A Procrastinator’s Guide From A to Z
“Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning do to do afterward.”
― Kurt Vonnegut
In general, procrastinators HATE to clean…unless they’re supposed to be working on something else. Anything else. For example, I’d rather stand all day in front of a cash register like a veal than mop my kitchen floor. For me, cleaning my own kitchen is a mild form of torture. (Cleaning someone else’s home is MUCH simpler.) However, if I’ve carved out a morning to write, and the writing’s not going well….all I want to do is clean! I notice every spill, stain, and smudge. The more time I have, the more excuses I give. If I’m supposed to be cleaning, I want to write. If I’m supposed to be writing, my laundry needs to be washed, and folding towels take top priority.
Does this make any sense? Not on THIS planet!
If I quit my day job to write full-time, I’m certain I wouldn’t get more than three paragraphs written, however…my home would never be cleaner. If my goal was to stay home to become a proper hausfrau, a virtual Stepford Wife, I’d be wading through collections of clutter and piles of paper.
Avoidance is the way of the Procrastinator. And since I’m supposed to be fashioning new blog posts for the A to Z challenge, I believe now is an EXCELLENT time to grab a duster and haul out the vacuum cleaner! LOL
Wish me luck and reel me back in!