I was watching the Wheel of Fortune recently. I love the short chat-break between Pat Sajak and Vana White at the end of the show.
Pat is funny, but what I enjoy is Vana’s ‘down home” personality. Here is a woman who wears more glamorous dresses than almost anyone else on the planet, and she talks quite happily about her vegetable garden and the like!
What got my attention in this particular episode was Vana telling everyone that monkeys eat bananas by peeling them from the other end, and how much easier that is than the way we normally peel them.
(I gave it a shot and she’s right!)
That got me to thinking about people who prefer to do things in the conventional, established way as opposed to those who really enjoy finding out things like peeling bananas from the opposite end (obviously I am one of them).
It is unlikely that when you procrastinateyou are doing completely nothing.
So you are doing something.
So how can you be procrastinating?
The answer is obvious.
You are procrastinating because you are doing something else, something that is not so urgent or important as the thing you are putting off.
Sometimes we can convince ourselves that this other something is more important. Or we tell ourselves the important thing is not really so important, or that we will have plenty of time to get it done later when in fact this is not the case. Continue reading →
Webster’s Dictionary describes procrastination as “to put off doing something that should be done, dawdle, delay.”
In handwriting there is a trait called procrastination, that means just that: to put off, dawdle or delay. But it is not the only trait that illustrates this behavior.
That is one of the amazing (and useful) things about handwriting analysis, that is can show you, with a clarity that nothing else I know of can, from there the behavior originates and what is the underlying cause.
Here are eight other traits that can hold you back and “masquerade” as procrastination.Continue reading →