I had meetings all morning today.
So after lunch I wrote down three things I wanted to get done before the end of the day:
1) Write a bio for one of my clients
2) Write blog about Mouseflow
3) Process all my meeting notes
For some reason I really did not feel like writing that bio. It didn’t feel “hard.” I just was not in the mood to do it.
So I do what I normally do when I feel like this. I procrastinate!
One thing I’ve learned about procrastinating is that if you’re going to do it you can’t half-ass it! You have to do it right.
So here’s exactly what I did to procrastinate this afternoon, I:
- Played around with the new conversion optimization tool I signed up called Mouseflow.
- Watched some recorded sessions of what visitors did on one of my websites.
- Joined Mouseflow’s affiliate program.
- Emailed a client who is launching a new site this week and recommended they get Mouseflow.
- Checked my email.
- Read an email from an old client who said she enjoyed my 2016 Annual Review post…
- …the re-read my 2016 Annual Review post (why? I don’t know! I’m the one who wrote it.)
- Took out the trash in my little garbage can I have near my workstation.
- Checked my email again.
- Emailed my mortgage broker some info about our 2016 tax returns.
- Turned down the heat in the motorhome where I’m working.
- Checked Instagram and posted a photo.
- Decided to start a daily habit of posting new photo on Instagram.
- Paid $5 to upgrade my Habit Tracking app.
- Did 10 air squats.
- Checked email for the 3rd time in an hour.
- Wrote this blog you’re reading now about procrastinating!
You see, I am great at finding things to do when I don’t feel like doing something.
You probably are too.
So what’s the point?
I’m supposed say something like, “You should get your Top 3 Things done before you do all this other stuff.”
But that’s not what always I do! So I would be a hypocrite if I told you to do that.
Instead, honestly, I just feel like sometimes I need to procrastinate.
It feels like I’m blowing off steam when I allow myself to be distracted. And it’s not like I don’t know what I’m doing when I’m doing it.
I know I’m procrastinating. And it’s ok. As long as I get what I need to get done by the deadline, I’m ok.
P.S. I wrote the bio. And it was good. Yes, I could have gotten it done sooner but I don’t think I would have been as happy today if I didn’t let myself “wander” a little.