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#JusJoJan 26/20 – Being Busy

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Thanks very much to Saumya for our prompt word of the day, “busy.” You can find Saumya’s blog here. I didn’t find a Just Jot it January post there–maybe she’s busy! 😀 Go visit her and say hi, and give her a follow!

You know, I say I’m busy all the time, but it’s not necessarily the case. Kind of.

I mean, I always do have something to do.

But some of those things I have to do take a certain amount of creativity.

And so, I’ll sit down to get “busy” on them, and I just … can’t. So I run off and make myself a cup of tea, or play a mindless game, or learn something from a podcast … You get the picture.

And then sometimes I come back to whatever it is I need to do, and I can actually do it.

But other times, I come back and immediately run away again. Because I’m not ready. Not creative enough. Or just afraid that whatever I do with whatever it is I need to create will come out as crap.

It’s procrastination, is what it is.

But it’s not just that.

The fear is real.

The problem is, when I do reach the deadline (which is usually bed time) that I absolutely have to sit down and do it, I get stressed.

Because if I just hadn’t procrastinated all day, I’d have it done and I’d be able to get to bed before 2am.

I need a way to get over it.

The solution is probably exercise.

Yeah. I’ll do that instead of what I’m supposed to be busy doing.

*rolls eyes*

 

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There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

7 thoughts on “#JusJoJan 26/20 – Being Busy

  1. It’s hard to summon creativity on demand.

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  2. Procrastination, that’s my word! 💜💜

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  3. Hey! I have JusJoJan posts. I didn’t use the tag in the header. Also, I tried posting everyday but since I was not using the prompts most of the time, I thought linking them all the time might sound stupid.
    Find my JusJoJan posts here:
    https://randomnessinked.wordpress.com/?s=JusJoJan
    And yeah, everybody gives me the same solution. but I don’t know how to wake up early in the morning for exercise 😛

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  4. I agree about leaving a creative project and then coming back to it with fresh eyes. But, yeah, procrastination comes in a bit too!

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  5. There are all kinds of busy!

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  6. Lol. The fear is so real! I did exercise tonight, to combat my anxious feelings! It worked like a charm! 😀

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  7. I feel you, haha! It’s hard to focus at times when it feels good to just procrastinate 😂

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