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Procrastination Nation

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In a world filled with Facebook, Twitter, texting, blogging, BlackBerry Messengering, AOL Instant Messaging, Gchatting, and might I add, REAL LIFE interactions, how do we get anything done? Are we a generation of people who talk about it more than we actually make time to BE about it? Well, I can’t speak for everyone else but I can honestly admit that while all of this social networking is great, it does eat large chunks of my time…time that could be spent actually getting work done in a timely fashion or simply enjoying life in the real world.

Are the national procrastination rates rising as we speak? Of course! I’m willing to bet that they’ve exceeded historic levels. And to imagine, technology and social networking is only going to increase and become more prevalent in our lives. With this in mind, I’m making a concerted effort to step away every now and again. As some of you may have noticed, I didn’t post for a few days last week. Not only was I celebrating my birthday (smile), I was also taking part in my own little internet fast. Between work and play, I spend an exorbitant amount of time online and while it doesn’t feel like an unhealthy activity, I know deep down that it is!  While I missed my readers as well as the Facebook and Twitter fam, pulling away from the keyboard for a while was quite productive and refreshing to say the least.

That said, what goals did you set for yourself at the top of 2009 that you’ve yet to accomplish, or even start? Do you realize that 2010 is just a few months away? To quote my dad (via Any Rooney), “Life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes!”  I know that we’re still young and nowhere near the end (God willing), but the moral of the story is this: let’s stop procrastinating and go hard now!  Let’s overcome the challenges of procrastination and get “it” done. “It” can be taking that French class you’ve been talking about for years, completing that book you’ve started 100 times, calling that favorite aunt you haven’t spoken to in months, or my personal favorite, launching that business you’ve been dreaming of.

When it’s all said and done, I just don’t want to end up in a rocking chair regretting what I could have done…and neither should you.

Let’s get it!

As a New York City storyteller, filmmaker, digital content creator, and PR strategist, Renae Bluitt created "In Her Shoes" to empower and enlighten women committed to realizing their dreams.

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