I had some dreams ... they were klowns in my koffee.

(With apologies to Carly Simon)

This is my journey through job transition from a toxic environment to a better life. Join me for a few thoughts and a few laughs along the way.
What are "klowns in my koffee"? They are the factors large and small that make you less than you are. A "klown" can be a grossly incompetent boss,
a short-sighted policy or a moronic coworker. They won't kill you, at least not immediately, but they abrade the soul
as you scrape past them to get through the day. Sometimes it's best to dump them out of the cup.


Day 223 - Procrastination

Daily Kup (My Life Starting Tomorrow)
It sounds as though tomorrow will be the last strangely warm weekend. I'm looking forward to painting one more side of the house and maybe firing up the grill one last time. I have no idea what we will cook but the memory will have to linger until May when my north-facing driveway finally thaws.

No Time Like Tomorrow
I've been planning on writing about procrastination for some time but I've kept putting it off. (rimshot sound)

It's amazing the number of relatively unimportant things one can find to waste time on. It doesn't seem like wasting time when the task contributes in some teeny, tiny way to one's well-being. What listmaker hasn't trembled with joy at checking off twelve inconsequential completed tasks instead of one substantial and significant one? It's quality by the pound.

Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow. ~Mark

It's hard for me to overcome the imbalance of spending more time planning than
doing. In past professions, I did a lot of planning and I was good at it.
Perhaps too good. It was nice to develop a plan and have someone else
responsible for actually implementing. T sometimes tires of being my labor
force, though -- went left to his own devices -- his device is the TV.

Only Robinson Crusoe had everything done by Friday. ~Author Unknown

I'm trying a simple philosophy and I strongly recommend it. Take your list, either physical or mental, and first do the thing that you are dreading the most. It's rarely as bad as anticipated and there's such a feeling of joy to have the hated task out of the way.

"Do or do not do. There is no try." ~ Master Yoda

On the other hand, if Hamlet hadn't procrastinated, it would be a much shorter play.

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