Do you leap into a cleaning frenzy when a big project looms?
I do that too, and so do several of my clients.
I’ve been curious about this tendency. I’ve been reluctant to call it procrastination. It is, I get that, and yet, that description feels like it skates the surface. It doesn’t adequately provide a sufficient explanation of the forces driving this need to suddenly clean the house from top to bottom.
I noticed it again today when I sat down to work on a presentation. Suddenly, the piles of laundry I’d successfully ignored all week demanded my immediate attention. The desire to bake banana bread was nearly incessant, as was the desire to schedule a spa weekend with friends. [Read more…]