Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Procrastinating Again

As you may have seen I posted about my experience of making the gluten-free, refined sugar-free, egg-free banana bread.  When I re-read this post, it made me think about the things which had delayed me from making anything from the babycakes recipe book, despite my friend asking me quite frequently if I had done so.  Actually if I had just decided to make one of the recipes I could have quite easily found out where I could source the ingredients I needed and very very easily converted the measurements and oven temperature.  Instead, it took me over a year. 

Do you find yourself in a similar position trying to do things in your life?  It's very easy to put things off, to procrastinate and to never get around to it.   In fact, I seem to have a couple of years of general procrastination in several areas of my life and as someone in the business of helping others get on with their lives, I'm wondering why it's so hard to take my own advice.

I'm currently trying to write a novel.  I've never done anything like this before in my life and as it is something new and different, as much as I enjoy it when I'm doing it - getting to a position where I am sat down at the keyboard and ready to write seems almost impossible.  I have become a master procrastinator when it comes to this particular matter. 

So I'm after your help.  Do you have techniques that you use to get things done?  If so please feel free to share them here.  It might well mean that I'll get to make the raspberry scones by the end of this month rather than the end of this year and even better I'd love to be able to tell you that my novel is finished and I'm procrastinating about how to get it published - well everyone has their dreams!

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