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February 10, 2012
By Jennifer Grigg


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Feb. 10, 2012 – The problem with writing a blog two or three times a week is writing said blog when there haven’t been any calls and we haven’t had training from which to draw inspiration.

Feb. 10, 2012 – The problem with writing a blog two or three times a week is writing said blog when there haven’t been any calls and we haven’t had training from which to draw inspiration.

All week long, I had this little voice in my head telling me, “You need to sit down and get your blog done.” It started on Monday. Tuesday, it said, “Ahh, you still haven’t written your blog . . . and tomorrow is Wednesday. Running out of time!” By Wednesday, it was telling me “OK lady, now how are you going to write two or three when you haven’t even written one? Helloooo! Procrastination!!!” Thursday, it kindly reminded me that I wasn’t even sure when I’d written the last blog and that people may be starting to think I fell off the side of the earth. And today, well today it told me, “Dude! Get the darn thing written already!!! Write about not having anything to write about if you have to! Just write something!!” (It gets a bit of an attitude when I don’t listen to it…)

Wikipedia’s definition is as follows:


Procrastination may result in stress, a sense of guilt and crisis, severe loss of personal productivity, as well as social disapproval for not meeting responsibilities or commitments. These feelings combined may promote further procrastination. While it is regarded as normal for people to procrastinate to some degree, it becomes a problem when it impedes normal functioning. Chronic procrastination may be a sign of an underlying psychological disorder. Such procrastinators may have difficulty seeking support due to social stigma, and the belief that task-aversion is caused by laziness, low willpower or low ambition.

First of all, I’d just like to say that I’m NOT sTrEsSeD at all, I certainly do NOT have a sense of guilt 🙁 at all, and I am in no way in CRISIS. Furthermore, I’ve been VERY productive this week, cleaning out closets, the kids bedrooms, dressers and whatever else I could think of that needed to be done at that very moment in time – other than writing, that is.

So there. It would appear that, as the definition points out, I’m actually quite normal in my procrastinating. No impeding of normal functioning here . . . I’m just fine. Tickety-boo even. No chronic procrastinating, and certainly no underlying psychological disorder. I don’t have any social stigmas about seeking support either, because I DON’T need support, remember? I’m normal! 🙂

In conclusion, I’d just like to say that task-aversion is not caused by laziness, low willpower or low ambition. I’m not lazy, (I cleaned my entire house this week . . . ), and I do not suffer from low willpower, or low ambition, because I just found both when my hubby came in and asked me if I wanted to take a break from writing. Oh look, my blog’s finished!

NEXT! 🙂

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