Today was supposed to be a productive day. Key word: supposed.
I had a few errands to run; some writing to work on; and lastly, making Christmas greeting cards from scratch with blood, sweat and tears! Obviously, that to-do list was found uncompleted as I look at the time now and how much of it was spent nursing myself back to health with soup, tea, and a little feel-good television to set the ambiance of sickly-hood. In this event, I would like to make a very narcissistic comment: “WHY ME?!”
Okay. Moving onwards…
In regards to this painfully slow and uneventful day, I have managed to power through most of it without sleep (and when I say “without sleep”, it really is more the “of lack” of than “none”). Anyway, after a million home remedies and tea, my mind is clear as mud. Still. I bet you were thinking that I was going to say “clear as crystal/day” - well, you and I both, buddy. I’m more shocked that I can actually function and sit here writing; multi-tasking as a box of tissues sit next to a piled of picked ones. There is nothing more draining for a writer than to have their mind stripped away with the sickness that is the flu, cold and fever. It is incredibly crippling. So, I guess, I am glad to be back - mentally!
Now, before you readers get disappointed when you have reached this far in my blog post and it’s not as “deep” or “up to par” with all the other latest ones. Don’t worry, I tend to extend to please your highnesses… Behold, the topic of hand will actually be “productiveness”. Just thought I should rant for a bit about my current unfortunate situation. So, yes, sit back and unwind… It is going to be a long post…
Procrastination is one of the biggest struggles in the adolescent life. In my experience, I always have left things to the last minute before completion. It is the most tedious habit I have but only because I used to value so many other social aspects of my life. As soon as I cut them out, the more I found time to counteract the negs and smooth out the hangovers with more brain-energy for proactive things. Of course, growing up also makes it difficult because you are able to do “adult things” that your parents warned you about. And believe me, they are quite fun! It can also take over your perspective of the future, then everything becomes “live in the moment” or “only one life to live” bullshit excuses to ease the guilt.
So, now I am here reminiscing and replaying the events of 2013 because now that it’s the end of the year, it is usually the perfect time to reflect, no? This whole year, in my opinion, totally sucked. It was like a sucker punch to the face, ending with a broken, bloody nose. Who wants that, right? Well, apparently, this year decided to bring along heartache, grief, guilt, stress and all the confusing lemons that look like blobs. All thanks to life, I was given hope and patience to overcome a lot of things. Procrastination being one of them… which pushed me to be more assertive about my life decisions. I am not going to get into detail with them but it’s just the smallest things in life, that really help open up opportunities for either improvement or just new experiences.
And like every one else on this planet, I am not perfect. I do not think that one bit a day in my life - nor should anyone else. We procrastinate not because we think that one thing is more important than the other (which it could be) but mainly that the task is seemingly harder than the other. The more we put it off, the more we feel at ease. However, we all know that it will always be in the back of our minds; that problem will be lounging, having a cigar and whiskey inside until you’ve tackled it out the way. In other words, the point I’m trying to make is fairly simple to deduce: know your options and set priorities for each task you come across because in the long run, you will thank yourself for putting your foot down to completing something that affects a chain reaction of some sort.
Next month is another year to make amends and witness new experiences as they unravel in the the very front of your eyes and mind. Things will change, and people, too. If you change, make sure it is for the greater good of everyone around that you care about… not those phoney baloneys. Let’s welcome 2014 with a can-do attitude; a new outlook of life; and the universe at the palm of our hands.
You never know your full potential until you try! Go get ‘em!