Have you ever noticed how easy it is to come up with a reason to do nothing?
I’m a project person, and I can organize the simplest task into a big project that is much harder than it should be.
I can’t put the kids’ clean laundry away because their dresser is getting full and I was planning to sort through their clothes.
If I make chicken stock, then I can have soup for dinner. But since that soup requires egg yolks I should make those cookies that use the egg whites.
Before I put the groceries away I really should reorganize the pantry so it won’t be messy.
I can’t wash the white clothes because there is a washcloth with a stain that I was going to pretreat first and I haven’t done that yet.
I can’t dust because this time I was planning to dust the ceiling fan and I’ll have to get the ladder out of the laundry room and then I’ll have to move the vacuum out of the way and the ladder is hard to set up.
I can’t clean the toilet because then I’ll have to clean the other toilet.
I have a thank you letter I need to write but there are two more people I need to send a letter to also and it would be efficient to send them at the same time.
Instead of filing two papers I should wait until I have time to file the whole stack of papers.
It’s too hard to reply to that one email because my inbox is full of unanswered emails.
And my personal favorite…
I can’t wash the dishes because the sink is too full of dirty dishes.