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After All, Tomorrow Is Another Day“Never put off
till tomorrow
what you can
do day after
just as well.”
-Mark Twain’m a pro at procrastination, no amateur stuff for me. I wish I could stop procrastinating, but I keep postponing it. do it when blogging, postponing writing posts – I tell myself it’s a lack of energy, lack of time, lack of ideas – I wish those were truths, but like most cases of procrastination, my real issue, fear. If I delay doing something, it can’t fail.

My procrastination is getting worse, becoming a chronic condition. it the amount of choices? Time inconsistency? Self-censorship? Constant interruptions? Laziness? Lack of focus? all put off doing things, but when does it move to acting against your best interests, your better judgement, when does procrastination take over your common sense?

What if I’m not even a pro procrastinator, but just an amateur stresstinator?ย way, I need to get out of my head, out of my own way, so I ignored the Scarlett O’Hara voice in my head, telling me to think about it tomorrow (after all, tomorrow is another day)… fiddle-dee-dee, I called/emailed/talked to who I needed (note I did not use the word “wanted”) to contact, and even wrote this post; giggling (mostly in my head), thinking of Carol Burnett’s “Went With The Wind”.

The cure for procrastination? I want to say chocolate (I know who my date is for Valentine’s Day)… thinking aside, it’s a mystery to me – I’ll push through the Crapathy – try for more: courage, conviction, and compassion in mind, some things are better when we wait for them.



Very me

74 thoughts on “After All, Tomorrow Is Another Day

  1. You could have had me in mind when you write this post! I’m a master at procrastinating. I never thought it might be down to fear but what you said about not failing if you delay doing something makes sense. Maybe you’ve cured me! I’m going to show this book I’m not writing that I’m not afraid ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. I hope I remembered to ask you to join our Procrastination Club, Mary, oh no, sorry, I didn’t get around to sending out the invitations. lol ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Please, go show that book you are fearless, the world needs more of your books. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Hope this week is treating you kindly. ๐Ÿ™‚


    1. It is in assuming there will be a later, a tomorrow. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m going to go with it, then again, I have been called overly optimistic, but can you be overly optimistic? ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Hope this day is treating you kindly. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. No thanks to WordPress for that, dear friend, apparently they think we should have ESP about posts!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Come back as often as you’d like, Teagan, my blogdoor is always open (and I just renewed my domain name so I guess I’m sticking around a while longer). ๐Ÿ™‚
      I’m trying to stay warm but Mother Nature has different ideas.
      Mega toasty hugs on the wing xoxoxoxox

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  2. Funny….I read something recently along these lines. I was a joke in Marathi, an Indian language but roughly translates to “Don’t procrastinate to tomorrow all the time. Procrastinate to the day after as well, so the load on tomorrow is reduced!” ๐Ÿ˜€


  3. The only things that are better when we wait for them are the things we don’t particularly want like birthdays at my age. You couldn’t possibly say chocolate is better for the waiting….it’s just not true. chocolate is always the same steadfast friend you left 5 minutes ago. Actually you and I have the same date for Valentine’s Day. I didn’t procrastinate that decision. Courage, conviction, compassion eh, Well, I’ll fight anyone who touches my chocolate, Hmmm, perhaps we’ll come back to convictions another time but compassion, surely that can’t be doubted. I’ve expressed my love for chocolate and I would rush to the aid of any injured bar I saw, albeit in another’s hands. That’s truly compassion is it not.
    You are still the same wonderful and supremely funny lady as ever.
    xxx Sending you Hugs Unlimited Donna xxx


    1. Chocolate is so patient, it waits, wrapped up and ready, it never complains, or leaves (well, eventually nature helps it find it’s way through the labyrinth lol), never lies, sigh, it’s perfect and the perfect date. ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿซโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ
      You are brave and I know chocolate will show it’s appreciation by letting you snack on it. ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Thank you kindly, dear David, I hope you are feeling better.
      Massive to infinity and beyond chocolatey ๐Ÿซ hugs โค๏ธ xoxoxoxoxox


    1. And look, I put off answering, darn it, I’m at it again. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks you for dropping by, anytime is a good time to enjoy each other’s posts. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope this weekend treats you well, John. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Something for the procrastinator in all of us, those of us, for example who overuse the words ‘should do’ rather than ‘must do’. Donna Parker guides us through this painful or painless condition, however you view the outcome of procrastination, with her usual wit and entertaining take on the issue. #recommended

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Sally, I really appreciate the reblog and the intro. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Hope this weekend treats you well and thanks again for spreading the #bloglove – good thing I didn’t postpone reading my comments lol ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  5. Well done and great advice Donna. I know I never try and carry over tasks for another day because each day brings its own to do and hate adding to the pile. ๐Ÿ™‚


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