Mañana Syndrome

Do something about it TODAY… 🙂

Anne M. Holmes

Anyone who’s struggled with depression knows what I call the Mañana syndrome all too well. Or perhaps you call it Scarlett O’Haraitis. Whatever you call it, it is, as the names suggest, all about tomorrow – although tonight comes into it, too.

Tonight I will go to sleep at a reasonable time.

Tomorrow I will get up at the crack of dawn (or, more reasonably, eight or even nine o’clock) and I will get things done.

Tomorrow morning I will start meditating.

Tomorrow I will clean the bathroom/polish the furniture/wash the kitchen floor/hoover/whatever.

Tomorrow I will go for a walk.

Tomorrow I will write something.

Tomorrow I will get some work done outside.

Tomorrow I will cook my dinner and eat it at the table with my book, instead of eating in front of the television.

Tomorrow I will not take my mind off failure by having a drink/popping a…

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