Here it is not even a week post NaBloPoMo and it seems I’ve already reverted back to my old habit of only posting to two blog linkups per week. My pitiful posting this week is mainly due to the work schedule getting wonky, which put my mind in a state of disarray, not unlike the house – but I digress. I haven’t been procrastinating on posting, I just really don’t have much to post about at the moment, although I am crafting some posts as we speak that I hope (and need!) to have finished before the end of the year. We’ll see how that goes!
The theme I chose for this week’s Mama Kat’s Pretty Much World Famous Writer’s Workshop is “Tell us about something you’re procrastinating on.”
Well, I already mentioned that I’m not procrastinating on blogging, only taking my time. I recently finished a book that took me a while to read, and I’m not even procrastinating on my review of it, though it, like blog posts, are being written and coming along very slowly.
I am procrastinating on a LOT of estate-related stuff with my Aunt’s estate, though. I still have places to call about partial refunds, still have to take ANOTHER day off to go to Memphis to another bank, and to the Register of Deeds office. There is probably more; I can’t really tell because I am overwhelmed. Not overwhelmed like earlier this year before I could even get the whole process started (the months leading up to when I could start sorting her estate out very nearly led me to a nervous breakdown. I’m not even joking.), but overwhelmed by that and work and the house and the dogs and all the other stuff that I’m trying to do to quiet the noise in my head.
I don’t know why I’m procrastinating when getting these things rolling – or, in the case of some of them, get them further along/finished – will actually be another huge weight off my shoulders. There’s just a lot going on, so everything is difficult to make time for, and now most of it will have to be put off until after the holidays. I have continued to work toward getting her legal affairs and estate settled from the moment I became legally able to do so. But I should have been doing more. However, the time for doing more has passed, and it is biting me in the ass now.
Since it’s SO busy, and I have my own household to run, I think what I need is a good game plan, and it is as follows:
- Make at least ONE phone call per day until all necessary phone calls are completed.
- Send at least ONE batch of completed paperwork to the appropriate places until all places needing paperwork to move forward have what they need.
- File at least ONE claim/complete ONE form until they are all completed.
- When armed with necessary information, start the process over again until it is done.
I’ve done this at least a dozen times since becoming her Estate Administrator, but I’ve slacked off, and now I’m further behind than I had hoped I would be at this time in the process.
What are YOU procrastinating on? How do you motivate yourself out of procrastination?