‘I’m one of those people who likes to start a task but doesn’t necessarily like to finish it. I am The Queen of The Incomplete, The Empress of the Unfinished; HRH Half a Job…’
I’m not sure *why* I’m like this, but I get bored very easily and have a tendency towards extreme procrastination. One of my ways of making myself think I’m not procrastinating is starting something and then promising I’ll ‘finish it later’.
Often, this is a complete lie, particularly when it’s something I’m doing by choice. If it’s actual work – by which I mean I’m paid for it – I’m not quite as bad. Although, saying this, I will absolutely still start various tasks and leave them until the last minute to compete.
You have never seen me work as hard as I do when I’m finishing up in the office on a Thursday night.
Anyway, the whole work thing isn’t the main problem (although, clearly I hope my boss doesn’t read this…), but it’s the stuff I do on my personal time that drives me to distraction. I know my habits well, but I don’t seem capable of changing them.
‘This is why I’ve come up with a plan. I have decided, ladies and gents, that I am ABSOLUTELY FORBIDDEN from spending money on New Stuff until I finish everything I have…’
In the spirit of taking care of unfinished business, I’ve just frozen my Audible account, cancelled Netflix in favour of NOW TV (it has the entire box set of Criminal Minds and therefore wins hands down), and I’ve been wildly raking through my make-up bags, looking for what needs to be used up first.
I actually think it might be kind of fun. I’d be interested to see how much money it saves me, as well as how much space it frees up in my house, but I guess I’ll only know what impact I’m making when my local Superdrug closes down due to massively reduced sales of fruity smelling shower gel.
This is my pledge for 2018. I wonder how long I can keep it up?
What are your resolutions for this year?