I have a confession to make…
Hey there dear readers, I know, I know, It’s been more than 3 months since I last wrote anything on this blog. But as you may have noticed I did some work on this website, officially put my coaching offer online and it took me quite some time.
But if I’m being really honest, though that is true, that is not the whole truth. The real truth is I’m a master procrastinator and I’ve always been.
Ever since I was little, I was quite different from my sister on this aspect. When she was given homework, you could be sure she would start working on it as soon as she got back home that same day.
Me ? Let’s just say it wasn’t necessary to get worried about it until the day before. I actually started studying for my high school degree only a few days before the exams, because you know… Final Fantasy 7 was so damn more interesting than economics !
Well anyway, that’s why when I stumbled upon Tim Urban’s hilarious TED talk a few days after publishing my last blog post, I totally recognized myself.
And that’s why I thought “Oh my god I have to write something about this!”
And that’s also why we’re now 3 months later and I’m only starting to write ! Because there’s always something else that either needs to get done or feels more interesting !
But I’m not alone !
What touched me the most in Tim Urban’s talk was not the part about being a mess (although it’s always great to realise you’re not alone!) because as he explains I’m dealing with it most of the time and do get things done thanks to the panic monster!
The problem is with the second kind of procrastination that happens in situations when there is no deadline, making all of us procrastinators.
Because yes, we are all one way or another feeling like we are procrastinating on something, something really important for us, something that would really make us feel proud or accomplished or fulfilled, but that we simply don’t do because you know… we don’t have the time… we are way too busy or too tired… we’ll do it tomorrow (or next week or next year!)
As Tim Urban says, this kind of procrastination “is usually suffered quietly and privately. And it can be the source of a huge amount of long-term unhappiness, and regrets. (…) It has made them feel like a spectator, at times, in their own lives. The frustration is not that they couldn’t achieve their dreams; it’s that they weren’t even able to start chasing them.”
There are sad reminders…
It’s this kind of procrastination I wrote about here.
It’s also this kind of procrastination I was sadly reminded of a few weeks ago when I went to a funeral. The deceased I cannot call a friend because I had only met him a few times a few years ago. But he was my boyfriend’s friend for 15 years.
He was the kind of person you really felt at ease with, that was multipassionate and curious and that went after all of his dreams, always learning something new : magic, music, a new language or whatever else. He was the kind of person that lived his life to the fullest, but died too soon of an illness at the age of 36.
We definitely shouldn’t wait for these kind of events to remind us to stop procrastinating on what is really important for us.
… and happy ones
Hopefully there are other types of reminders that are way happier and can also explain why I didn’t write this blog post 3 months ago.
I’m happy to be able to share the great news with you : I’m 4 months pregnant and another baby boy will be joining our family in November.
There are a lot of changes coming in my life in the coming months, so I decided to spend some time thinking about the kind of life I want to create for myself and my family and figuring out how I can achieve it.
And to be honest, being pregnant is much more tiring the second time around: having to take care of my son, while starting my own business and still working for my 4 other clients (and that is without counting other curved balls life throwed at me just because!)
So I was not ready to share the results of my thinking just yet. But I definitely will in the coming months.
What about you?
If you feel like you could use some help figuring out how to create your dream life around all your interests and get paid for it, check out the Coaching page to learn more about the programs I’m offering.
You can easily schedule a 20 min call to see if we’re a good fit. No strings attached!
So what kind of procrastinator are you ? What dream(s) haven’t you started chasing ? You can share them in the comments…