Okay, everyone, try to guess who said, “Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” If you guessed your mother, you are dead wrong although my mother reminded me of that until it stuck.
Thomas Jefferson would have been the correct answer to that profound quote.
What I have come to learn is that the more we put off, the more anxiety we create for ourselves ... and for others who are on the waiting end of our procrastination.
While I would argue that Americans do worry too much and don’t have a firm grip on why R & R are critical to a happy life, we also have made worrying a national pastime. Some have become Pros at procrastination.
Peace of mind is a worthy personal goal and it doesn’t mean you have to be obsessed by strict or rigid structure, only that you save yourself from piling up clutter that is easily discarded when you quit putting things that you can and should do now off until later, and later, and later. For everything you put off, it occupies space in the brain to bug you. You've heard it before, "Oh don't ask that one; you'll never get a straight answer."
Want to know a little secret? Nothing just goes away. Peace is all about avoiding the piling up of unrealized accomplishments and being satisfied by what you can reasonably do while shedding the rest of the unnecessary load.