January 27, 2006

Me, Part 3

"I'll do it later."

I procrastinate. A lot.

I have dishes in the sink that have piled up for nearly 2 weeks. I really have nothing left to use. The other day, I cracked open a bag of plastic forks, just so I wouldn't have to do the dishes.

Sometimes I make excuses for putting things off, like I'll say to myself that it'll be better off if I do it later. Like calling someone for a birthday, or to say hi. I don't like calling people during dinner, because personally I hate that so I avoid it myself. And after 10, no calling after 10. Well, then there's the possibility that they're watching a tv show, so I don't want to call them during the show, because personally I find that annoying.

I try to rationalize my procrastination, deeming that some things need to be left for the "ultimate" timing, rather than just acting on it.

"Things need to be perfect first."

I say that a lot. For a lot of things. I like to do things in one fell swoop. Like say I need more toilet paper. Instead of going down to buy toilet paper, I'll wait until I'm out of soap, or out of kleenex. It seems like a waste of time going down just to buy toilet paper -- I need to have more things to buy to merit a need to go down and buy it, all at once for optimization of time. (For those of you wondering, I'd hold it til I got to work.)

I also leave things unfinished. I'm not a good finisher. I start good, but I can't finish. I get all excited about something, but by the end of it, I'm sick of it. I get discouraged easily. No wait.. the word I'm looking for is sidetracked. I get sidetracked, distracted easily. Or maybe I do get discouraged, but rather than admitting it, I move onto something else quickly.


michellejl said...

Hmmm...that reminds me of someone. ;)hehehe
but two weeks worth of dishes! :O :P although we only have enough dishes here for maybe 2 days, good thing!i've done the plastic thing a couple of times! lol

airhead said...

So if you don't go buy toilet paper when you run out ... and you wait until you're out of soap and kleenex ... then what do you do when you go to the washroom ? ... use the kleenex because then you'll run of the kleenex faster too ?

eBrian said...

I'm trying to get into the habit of doing dishes right after I eat now. But it's really hard. Especially now that I'm cooking -- there's soooo many dishes/pots to clean.

There's always enough soap. I buy those 12-packs. I don't (use) the toilet paper if I run out -- I do it at work, or church, or someone else's house :)