Insanity of Motherhood

Motherhood, marriage, and midlife.

Professional Procrastinator




Procrastination is a habit.  People aren’t born procrastinators or hard workers, it’s something your learn, like biting your fingernails.  Luckily, it can be unlearned as well. ” – Mark T. Wieczork

Yesterday, I planned to write a blog.  It had been a few days since my last post.  I felt it was time to write something.

Instead of writing I decided to surf the internet.  My little son was  independent yesterday.  As a matter of fact, he played by himself or with the dog for hours.  It would have been the perfect time to write a blog or two.  However, I didn’t.  I put it off, until finally it was too late to start a blog.  I procrastinated.

What did I do with my time yesterday?  I searched for a job.  I read an article about hiring a career coach.  Which lead me to another article about getting a job over the age of 50.  Finally, I read a blog  about getting back to work.  The entire morning was spent reading articles.  However, just last week I had told myself I would stop looking for a job and have things stay as they are.

What a huge waste.  The thing is, if I was not going to write a blog, I had a ton of other things I should have done.  The laundry basket was overflowing, I had bills to pay, paperwork to complete, groceries to buy and people to call.  Did I do any of those things? No.  I sat in front of the computer.

I have not always been a procrastinator.  When I worked outside the home, I was very productive.  I had far less time, but was able to do more.  Being home is very distracting, especially if your co-worker is a small child.  Putting things off is easy.  I always tell myself, I can do it tomorrow.  There is no motivation for me to complete things ahead of time.  If I do, what would be the reward?

I have become a professional procrastinator.  This is not a career to put on a résumé, so I better quit…now.

How do I stop putting off things, I know I should get done?  Maybe I should look for the answer on the internet.

Not today, maybe tomorrow.  I will have a lot more time then.

Author: insanityofmotherhood

Mom of three boys, wife, educator, and all around nice gal in the middle of a midlife something. It's not a crisis, but it's something…

5 thoughts on “Professional Procrastinator

  1. your co-worker a small child.. i like that! I think you need to reread your previous post in regards to your husband’s wise words. Relax and enjoy the ride while you

    • I know, I know I flubbed up. Looking for a job has kinda been my part-time gig. I guess I forgot, I do not really need to do it anymore. Old habits are hard to break.

      • mmm maybe the key words are need and why
        give it some thought and good luck. Why do we always struggle with out identity as women and mothers

  2. Maybe you should institute an Unplugged Wednesday like I have (tomorrow will be week 3).

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