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***For newcomers & visitors: Definition of "Book Talk" from Wikipedia: "A booktalk in the broadest terms is what is spoken with the intent to convince someone to read a book. The booktalker gives the audience a glimpse of the setting, the characters, and/or the major conflict without providing the resolution or denouement. Booktalks make listeners care enough about the content of the book to want to read it. A long booktalk is usually about five to seven minutes long and a short booktalk is generally thirty seconds to two minutes long.
Pro-Cras-Ti-Nation. That is an ever present thing for me. If it wasn't for the last minute, I wouldn't get anything done. Seriously. Book Talk Tuesday, for example. Last week, I knew it had to be done, but I waited and I waited- and before I knew it, I was 24 hours late. Then, I felt guilty. Then I had to apologize to all of my loyal readers who missed it. Then I ended up with 8 lovely posts (lovely as they were, it was only 8.) That is what procrastination does to me on a daily, hourly basis. Then, today, I saw this video. This video explains that we procrastinate because we don't care about our future selves- so what if future Kelly has to bust her but to get Book Talk Tuesday posted tomorrow- present day Kelly is havin' a blast. The video explains that you have to fight the urge to blow off the future you- and feel bad for her (or him) so that you might actually get things done before you have to. I am going to work very hard at thinking about thinking this week- and trying to NOT procrastinate. I did the dishes early today (before dinner) and I am posting BTT now, 2 small steps for mankind, 2 huge steps for me.... future Kelly. Watch this video and let me know your reaction. Do you procrastinate? How do you avoid it?