ok so everythings gone to hell once again and i finally decided to get some help, 7kindsofsmoke is from the movie you, me and Dupree and im hoping this is the day i blow "7 kinds of smoke!" (appropriate kung fu moves). Theres alot of Dupree in me although im quite a bit more negative than that guy - i wish i had his positivity. I'm like Dupree on prozac.
I feel like the guy in that old horror story where he is trapped in a room that gets almost imperceptibly smaller every day (cant remember the name but it really stuck with me). The difference between me and him is that he tried everuthing he could to get out and my walls are my own creation.
so here goes the bookend - today i will accomplish the following:
shower shave, clean room and kitchen
work out what the hell is going on with my assignments (i dont even know when they are due)
now everyone clap and say "I do believe in faeries, I do! I do!"
come on its the only form of procreation they have.
If you ever teach a yodeling class, probably the hardest thing is to keep the students from just trying to yodel right off. You see, we BUILD to that.
I believe creativity is the mother of procrastination. That's why you'll find such vivid imaginations as your own in these ranks. I mean, the problem is that we can think of 10 things to do at any given moment, and 8 of them are fun! No wonder it's hard to ferret out that one greatly important thing that needs our attention....
Yodeling, now that's a subject. I agree it's best left to the experts.
Hope you get your mojo workin'. This bookending has helped me a lot, I recommend it highly.
so true! Even when I have my priorities straight and I'm working on one task, my mind is still on a million other things . . .
We do believe!
I really just have fun, relaxing stuff to do tonight, but even on that sort of thing I can find myself procrastinating -- ex. find that I've just spent the whole evening on mental cruise control, surfing the web or something, when I could have been doing something more enjoyable and restorative. So, tonight:
I've been putting off sending a form to the state to get a check for $148 that was lost in the mail. Just one form, send it in and I'd get a check.I put off doing taxes even when I'm gonna get a refund! What's that about???Try to have fun this weekend, and do some stuff on your list!
Did almost everything on my list, and actually leaving work 15 minutes earlier than usual!
Two things left to do tonight . . . or maybe tomorrow . . . lol
one left of the three phone callsSL form page 3 of 6
No checkin tonight, I have declared victory over this day. See you in the morning!
You always have so much to do, you've done great!
I finished the costume! Once I got started, I just kept going and (as usual) it didn't take nearly as long as I expected. Getting started is always the hard part. My dh will be so happy (he does clay parts, head, hands, shoes, and stuffs body, I do costume, and he finished his part weeks ago).
I am so happy! This is SO NOT like me! Saying prayer that everyone gets lots done today!
I am starting on doll costume. My lists are very short becauseI've been very sick last 6 mo's, just now getting energy back.I actually put "nap" on my to-do list so I can cross it off andfeel like I am accomplishing something! hehe I thought it would be a piece of cake to get back into the swingof things with just 1 or 2 items on my list all day -- nope, it'sjust as hard. That's why it's 11:30 and I'm just now startingon my ONLY task of the day.
It's like I have a BUGGER (disgusting word!) in my head whoseonly job is to say NO to anything I think about doing. It's likeI'm hearing this dialogue in my head for the first time in a longtime and I am amazed! For instance, Thought: I think I'll brush my teeth. Bugger: No wait, finish your coffee first.Thought: I think I'll make the bed. Bugger: No wait, get dressed first.Thought: I'll RSVP this party invitation. Bugger: No wait and do it afteryou talk to dh one more time, are you sure about this? (We already talked.)
It's enough to make you crazy! So I spotted this little stuffed toy on my bookcase, a littletoy man dressed in black, I think it's a dracula, that my grandson got from McDonald's yearsago and I think I'll set him up on my desk and name him Bugger. Everytime he speaks I'll SLAP him and tell him to SHUT UP! I won't let BUGGER run my life!! wha-hahaha.......evil laughter............
Ok, 30 minutes on the doll costume.peg
Ha Ha That's the way to get rid of that negative self talk!!
DONE:-Gym - ON TIME for class - woo hoo!-email -daily planning-scheduled Test #2 for Project #2 for 11:30-Change planning info to Larry asap-Webcast at 9:30-Made 1 of 3 phone calls - Did I mention that I really dislike this task?-Test #2 in progress-Pay credit card
TO DO:-CM meeting at 1:30-Test #2 for Project #2 (in progress)-Test #3 for Project #2-Set up pl for this weekend-new computer set up - 30 min-pack copies-IF TIME - email cleanup, start on scripts-3 phone calls - phone calls are major procrastination items for me - do the hardest one first, right after the webcast-SL form, page 3 of 6 - actually making some progress on this now that I'm committing to it here. If I can complete this, maybe I could actually face the Social Security Administration. Maybe
Taking a 30 minute break at 1:00 - won't have any problem getting back on task because I have a meeting at 1:30. Check in again at . . . 5 pm.
Morning routineCall DebEmail students about clinical schedules Sharon Tammie Lesley Respond to student emailsEmail CarolynEmail BarbaraEmail JulieEmail Jim about contractTurn in contract at workFill out college funding formCheck on due dates for college fundingCall D about tuition form for trip Re-Schedule appt. with J.Review section 2 and take quiz-Will work on this tomorrow. It definitely needs to be done by Friday Write for 15 minutes-Can't seem to do this oneGrade AG week 1Leave for lunch by 10:40Go to D's goodby party at 3
These need to be done but can wait: Pick up clothes from cleaners 2 loads of laundryClean spare bedroom-15 minutes
Taking a 10 minute web-surfing break.
Will check back in.
Write paragraphRearrange comprehensive exam reading listWater gardenClean appartmentLaundryGet stuff for Thanksgiving
Your post inspired me: write a paragraph.
I could DO a paragraph . . . of my dissertation.
I don't know what your paragraph is for, but good luck and thanks Sunflower!
DONE:-Gym - ON TIME for class - woo hoo!-email -daily planning-scheduled Test #2 for Project #2 for 11:30
TO DO:-Change planning info to Larry asap-Webcast at 9:30-CM meeting at 1:30-Test #2 for Project #2, scheduled for 11:30 -Test #3 for Project #2-Set up pl for this weekend-new computer set up - 30 min-pack copies-IF TIME - email cleanup, start on scripts-pay credit card-3 phone calls - phone calls are major procrastination items for me - do the hardest one first, right after the webcast-SL form, page 3 of 6 - actually making some progress on this now that I'm committing to it here. If I can complete this, maybe I could actually face the Social Security Administration. Maybe :rolleyes:
Now I'm running late because at 8am, instead of getting dressed, I decided to study for 1.5 hours. Gotta go...
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.
I can certainly identify with Rexroth this morning: many things to do, but only a few which NEED to be done. One work project needs to be finished for Monday, so I need to focus on it as much as possible. My kitchen needs to be painted by mid-week for insurance inspection, so I think I'll finish one wall by tonight. That should motivate me to finish the rest. These and a couple of 15 minute cleaning sprees will keep me busy till lunch.
Making progress, but having a hard time staying on task. Does anyone have any suggestions on staying focused?
Done so far:- Washed dishes from yesterday (weren't too many).- Laid out pills for the day.- Cleaned toilet.- Wiped under big appliance on kitchen counter.- Spot-cleaned bathroom floor.- Made coffee (well, largely uncaffeinated - more tea).- Spot cleaned bedroom floor (after I knocked over a glass of water).- Made breakfast.- Opened table (in preparation for working on pile).
I'm eating breakfast now.
Done so far:
- Washed dishes from yesterday (weren't too many).- Laid out pills for the day.- Cleaned toilet.- Wiped under big appliance on kitchen counter.- Spot-cleaned bathroom floor.- Made coffee (well, largely uncaffeinated - more tea).
I got up at 6am again today. I always piddle away the first hour I'm awake. Getting up an hour earlier lets me do that without being late. I'm also hoping I'll be able to get a little bit of pile work done before work - just 15 minutes would be good.
Learning to get up earlier is one of the best things I've ever done for myself. I have to set two alarm clocks, but I do crawl outta bed at 5 am most days.
Sounds like a lot of people on this board are like me - hate to go to bed, hate to get up. I have to just MAKE myself go to bed at a reasonable time. I'd really like to stay up late and sleep late but that's not conducive to getting stuff done.
What a muddle I wake up to this morning. I remind myself that I don't have to do everything today and I can do something.
post this list
prayer and reflection
clean up in kitchen
wash kitchen floor
remove and store trip stuff presently on table
do some work on finances
put on second load of washing
put clothes for handwashing in kitchen
go out and get one load of shopping
order internet shopping
work on craft project
bath and wash hair
prayer and reflection
bed and sleep
Still going well and still much to do.
I've done a lot not all but a lot and I'm for bed now.
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