It sure feels good…!
For the first time in quite a few years, I’ve finished all my accounting early and turned over all the information to my trusted Tax advisor. Whew! I hadn’t realized how much of a relief it would be to get this done early! Why is it that we put this work off until the very end, waiting until the last minute and adding more pressure than necessary???
As a business coach, I’ve been known to advise my clients to do all sorts of things to break the logjam and get those unpleasant tasks done. Things like break the tasks up into small bite-sized chunks, create a reward for doing the job, work on the task early in the week or early in the morning, etc. Now the shoe is on my own foot, and I have to practice what I preach. Haha. Not so much fun, any of those options. And I’ve found out that bribing myself by setting up a reward just does not work!
However, one of the insights I gleaned from this year’s tax exercise that I really like the feeling of having the work done early!! No wondering if I owe money or will get a refund. I can start this year’s accounting now and not let it pile up into a mountain of papers. I can do other things with my weekends for the next two months!! And my tax advisor said I was one of the first to turn in my paperwork, so I’ll be one of the first done – no more extensions!! Whooopeeeeeeeeeeee!
So for all you procrastinators out there – try it. Get all your papers together and start the process. Just start it. You’ll see how fast time flies when you’re having fun!