Positivity and Procrastination

“Procrastination is the thief of dreams” – Rumi

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Crescent Lake, Washington. Insert your own inspirational quote here.

You know the quote. It’s the sort of thing that pops up on your Instagram feed, usually accompanied by a picture of mountains, or a sunset, or a couple gently caressing each other’s faces. I usually respond to with an eye roll and swipe down motion so I can continue on my mission to see, I don’t know, more brunch photos, I guess.

But I have to admit, this procrastination quote does get to me a bit. I have always been the sort of person that hates procrastination. Why wait, or complain about something, when you can just do it now? That’s why it kind of hurts to admit that I am one. Big time. Yes, this blog is late again. Yes, I’m busy at work, and have had lots of visitors lately, but I’m pretty sure binge-watching 90s shows on Netflix doesn’t really count as productive time. I feel like I should be “doing” something.

Living in Canada has been great because it’s forced me to break out of my comfort zone, and I am so often trying new things or exploring new places that even that almost becomes routine. But I’m starting to realise that’s not always healthy. I was feeling pretty burnt out again recently and have to admit, it’s been nice to settle in and relax some nights.

That’s why I’m trying to be a little more chill this month, as the year hurtles along towards November. The shorter days means darkness is closing in earlier and you can actually feel the shift in people’s moods. No one wants to be busy right now.

We’ve embraced October in Vancouver and the Thanksgiving, pumpkin-loving, Halloween-prepping mode that it brings with it. But I’m kind of looking forward to a rainy, chilly, and hopefully, kind of boring November.

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