Friday, September 14, 2007

Procrastination: A Light Bulb Moment

I don't know if you've been watching my side bar with the "To Do" list. I update it every evening--and for the last few days one item has been edited, but not completed, every night. I am, of course, referring to the light bulb.

The fixture takes three. So, having one out does not exactly leave us in darkness. But it also means that I change the stupid bulbs fairly often. And each time I do, (and of course it's rare that more than one goes at one time) I have to haul out the small ladder, unscrew the nipple, inspect it for dead things, wash it if necessary, change the bulb (assuming we have some on hand) and then put the whole thing back up.

Just normal life.

So why procrastinate?

Well, I quess it's because when I've put it off for five days, when I've reminded myself that something needs to be done for five days, when the nagging voice in my head finally stops after five days, I feel like I've actually accomplished something!

Boom tada boom.

If I just looked after it when I saw it needed to be done, well then, well, then I'd just be changing the light bulb.

And where's the drama in that?

5 comments :

curing what ails me said...

love the to-do list! great idea (that i want to steal from you)

curing what ails me said...

should you add a "done" list too?

Alana in Canada said...

I stole it from Dr. Wende.

smallcitybeth said...

Yay! You did it! (How many Alanas does it take to change a light bulb? One motivated one!!!)

I like the idea of a daily-update on the to-do list, too. Very clever. And "stole" is such a harsh word. You were "inspired" by Dr. Wende...

drwende said...

The whole concept of the community Cure is to share good ideas, after all.

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