I read somewhere that putting things off causes way more anxiety than actually going ahead and doing them, so I've been trying that for the past few days. Things like going to the grocery store when I have time instead of waiting until I'm absolutely out of everything, getting my car's oil changed, setting up appointments, tidying up, etc. Nothing major, just stuff that really needs doing that I don't necessarily want to do. I have a friend whom I love dearly but I can't stand talking to her on the phone because she talks f-o-r-e-v-e-r and it's almost impossible to get away, so a lot of times I find myself hitting the 'Ignore' button when she calls. I know, I know, that's bad, and she's a good friends who doesn't deserve that so lately I've been answering the phone when I see her number flashing. This afternoon I'm going to go get my sister a birthday present instead of waiting until Saturday morning and then freaking out because I don't have anything, because even though I hate dealing with afternoon traffic, it's still better than having to rush around at the last minute. I am amazed at how much more "productive" I feel since I've been going ahead and just doing things, even though it's just been small stuff. For anybody else who tends to procrastinate, try it!
For all the procrastinators out there... - The Coffee Klatch
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