“I’ll Do It Tomorrow,” You Said. Though, It Never Got Done

“If you’re anything like me, your will to get something done often surpasses what you actually do. I know how frustrating that can be, I also know how easy it is to put off what feels to be relatively unimportant at a given time. That is what needs to change. When I started to prioritize the goals I actually wanted to accomplish, putting them right up there with the deadlines and responsibilities I have to combat on a daily basis, they became manageable. I have even reached some of those goals.” 

When I woke up this morning, all I could think was, “I know I filled my schedule last night for this morning, but I don’t really need to do any of these things today. I can stay in bed, I don’t feel too great today anyway.” That was a rather lame excuse, if I do say so myself. I hauled myself out of bed, and took to the list of things I needed to accomplish. Now, I may not have done as much as I would when my work ethic is in overdrive, though I did manage to finish the list. As I crossed off each item, I realized that even on the days I wish I could be doing anything else but what I need to do, those are the days I need to put in the most effort.

Putting in the effort is half the work, for it is convincing yourself to get it done that is the hard part. As I sat to write today, every instinct in my body was telling me that there are other things I needed to do as well. That in itself clouded my mind, making it nearly impossible to get anything down on paper. I decided that I wasn’t going to procrastinate this time, so I put on some music (This time: Corinne Bailey Rae’s “Green Aphrodisiac”) and got to it. Now, even as I’m writing this, I still don’t feel the best. However, I feel better than I did this morning, I feel that I can award myself with a break (Probably an episode of “Criminal Minds”) and clear my head to prepare for more productivity. This is a noticeable change that I’ve made since the beginning of the year, for I was always the one that only worked under pressure. Never did I ever think I could be utilizing the free-time I actually had.

Today I wrote the first most important part of my novel and it was something worth noting, for I have started many projects in the past, but I do not think I have yet come this far and been this proud of the work I’ve done. I hope that by this time next year, I will have actually have a finished manuscript. That is a goal that I am aiming for, that is a goal I will work towards every day from now on. It all begins by saying, “I’ll do it today.”

Love, Anisa Nasir (3)



  1. nayardt says:

    Lovely post. I could really relate!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Visions and Giggles

A little love, lots of laughs


Mental health? It's all in the mind, isn't it?

Clare Holman-Hobbs

A writer, poet, actress and blogger, currently working on my first novel.

Steps Times Two

Love and Life... the second time around

A Doxophobic's Blog

The World Through My Eyes

Hey Loons

Live to Explore

Rebecca Johnstone

Writer & Designer

The Scribblings

Home of Drew's thoughts and writings.

600 Second Saga

Escape the world every week - listen now for 10 minutes of sci-fi and fantasy

A. B. Funkhauser, Author

Celebrating the publishing journey.

Finding Katie Rea

"Don't be ashamed of your story, it will inspire others"


Books, Movies, TV, Music and more ...

Naked and Writing

"Something Extraordinary to Accompany My Love For The Written Word."

%d bloggers like this: