Monday, September 16, 2013
PROMPT: What specific procrastination area do YOU want to focus on for the duration of this challenge? Why did you choose this area? What would it look like if you were able to overcome procrastination in this area? What are you hoping to get out of this challenge? By the end of the 15 days...where do you want to be?
Why did you choose to participate in this challenge? Why was it important to you?
How are you going to keep yourself accountable? Are you going to comment on other people's blogs? Get an accountability buddy? Tell a friend you are participating? Journal every single day?
At the end of the challenge, what do you want to FEEL like? Do you want to feel accomplished? More focused? Like you can do ANYTHING? :)
RESPONSE: I want to focus this challenge on procrastinating at work. I am a staff of one who is supervised by a fourteen member board of directors. It's very easy for me to get bogged down in how much work there is to do. I usually respond to that overwhelmed feeling by wallowing in self pity and playing spider solitaire! There are so many cool things I could do at the museum if I could just stay focused and energized. By getting tedious tasks out of the way earlier and not procrastinating in the morning, I would be able to spend more time on projects I actually WANT to work on rather than those I have to. I'm hoping this 15 day challenge gives me a start to forming good habits and helps me hone my anti-procrastination skills.
I decided to participate in this challenge because procrastination is something that has plagued me (and many family members and friends) my entire life. It's so easy to slip back into old procrastination habits, but having a support group for 15 days will hopefully help my new habits stay strong.
I'm going to keep myself accountable by responding to the prompts in a timely manner (no procrastinating the procrastination challenge!) I'm also going to maintain a self awareness throughout the next 15 days, remaining hyper-vigilant of my tasks and if what I'm doing at that exact moment is really pushing me forward towards my goals.
At the end of the challenge, I want to feel more focused, more purposeful with my actions, and more driven to succeed in the areas I deem important.