The month of ELUL has started and all of us should be involved in Teshuva. Prayer, Tehillim or, at least, a bit of Cheshbon Nefesh. However, the truth is that, despite all our great intentions and good will, we are still pushing everything aside by thinking: "Well, we've still got time and the Ashkenazi Selichot haven't even begun !"
I found a great picture in a haredi forum reminding us of reality.
The first picture on the right: "How my mother thinks we should spend the time before the high holidays". - Cleaning.
The second second picture (top left): "How my Rabbi thinks I should spend the time before the high holidays". - Studying Torah.
Bottom row, right photo: "How I think spending the time before the Chagim". - Traveling.
Bottom row, left photo: "Here is how I really spend my time before the upcoming Chagim". - Asleep. Well, not always but many times this is true.