Bossy is getting ready to maybe start thinking about procrastination. It just so happens that yesterday she found The Procrastinator’s Handbook lying under her bed! Bossy meant to read this book ages ago! She found it because she wanted to vacuum all the dog hair that has collected on her baseboards and under furniture. Bossy wanted to do that, but instead decided to wait until next week. Or maybe in the fall.
Anyway, this handbook. It says we procrastinate because we simultaneously want to do everything while balancing this deep emotional fear of failure. Bossy isn’t sure if that’s true, but she’ll contemplate later tonight.
Bossy’s handbook details tricks for beating procrastination. First tip employs a catchy little rhyme underlining the importance of planning: Time to Think, Write with Ink, Conversation, Imagination. Bossy prays the author wasn’t paid too steeply for her efforts. Anyway, it means put time aside to think about your projects, write stuff down, collaborate with others and – well — the “imagination” part was loosely described and clearly tacked-on because it rhymed with “conversation”. More fittingly, so does ‘desperation’.
Her next tip deals with Clutter Busting. Not to be confused with Butter Lusting. Her basic philosophy is that we have too much to deal with so nothing gets done. To this end, we need to sort through our shit and make a place for everything. She came up with a motto meant to inspire: Sit and Sort, Stand and Deliver. Could we hate this author more? She goes on to explain the importance of: “Your friend the Wastebasket”. Bossy would like to explain to HER the importance of Your Editor the Junkie.
In the last chapter, she recognizes that when we procrastinate, we sacrifice our dreams. At least that’s what Bossy thinks the last chapter is about. She’ll read it next month.