What up, y’all? It’s ya girl Carolina here and welcome to this month’s How -to-Guide for Procrastination. I’m the biggest procrastinator out there. I recently came back from a trip to Cancun and was not finished packing until, literally, 30 minutes before leaving to the airport.
I found that the more prepared I tried to be, the more I tried to write down another To-Do List, the more I tried to buy little toiletries to fit in my bag, or tried finding cutesy traveling doo-dads I had seen on Pinterest or Etsy, the less organized I was. I ended up with 7 To-Do Lists, tons of little travel sized crap that I really didn’t need and would never have purchased if it wasn’t for the “what if” thoughts popping in my head, and overwhelmed and nowhere close to being packed or mentally prepared.
Mommy Brain: ” Okay, I saw this cute backpack for my son on Youtube and that boy on the video looked super cute. I need to find it asap! I want us to be picture perfect!! Yes! I found it on Amazon! It’s only… $52.99?!? Ughhhhhh…. maybe.”
Logical Brain: “Instead of worrying about the backpack, you should see what you have already and make the best of it. The trip isn’t about the bag, it’s about the memories you make. Also, that bag is SUPER expensive.”
This can go back and forth for every issue until you literally do not have any more time to prepare or make any decisions. Here’s a tip: KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid)
K.I.S.S. Just keep it simple, stupid! Stay in your lane. Do not let other people and social media influence you or stress you out. Write one simplified list, set your mind to it, and DO IT! We only have one life and its very short. Don’t waste it on procrastinating and putting things off or stressing out.
Make your time count! Carolina out, babes!