I started this week with the plan to do some writing tonight. I’ve been thinking about two different blog posts for the past two weeks (Social Media is the new Materialism. Instagram is turning us into hoarders and cat ladies. And a post on the Space Between Being and Doing). And I was feeling a bit bummed that I didn’t post a 1 year anniversary of the blog post last week. (I did do a short Periscope video.)
This weekend it hit me: this month that I’m closer to 50 years old than I am to 40. And I’m still not doing exactly what I’d like to be doing.
My dream or desire to be working for a church doing family, small group or counseling ministry hasn’t happened yet.
But maybe I’m doing what I need to be doing for now.
Maybe I need to keep working at counseling, coaching, writing and speaking in the places and with the people I have right in front of me and keep improving to serve the church of Portland as a whole. Instead of on staff with one church.
This post almost didn’t happen. After getting home and eating dinner, I ended up procastinating instead of writing.
I watched the rest of the SpongeBob Squarepants movie and some of 50th Anniversary episodes of Doctor Who with my daughter.
But then we came across this great TED Talk by Tim Urban: Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator
It is hilarious! It’s not only humorous, it’s also a powerful talk by a guy who gets it what procrastinators think and feel.
While listening, it hit me, “Procrastination is not self-care.”
I’ll be writing more on self-care and the healthy rhythm between Being and Doing soon but that idea, Procrastination is not self-care, I think is a gamechanger for me. The resulting feelings when I procrastinate compared to when I take care of myself in a healthy way, are worlds apart.
If you struggle with procrastination, I think this video will help you see procrastination in a new, humorous light.
It helped me hop on here real quick and I’m looking forward to getting to those two other posts here soon.
Is there anything you are procrastinating on these days?