Tasks that you pass on today are still there tomorrow. The "To-Do List", which you created to help you organize and prioritize, grows and grows.
Do you think arthritis has turned you into a procrastinator -- caused you to put things off, wait for a better day? Sound like you? Share with us what caused you to become a procrastinator and how you intend to change that habit.Share Your Story
Prioritize and Re-evaluate
- Some may say I procrastinate, but I call it prioritizing and re-evaluating what I plan to do with the energy I have for the day. Do the floors really need mopping this morning or is buying groceries more important? Weighing my options is crucial with RA, because you can't do it all. I look at it this way--my body is a car and my energy is the gas tank which is always on 1/4 empty. What can I do today that will help me coast to the next gas station on fumes? If I do it all, I've just stripped transmission and I will end up in the shop (aka hospital). All I can do is keep this body running because I can't trade it in on another one.
Agree, procrastination is not an option
- I agree with Shahidah, I'm 32 have three children under the age of 6 years. Since finding out I have rheumatoid arthritis I live a healthier lifestyle, respect my body more, and keep myself busy. I'm about to become a pilates instructor and cannot stop. I do have my very weak times but make myself keep going, I enjoy and respect life now more than ever.
- —Guest Trish
Procrastination is not an option
- My name is Shahidah I am married with 2 sons, one 25 and one 18. I am taking care of my mom and I work. I can tell you there are many days I would love to just stop and get in bed, but there is so much for me to do. It is the opposite for me -- I need to know when to stop.
- —Guest Shahidah