Why Today Trumps Tomorrow

My Journey in Moving Away from Daily Procrastination

“Procrastination is like a credit card: it’s a lot of fun until you get the bill.” — Christopher Parker

I would create these ridiculous lists: goals for the day, week, month and year.

“Procrastination is the thief of time.” — Edward Young

I have started to become more consistent by not focusing on tomorrow, but only on today.

“My biggest regret could be summed up in one word, and that’s procrastination.” — Ron Cooper

I am still working at this, but here are a few things which have truly helped me stay focused:

I meditate daily.

“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand — and melting like a snowflake.”-– Francis Bacon

I eat really well, as best I can.

I am nice to my partner.

I spend one hour making a real connection with someone else.

I leave when the event is done.

I write each and every single day, but I do not post all of it.

I listen to audio books.

I sleep well and more.

I am easier on myself.

I no longer drink.

“Procrastination makes easy things hard, hard things harder.” — Mason Cooley

What I am realizing is that life and society have been constructed to make us worry about tomorrow too much.

We do not do practice the same level of precaution with our own lives. We allow small fires to become forest fires and then try to use a cup of water to wash them away, knowing that cup of water will do nothing. Do not wait for your life to get out of control before you try to fix it; get the water ready, before the fire even starts and be prepared.

I write about issues that are near and dear to my heart, with the hope that my stories, experiences, and struggles may empower others: amanlitt.ca

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