He shuffled to the calendar and took a long breath before looking at the date. “December the 12th” Huh. Not much on the calendar for today, not much for tomorrow, either. Oh wait...what was that a few days away? Heavily circled in red pen, “Please start early this year!” in the margin.... Procrastination Monster took a good hard look at this date. He noted the red pen and read the notes in the margin several, studious times….and then he started a game of Angry Birds.
It’s not that Procrastination Monster didn’t want to be prepared this year....he’s just not very good at doing the things he plans for himself. And really, although he says all the time that he’s going to change and do things early this time, we all know that he enjoys his procrastination far too much. Sure, he’ll end up rushing around like a crazy person when he finally does start, but let’s be really totally completely honest here....he likes it just fine that way.
So if you haven’t started your preparations yet, don’t worry. When that day comes you’ll almost certainly be rushing around and wishing for more time...but live it up today! Know why? Today is not that day.