Good morning to you all and welcome to yet another hump day here on Planet Magnet! Now many of you know that I don’t see Wednesdays as a bad day, as a day that appears to go slower than the others or as a day that requires special nerve or courage to get myself through.
No. I see it as a precursor to the weekend and a day that means I can get more done before said weekend is upon us allowing me to possibly put my feet up for a day or two and get some well deserved down time.
So, that’s that. I have welcomed you to my blog, I have explained that I actually like a Wednesday Hump Day and that I like to get lots done.
And that is the crux of today’s post.
I like to get lot’s done.
I really do not like to wait around and start “sometime in the future”. If I say I need to get the stuff for a new project, I get the stuff for a new project, I don’t let things (well maybe an occasional lack of money) stope me from putting stuff off. If we are talking about doing something I will say “Okay, let’s just go and do it” If I am thinking about a walk, I will not look out the window and procrastinate, I will agree that we are going for a walk and we will get our boots on and get out into the fresh air.
I no longer really enjoy sitting down in front of the TV for days on end. I tend to get edgy and cannot relax. I like my mind to be active, I prefer to be doing things and getting into things. Whether it be some D.I.Y, some cooking, Fitness Training or sat her in front of my computer Writing. Everything takes time and we only have so much of it available to us so I figure we had best make the most of it.
People used to thing I was lazy, maybe I was a little but that was partly down to my lifestyle as it was, now they still consider me so, not realising that some days I am literally a blur I get that much done.
Oh how things change.
Nowadays I am “On it like Sonic”
I am the kind of person that if I say I will do something then I will do it. One of my favourite phrases is “If you ask a man to do something and he say’s he will, there is no need to keep reminding him every six months….” 😉
Because if we look at our own homes there are always jobs like that needing finishing but when it comes to another person wanting a hand with something, if I say I am going to do it then I actually do it. Usually there and then or at least within a couple of days.
Today I am to finish tiling a bathroom. This was not really on the cards until Saturday just gone but it needs to be done, so done it shall be. Yesterday I started and worked until late last night but it has proven to be a wise decision because it means the back of it was broken with all of the fiddly bits done in the first phase and that means the easy stuff can come today.
Not that it means I will finish earlier. No, it will mean that I can get onto another job that is still ongoing – the stripping of the 150 year old paint from the door frames of the house. My word, never have a I met such reluctant pain tin my life! But because I never tend to procrastinate over my decisions when they affect other people, generally saying it has to be done and that is an end to it.
Another example of my go ahead attitude is from yesterday when a friend called me for advice on a buying a new van. We really needed more information so I simply decided that we needed to go and see the van in question so a decision could be made. It duly was and now my pal is the proud owner of a new van. Excellent news.
I am a firm believer in procrastination being the pre cursor to failure. If I say I am going to do something then I jolly well get on and do it.
It was the same with my weight loss and my fitness after my operation. I decided that things had to change and that I had to embrace the new found life that I had been offered so embrace it I did at all cost to anything that didn’t sit well with the new me.
Now I didn’t always used to be like this, when I was bigger I could procrastinate with the best of them. I was forever “Harry Bobbing” (where you can’t make up your mind if you are Harry or Bob, going to do something or not) and it was all due to my in built lethargy which was a byproduct of the weight I was carrying in my mind and in my body.
Things I am pleased to now say, have changed and I am now capable of doing things when I say I will, I am capable of just getting on with things. I am capable of finishing what I have started because I have the energy required, I have the mindset to see things through.