cross something annoying out of my to-do list
Less than you think
We all have this annoying item(s) on our To-Do that we keep moving to the bottom of our list. This annoying item(s) we don’t want to take care of because we know it’s going to be painful, right?
Well, yesterday, my self-care act was to cross one of them out.
Before telling you the whole story, I want to thank you for following me because knowing that you are here helped me keep my motivation.
A few weeks ago, my bank closed 1 of my 2 accounts because it was overdrawn by $21.61 for a month (I don’t use it very much so I didn’t realize at first).
One random day, I went to the branch to make a deposit. That’s when I discovered the account was closed.
When I asked them to reopen it, they didn’t want to. Instead, they told me to apply for opening a new account.
Knowing that the whole process would take time because I’d have to bring all the paperwork again, that the application would be subject to approval, that I was in a hurry that day, that it wasn’t fair, I decided…. to take care of the problem later. That what humans do, right?
But my initial issue which was that I didn’t want to keep that incident in my bank records became a bigger one: with procrastination, the longer you wait to solve a problem, the harder it is.
So, yesterday, I finally made that visit to the bank.
I was determined.
I was inflexible.
I was doing my self-care act of the day.
And I made the right choice! Because they reopened the account. Without prejudice.
So thank you all again for your support. And keep coming, please!
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WHY IS IT SELF-CARE? The sooner you get rid of an annoying thing, the earlier you will be relieved, the lighter you will feel. Highly Self-Care.
MORE ABOUT THIS
We all know what procrastination feels like.
It’s totally anti self-care. Here is why: when you procrastinate, this thing you don’t want to do is hanging over your head all the time.
It bothers you when you really don’t need it: in the middle of the night, when you wake up for a little restroom break. You suddently remember you need to call the bank or fill your taxes before it’s too late.
I know it’s hard to quit this habit but here are a few things that can help you:
– On a sunday, read your to-do and decide to scratch off ONE lurker on Monday. Put it at the top of your list and stick to it no matter what. Make it the obejctive of your day.
– Prepare yourself mentally to give this item the time it needs. If it’s 2 hours, it’s 2 hours. Don’t try to do it in less time. Be in the moment. Trying to do it in less time than it takes is a source of stress, nothing else.
– Remove distractions: turn your phone off, don’t check your email or your Facebook. Doing this thing is hard enough. You don’t need to make it harder by lacking focus.
– Reward yourself : if you love chocolate ice-cream with a hot crepe, treat yourself with it afterwards.
– Think about the relief and the peace of mind to come. They’re worth every effort.
Good luck my friends. Love to all.