I’m sometimes guilty of procrastinating. No, really, it’s true. I may seem like I’ve got it all together but that’s just a façade. Netflix streaming is a definite distraction.
I have learned a couple of tricks over my sixty-something years. however, to get myself out of a rut and motivated. We all know that succumbing to procrastination can and often does lead to added anxiety in the end. And who needs that when you’re already feeling overwhelmed???
One thing I found that helps motivate me is to start a checklist. How do you eat an elephant? Why, one bite at a time, of course! There has been and still is a lot to get done to prep for this move from Texas to Colorado, so breaking things down into a checklist makes things a whole lot less daunting and a lot more doable.
One of the things I’ve already marked off on the checklist was flying to Colorado Springs several months in advance to scope out a place to live.
Good plan, right? But sometimes the best plans run into a snag. I thought I’d found the perfect place, but a month before the move the apartments I selected still didn’t have an opening.
I panicked. But just for a moment.
As tempting as it is, panicking doesn’t help one iota. You just have to remind yourself to breathe, and then do whatever needs to be done to reroute the plan. And that’s exactly what I did. I got on the Internet and began calling apartments that met with my criteria.
And you know what I re-disovered??? Sometimes a change can be for the best! Yes. The new place I’ve selected has many more appealing amenities than the first one. And the best news is that it’s still within my price range. Can I get a ‘whoop-whoop?’
Now that I’ve found the right apartment, there are only three major items left on my to-do list.
One is to purchase a car. The van I’ve been driving for the past sixteen years will never make the drive to Colorado. It’s a little bitter-sweet for me to part with the van because it was the last major purchase my sweet Ben and I made together. But I remind myself that he lives in my heart, not in the van.
I’m leaning strongly toward this 2013 Toyota Camry. I like Toyota’s reputation for reliability and I really like the 2013 Camry body style.
The next task to check off on the list is to pack and load the POD. But that’s a post for another day.
Well, that’s my plan so far, dear readers. And I’m sticking to it.
I’m curious to know…how do you all handle your own temptations to procrastinate???