I'm curious to know if there is a term for someone who is selective about their procrastination. I have noticed that I seem to be two different people in terms of getting things done. One of these days, I will actually try and figure out how I subconsciously decide whether to procrastinate or not....but I can do that some other time.
The combination of growing up fixing things with my dad and the numerous years I spent working in a hardware store has given me a fix-it-now mentality. If something "big" breaks around the house, I get excited about the project and get it done. On the other hand, when something small needs fixing, I tend to let it slide way too long. I know of three drawers, two doors, a table and a chair that have minor repairs needed (for months now) and still remain broken. The important lesson I want you to learn today though is that there is power in procrastination. Sometimes tackling those items on the to-do list right away can do more harm than help. Here's an example:A couple of years ago, we had the wonderful experience of a leaking water heater. Since I worked in a hardware store at the time, I had not only the knowledge and skills to replace the water heater with ease, but also a nice employee discount to purchase it. It started leaking on a Sunday, so I bought a new water heater the next day at work knowing I had Tuesday off to install it. The project went as smooth as silk and we had a new, leak-free water heater in our house.