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It Can Wait

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pro·cras·ti·nate prəˈkrastəˌnāt/ verb delay or postpone action; put off doing something

I'm guilty of doing this, maybe some of you are too. Unless there is a urgent need, I try to put some things off, do something more fun.
Cleaning, laundry, yard work those things are "back-burner" types of chores
In my family, I'm the resident "moaner and groan-er" when it comes to these things. I might be able to audition for Disney's Haunted Mansion as a host when I see a big pile of dishes or clothes in front of me. Some of the sounds I make might even scare the cat, and Sebastian is pretty unflappable.
Why is it that the things we don't care to do seem to be the ones we put off the longest? Perhaps a "to-do list" might help, but no, that is another thing to do. There are apps we can download on our phone to keep us organized, ditto the sentiment.
It's kind of like eating dessert before your vegetables, no one does this (or admits they do it) yet …

Squeezing Time

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As I've said before I love coffee ... it doesn't have much to do with today's topic about squeezing time but some days I wish for more of both.

I had the pleasure of spending time with some of the best persons on the planet, writers, editors, agents. For almost four days at the ACFW conference I got to meet some really talented and nice persons and learn a whole lot about the craft of writing. Time seemed to move slower for those days. Isn't it funny that when you're enjoying something time seems to expand to fit your needs?

Yet, on any given weekday, time seems to roar by as fast as a morning drive-thru line at Starbucks,  frenetic and rushed. We can't make it go any slower or faster but some of us do try. I'm guilty, of it as well. Try to squeeze in one more thing to do during the day.

Maybe if we all learn to relax, grab a great book, and a handful of something sweet or salty too, time won't seem all that important to us. Instead we can be in the mo…