So, it’s that time of year again. The kids are heading back to school, their parents are heading back to Yoga and Pilates classes, and I’m usually thinking of what personal or professional development course I should be undertaking next.
But this year?! I’ve had a hard summer and am in major procrastination mode. In fact, I’ve been procrastinating so much that I found this excellent TEDTalk and thought you might enjoy it too.
Yep, just like Tim says at the end of his talk, procrastination can become dangerous when there is no deadline to work towards.
And it’s this long-term kind of procrastination that’s much less visible and much less talked about than the funnier, short-term deadline-based kind. It’s usually suffered quietly and privately. And it can be the source of a huge amount of long-term unhappiness, and regrets.
I will be honest and admit that I have been suffering from this long-term procrastination for a while now. I feel like it has come to a head this summer because my health has not been great and, while I’ve been busy with Yoga Teacher Training, I have stopped creating new content. Hardly any blog posts, very few social media updates and certainly no new courses.
So this post is my call to arms. Do you want to join me and make the last quarter of 2016 the most prolific and least procrastinaty (I’m sure that’s a word!) part of your year??
All you have to do is declare it on the Facebook page. I will be declaring that I will:
- create 3 CPDs for my Yoga Teacher Training graduates by September
- sell all the spaces and host Max Strom at the end of October
- get the sh*tty first draft of my memoir written by December 31st
My hope is that by declaring these tasks and giving them deadlines that my Panic Monster will wake up and I’ll finally get motivated again. What about you? What tasks will you be declaring?