As people who hold near and dear to our hearts the importance of living a well-curated life, we believe it's good practice to reflect on the things you've been putting off. This week, Melissa and I talk about procrastination—and we explore what this habit means for our priorities, obligations, and values.
During this conversation, we talk less about how procrastination is bad, and more about the why behind our 'do it later' approach. In order to get out of the way whatever is keeping us from a well-curated life, we must figure out what our why is. Is it fear? Do we really want to do the thing we're procrastinating, or do we just like the idea of it? Are we excited about the results without considering the hard work necessary for whatever we're working on to come to fruition?
If there's something you've been putting off, (exploring a new philosophy, starting a blog or a podcast, eating healthy, getting your body moving, writing a book, giving yourself a break) by asking yourself what mental road blocks are in the way, you can identify how you are getting in the way of yourself and utilize this as an opportunity to grow. These are the things we should be considering when we ponder to ourselves what it means to live a well-curated life—it gives us the opportunity to reflect on our decisions and desires in an honest way.
OK—THIS IS MY OPPORTUNITY ONCE AND FOR ALL TO SHOW YOU HOW INSANE THESE CANE SPIDERS ARE:
- Jess discusses a book called Stuff, by Gail Steketee
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