Friday night when we got home form the concert, I should have soaked the crock immediately so that I could quickly clean and put away Saturday morning. Nope, set it down on the counter, and woke to a dried mess. I was running late to get to my aunts memorial service, so there is sat soaking, waiting for me Saturday afternoon. I needed the crock pot for pork chops I was making for dinner. On a sunny perfect Saturday afternoon, I was spending an extra 10 minute sin the house scrubbing a crock. What's 10 minutes? In my life, 10 minutes here, and 10 minutes there makes the difference between being stressed, and being able to have a couple extra sips of coffee in the morning, or a glass of wine at night, a chat on the phone with a friend, or a lingering walk with the pup.
I've been trying to think of a self imposed challenge for April. Reduce procrastination seems to be a good one. I'm not sure how to track it. I thought maybe I would track my lost time, and calculate a lost minute per day. Of course, ideally I would need to continue this challenge so I can see if I am making progress over time. To start, I am down 10 minutes of time for April 1, so a daily average of 10 minutes per day lost due to procrastination. Now, deferring all tasks is not procrastination, but prioritizing, but waiting on a task that will just take more time later is pretty silly. Yet, I am a regular offender. Anyone have any ideas on how you keep yourself motivated to finish a task, rather than defer it to later?