Future Phoren

I have a new ally in my constant battle with procrastination.  Her name is “Future Phoren”.  Future Phoren is a bit temperamental and isn’t someone I want to aggravate.   Keeping her desires in the forefront of my mind is helping me to get those pesky little “jobs” done every day.

EXAMPLE:

It’s late at night, I’m driving home from work and I notice my gas tank is one hair shy of empty.  The choice – fill the tank now or wait until tomorrow.  Usually,  I would keep on driving, waiting to fill it tomorrow.  Now, I ask myself, “what would Future Phoren think?”  Future Phoren will probably be running late for work and cuss loudly when she realizes she still needs to get gas – Future Phoren will be pissed it didn’t get done the night before.  So,  I take the ten minutes on my way home to get gas.  Future Phoren is happy.   

I want to flake out on yoga once again.  Before I do, I think about Future Phoren.  Future Phoren is going to wake up tomorrow and feel like a big, blubbery lazy ass.  I don’t want Future Phoren berating herself,  so I drag myself off to yoga.

Future Phoren is my ally in all kinds of situations – cleaning the dishes in the sink, getting the car washed (or the oil changed), doing laundry or staying a few hours after work.  With Future Phoren on my mind, things get put away, cleaned up and completed. 

And when I don’t procrastinate, I keep Future Phoren happy.

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