Create the family you want to have

Parent Affirmation Monday- Procrastination- 10/1/2012

Written by, Kate Oliver, MSW, LCSW-C


Procrastinate (Photo credit: dailycow1)

Don’t skip this one or save it for later! This weeks affirmation is about procrastination. I’ve mentioned a wonderful lady in passing a few times, but this week, I want to highlight her fabulous work on helping us to procrastinate less. She has been instrumental in my life by helping me to get to a place where I feel like my home is together enough so that I can do a quick 10 minute pick-up before people come over in order for my home to be presentable. Hearing someone is dropping by no longer causes panic because my house is messy. More than anything, this person has helped me with procrastination and, by following her methods, even when they feel silly, I have gotten my home and procrastination under control enough to feel like I had more time to do things I really, really love to do- like writing a blog, spending quality time with my children and actually enjoying the birthday parties I have for them at my home.

This wonderful lady calls herself the Flylady. You can find her here. If you ever feel your life is in need of organization or you feel like you need help getting yourself to do something you do not want to do, I would highly recommend that you check her out. She helped me sail through the holiday season, on track, unruffled and on budget last year. Her genius is in breaking down big tasks into smaller tasks, creating workable, individualized routines and doing things you don’t like for a short period of time (a max of 15 minutes per task). So, don’t put it off! Check her out.

You know procrastination keeps you feeling weighed down more and more. The longer you put off something, the bigger it becomes in your mind. So, don’t delay, check out the Flylady*, focus on a task you have been putting off and say this affirmation, which includes something Flylady says a lot:

I breeze through the tasks I have been putting off. I look forward to the feeling I have when I complete something on my list. I can do anything for 15 minutes.

October 1, 2012 - Posted by | affirmations


  1. […] Parent Affirmation Monday- Procrastination- 10/1/2012 ( […]

    Pingback by Parent Affirmation Monday- work- 10/8/2012 « help4yourfamily | October 8, 2012 | Reply

  2. […] Parent Affirmation Monday- Procrastination- 10/1/2012 ( […]

    Pingback by Parent Affirmation Monday- Respect- 10/15/2012 « help4yourfamily | October 15, 2012 | Reply

What are your thoughts?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: