I fell off the wagon this weekend. Hard. I think I might have hit my head on a rock when I landed because I kept hearing that insidious word--'but.' It may even be what caused the wagon to jolt in the first place. It's a horrible word, that 'but.' I use it often in my mental dialogue--or monologue as it were, I'm not really sure you can have a dialogue with yourself...whatever. Back to the point. What was the point? Oh yah. But. 'But' is the procrastinator's best friend. It comes in handy in sentences such as, "I really should clean out those drawers, BUT it's a long job and I don't have the time right now." Or, "I need to get that floor vacuumed, BUT the kids are playing with their toys on it right now. I'll do it later." Of course, later is always some nebulous, undefined time.
Now, there have been a few legitimate 'but's, BUT (haha) they were very few and far between. Things like, "We need to replace that bathtub, but we don't have the money to tear apart the bathroom right now." Financial reasons are legitimate. Time excuses are just that, excuses.
So I've given myself a mental spanking and now I'm working on 'and.' As in, "I need to clean out those drawers AND get the stuff that's too small donated to the Salvation Army. AND, I'll do it on Wednesday, because I have the time to get it done on Wednesday."
There. That's better, isn't it?