I’m not one to be self-critical, but if you’re a parent, you know the feeling of having to constantly explain something to yourself that you already know. I’m not sure I’m the best person to talk about this, but I think that some of the reasons that we feel this way are because we are not aware of the degree of autonomy we have in the things we do, or the things we say, or the things we do for other people we don’t even know.
Our sense of autonomy is a lot like a “task synonym”. If you run a household, you know that your spouse will have specific things he or she does every day that you don’t. You know when you’ll have to do something specific for your kids, or for your spouse.
This is why I’m always looking for synonyms. Because when we are not aware of our autonomy, we make mistakes. Like when we walk into a bank and ask for money, we tend to ask for the last thing we know we have. When an old friend asks for us to babysit the kid, I’m not sure what my response will be, because I don’t think I’m the one who needs to be babysitting the kid.
You know what I find really weird? It’s not that I don’t trust that I would have the best result if I did say I’d babysit, the reason Im always searching for these synonyms is because I think it’s really stupid. I’m assuming that with the first synonyms I got for things I’ve done for my kids, I would say “I’ve never done this before, so I don’t know what to do.
If you are not asking for a babysitter yourself, this is also a question that can be asked of anyone.
I’m not saying I can’t see it, but I think the biggest factor in why I am doing this is my parents’ own preference for my kids. I think that’s why I have a hard time doing everything I need to do to get them to do what I want them to do.
The problem I have with this is I dont know enough about this to ask. I think that I am doing this because I need to do something that my parents dont want me to do on my own. Im learning as I go and I might not have the best time doing it.
Tasks, tasks, tasks. I think that one of the most frustrating things about procrastination is that it’s a very real part of our lives. We see it all the time in our lives and it’s a part of our culture. It’s one of those things that we don’t question because we just assume it’s there. If we question it, we’re going to look for a solution.
Im curious because I have a weird problem of getting tasks done but not being able to do them. I think its because I have no confidence in my ability to do them. It might be that I don’t have a plan. That the solution is not going to work, or I don’t have the time or energy to figure it out.
Im curious because I have a weird problem of getting tasks done but not being able to do them. I think its because I have no confidence in my ability to do them. It might be that I dont have a plan. That the solution is not going to work, or I dont have the time or energy to figure it out.