Sunday, December 7, 2008

Eid Mubarak to you all...

First, Eid Mubarak to you all. I ask Allah to give you many blessings, and make you aware of them and thankful for them.

This is the first year my children are old enough to really get what Eid is, but I think we will be spending it at home. I will do my best to make them feel it is a special day. I feel I will be too tired to drag them around and watch them as they run through crowds of people.

Almost two weeks since my last chemo treatment, so I will do my best to talk myself into a high level of energy, so I can get some long put-off chores done. I am and always have been a major procrastinator. I do not need a reason to put anything off. Now, I have an automatic excuse for putting off everything.

Is there a cure for procrastination? I have asked many people who are not procrastinators this questions, and let me tell you, no light was shined on the problem with their answer. Almost in the same exact words their advice is to do whatever you have to do as soon as you know you need to do it. As self-elected queen of procrastinators everywhere, I tell you organized and severly punctual people that this advice is hilarious. It is like telling an anorexic "just eat" or telling a pyromaniac to put down the matches. I have come to believe that procrastination is really similar to an addiction. I think the only true cure for any major personality flaw or addiction is a complete new way of life, and none of this comes overnight. Living an Islamic lifestyle definitely is a key to success in getting rid of bad habits.

May Allah make us all productive and energetic during this Eid, and may He help us all to put our best Islamic foot forward....

1 comment:

UmmFarouq said...

Eid Mubarak. Hug the kids. Procrastination does have a cure, and it does involve a total change of lifestyle, unfortunately. Living in Jordan has cured me of it (mostly.)

Love you.