from Latin procrastinat- ‘deferred until tomorrow,’ from the verb procrastinare, from pro- ‘forward’ +crastinus ‘belonging to tomorrow’
This is a word that LOOMS in every household. I am sure of it.
YOU yourself may not procrastinate, but then again are you sure?
I like to think that I am constantly busy. My kids are constantly busy. I am less a procrastinator as I am a poor list maker. I make lists & lists and lists. I am the person that makes a list only to rewrite it so that it is pretty instead of ordering the priorities. In the end I get everything done. BUT there are certain things that just – never make the list. For example: The school yearbook (that I am to work on for my oldest child) is one. It is due of course in a week…and well – we know by this subject. I am starting today. I have thought about it numerous times…but it has not made my list.
I think of it, then instead make cookies. I think of it then get obsessed with an item I must buy and research that online…instead of organizing the photos.
I see this as not a weakness and more of a challenge. Yes, a challenge. WILL I get it done. HOWEVER…if this is procrastination, then how do I teach my kids the opposite? I always hear that kids want to be the opposite of their parents right?
When they tell me they will clean up later. They will feed the pets tomorrow…How to I explain to them that they will blow up TODAY if they don’t do their chores? Their toes will melt to the pavement if they do not clear their plates? That the pets will dry like raisins if they don’t eat…
Then again, I am here writing this instead of loading the photos for the yearbook- so – I may be a lost cause.
HELP me. Help me find a new word – Or at least get back to me tomorrow…