#SOL20: Procrastination

I should be . . .

Up and about writing early.

But instead I open a book and

Read the pages eagerly.

I should be . . .

Cleaning up files for taxes

Because it is December

and this last month of the year crashes.

I should be . . .

Counting out and wrapping gifts

But I just poured another cup of coffee

And I need to go back to my book before the day shifts.

I should be . . .

Sewing those final items so few

But I want to go for another walk

Just to enjoy the sky so blue.

December is just beginning

But my shopping is all done.

Days get shorter

And so does the allotment of fun!

What’s on your agenda? What SHOULD you be doing? What are you doing instead? How do you balance your needs, your wants and your own self care?

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9 responses

  1. I should be eating a healthy snack right now, but instead, I’m eating chocolate a friend sent me. It is mighty good and is bringing me joy so I’ll take it.

    Warm wishes to you for a balanced December!

    1. Joy and thoughts of friends are so important this year!

  2. Ah yes…balancing what we should do with what we want to do. I think even if there were more hours in the day I would still be leaning heavily on the side of what I want to do as opposed to what I should be doing, even though what I should be doing does eventually get done.

    1. The “should of and could of” sometimes need to take a back seat to the here and now!

  3. I should be working a little bit more, but instead I’m reading SOL posts and drinking wine. 🙂

  4. Today I was action-oriented. I ran errands, trying to finish up holiday shopping. I also cleaned and started decorating our home. Usually, I am not a procrastinator, but I did have a few down days after Thanksgiving. I’m back on track now. I like how you took ordinary thoughts and made a nice poem for us today! Thanks!

    1. Thanks.
      Ordinary events can be minimized or magnified. Choices.
      And yes, also two hours agonizing over gifts… sort? wrap? Bag?

      1. I was just into my gifts this morning. I have to ship to family, so I was sorting and comtemplating the same.

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