WHY THE HELL NOT




Does the use of profanity in the title make you really want to read this post, lol. I must mean business! Seriously friends, let's get real. Why do we always put stuff off? 



My recent "kick the sugar out of my diet" campaign really got me thinking about this subject. Right after Christmas it was like OK I'm gonna wait til after the New Year, then it was like OK, our son has a birthday and I want to eat a big meal with dessert so I'll wait till after that and then it was like OK, it's so dreary out so I want to eat comfort food till finally I just said Andrea what are you doing? If you keep waiting, you'll never do this. Do it now!!


Huge Laurie said "It's a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you're ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only NOW. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good as time as any." Yet, we wait, we say no, I'm not ready or I'll get to it or someday.......yet often that someday never comes. 



We think we're too busy for this or for that so there is no time to do the things we REALLY want to do. When the day is done, do you lie in your bed with the next hundred tasks running through your head? Ever told your child, 'We'll do it tomorrow." and in your haste, not watched their sorrow? Ever lost touch? Let a good friendship die? Just call to say 'Hi'? 


How richer would our lives be if we'd done what our children wished for, kept friendships alive, called, yes, called not texted to say "Hi!" All because you said "Now!" Let's play in the rain, the mud, go crazy! Not only do the things you want to do, do the things you need to do. Get on the healthy eating train, tidy your house, control your spending and reduce your stress. Trust me when I say I'm a get er' done kind of girl. Never been a procrastinator but the older I get the more it does take to get me motivated. Yet, when I do it now, the fun and the need to, I fell so much better!!! Doing things in the now can only stand to help make you a better person. 


This brings me to another reason for this post and a need to "not wait!" The term "Saving It for Good!" This term was coined back in the depression era when families didn't have much so when they did receive something nice, they didn't want to waste it so they would "Save it for Good." My dear grandmother, who many of you know, passed last April would've been 94 this Thursday. She lived during this era and sometimes when we would give her, for example, earrings or a nice sweater, we'd notice she wasn't wearing them and asked her why? "Saving it for good" she'd say. While I didn't grow up during tough financial times, my mom and I would often do this and when we got something nice, "save it for good." Why? What is good? A trip to the "big" Mall? A dinner that doesn't involve Chipotle bowls or chicken nuggets? "Good" may not happen, wear it today, eat it today, use it today. 

Life isn't a dress rehearsal and we don't get a do-over. Enjoy each minute it brings and if you want to do something...DO IT NOW!!!!

xoxo


59 comments:

  1. Fabulous post and great for a Monday! xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

    ReplyDelete
  2. Such a wonderful post! I actually said the same thing to G on Friday when we were putting something off and I'm like let's just do it - we'll be so happy to get it done!! I'm taking this to heart at work today!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love this post! It's hard not to "put things off" ! I'm trying really hard with this concept!! Thanks for the encouragement

    I agree with Amanda, great post for a Monday!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Great reminder for Monday for sure. I needed to hear this :) I've been determined to get back into shape BUT easy to come up with excuses! Happy Monday Andrea !

    ReplyDelete
  5. Great post for a Monday, really struck a chord with me. I put off phone calls to friends because I can't stand talking on the phone but that is really making those friendships suffer. Thanks for the kick in the butt!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Love this Monday inspiration! It's so easy to make excuses and put things off. Thank you for the motivation!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

    ReplyDelete
  7. I think I needed this to kick my butt into gear this morning. Thanks, Andrea! I am generally good at "just doing it" but there are a few things that I am always making an excuse for.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Wow! Not even 7am and you have me in tears! Haha! I really needed this post today. Thank you Andrea!

    ReplyDelete
  9. This was perfect! I like to think I'm a get it done girl but then I can be a terrible procrastinator as well! Life is short . . . just go for it! Miss reading your blog . . . I'm trying to catch up! It's almost February which means it's almost spring . . . woohoo!!!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Such a great Monday motivator!!! I literally had this convo on Friday with myself about getting back to my normal workout schedule... This momma needs to get her groove back for Mexico in April! I wrote down my workouts and meal plans yesterday for February! Gotta start now! :)

    Brittany :)
    www.kingdomofsequins.com

    ReplyDelete
  11. So true!! Why not do it today?? Right now!

    ReplyDelete
  12. bahahah- so true....I just put off my no more sugar thoughts agaaaain this morning as I poured chocolate milk into my coffee...

    ReplyDelete
  13. What an inspirational post Andrea! I'm the same way about saving it for something good, I always do that with new clothes/jewelry and really, any time is good enough!!

    ReplyDelete
  14. YES!! Love this thought process, and really want to make a change for myself this year in not putting things off and just enjoying little moments, like you said. So with that, I'm off to have a piece of chocolate for breakfast :) Hope you have a wonderful and perfect week ahead, my friend! XO

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

    ReplyDelete
  15. How right on is this post? I am such a "save it for good" person. Why?!?! I don't know. I loved this post because it sank right in to my heart. Have a great week pretty lady!

    ReplyDelete
  16. I am TOTALLY on the same page with the whole "save it for good" thing. Yes I do put some money in savings however, I also want to enjoy my life in the moment and use money to make awesome memories or buy awesome things! Life is too short!!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

    ReplyDelete
  17. Love this post, and yes the title did get my attention and bring me over quickly :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. I love this post, Andrea! Especially the quote if you wait for the perfect conditions, you will never get anything done. Totally agree, life is way to short to just wait around. You have to go out there and get it! Happy Monday!!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

    ReplyDelete
  19. PREACHHHHHH it! I have a favorite saying that I read that stuck with me that says, "We live like tomorrow is promised"... If we really got into that thinking, I think we'd all light those fires under our butts!

    ReplyDelete
  20. I have to say... I really couldn't agree with this more. And, it is a good reminder if there is something in your life you need to just do and you've been hesitating!!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

    ReplyDelete
  21. Years ago my mother in law told me a story about her mom. When her mom died they were cleaning out her drawers and found all these beautiful nightgowns and slips still in their boxes. Her mom was saving them for a special day. That day never came. That resonated with me and I have always tried to use things since then.

    ReplyDelete
  22. So true friend. I am rarely actually ready for anything which makes excuses easy.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    ReplyDelete
  23. Great advice! I need to get on board the bandwagon and get to it!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Nice post my friend! I know what you mean. I used to put off playing my guitar until I thought I was ready to perform. until I got things perfect. Hubby said basically to do it for myself, enjoy it in the moment. It can be tough! Sounds like you are getting on with the sugar situation.. I am not as much of a procreastinator as my hubby, but there are certain things right?

    Stop by when you can
    Have a great week!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    ReplyDelete
  25. So true! Waiting is never good! If you want to do it -- do it! This is my mantra myself! Never procrastinate...now, I just need to get my hubs on board sometimes! LOL
    Happy Monday, Andrea! Love ya!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.com

    ReplyDelete
  26. I love this post so much!!! I completely agree to never save the good for a special occasion because every day should be special! I have gotten better about not saving stuff for later. I still always say one day I would like to do this or that, and I need to get better about asking myself why not today with those things too!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Thank you for this post - so motivating and so true. Have a great day!

    ReplyDelete
  28. I love this post!! Its so easy to make excuses and put things off!!

    ReplyDelete
  29. So true. I resonate with keeping it for good. I make an effort to make 'good' just one year then the item comes into general circulation.

    ReplyDelete
  30. LOVE this post!! And all of it is SO TRUE. I have always been the type of person who "wants things done yesterday" so I'm all about 'why the hell not?' Haha!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Amen, friend! I LOVE this post and everything is SO true! I am the type of person that always says, "I'll start working out on Monday" or "I'll wait until next month" but you are so right...there is NO need to wait! Thanks for sharing this and I think the title is fitting! :)
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

    ReplyDelete
  32. Wonderful post, love it! There is never a better time than the present for sure! I love the quote that you win or you learn but never lose. For sure! ope you have a happy Monday!

    ReplyDelete
  33. Yes, yes, yes! Andrea, this is such an awesome reminder! We all try to put things off so much in our lives and wait for that perfect moment, but we're not promised tomorrow and we need to make the most of every second. Just what I needed to hear on this Monday! Have a great evening pretty lady! :)

    ReplyDelete
  34. Such a heartfelt post sweet friend. I needed to hear all of these things again. I too have my sweet MIL who saves things for "good" (most are still in the original boxes/gift boxes and are untouched, will be passed on later). I try to encourage her to enjoy them now! She's 98 and a half!!! I have found myself pairing things down, so that I use what we have. It does make a difference. I have a quote in my dining room (the least used room in our home) that says "everyday is a special occasion" as a reminder to celebrate each day. The song House of Dreams by Casting Crowns has really hit home for me lately. So much time spent with technology. We aren't guaranteed tomorrow. Thanks for sharing so openly.

    ReplyDelete
  35. What a great Monday post! These quotes are so inspirational and they definitely makes me feel motivated!

    www.rdsobsessions.com

    ReplyDelete
  36. Yes and AMEN! For years I saved that silver silverware for good. Guess what? I use for every day now. Because I decided to live now. :) Love this post, friend!

    ReplyDelete
  37. Love this post and it is all so true. If you want to do something...now is the time. Thanks for the reminder, Andrea!!

    ReplyDelete
  38. I love this so so much!

    ReplyDelete
  39. I couldn't love this more. I enjoy having a "YOLO" attitude. You only get one go around, so why not make every second worth it?! The most beautiful thoughts from a beautiful woman...hope your week is great friend!

    ReplyDelete
  40. Way to put things into prospective because I know so many people/women agree we procrastinate on things that seem to get put on the back burner because of our jobs, family life, etc. But if you make it a point to do it today, then why the hell not follow through!! xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  41. Such a great reminder Andrea. None of us are promised another day - we have to live each moment like it's our last. Love this post and YOU!

    ReplyDelete
  42. Haha the title totally worked!! And amen, right now is the perfect time!!

    ReplyDelete
  43. You know me and you had me at the title. Ha!

    This post makes me want to call an old friend, eat a salad for lunch, and go for a run.

    Okay, probably not the run. But I'm feeling your motivation!

    ReplyDelete
  44. I absolutely love this post!!! I'm so guilty of saving things for 'good' too. It's crazy, right? We really do need to enjoy everything whenever we can, not just special occasions. After all, who knows how many of those we will have left! Wonderful post, Andrea. <3 <3 <3
    Suzy xx
    www.suzyturner.com

    ReplyDelete
  45. I've never been much of a procrastinator just because I'm so type A, haha! So I love this post! That Hugh Laurie quote is spot on!

    ReplyDelete
  46. You are one smart, pretty lady!!! I love this post so much and it's such a great reminder!!! I am a "get it done" kind of girl too but some days are a struggle to find motivation. Love all of your wise words! Thank you so much for sharing!!! Hope you're having a fabulous week! xoxo

    Sarah
    Trendy & Tidy

    ReplyDelete
  47. Girl, if anyone makes the most of everyday, it has to be YOU! Thanks for the great food for thought.

    ReplyDelete
  48. I'm 100% in agreement with you, Andrea! This is not a dress rehearsal; the time is now. :)

    ReplyDelete
  49. Awesome! Thanks for the inspiration. And i like that catchy title!! lol

    ReplyDelete
  50. This is all so true and the fact that you quoted Hugh Laurie sealed the deal.

    ReplyDelete
  51. Hell yeah! I learned somewhere along the way (Flylady maybe?) to use it now and I've really lived into that! Use it up rather than it wearing out while new. Way to preach it!

    ReplyDelete
  52. Very motivating! Thanks for the inspiration!
    #fridayfrivolity

    ReplyDelete
  53. This post is so full of inspiration! Thank you for sharing your thoughts as well as all the quotes. I'm the worst about putting things off. Time to just go and do!

    ReplyDelete
  54. Great post! Preach it, Sistah! Time has a way of getting away from us...make the most of it. There are no "do-overs"...when time is up, it's gone. What are we waiting for?! xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  55. Procrastination gets the best of me, I swear. I needed this post! Thanks for sharing!! #FridayFrivolity

    ReplyDelete
  56. Great post! I needed this encouragement...I'm the queen of "I'll do it tomorrow"...

    ReplyDelete
  57. This is such a great post Andrea. I have been guilty sooo many times of talking up a fun activity to my kids and then putting it off just one more day. I don't know what's gotten into me in 2017...I've already taken Carly Jo to the movies twice, read 6 books, spent a weekend with teen boys and just made it 5 days away without my computer!! I feel like I'm not "getting things done" but at the same time I'm feeling a little more relaxed. It's all about not being wasteful for me and these words spoke to me.

    ReplyDelete
  58. LOVE this post... SO much amazing here! Thank you for sharing your kick-butt encouragement at #FridayFrivolity! *hugs* I think I might need to read this post daily for a while, so, um, I'll be back. ;P

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for taking the time to Browse my Blog. Your comments mean the world to me! xo

BLOG DESIGN BY DESIGNER BLOGS