For a few weeks now, I have been meaning to open a second bank account at our bank. It’s really not that hard – the bank is close by, the people are very nice, and if I wanted, I could even do a lot of it online.
And yet, I have been avoiding it, putting it off. I have begun to dread my husband’s inevitable question, “Did you open that bank account today?”.
Why am I so affected by this?
I think for me, it revolves around my issues when it comes to money. I have a lot of them and in general, I try to avoid anything that has to do with the subject. It doesn’t matter how much or how little we have, I just don’t like talking about money.
I think a lot of we ADD Moms have avoidance issues of one kind or another. Maybe yours isn’t about money, but about something else. Doctor visits? Trips to the dentist or home to visit the folks? We come from the “if we ignore it it’ll go away” school of thought.
When we have something on our to do list that hits too close to our discomfort zone, we procrastinate. Maybe it will sort itself out. Maybe it won’t be so important in another week or two. I’ve got ADHD; I can say I forgot. And you do realize that part of what makes you keep putting it off is that need for an adrenaline rush that comes with ADD and putting things off til the last minute, right?
You know, the easiest thing to do is just to get it over with. You’ll feel so much better afterwards. Really. I promise.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a bank account to open.