Don’t Put Off Until Tomorrow What You Can do Today

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“Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.”

~ Benjamin Franklin


This saying is especially true if you experience mental illness.

Today I had motivation. I had energy. I got what I consider to be a lot done. I cleaned the lounge room – including vacuuming and swapping furniture around, tidied some cupboards and got rid of two bags of rubbish and things we don’t need anymore, stared some Christmas shopping, did the laundry, washed the dishes, cooked sweet and sour chicken for dinner and wrote this blog post. I also squeezed in an hour of Netflix. Admittedly I also snacked on cereal all day (with the exception of dinner) because I couldn’t be bothered to make anything better, but you can’t win them all.

This is a good and productive day for me. This is a day where I feel like I’m on a roll and need to get as much done as I can while I can because tomorrow could be different. Tomorrow I could wake up with no motivation to do anything. That’s the thing with mental illness. You never know what a day is going to bring.

There are days where motivation likes to hide in an alternative dimension with all the missing socks and no matter what I do I can’t find it. These are the days where I sit looking at the mess that has piled up thinking about doing something about it but failing to unglue my butt from the chair.

This is why it’s so important to make the most of days like today. If I didn’t, my house would resemble that of a disaster zone. Well, more so than normal – I do have two little boys that like to make mess.

Today was a good day. Today I feel accomplished.


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