OK, that’s not entirely true. Maybe I am a bit of a procrastinator. I still wait until the last-minute to get most things done. But I’m way better than I used to be. I’ve found that working outside my home gives me more of a desire to get things done around my home when I am home.
Having 4 kids and a very busy husband, often I would feel so overwhelmed with things that I needed to get done, that I would either wait until it was necessary or not do it at all. Now that I have a job, I don’t have the luxury of waiting. If I have the time, I do it.
It’s amazing to me how much “stuff” I can get done when I’m at home now. My days “off” are more limited. I have a certain amount of hours in the week and I have to cram as much into those hours as I can. But the best part is, I don’t feel like I’m cramming anything. I’m simply making the best use of my time.
Here’s a perfect example: Today is my one day this week where I don’t have anything scheduled. So I made the most of it. I actually made breakfast for my kids. Did a load of laundry before they left for school. Husked and canned 6 stalks (now cans) of corn. Baked and bagged 2 dozen cookies for school lunches. Blogged. And it’s not even noon yet. I have the whole day ahead of me to clean, work out, prep for dinner, do more laundry, or just veg with a cup of coffee while Gus is napping. Oops, that’s the procrastinator in me.
What I’m trying to say is, how much can you get done in a short amount of time? For procrastinators like me, it’s probably more than you think. So go ahead, set the timer, and go. Let’s leave the procrastinating to later tonight when we can relax with a glass of wine knowing we filled our day with good stuff for ourselves and our family!