I went to the library to work on my book, and came across a book called Procrastination by Jane B Burka and Lenora M Yuen. After browsing a few pages I decided to buy a copy. So I went to my local Waterstones, only to be told that they were out of stock and there was a copy lurking in the Piccadilly Circus Branch.
Desperate to stop procrastinating I went down to Piccadilly Circus in hot pursuit of this copy. It's a crowded part of town with lots of tourists and teenagers. China Town was looking pretty with all the red lanterns, Leicester Square was looking a tad rough - or maybe its because I haven't frequented it since my teenage and young adult years. Lots of restaurants, souvenir shops and casinos.
Walking towards the Eros, I found the moving billboard was just a hoarding so it looked even more messy and tacky. Piccadilly Circus really needs a good facelift.
Anyway got to Waterstones, up to second floor but couldn't find the book! As the bookseller - as they call them now - and she went hunting for that one copy. Finally found it hidden, among another set of books. Bought it, got points on my loyal card, and a 10% discount, plus a stamp on the Waterstones card. Yes, I like shopping in Waterstones. Foyles too. Waterstones and Foyles. Blackwells when it had a branch on Charring Cross Road. In fact I bought all my professional study books from Foyles and Waterstones - spend hundreds of pounds over the years in text books!
Anyway not to digress, as soon as the bookseller found it - not procrastinating any more - I bought it, and found my way home. Now I'm reading it. I'm not sure what to make of yet, so I just hope I'm not procrastinating by reading it. It had solid truths that seem to apply to me, so hopefully their suggestions will help me a bit in planning.
Do I procrastinate?
Sometimes, I mean don't we all? For me, it depends on what's at stake, how urgent and the stress levels. The higher the stakes and stress levels the less I procrastinate. I tend to procrastinate more in my personal life and development. At work I'm switched on, highly organised - well I need to be. At home, not so much.
Why I am writing this?
I was procrastinate when it comes to writing blogs copies, thinking they would be boring, or not good enough, or no one will read them. But after a few pages of this reading this book, I found I was using this as an excuse I mean so what if my copies are boring, or not good enough or whatever. At least I'm doing something. So will post something next week. Either a review or just another round up of the week. Or maybe more on this book....I need to stuck with this book!