Do you piddle?
I was going through my emails, deleting some and putting some into folders, which is like touching the same piece of paper twice, not really doing anything. I paid a bill and made a few to–do notes. I studied the table of contents of the book I’m working on and wondered how to organize it better.
So I wasn’t just wasting time, and I wasn’t stagnant, but I was kind of procrastinating, not really accomplishing much. I couldn’t get my teeth into anything significant.
Suddenly I realized, “I’m just piddling.”
My strategy was to get up and make the pleasant walk to the mailbox to get the mail. Now I’m back, and I’m writing this post, so I’m not piddling anymore. The break broke the spell.
- Recognize that I’m piddling.
2. Name it – piddling.
3. Do something else instead.
Question o the Day:
Isn’t piddling a good thing sometimes?