This post is reprised from sometime last year....because Perfectionism's Big Bad Ugly Cousin, Procrastination, has been hanging around again. This time, I've been putting off writing some letters and making some phone calls.
Let me introduce you to Mr. Big Bad Ugly:
I've been putting off doing something for months. Every night I go to bed saying, "I'm going to do it tomorrow. I really am." And every day I find 100 things to do instead.
The thing I've been procrastinating has turned into a Big Bad Ugly. Over time, it's gotten bigger (at least in my mind) and become a huge weight on my shoulders. And the longer it goes, the more I don't want to deal with it.
The thing I've been putting off is dealing with some medical bills. I need to make some phone calls and fill out paper work. But the numbers are so big, they scare me and I don't want to face them. So I haven't. UGH.
Do you have something that's become a Big Bad Ugly in your life?
An awkward phone call you KNOW you need to make, some bills that need taking care of, a letter that's long overdue. An apology. A really awful bathtub that needs scrubbing. The longer you've put it off, waiting for that perfect moment, the worse it's become.
Today's Small Thing is to face your Big Bad Ugly thing. Take a deep breath and be brave enough to look it in the eye and say "Today I will slay you."
I've always found that the DOING of the thing I've been procrastinating is far less painful than the AVOIDING of it. I can sleep better at night and I can enjoy life again, knowing I've put my big girl panties on and done it. That's what I'm going to do today, and I want you to do this along with me me.
Let's let our faith be bigger than our fear. Ps. 34:4 says, "I sought the Lord and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears."
What Big Bad Ugly thing will you tackle today? Let's join hands and deal with these monsters together! Today I'm facing the letters and phone calls.
Do ONE thing you've been putting off and let me know about it in the comments. One lucky commenter will receive a free 11x14 gallery wrapped print today!