I was reading an article today, Procrastination a sign of workplace overload, psychologists say , and it got me thinking. The article says folks procrastinate due to being overwhelmed from growing workloads and pressures. While this article is targeted towards the workforce, I’d venture to say that stay at home moms feel burnt out quite often too. In my situation as a working mom, I admit that it’s quite easy to get burnt out. And yeah, I do need ‘breaks’.
The article continues to say that technology has created more temptation to procrastinate with Facebook and Twitter. I would agree with that. Course, it didn’t mention my biggest time waster, Pinterest (can I get an Amen to that?)
But there was a part of this article that got me:
“Often, procrastinators are “extremely concerned about what other people think of them,” said Joseph R. Ferrari, a psychology professor at DePaul University and author of Still Procrastinating? The No Regrets Guide to Getting It Done. Â These people would rather be accused of lacking effort than lacking ability; the idea is: “If I never finish, I can never be judged,” he said. And there can be a fear of success, too: “If I do well, you might expect more from me next time, and I don’t know if I can come through,” he said.”
I don’t know about all of that. While some folks may be like that I really feel that a lot of the workplace has the ‘all work and no play’ syndrome. (We all know what happens when we’re all work and no play) I really do think that we need breaks to stay sane and connected. I guess I should say that I’m speaking personally, and that quote above is just not me.
So what are your thoughts? Stay at home mom? Working mom? Please share!