If you spend too much time thinking about a thing,
you will never get it done.
This quote is right on, and I have proved it many times. The latest is the bathroom. I had some work done by my handyman extraordinaire a few weeks ago, and it is ready for me to paint.
Every morning when I get up, I say today is the day to paint. Then I read the paper, do the puzzles, have breakfast, and go for my walk. When I get home, I think about painting, and then I find something else to do.
Maybe I should call the guy that did some painting for me a couple of years ago? That sounds like a plan! I am going to think about it. Then I am going to call him!
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Extremely relatable, lol. Thanks for sharing!
Good to know I am not alone in my procrastination.
If I’m not mistaken, weren’t we here recently in another part of the house? Or did I imagine it. I’m haunted I think, by my mother who was so efficient, her picture might be in the Guinness World Records for being such a pain in the get it done, NOW…a– and well, I’ve inherited that lovely gene. I envy you actually Patricia not having it. It’s a burden having to get things immediately done. Excuse me, I think it’s time to Swiff again. 🙂
I wasn’t as much of a procrastinator when I worked. Somehow being retired has made a royal procrastinator. Nothing around here gets done immediately except feeding the cats. I did paint my kitchen not long ago. I just did it without thinking about it. But…it made me realize that though I always painted my rooms myself in the past, painting is not my favorite thing to do. I don’t like the word immediately. It sounds so, I don’t know…pushy.
I get it. I have a lady who once a month comes in to clean the floors since my place is like a bowling alley wood wise. I’m a first class straightener, and a steerage scrubber. We writers can’t be gifted at everything you know Patricia. 🙂
I tend to overthink things too and end up talking myself out of doing it.
I am good at overthinking, too. Maybe I just really like thinking!🤷♀️
I get in more trouble when I start thinking!
If I was half as good at doing as I am at thinking so much would get done! Thinking is so easy.
Perhaps contacting the painter is the best option. If you really don’t want to do something and can get someone to do it, that is a good plan. This is said by a person who only had the painter paint two rooms with tall ceilings. I painted the rest of the house and regretted not giving the complete job to him.
I am still thinking about the painter versus me doing the painting. Pretty sure the painter is going to win.
I always do the hard stuff first and the rest is gravy. Works for me.
Have a fabulous day, Patricia. ♥
You are more disciplined than I am❗️
This is so true! When I start to think about a thing too much it becomes so much bigger than I can handle. I awfulize the problems I am going to have and then I procrastinate. When I do finally get around to doing it the job is never as awful as I made it in my mind.
I like the word awfulize! I am the best procrastinator. If I could get paid for it I would be rich.
Ooooo me too. I would love that job. I am highly skilled.
Don’t think too long! 😂
How long is too long? Thinking is what I do best.
You’ll know when it’s too long!
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