Putting Things Off

Dear World

What is this title saying to us?

Can we relate to it in anyway?

Are we good at putting things off?

Are we known for putting things off?

Do we really think that our strategies to put things off for another day are working?

Does putting things off mean we go around and around and not get anywhere because we are not dealing with things?

Does our putting things off behaviour affect those around us?

Do we see putting things off as just part of who we are, so it makes it ok?

Are we always avoiding what requires our attention, as putting things off is just how we operate?

Are we mini masters at putting things off as that is how we have always operated?

Are we aware that putting things off is a form of delay and it retards us from evolving to whatever is next needed?

Are we aware that this habit we have of postponing the Action needed is not really serving anyone and that includes us?

Are we dogged when it comes to dealing with what is needed in any given moment, because putting it off seems more familiar?

Are we putting things off for another day and then another day and the weeks and months just pass by?

Are we playing a game and creating un-necessary tension in our body with our putting things off?

Are we comfortable in the un-comfortableness when it comes to putting things off?

In other words, we know something requires our Action but we seem to be stuck when it comes to actually Getting on with It.

Are we always wondering and wishing about the task in hand that we keep putting off, but do absolutely Nothing?

Are we dreading what we need to be doing and go into drama as our Excuse to keep putting things off?

Are we skirting around and fluffing about with our putting things off hat on, instead of facing it and just doing it?

Are we a character that does not really consider the consequences that our putting things off actually has?

Have we ever put things off for so long that it has caused serious consequences and affected others?

Have we financially lost out because of our putting things off mode of not dealing with it at the time?

Have we got ourselves into a mess because of our putting off agenda that we know makes no sense?

Have we realised how putting things off has zero common sense and no purpose?

So WHY do we put things off and HOW did we get to that point?

It is easy to Blame and use Regret as a way of staying Stuck with this label we have acquired, of putting things off but what if we can make Changes by simply Getting On with It?

What if it is empowering to not put things off as it leads to Completion?

In other words, we get to close a Cycle as we finished the Job.

What if Completion of all things that we start is important for our own evolution?

What if procrastination, which is putting things off, drains our energy as we hang out with those thoughts that keep saying ‘leave it now, do it later’ but the later never comes?

What if there is Another Way which is not offering a Solution?

What if we just need to make the movements to take Action with what is needed and Focus, without entertaining any use-less thoughts that bombard us with putting things off?

What if we started to approach life from this way – which is simply GET ON WITH IT and stop the Excuses, as they are boring you and everyone else?





Comments 3

  1. We could say another word for PUTTING THINGS OFF is Procrastination.

    I call it DELAY because that is what I have realised it is for me in my life.

    Recently, I have been getting a sense of what I need to do next – a bit like a body that is being moved and impulse to do what is next needed.

    I have this habit of using my reminders thing on my phones. It is like a prompt, note to self about action to take, be it on my personal or work phone.

    The thing flags up and in the past I ignore as there can be 6 that morning or even more and mrs way too busy forgets or shall I say chooses to leave them. However, they all do get actioned or moved to another date by the end of the day.

    This new way that I have been practising is ACT NOW and that means RESPOND.

    What is the delay for and how does it serve and why keep doing it?

    The reminder when it was posted there with my fingers was flagged for the exact day and time to get on with it, so why hold on or leave it for later?

    Today was a classic example of my new movement or call it new way, new behaviour.

    On my work phone, connected to my desktop computer the message reminder comes up. Usual way of operating did not feel right and I just could not settle. It was a 2 minute job, sending some links to someone with a brief email. DONE

    Not doing it, putting it off, waiting game for no reason is stupid if you ask me. It just makes no sense.

    This way, I got to delete the reminder, feel expanded with an internal dialogue saying “Done it, what’s next” and just move on.

    This led to another subtle reminder of sending a message in response to a text I got yesterday from overseas.

    Taking the care to work out time zones, I got it done with ease and no effort and this has been happening more and more. What it feels like is we get more reminders – even ones that are not logged in my ‘reminders’ thing on the phone and boom boom boom they all get actioned.

    Of course mrs ‘to do list’ has jobs to action but nothing seems a big deal and there is always the time and space to get on with priority first and the rest happens thereafter.

    AND finally, I look back on this website and all the comments I have posted simply to share the awareness I have with humanity and that means ALL of us.

  2. I realised today how we almost stop ourselves from living in the flow of everything when we put things off.

    Dealing with paperwork is not a favourite thing for most of us and putting it off just adds to the un-necessary tension that we tend to hold in our bodies from all the things that go on in daily life.

    I had to deal with my credit card bill and check off every item. The reason for sharing was that my mind was being flooded with useless thoughts as if they were just fed to me one by one and I could feel a sort of resistance and avoidance to just getting the job done by taking action. I hate procrastination and it creates complications and I would rather just get on with it. So I did.

    Guess what ?
    There was not loads of transactions and once I categorised the items, it really was a step by step process and the main thing was to stick with it by keeping the focus and finishing the job, which of course I did. After I finished it was like a heavy energy had lifted and it was really no big deal at all.

    Interesting how our mind is fed so many things about what things are and when we get down to it, there is really nothing there to avoid or fear.
    I was so delighted that it was so simple that it would be true to say, I actually enjoyed it.

    Taking it a step further, I have prepared for next month as I know what is going to be on the bill thus far and it is all filed and ready to reconcile with receipts and written in a log book.

    I would rather spend the time doing a job like this which is important than putting it off and doing un-necessary things like online shopping or scrolling social media or watching a movie – none of which has meaning or purpose when there are things to get on with.

  3. Metro News – 24 May 2023

    The UK are a nation of procrastinators with more than than 50% of adults admitting they frequently find themselves doing anything other than the task in hand.

    Gen-Z are more prone to the stalling tactics – including the old classic of pen chewing than any other age group with 80% dithering.

    TOP 5 diversions to Put off a Task

    • Making a cup of tea or coffee
    • Watching TV
    • Snacking
    • Checking unrelated emails
    • Going on Facebook

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