Do you know the word piddling? it is a handy one when you are a mom. It describes my actions some days.
To be clear, sometimes piddling is actually productive as you meander through the house to do this and that. at those times, I actually have accomplished something, random tidying up and a little reorganization here and there.
But living without intentionality day to day can result in frustration and minimal productivity and in a loss of self esteem and confidence. It lacks purpose of my heart as well as my behavior and attitude.
Piddling, Procrastination, Praying
A seemingly easy choice for a ‘better’ life full of satifaction and joy. It is not. It is a clash of dicipline. I know what I should do but it is a struggle sometimes. A lack for consistancey in the practice of self discilinr.
I get a lot done. So much so that I don’t get the things I really want to accomplish done. I let myself get distracted legitamently and can also not make the best choices on how I spend my time or what i do as in actions. I wind up piddling.
It means to do little things that don’t matter a hill of beans when overwhelmed or avoiding. It is putting off what needs to be done. Avoidance. Procrastination.
Procrastination is the friend of Perfectionism
Procrastinating is putting off doing something you know you should; even what you want to do. I would say I’m not much of a perfectionist at all, but maybe I am. Because I procrastinate!
A couple of years ago I found out I am in denial. I am a task person. I went to post moivng back to the states counseling to help me in adjusting back to the US lifestyle. it’scalled reentry into a familar culture that is no longer the same.
I retook some of those evaluative tests. While I did not like nor did I totally agree with this evaluation, it did make somethings about myself very clear. Because those double P words are often my mantra to my disgust. I thought I was more of a people person.
Procrastination is the friend of Perfectionism.
I hate that perfectionism causes me to stall.
There is a problem. I am in the people business so I have to be careful to not ignore people over getting tasks done. Add that to being an introvert. That’s a lot to push through.
Procrastination is my enemy. N O T my friend.
How do I move forward?
Listening to my children and husband.
Edit daily for the necessary and vision.
Praying to support perserverance
Persevere in pursuit of the godly life is not always easy. It is always good. it cannot be done without discipline, faithfulness and prayer
…pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance, and gentleness…1 Timothy 6;11
We always give thanks to God for all of you, making mention of you in our prayers; constantly keeping in mind your work of faith and labor of love and ]perseverance of hope ]in our Lord Jesus Christ in the presence of our God and Father, knowing, brothers and sisters, beloved by God, His choice of you; I Thess 1-2-4
I sure would like to know because those shared practices help me and help each other. What helps you to consistancy and perseverance?