We all do it. Procrastinate. Some of us are more guilty of it than others. We push off tasks that we aren't ready to do - to tomorrow or next week or next month. And, when it comes time to do those tasks, we're less prepared to tackle them than we were at the onset. Why?
Experts abound to explain why people do this. In the end, knowing why doesn't always solve the problem.
Take travel for business, for instance. Me, I hate traveling. If I have a business trip on my schedule, I'll ignore it till the cows come home. Almost as if it might go away if I pretend it's not there. The problem then is - by the time I realize it's practically upon me, the cost of airfares have gone up more than $100 and I'm angry at myself for not planning ahead. <sigh>
I don't do that with my hair. Hey, I know when it's time to get a touch up! And, I plan ahead for it.
I don't procrastinate with my meals. Hey, I know when it's lunchtime and I stop to eat. LOL (sometimes I do get busy and suddenly it's 2:00 and I haven't had lunch and...that's not really procrastinating, is it? It's just being busy.)
I don't procrastinate with my blogging, either. I blog regularly. I often blog ahead of time - and set my posts to publish on a certain date and time.
Therefore, when wondering why I procrastinate about... housework or travel, the answer is easy. It's because those are things I don't want to do. So, I put them off. Easy peasy. Overcoming the dislike of those things could solve the problem, but I have no clue how to start liking travel and housework. I used to read Fly Lady for the housework issue, but that's fallen off my radar. Maybe I'll go back to her. The travel... not likely to find a solution to that. It isn't travel per se, it's flying... because airports are so unfriendly these days. (no, I don't mind the actual flying... I hate having to park 3 mi from the actual airport, waiting for the shuttle, undressing to go through security, sitting around, etc, etc, etc...)