My new motto I am seriously trying to get into is, "Just do it now." Lately I have been in a really bad habit of putting things off. Little things, nothing important (usually). Like making a phone call or filing a stack of paid bills or writing down the bag-making-instructions I told Jessica I'd have for her directly after helping her make a bag...about three months ago. I keep a running to-do list in a small notebook and I am constantly rewriting these types of things on new pages as I go along so as not to forget them five pages back. I don't put these things off because they're unpleasant of difficult, I think it's just because my present self highly overestimates my future self.
Present Lori: "Hmm, this email requires a reply/something to be written on the calendar/serious thought. I'll just not delete it and later on when I have a little more time to concentrate on the task I'll very effectively and efficiently take care of it. Good old Future Lori, always comes through."
Future Lori: [has either forgotten about the task or says,] "Hmm, I'll make sure this email stays right here where Even Further in the Future Lori will remember and have the desire to reply to it/write on calendar its information/think about it."
Even Further in the Future Lori: "Oh dang, now it's too late anyway...how embarrassing. Why didn't I just sacrifice the twelve seconds to take care of this email the first time I read it?"
And thus it goes. Bad Present Lori, bad! I have to go now, I just remembered something I need to just do. Now. Not later.