I really don't know the answer to this. It seems to happen in all strands of my life. At work there are certain things that have to be done each month, and nearly all the time I am scrabbling about trying to get them all done in the last few days. As my manager answered ,when I said I had just been too busy, "If you can find the time to do it now because it has to be done by tomorrow, why couldn't you find the time to do it two weeks ago?"
I think that we all think (or do we?)that if there are, say, two weeks to do something, we are bound to get a bit of spare time between now and then to complete the task in hand.
I decided that this year I would place an advert in the Hugglets guide for 2009. The dead line for adverts is the 4th September. Now I have known that I wanted to do this for some time, but I realised on Friday (with a week to go)that I had done nothing towards it!!!!! Well I managed to take some decent photos and play about with some photo editing software to create an advert with appropriate text and send it through by e-mail within a day. Now all I have to do is send in the paperwork to go with it. Easy you say......No, because I have to write a small paragraph for my main listing in 20 words or less . I always hated competitions where you had to write a slogan, and this is what this feels like to me.I need to summerise what my bears are about in these few words. Most of the things I have come up with so far, are a few words too long. I expect I will be able to do it with some fine tuning....but why did I leave it so long? I could have had this sorted out ages ago, I knew I would have to do it, so why didn't I???
Note to self ...try to be a bit more organised then maybe I will have more time to do other things!