I am a huge procrastinator. The scariest thing is that I did not even realize it until I was in my 30’s. In my 20’s I had this mantra that said: “Let it be…”. I will just live life the way it comes to me.
In my late 20’s when I came into the social services field, I learned how to be self-aware and to think critically of what I wanted in life and I realized it wasn’t the way I was living.
When I went back to school I quit my then job (I was venting about work as my major stressor in life) which I loathed and dived into this new field.
Right now, I want much more…not materialistic wise but skills-wise and just to feel excited and passionate again. I am reading Tim Ferriss’ “4 – Hour Workweek” and he said the opposite of sadness was not happiness but to feel the excitement.
This is how I feel when I blog or to make YouTube videos where I can communicate with people all over the world. For those of us privileged folks who have internet, I am very thankful for that.
I’ve made YouTube videos around 4 years ago and I had fun doing so but stopped because I wasn’t getting enough traction and realized there was actual work involved (ha, who knew)!
Now, I want to start writing (more consistently) and filming again. In the past there were mostly about haul videos and makeup tips but now I want to share more about the areas I want to improve such as skills, life goals, finance, minimalist living (hence my name), sustainability, eco-living, etc.) to share and to learn from others as I go.
Again, there are a TON OF INFORMATION about how to do well in all these areas all over the internet but for me, they can be overwhelming and sometimes misleading. For me, CONNECTION is very important and I mean TRUE connection, so this might be hard for me.
I don’t often go on my friends’ Instagrams or communicate through their social media platforms because I think I will text them if I want to connect with them. If not, can we call ourselves friends?! We are probably acquaintances if I only like your page and comment “Looks so fun!”. Am I the only one who feels this way?
I want to work on my procrastination and to figure out what I want in life, but I need help and I will admit it. I often feel lost and I will admit it. I don’t want to be in my 40’s and be lost like this (who am I kidding, I will still probably feel this way!!!!) I can still be lost but hopefully at another level…if that makes sense.
I recently met a co-worker who’s driven, positive and best of all ORGANIZED and oh boy…these are the traits I wished I had. I will try to get some advice from her so I can get something done. Mind you, these are the tips that are probably spread out all over the internet so nothing new here but it’s different when I will be working and talking about these issues face to face with someone.
First thing first.
She told me to track where my time was going. I read this sort of thing online but did not want to do it because that meant I had to face the reality that I am always…PROSCRASTINATING…..and my nemesis… Netflix!!!!!!
I really want to work on my procrastination and want to share with all of you who’s working on theirs. Why do I want to share? Well…I want to continue to write and also to keep myself accountable.
Is anybody else going through procrastination and working on them? If it worked how did it work? Please share as I am pretty desperate!
As always thank you for reading!
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