Getting Past Perfectionism/Procrastination When You Garden

Late this afternoon I posted the following photo on Facebook

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Last Tuesday I went to a pain clinic to have a Paraspinal Injections – Facet Joint and Nerve Root Blocks. I must first go through two trial injections of the facet joint where along with having Fibromyalgia I also have severe arthritis and disk degeneration going on in my lower back.

The injection sites have been tender and with all the bending, twisting and turning I did gardening, my lower back was inflamed. I could no longer finish what I had planned for the day.

I made myself a healthy dinner and sat down to watch a movie where I eventually dozed off.

There was one last thing I needed to do. It was to drive to my neighbors that live on a farm a couple of miles from here to purchase 2 dozen eggs.

I got a text from her saying she would be home in a half an hour and I could stop by then.

That’s When I Got The Idea!

Hmm. Thirty minutes is really 2 – 15 minute sessions of being able to do anything except whine according to FlyLady. I really wanted to get my green beans in before it rains tomorrow.

Out I went back into the garden and instead of using a string to make a straight line like I did five years ago when I began to garden after a hiatus, I estimated. Yup, ‘Perfectionism and Procrastination’ had to go! 
I decided to estimate.
I decided to estimate.
You can see the beans planted in not so perfect of a line.
You can see the beans planted in not so perfect of a line.
I covered with dirt.
I covered with dirt.
And now the beans are in! Bring on the rain!
And now the beans are in! Bring on the rain!

Was It The Correct Way?

Maybe not. The thing is, will it really matter when they begin to grow and become mature plants? I think not. And that’s how you get past perfectionism and procrastination.

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