This evening the man-shape and I went to the hospital to visit his gran again. She is doing a little better than either of us thought she would be at this time.
As for me? I realise something today. I didn’t have much time for projects and the like but I got myself lost in planning the bedroom. Project bedroom has completely taken over my thoughts. I have roughly budgeted the cost (~£150 not including the electrician, but I’m hoping to keep closer to £100), I have thought colours, prep work, additions to the design. I have planned and planned. But as I tweeted this evening, there comes a time when you need to force yourself to stop planning and start doing.
To start the doing part I dug out any DIY and decorating supplies/tools I have. I don’t have much but it is more than some and plenty enough to get me started. I supplemented with extra sandpaper while I was getting the paint testers for just over £1 yesterday. I have already planned. Now I need to start doing. I am the worlds best procrastinator, and planning is my best tool for that job.
The other thing I did this evening to beat procrastination was to get knitting on that second sock. I cast on yesterday but I hate the first couple of rounds so much that I put off doing it. Today I picked it up and forced myself to get over that hump. I have now done the first 8 rounds, aka the cuff, and I am onto the much more straightforward leg. It is now time to power through.
I put things off sometimes so I won’t fail at them. But I am only stopping myself from having the chance to succeed. Fear will not hold me back anymore. (well, until I’ve forgotten this lesson and need to re-learn it at least!)
I have already planned. Tomorrow I start doing.