Wednesday, February 22, 2012

(Anti-)Procrastination Proclaimation

On Family Day, my daughter and I spent some time together painting, one of our favourite things to do together. I only managed to produce some half-hearted (ha ha) doodles. This is nonetheless, my contribution to this week's Creative Every Day challenge.

And the rest of this post which I had already written, more or less fits as my answer to Jamie's question of "How do you wish to spend your time?" in today's Wishcasting share. Although, most specifically, I wish to spend my time singing and making music while in the company of loving family and musical community!

OK, about this blog thing. I guess I need to develop some sort of routine, some frequency, some rhyme and reason to these posts.

I want to, I do.
I am just a tiny bit of a procrastinator.
In fact, I am writing this post not only because it is truly something that I want to do, but I also have several other things that I *could be doing instead and am avoiding those (dinner dishes, hanging laundry, preparing for work tomorrow...).
*proactive use of could avoids 'shoulding' on oneself.

Anyway, I have decided that there are roughly four main categories of topics that I will be endeavouring to write about/within on a regular basis. One of these topics just happens to be procrastination or rather the antithesis of it. I will write about (and seek encouragement and support for) Staying On Task.

See, I have this great number of Really Great Ideas and Fabulous Projects kicking around and I have the greatest intentions of getting them done, hell, of getting them started even. Which can often be, after all, half the battle.

One of my favourite quotes disputably attributed to Goethe:
Whatever you can do or dream you can do, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.

And so, anyone who wishes to join me in the "Staying On Task" or "Getting It Done" Club, by all means, please do!

Here is a short list of projects that have been hanging over my head lately. I figure if I publicly declare these items, it will somehow make me more accountable to getting them done!!

Here goes: (in no particular order)
~type up and print all the completed songs I've written and organize them into a binder

~record my daughter and myself singing and reading some of our favourite songs and stories to send as a gift to the two year old daughter of dear friends.

~organize my guitar songs binder by making an index to make it easier to find the songs I want to practice


~increase my consumption of local goods, foods and services and lessen my eco-footprint.

There. Step One complete. There are many more items on my ever growing list and I'll attempt to tackle a few more of them each week as well as report on my progress for the articles mentioned above.
I invite anyone reading this to share their own procrastination lists and you will certainly have my encouragement and support in their achievement!!

By the way, those other categories I intend to write within? You'll just have to come on back as I will be revealing them gradually (hint: some are contained within the contents of that list up there!)


Gill said...

from one procrastinator to another - get out there, you have a lot to offer! As you wish for yourself, I wish for you!

Jeanette said...

Oh, yeah, join the party..! :) As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you also! :)

Carolyn Dube said...

How cool that you paint together! Those are some of my favorite times with my kids. "Whatever you can do or dream you can do, begin it." really spoke to me since my word for 2012 is start. Congrats on getting step 1 finished! As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you also!

Rachel Mims said...

Hey thanks for stopping by my blog! So, the post card swap I posted about is already over, but there is another one coming up soon. Here is the website with all of the information: You should do it, they are really fun - you get to make art and then receive it in the mail. A lot of fun, and it come from all over the world.

Gwen said...

You have got plans and that's more than half the battle.
Lovely to do art with the family!

Sabrina DS said...

Aaaah, procrastination…. You're right, sharing your list of projects with the world may help you get started and finish them. Let it play...
As you wish for yourself, I wish for you too.
Greetings from France.

Mare/TommyGirl said...

I think it's so awesome that you are creative with your children! And it's a lovely piece.

As you wish for yourself, so I truly wish for you also.

Jill said...

All you have to do is start, take one tiny step (which, look, you just did!). As you wish for yourself, I wish for you also.