“Procrastination makes easy things hard and hard things harder.” – Mason Cooley
Parts of my day job is a real grind. It’s answering tickets about a website that I’m the Manager of, and there’s almost no way around the amount of repetition, with slight variation that I have to engage in. Sure, there are macros to make it a little easier, but on the whole it’s one of the parts of the job that I can’t really stand.
The biggest problem is, the more that I put it off, the bigger it becomes, and ruins the day for the fun activities that I like to do at work. I have resorted to doing something a little different of late and that’s taking the mundane task, blasting some of my favorite tunes, and just hammering through it all.
Boy, do I know that feeling! You’ve got this one task you’ve been avoiding like the plague, staring you down from your to-do list like a hungry lion eyeing a gazelle. You keep telling yourself, “I’ll get to it… later,” but ‘later’ never seems to come. Before you know it, that one small task has snowballed into a monstrous, stress-inducing nightmare that haunts your every waking moment.
This, my friends, is the dark art of procrastination. It’s a slippery slope that transforms minor tasks into insurmountable mountains. It’s the enemy of productivity, the nemesis of progress, the… well, you get the picture. It’s bad news.
But here’s the silver lining – you have the power to beat procrastination at its own game. How, you ask? By doing exactly what our friend here has done: facing it head on. By turning up your favorite tunes, rolling up your sleeves, and diving headfirst into those tasks you’ve been avoiding.
Sure, it might not be the most fun you’ve ever had, but let me tell you, there’s no better feeling than ticking off those tasks one by one, watching that to-do list shrink before your eyes. It’s like a weight being lifted off your shoulders, a breath of fresh air, a… well, you get the picture. It’s good news.
And remember, the hardest part is often just getting started. Once you’re in the groove, it’s much easier to keep going. So, next time you find yourself putting off a task, remember the wise words of Mason Cooley: “Procrastination makes easy things hard and hard things harder.” Blast some tunes, buckle down, and conquer that to-do list like the productivity ninja you are.