Such days do not necessarily lend themselves to interesting blogging material, but I’m not inclined to let such a minor matter stop me!
So, just because today’s “To-Do” list looks identical to the “To-Do” list for the last few days, does not mean it’s been a wasted few days, though I’m not entirely looking forwards to the possible consequences of my sloth, if consequences there will be. (There may not be…) Still, I am a grown-up, and can deal with these matters.
I learnt a long time ago that I occasionally need times of doing nothing, and more importantly that it is not wasted time. It looks it! I know so well how it looks. It frustrates me, and it frustrates others. I’ve lost track of the number of times I’ve berated myself with “Now, if you’d just got on with X, Y or Z…”. when a task I’ve procrastinated over for weeks only takes ten minutes (or a few hours) and I’m surprised at how little time it’s taken.
Sometimes, my seeming inefficiency turns into spectacularly looking efficiency.
Sometimes, I’ve needed the pondering time to find the best way to do the job.
Sometimes, what’s seemed to have been so important and urgent when the job comes my way actually, um, isn’t really.
Sometimes, the “nothingness” produces enough motivation and get up and go to get whatever it was sorted in record time.
Sometimes, yes, I make a complete mess of it all and really do vow to amend my procrastinating ways.
So, I’ve done little for days now, except read, sleep, eat, wander to church and back home again, and listen to music. I can’t quite feel the surge of “Get up and get on with it, Japes” that I was hoping for after this spell – but just about enough to do what I need to do before tomorrow!!