Rebecca sparked a thought for a topic. As she considered resolutions and needed changes she stated that she has been substituting reading for action.
I wonder how many books I have bought on the topics of health/self-improvement/weight loss, etc. I read and underline. They give me ideas for blog topics which is helpful. I have downloaded many to my Kindle. I subscribe to magazines. It's like I think having all this stuff around (my clutter) will seep into my brain. I do the same thing with quilting projects. You should see my stash of fabric and my collection of books and my started but not completed quilts. It would take 10 lifetimes to get all this done and I keep buying more and starting more projects and taking more classes.
I make myself busy with the accessories, the supplies, the good intentions, the equipment. That is where my productivity ends to some extent. I do get things done when there is an event like a wedding or a graduation looming over me but I start 3 things for every 1 that I complete.
I substitute reading for action as well, Rebecca. I also substitute what I should be doing with something I would much rather do - that's why my house always needs work - I would much rather quilt. I take on too many responsibilities and join too many activities then I am away from home too much and then when I am home I need to be working on the quilt for my cousin's retirement then I have to leave to fix an ATM and then I get back and have to get that quilt done and I would rather do that anyway.
What am I going to do with me?