What do you do when you’re tired of procrastinating? As an experiment, Maria tried starting a small business at Playground for 4 weeks.
1. Did you learn something about yourself this week?
Letting stuff pile up brings up the level of anxiety. So the lesson for this week was: every small step counts and I want to celebrate it!
2. Did something new happen this week?
This week’s task was about appreciation of little things and how a small step can be a great one. So in between our goal setting and planning, we also had some fun! Did I forget how to do this during a lockdown?
I am also begining to see that when you start to play, ideas rush in and the game rolls by itself.
I am still looking for the right direction, but I see that challenges are probably popping up to show me how I can overcome them. In this situation, there are two options – to be a procrastinator or just start moving. There is no right or wrong with any of those paths, it is just a matter of choice and time. At the moment, it seems that my choice is more clear and I am finally ready to go after my Playground goal and start my own business (which I have been thinking about it for the last 5 years). This is why, for the first time, I have presented my concept to my friends. Up until now, I was always afraid that my idea isn’t good enough, so when I finally shared it, it felt great to hear their positive reactions, get more ideas and try even harder.
To sum up this week – I’ve had a lot of tasks to do, some hard and some pure pleasure, but the journey was very exciting and I am starting to feel that getting the job done feels veery good!
3. Is there something you want to do differently? There is always a need for improvement so I need to be more organized and self-disciplined. This week's lesson I would conclude with Abraham Lincoln’s quote — “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”
4. How do you feel about Playground right now in 1 word: Accomplished!
What are your tips for procrastination? Let us know in the comments below 👇