There’s a project you’ve put on the back burner, there’s a phone call you need to make and you’re still putting it off. But just imagine how much freer you’ll feel and how much less stress you’ll have, if you stop putting things on the back burner.
If life teaches us one thing, it’s that we must do the things we don’t want to do and nothing goes away until we deal with it. All too often and in hindsight, it’s the things we ignore that are the things we wish we’d dealt with, further down the line.
Learn to see the merit even in the most mundane of tasks, see those as something positive, an accomplishment yet to be achieved. Of course, it’s not just ‘things’ we put on the back burner, we also put people on the back burner too and on our part, unless we’re good at reading people’s body language, it’s easy to get caught out.
Being on the back burner means you’re a second or third choice. Others will keep you interested, but don’t show signs of committing, and when prompted they’re full of excuses. In the beginning you don’t recognise the signs, but weeks roll into months and months into years and you’re still waiting for things to change.
But are people so busy that they can’t make the time, or are they just stringing us along whilst they weigh up their options? Some people are fine being on the back burner, they come to accept they’re not someone’s priority.
They rely on that person. They can’t imagine their life without that person, so choose to stick with familiarity, rather than walk away.