I am not a procrastinator. Back when I was home schooled, my mom would write out my lesson plans at the beginning of each week so I would know all the work I would have to complete before Friday. Sometimes I would do all five math lessons on Monday just so I could have that math-free feeling for the rest of the week.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
I have always loved just getting the distasteful things over with. If something needs doing, do it now so that you don't have to think about it. So it's not hanging over your head. So you can read your favorite book for as long as you want...After you get out of the way whatever it is that would prevent you from reading.
That has always been my plan.
Which is why working at night isn't my favorite thing. For a person like me, I have to deal with having work hanging over my head all day long. I see my life in diminishing hours--okay, five hours till I have to go to work, now three, now one...I'd much rather just wake up and get it over with. I'd much rather do a matinee and then have the evening off. And do you know how rarely we have just a matinee and the evening off? Hardly ever.
I have really had to learn how to let go of the weight of having a task before me that I simply cannot do until later. Like working. If it were up to me and was possible, I would probably do 8 shows on Monday and then have the rest of the week off. But I can't do that, so I have to just relax and realize that just cause I have to work later does not mean I can't enjoy now.
And the strange thing is that I do love my job, even though I usually have to do it at night. I just wish that I could do it earlier and then enjoy an evening off, rather than the other way around.
How bout you guys? Are you in the I would rather relax now and work later camp or the I would rather work now so I can relax later camp?