You know, former procrastinators, the more we put things off, the bigger the burden becomes. Cleaning the closet swells from being a one afternoon task to being a monster chore requiring herculean efforts to accomplish. We put if off; it grows. We dread it; it taunts us.
No, it doesn’t grow. It’s only in our minds that it grows – because we procrastinate. We tie ourselves up in knots imagining a tough job. Put that energy into doing the job. Putting things off makes them seem harder.
In the moment of delay, we think we’ve bought relief. Trick! It’s faux relief, a false impression that we’re better off. Real relief comes from actually doing the job.
Get started. Even getting underway brings relief. Utilize mini habits to get you moving. (See March 2019 Mini Habits, starting with The Value of Small)
Don’t fall for fake relief. Hold out for the real thing by saying “yes” to the work. Do what needs doing when it needs doing. Relax along the way because the job is underway. Relax when it’s over, because the job is done. Jesus is once and constant – with you all the way.
What job are you presently putting off? What will you do today to accomplish it and enjoy relief?