Keli Gwyn
One Word: Now

Which are you? A do it now or a  for now person?

Alarm Clock with the Word Now

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Sadly, I’m the latter. I don’t even want to think about the number of times I’ve set something down for now, fully intending to return shortly to answer it, file it, process it, shelve it, etc.

My tendency to put things off can create more work, but eventually I must tackle the backlog.

This week I’m doing just that. I’ve got financial records from the past eight months to enter into Quicken.

Yup. You read that right. I set aside eight full months’ worth of invoices, statements and receipts…for now.

Paperwork Pile

Believe it or not, I used to be a bookkeeper who prided herself of keeping a painfully clean desk.

But something happened.

I began writing.

In just a few months, my a place for everything and everything in its place mindset shifted to my present  for now default mode.

And here I am paying the price once again.

You would think I’d learn.

I want to, truly I do. That’s why I’m hiring a friend who runs an organizational business to help me assess my systems–or lack of them.

Admitting I needed help has been humbling, but it’s time to call in a pro.

In the meantime, I’d love to hear your suggestions and tips on how to become a do it now person.

I’d also welcome your commiserations. Surely I’m not alone. Am I?


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