Idleness – my foe

I am an industrious person.  Industrious people need things to do.   I am also a helper.  I like to help people.  I thrive on efficiency and organization.  I’m also a planner.  So how does an industrious-helper-planner kind of person fill their time?

I am home bound for the foreseeable future to tend to a sick kitty while she undergoes medical treatment and also to wrap up loose ends in preparation for moving kiddo to Texas and closing up the apartment.

Sounds like I’d have my hands full, but I don’t.  Or maybe I do, but I don’t know where to start?  I work better under pressure, and right now, there’s no pressure.  I look around and everything seems manageable – later.  And everything there is to do is only to benefit me.  That doesn’t help.  Seems too self-indulgent.  And with no one else really counting on me to show up, it is REALLY easy to lounge around in my PJs for long periods of time.  Up until this past month, doing the grocery shopping helped – couponing requires planning and some sense of urgency to get those good freebies.  But even that is off the table since it’s just me and I need to be cleaning out the pantry not stocking it up.

So, what does an industrious-doer-helper that needs routine and an engineered sense of pressure do?  They seek out volunteer opportunities.  Anything to keep me off the sofa and out of the fridge!  For the next few weeks on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings you will find me shelving books at the library!  Talk about taking control of chaos!

Are ya coming with me?

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