Saturday, March 24, 2018

When You Don't Know Why

A person writing in a life planner with a coffee and a croissant on the desk

[Photo by Cathryn Lavery at Unsplash]

There is wisdom in refraining from something because it just doesn't feel right. You may not know the reason for your hesitation, but your mind is telling you to beware.

There are times, of course, when we do know the reason. We don't want to write the report or go to the movie and we can cite the basis.

But what about those times when you resist doing something and the situation doesn't fit either of the above? We don't sense a threat or problem and we can't cite a reason.

My completely unscientific belief is that procrastinating until you are in the mood may not be a cop-out. It may instead be a mode of mental preparation; an acknowledgement that if you tackle the task later you will do a better job.

That's my rationalization and I'm sticking to it.

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