Haye Mill July Newsletter – Procrastination

Procrastination

Hello Everyone

I am sure you must have experienced the problem of ‘the round tuit’. As a child I was very often told that my mother would do ‘this’ or do ‘that’ when she got ‘a round tuit’.

As a teenager I even bought her a ‘tuit’ (see photo) but it didn’t seem to make much difference. There were always other jobs or chores that took precedence and my need was put on hold yet again.

When we do not enjoy a particular task, or perhaps even dislike and abhor it, then we can always justify leaving it in order to get on with a more important one, one that will only take a short while and then free us up to look again at that particular unpleasant chore that we have put on the back burner. We might see through our ploy and chide ourselves about it, but we do it anyhow.

Usually it is not important a delay. Usually we eventually roll our sleeves up (metaphorically speaking) and feel good and satisfied (even smug) when the task is finished. But procrastination is often at the root of a more profound problem. Many is the time when the truth is uncovered in the counselling room, and the Client has only themselves to blame when the consequences have rippled out and caused other problems in turn.

None of us are blameless!

Coming off my soapbox, the usual updates are there, Planting by the Moon and Astrology for Healers and Therapists.

Have a great July – oh, and thinking of my mother, at this time of year I always reminded her (much to her dismay) that the nights were drawing in!

Blessings

John