Just Start.


How many times have we put off doing something because we’re afraid?

We might be afraid it won’t come out as good as we imagine it. We’re afraid people will laugh at it. We’re afraid we’re not as good as we want to be.

What happens if I suck?

I’m all too familiar with what it’s like to procrastinate on an assignment while waiting for divine inspiration/intervention.

Don’t be so precious with your work. Treat it like a job.

When was the last time you spent 20 minutes in front of the photocopier at work because you wanted to make sure you did the best darn photocopy job ever?



From my own anecdotal evidence, I’ve seen things usually turn out better for me when I just start doing it.

This means no thinking, no squirming around, just deciding to get it over with and enduring the (perhaps) unpleasant but unavoidable situation (such as homework assignments).

Even knowing this, I still find it hard to drag my fingers across the keyboard sometimes.

Having a hard reminder staring me in the face seems to help.

So, this wallpaper is for you! Fellow procrastinator.

Download the wallpaper.

Remember this: if you’re truly lazy you will work hard to become genius, so that the difficult things will come easier to you. It’s all about the long game.

Ps. I took this photo at Lake Louise in Alberta, on the trail that runs between the Lake Agnes Tea House and the Plain of Six Glaciers Tea House. That’ll be coming up on Day 16 of our cross-country road trip.

Author: Mel Hattie

Hi, Iโ€™m Mel, blogger and tea sommelier at Mel Had Tea. I love to explore, learn, and meet new people. Nothing inspires me more than reading, traveling the world, talking to strangers, and drinking tea.

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  • This is stunning — and I will definitely be putting this mantra to use (particularly, as I gear up to ACTUALLY do NaNoWriMo this year). No excuses!

    • Awesome Denise! Good luck with NaNoWriMo this year. Maybe reward yourself with a truffle for every 500 words? I’m a simple creature. Would love to read what you do!