Procrastinating On Things You Love
Alex Perez | Editor
Procrastination in and of itself sucks. It is like a constant pebble in your shoe that you just keep walking on until one day you get tired, and you finally decide to get rid of it. That’s what it feels like to stall on personal projects, and even on yourself.
Most people at some point in their lifetime have procrastinated to do something. That something can be homework, chores, filing, you name it. Sometimes that exact moment doesn’t feel like the right moment, but when does it ever?
When it comes to procrastinating to do things you love, it’s even harder to accept the fact you just won’t dedicate time to something you actually like doing. Sometimes it’s not even that you wouldn’t like to do it, but you keep pushing it for the next day, and the next, and the next. When doing that, you’re just leaving unfinished business for a future you that may or may not change their mind about it.
Recently, I realized that I was doing exactly that. Personal projects that I’ve been meaning to start, hobbies that I’ve wanted to engage in, etc… Things I enjoy doing outside of an environment that requires me to get them done, I just wouldn’t do them. Instead, I would dedicate my time to doing something else entirely, as if starting that thing I liked was so terrible.
What I’m trying to say is, don’t be like me. Procrastination can stop us from doing great things, and it’s always better to get things done right away so they don’t become a worry later. Especially when it comes to the things you love doing, those are always worth spending time on.
As Charles Dickens once said, “Never do to-morrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time. Collar him!”