Thursday, October 10, 2013

Learning to Procrastinate

I’m not a good procrastinator, but after my recent heart attack I’m learning to not try and do everything right away. It’s a matter of priorities. The big things need to be done, but don’t stress the little stuff. This is a good lesson for me. I tend to get too wrapped up in my “to-do” list.

In the last two weeks I’ve canceled a lot of activities, asked other people to cover for me and reassessed what are the important things on my list. The top include my family followed by walking, relaxation and writing. There are a number of other activities I’ll put off.
I enjoyed a character in John Vorhaus’s novel, The Albuquerque Turkey, named Vic Mirplo who had a saying, “Procrastinate later.” Well, rather than feeling I have to do everything immediately, I’m learning how to procrastinate right now.


Patricia Stoltey said...

I'm an expert in procrastination, Mike, so feel free to come to me if you have trouble mastering the art.

Mike Befeler, author of geezer-lit and paranormal mysteries said...

I appreciate the offer. My wife is also helping me learn to procrastinate and eliminate the areas where I've overcommitted.