Happy National Procrastination Week to all who celebrate! The first two weeks of March are dedicated as National Procrastination Weeks. True, most celebrations are only one week long, but the powers that be were kind enough to give us two weeks for National Procrastination – you know, just in case we don’t get around to it during the first week.
While it might sound like an unusual thing to celebrate, there are some good reasons why we have a week – or two – dedicated to Procrastination. To make sure you’re ready to get the most out of this time, here’s a quick look at why the week is important and how you can celebrate.
Why We Celebrate National Procrastination Week
Rather than encouraging bad habits, Procrastination Week is actually focused on empowering you to do the tasks that you’ve been putting off. The vision for the week is to get people to spend time doing the activities that consistently get pushed to the back burner due to the demands of everyday life.
A 2007 study found that to procrastinate means to “voluntarily delay an intended course of action despite expecting to be worse off for the delay.”
With that definition in mind, leaders of procrastination week want to help people identify and tackle those tasks that would improve their overall wellbeing.
How to Celebrate Procrastination Week
To join the procrastination celebrations this year, the first step is to take some time to identify what tasks you’ve been putting off. More specifically, what have you been putting off that needs to get done and that will make your life better once it’s done?
Some of the most common tasks to fall in this category are reading, organizing, cleaning, cooking, and exercising. Take a minute to think about what tasks have been hanging over your head and that would make you feel better to accomplish.
Once you have those tasks in mind, make a plan for accomplishing them. For example, schedule an hour every day this week to tackle one task. Make sure it’s a time that you can commit to and then hold firm to it – not letting other demands or priorities keep you from accomplishing it.
You’ll be surprised how much better you feel once you get these projects behind you. Plus, you might find that you’re more productive or efficient in other areas of your life once these jobs are done!
Nashville Brighthouse Can Help You Celebrate
Nashville Brighthouse is here to help you complete your to-do list during procrastination week. Whether your goal is to do more deep cleaning or something else completely, we can help by taking cleaning off of your to-do list.
Our team of professional cleaners offer luxury green cleaning and are available for a one-time deep clean or regularly cleaning services. Contact us today to set yourself up for Procrastination Week success!
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