Late one night last week, I needed to find an Aurora dentist right away. I had not been to see any dentist for years, and suddenly, I had a lot o of pain in one of my teeth and jaw. I was very aware that my luck would run out one day, but I kept putting off seeing someone for proper dental care. The pain that I had all that night was excruciating, and I had a hard time sleeping that night before getting to see someone for help the next day. I really learned a lot from that situation because it reminded me that I really need to do something about not procrastinating.
I can remember my parents getting angry over how much I procrastinated as a child. I really didn’t get how other people are able to stay on top of things. I would put off my homework, studying for tests, class projects, cleaning my room, helping my parents and just about everything else. I was often late to school because I was rushing around in the morning due to being so disorganized. My mom always tried to get me to lay out my clothes the night before, get to bed on time and leave the house at a normal time in the morning, but I always resisted. It drove her nuts on far too many occasions.
As an adult, I continued on with putting things off until the last minute. I was in denial about it and always tried to say that I get more things done when I’m in a rush and my adrenaline is pumping. But that is such a stressful way to live. I have lost out on a lot of things in life because of it. Putting off seeing a dentist for regular care and having a night of pain woke me up to how much trouble I’ve caused myself by ignoring things.