These days, many people in therapy are talking about procrastination.
Without procrastination, I’ll tell you why: People feel guilt and shame about not getting more done during the coronavirus pandemic when “I had so much more time on my hands!”
I wish people would stop procrastinating letting go of guilt and shame about procrastination. Procrastination is NOT a sin. Procrastination occurs when you
- have to do something you dislike doing,
- are focusing on the prospect of failure,
- don’t have the information or resources you need to complete the task, and/or
- are not at your best and think you would do a better job if you waited until you felt better.
When you consider that, it’s amazing any of us are getting ANYTHING done.
I’m now procrastinating sharing something I just realized. I not only procrastinate, I also do the opposite of procrastination, which I’m calling concrastination.
What is concrastination? It’s the need to do something immediately, without putting it off to a better time. I concrastinate the following:
- responding to emails, texts, and phone calls,
- meeting people’s expressed needs,
- trying to solve perceived problems,
- exploring new ideas,
- expressing my feelings, and
- creating blog posts after I wake up, even if it’s in the middle of the night.
Do you see procrastination or concrastination in any of today’s images?
I’m concrastinating asking for comments, below, and expressing thanks to all who help me create these daily blogs, including YOU!