Procrastination and Pushing Yourself Beyond Your Comfort Zone

procrastination-whyHell ya.

I do both. A lot…and not in any particular order. And they are, theoretically, diametrically opposed. I’m better at procrastinating but I’m working on the other.

Actually, right now I’m eating a bag of chips.

Actually, right now I’m procrastinating. I’m supposed to be doing work for…work…

This whole going back to work thing is, believe it or not, going beyond my comfort zone. Don’t get me wrong, I love people, I love being challenged, but I also love being under a blanket on my couch. BUT…You can’t make money doing that. Not really…not like the ads that tell you you can. Nope. You really can’t. Unless you have a really high interest on your savings account (does that even exist ANYWHERE?).

Anyway, my new job involves calling people on the phone. Lots of calling people on the phone. No matter how social I may seem, talking on the phone has never been my forte. I mean, I would just rather text or email. But I don’t like that about myself and so, I’m pushing myself beyond my comfort zone. At work, I try really hard to find more important things to do than call people…you know…procrastinate…but phoning people IS my job so I’ve brought myself to the edge, I’ve forced myself out of that comfort zone and said…you have to do this so do it NOW!

At work there’s not time for procrastination and I always function better under structure. Give me all the time in the world and I’m screwed. NOTHING…and I mean nothing…will ever get done. Light a fire under my ass and I’m the most productive person you’ve ever seen. I suppose a lot of people are like that but some are better at self-motivation than others. Anyway, the gist of all this is that I’m right where I should be and procrastination is becoming a thing of the past.

Well…almost. (I’d better get to work)

Until next time…tell me about your work habits (corporate or otherwise) in the comment section! You can procrastinate a little…but come on! Tell me NOW!! 🙂

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4 thoughts on “Procrastination and Pushing Yourself Beyond Your Comfort Zone

  1. Aaaah, PROCRASTINATION!! Lately my favourite word (state of being) as well. While I work from home (churning out chapters of hot, saucy stuff), I jump at ANY occasion to be distracted… every phone call is welcome, every e-mail that pings into my in-box is welcome and when none of that happens, I create my own procrastination (read: excuse for not writing)… another cup of tea, perhaps check the weather forecast, make a call to someone… anybody!! And then, miraculously, I suddenly get fired up and sit down and write and write and write. I’ve got it easy, no boss to breathe over my shoulder, no colleagues expecting me to meet a deadline… it’s just ME. And, at the end of the month, I receive my pension cheques. Procrastination = retirement.

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  2. I’m a morning person – soooo, if I can procrastinate until noon hour the rest of the day is a breeze:) Being retired has it’s benefits.

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