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Piece #38 - Procrastination

This is my kryptonite, because I have a serious problem in this department. I think this is a problem for a lot of people. It's funny though because I'm not always doing things at the last minute. I've noticed that there will be times when I will do some task at the minute rather than wait until later. I think the issue is my forgetfulness! I do worry about forgetting things and if there was something important I had to do then I might try to do it at that moment. Sadly, there are something’s that even though they are important, I'll put it off for several reasons: it might be that it would overwhelm me, I don't quite understand what I need to do, I figure it would be easy to do so save it for later, I have no interest in it...etc.

I realize that there should be no excuses, but I have found that there are certain times when there is a legitimate reason for certain things that happen to people. I guess in many ways I really don't like the phrase 'no excuses' because to me that shows a lack of empathy for other people. I've noticed that I will put something off because of unknown reasons. This is where my Asperger's can rear its ugly head because I've known in the past that I have gotten things done in a timely manner, but for some strange reason I just can't get something done now. That can really irritate me because when I can't get something done so I would have no idea why! All I do is question the problem to which I can't answer. There are times when I'll ask my wife and of course she doesn't have a clue...I don't blame her because it's all on me.

Oddly, there have been a few times when putting something off was actually a benefit. If I had done something only to find out later I was just wasting my time, or that if I was to use something, but waited we might have needed it more later on, like money for example. The funny thing about procrastinating is after a while it can drive me crazy if I don't get something done. There are times when I feel guilty for not acting sooner on things. There are even times when I finish I'll ask myself why didn't I finish this sooner? I guess the important thing is not to let it overwhelm me because if it gets to that point then my stress level can go out of sight. Tragically that can be rather dangerous so procrastinating can come back to get you if you’re not staying up on the responsibilities we have. It sucks.

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