fear keep me from an awesome experience.  Some days it is helpful to remind myself that emotions are temporary but important to listen to sometimes.  Other times, I feel the fear and do it anyway.

Procrastination has many causes it may be fear, uncertainty, tiredness, or many other reasons.  I use a variety of techniques to push past my stellar ability to procrastinate.  Getting to the root of why I am procrastinating a certain job helps me choose the best way to tackle it.  Occasionally, I am guilty scientific neglect.  The art of putting something off for so long, I don’t have to do it, very passive/aggressive.  I am trying to learn to say “No” if I don’t actually want to do something.  I think as long as I breath I will be challenged with procrastination.  Sometimes I remember to Just Do It!




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