I’ve been meaning to write about procrastination for a while but just haven’t got round to it. Sorry, old joke…
What really prompted this post was something as unexciting as an ironing board. We keep ours in the understairs cupboard, and it’s an awkward thing to store so, some time ago, I put a couple of large hooks into the wall from which to hang the ironing board. The trouble is, the hooks soon pulled out of the plasterboard, leaving us to lean the ironing board against the wall and it kept falling over and generally getting in the way.
I knew that the solution was to attach a wooden batten to the wall and then screw the hooks to that, thereby spreading the load across several fittings in the wall. Easy enough but I just didn’t get around to doing it for months. I’d no excuse – I simply kept putting it off.
Until this morning, that is. I found a suitable piece of wood, dusted off my electric drill and, ten minutes later, the ironing board was hanging proudly inside the cupboard.
The cupboard is now tidy but, more importantly, I started the day on a high as it was something that had been nagging me for ages, and being able to tick it off the list was really good. OK, I know it was only a little thing but it’s amazing how getting small jobs out of the way makes you feel great.
Go on, give it a try. Then move onto some larger jobs that you’ve been putting off. Before you know it, your to-do list will be delightfully depleted.