i will do it later

@SIMPLYD (78118)
Philippines
August 23, 2011 10:12pm CST
Since when I was a kid, it is not my habit to do a thing , for a later time. If I can, I would do it right away. Also , when my parents would like me to do a chore, I would sometimes say No, yet in a while would do it anyway. But I think, that’s better than saying YES, yet you didn’t do it after all. What’s your take on this guys?
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@toniganzon (48524)
• Philippines
24 Aug 11
Oh! My son is very fond of saying "later mom!" And i really hate it. I want him to do it right away. I did before with my mom coz she was just too strict and if you don't answer her with a mom at the end of your sentence, watch out for more berating. I think i'm being too lenient with my son as he's an only child....FOR NOW.
@SIMPLYD (78118)
• Philippines
24 Aug 11
Well, Toni, he is still just a kid. But there will come a time that you will have to make him understand that it should not be that way. I can understand you for pampering him, because he's you only child.. . for now. So when will the next child be ?
@toniganzon (48524)
• Philippines
24 Aug 11
A work in progress D!
• India
6 Sep 11
Hi Dina We are in same boat, i do things in right moment, this i learnt from my parents as a kid, that habit continues, we have trained our kids and grandkids same way.. Thanks for sharing Best of luck. Professor
@SIMPLYD (78118)
• Philippines
6 Sep 11
Yes, professor. As early as when we are a child, we should learn how to value doing things right away, if we can. But if we cannot do it right away, then we should say so, so that our parents will not get disappointed with us.
• Philippines
25 Aug 11
There are times that my "laziness" get the best of me. Admittedly, I am always at war with myself when I am on this situation. Perhaps because a lot of things are basically popping all in the same time. Thus I'm pressured to choose task in priority mode. But more often than not, I usually am able to finish whatever it is that I plan to do beforehand.
@SIMPLYD (78118)
• Philippines
6 Sep 11
Admittedly, it's our laziness, that always catch us when we are still kids. Added to that, we know that our parents could do them themselves. But as we grow older, we realize the value of doing things right away, as much as we can.
@jricky1 (6809)
• China
25 Aug 11
I remember when i was a kid,i always do the same as you did and say the same as you.I always keeping saying that i know and something like that but doesn't put it into action.LOL.This might be something cute as child,but as now,i would never do that.
@SIMPLYD (78118)
• Philippines
6 Sep 11
Yes, we do it always when we were children. Though, in my case i would do it anyway if i say no. But we outgrow such attitude because we realize it's not good, that way.
@whengcat (1458)
• Philippines
24 Aug 11
I remember my childhood days, I'm always like that and it drives my mother mad I guess most kids don't want to get interrupted when they are busy...playing
@SIMPLYD (78118)
• Philippines
24 Aug 11
Yes, and also when they are watching their favorite cartoon show!
@bagarad (11481)
• Paso Robles, California
24 Aug 11
It's better to say you won't do something, and then do it, than to say you will, and not do it. I'm afraid I put off things I could do now but don't want to. I should be doing my bookkeeping now instead of getting better acquained with MyLot. I'd always rather write than do bookkeeping or housework. Since I'm my own boss, I alone suffer the the consequences of procrasination in my business life. It's also getting harder to jump up and do household chores. Perhaps I'm just slowing down because I'm getting older now. My solution is to make myself do things that are urgent and will cause me financial problems if I leave them undone. I allow myself to put off things that aren't as urgent until I feel more up to doing them or until they are urgent and I must do them. The reason is that some days I can whiz through the bookkeeping or I feel in the mood to cook something out of the ordinary, and on those days, the chores get done faster than if I'm making myself do them when I don't feel like it. Some days I really need to write and others I may have writers' block. It's not a great use of time to try to write something I don't need to when I've got writers' block, but it's a great time to work in the garden. I am careful now to avoid making commitments that I know I won't want to follow through on, because I know if I've given my word, I need to keep it.
@SIMPLYD (78118)
• Philippines
24 Aug 11
Well, in most cases we just have to really prioritize the works that are needed to be done. Those that have deadlines and would cause monetary loss, should be attended first. I guess, that's what is good of having your own business. You can choose at whatever time you would like to make real money.
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
24 Aug 11
yes i tend to do this especially when i was in my teens! hahaha it would often make my parents furious at me. But of course times have changed.. i grew up and learned that it is better to do it right away rather than have the work piled up!
@SIMPLYD (78118)
• Philippines
24 Aug 11
Most of the people when they were in their teens are like that. I think it's because they don't want to stop watching their favorite tv show so they would say 'later". But as one grows and matures , they realize that it is better if we do a task right away. At least after doing it, we can have more time for resting.
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
24 Aug 11
Sometimes, putting things off is common to everyone I think. Sometimes we dread something and put it off. I find when I do things in a timely manner I feel so much better about myself.
@SIMPLYD (78118)
• Philippines
24 Aug 11
Me too. There's a sense of fulfillment when we are able to do the task in a timely manner. At least, after we have done the given task, we have enough time to ourselves.