Work - many people go 'humph' at the mention - I really shouldn't be one of those folk. I love plants and I love writing about them, I love my family and I like working hard for them. On occasion, however, I do a lot of avoidance things to make it difficult to even get started. I wonder why I find things like cleaning the oven, rearranging the linen cupboard and deciding that cleaning the whole house is so important I can't possibly do anything just yet.
I love my work, I love working with plants/good life/home/islands, I like writing and explaining about them, if you ever catch me wittering on about plants/home life/cooking you'd wonder if I ever thought about anything else. Therefore - when having to get down to particular jobs I wonder sometimes why I struggle to get started and keep going? Its not just work it can be routine appointments, the dentist, the garage - often I find it hard to get down to those tasks. They are a bit intimidating but often less so once they've been tackled.
'I'll do it later'.............how many times do we tell ourselves this? I do it very often - I'm usually quite a busy person - not great at lolliping about and 'chillaxing' - I like to be busy - but I'm often busy with things that aren't particularily fun (chores) rather than get on with the nagging work bits that are not only rewarding - but also sustain life here and are often fun when you get started (well, sort of fun).
Today - I'm going to just 'get on with it', I've spent a couple of days lately 'trying' to work but doing anything to avoid it - and trying to write but not managing it. Today - I've not allowed myself the luxury of finding a really fun thing to blog about (sorry chaps). I've told myself I'll feel alot better if I just get on with it today and begin to get back into writing and work since I've been off the island. I'm not wanting to allow the 'do it later' gremlins to get me and blacken my mood later when tasks are unstarted - even if they don't get finished I'll feel better for starting!
OK - first I need boiled eggs - this is not avoidance tactics I tell myself - this is sustinance for the task ahead. Honest - I'm tired of avoiding things - makes life less fun - I'm trying to today to 'do it now' and hope to get good habits. Wish me luck and I might even phone the dentist too!