Only yesterday I cursed myself for not finishing a damn thing, and began a spread for project planning in the face of un-finishing-ness, and even sought advice from the experts, and was all ready to sit down with a nice glass of the old homemade tonight and scrub up that spread and make it perfect.
Well guess who got distracted.
Not only by a very funny cat, an email from a distant friend containing gossip, some saucepans that needed sorting, a mix CD I’d forgotten I’d made, the excitement of making a lovely fire In My Own Bedroom and some homebrew that needed doctoring, but also by going off on a little tangent with my spread.
Well, it couldn’t be more appropriate, so without further ado …well maybe I’ll just put the kettle on first… no no! Without further ado I give you…
The procrastination conversation aka get-on-and-do-it! tarot spread
Hmm. My writing is not the clearest of scribbles…so here are the card positions in a format we can all understand:
1. Dude, how’s it going? You at the moment of asking
2. Awww…I can’t get my thing done because… Excuse number 1
3. Rubbish! Just do a little of this… Something to do/think about/focus on
4. Nah, I can’t get my thing done because I’m doing this… How you are procrastinating
5. Dude, seriously. Just focus a little on this. Something else to thing about/focus on
6. And whatever you do, do NOT do this… Something to avoid
7. One final thought…
Now go get on with it! says Emily.
It’s a little ol’ conversation with yourself, and hopefully by the time you reach the end of it you can see either just how silly you’re being, or else you’ve realised you never wanted to do that damn thing anyway.
Either way, it’s gotten you out of doing it for half an hour longer… oops.
Need an example? Here’s me taking it for a spin…
So – what are you procrastinating about?
I’m a 30-something writer, artist, tarot reader, and perpetual explorer of the space between thought, feeling, and action.
I believe that spirituality and ritual are for everybody. I’m about the journey, in all of its messy, non-linear, chaotic iterations. I am excited by anticapitalist business and living with my whole entire self present. I use tarot cards to bring forth hidden truth, and ritual to affirm my commitment, over and over, to my ever-shifting path.