Do It Now. My Grandfather told me about the “DIN” method when I was a child. Granted, it usually involved cleaning up some mess I had made but, as I have matured, I have once again come to appreciate the wisdom in his words and how it applies to living.
Life is too precious to waste on procrastination. By putting things off that we can get done now, we are setting ourselves up to be in a position where we are too hurried to appreciate the moment or we fly right by it and miss it all together. Procrastination is the great “taker awayer” of all good things. You see, we cannot, nor will we ever be able to, manufacture time. We get what we get, the same amount of time every person has had in a day to complete all those great things since the dawn of time. Each moment is a choice in how to spend those precious minutes; and they are precious because they are a finite resource….once they are gone, they are gone forever. If we look at something, let’s say the dishes because I have a sink full of them right now, that we know we could easily get taken care of and yet, we ignore them (Project Runway on TiVo), guess what happens….it will take longer to do them later AND, those extra minutes it takes you to get all that caked on whatever off the pan, will be stolen from something else more worthwhile (playing catch with the grandkids in the backyard or spending time with a neighbor that could really use your listening ear perhaps…) What are the things in your life that you need to get done so you can go on and enjoy the good stuff? It’s hard to document the memories and moments you will never get the chance to have if you are constantly stuck playing catch-up chasing the hours instead of enjoying the minutes.
Found this cool clock on one of my favorite sites on the planet….ETSY
By sarah hodsdon