It’s tax time and I still haven’t gathered up all my receipts, statements, etc. for my accountant; I have a couple of bills to pay; there’s a pile of foot care instruments that need sterilizing; my 14-year old has asked me repeatedly this evening to sign some forms for school; I just finished documenting yesterday’s patient visits.
I used to think that I was so good at being organized and keeping on top of everything. That is, until I went into business for myself. Now, little details that need to be taken care of at the end of a business day
sometimes always seem to get the better of me. I have all kinds of excuses for not getting things done. Even this blog post is a form of procrastination.
Earlier this week, I made the resolution to have my tax stuff ready by today. Ha! Maybe tomorrow. Maybe the next day. Definitely by Saturday, I hope.
It’s now a couple of hours later and I’ve been busy doing other things…….I managed to sterilize my equipment which is good since there is one tool I’m going to need tomorrow. And, I finally finished my documentation of yesterday’s visits. Not good nursing practise, but, hey! at least it’s done.
The forms for my 14-year old are staring at me from the kitchen. I promise I will sign them before I go to bed, or maybe before he goes to school in the morning.
I know I have to stop putting things off. One day, this bad habit is going to get me in trouble, either with my accountant, someone I owe money to, a client, the College of Nurses, or worst of all, my family.