Most of us do what we do, in part because we need to practice what we preach. I’m no exception. I deeply desire to be as wise, savvy and strategic as possible with my money. And authentically help others to be so.
For me, part of this means being physically organized.
True confession: my receipt bin has gone all to hell, and the more full it gets, the more I avoid dealing with it. Over August, I must have accumulated at least 7 – 10 hours of work.
In short, I’ve been procrastinating.
One of the things I’ve learned from a marvellous book titled “The Now Habit” (to which I’d link, on abe.com, but don’t want wordpress to mistake this as a commercial blog!) is a trick to stop procrastinating. It’s this: instead of focussing on the end result (in my case, a cleaned out receipt bin) which can be overwhelming right off the bat, we can focus on various entrance points. For instance, one starting place could be to separate my business from personal receipts. Another entrance point could be just diving in for 15 minutes today. Another entrance point could be sifting through for the important stuff.
So, I’m committed to diving in! (I’m moving on the 3rd choice if anyone’s interested).
What are you struggling with procrastination on?
Care to join me in a “Getting Started” week?