You know how it is. Some days you wake up and go through the morning routine, but by the time you’ve finished your coffee you can tell—it’s going to be one of those days. Your brain is sluggish, your body feels twice as heavy as normal, and you wish you could return to bed and skip the day altogether. Sigh.
… Will you be ready? Sure you’ve been working long and hard for this day. You’ve looked forward to it for months. You’re more than ready. And yet… Isn’t there always something you weren’t prepared for?
Sometimes it feels like I am just a tiny drop in a vast ocean. What can I possibly do that will make any difference in this huge messed-up world? So much in our ordinary, daily lives seems insignificant. In the grand scheme of things, do we really matter? At all?
We all procrastinate. We all wish we didn’t. How can we stop? It is a matter of working up the motivation? Just putting our foot down and deciding to get ‘er done! If that’s all it took, we would have conquered procrastination long ago, wouldn’t we? So what is the answer?
Not all of us are chronic procrastinators, but we all procrastinate sometimes. But have you ever thought about why you procrastinate? Can you immediately identify certain kinds of tasks you are very likely to put off? How about tasks you almost never put off? Hmm.
Do you like feeling small? Most people in our society would say no. Because it means the kinds of situations that make us feel misunderstood, unappreciated, stupid, ignored, or humiliated. Small means we’re not good enough, not important enough, without purpose, unable to make a difference. But small does not have to be a bad thing.