I’ve basically gotten out of the habit of spending ten minutes on “Paper or plastic?” But I’m still pretty good at agonizing over things, so this makes perfect sense:
While driving home, sweaty from the rush of running out and running around the garden center picking things, I began to ask myself why I hadn’t just done all this last weekend. I was mulling it over when, bingo!, I had a realization. By waiting to do what needed to be done until the last minute, I had avoided agonizing and second, third even tenth and twentieth guessing myself (yes, I do that if I have time). Instead, I did it quickly and made choices and everything is fine. Perhaps even better, actually, since editorializing doesn’t always result in better choices.
Still unanswered: why I didn’t think of this before.