It always seems like it will be easier when I put things off, for it's just not the perfect time at the moment ... right? As soon as a task gets hard or I know it will be hard, I immediately think of putting it off. The logic is simple: "now's just not the right time ... I'll do it later when I'm in the right mindset."
Generally, later never means "easier" nor "better". Conditions are how they are no matter what. Sure, I could attack hard tasks in the morning when my willpower and mental energy is at its peak. That helps. But still, that doesn't mean the lazy couch-potato voice inside my head isn't there, it's just that in the morning I have the power to fend it off and do the work.
Recently I picked up a book titled: "Eat That Frog!" by Brian Tracy. It's premise is that we all have those big, ugly, time-intensive tasks that need doing. By "eating the frog" first, you'll tackle the most challenging task of your day, the one you are most likely to procrastinate on, but also the one that might have the greatest positive impact on your life. 🤔
I don't know if I agree with this or not, but it is helpful to break tasks down and recognise the 🐸 among your to do's. Either way, today is one of those days. I've accomplished a lot already for one client and would love to call it a day, but I still have a frog waiting for me with another client...
What to do ... Should I palm it off for first thing tomorrow and focus on small tasks for the rest of the afternoon, or just go for it and eat it?