Procrastinators Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from chronic procrastination.
Friday, 30th June
Wanted to sleep in a bit this morning but someone in this house thought it to be a funny idea to vacuum at 7 am in the morning. Woke up laughing :-) :-) :-)
I have only one class today and don't have to work, but my "want to do list" is quite long.
- brush teeth (with new toothbrush :-)
- go jogging
- have shower
- get dressed
- have breakfast
- fold and put away washing from yesterday
See you later
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pro's bookending section
I'm sitting here not quite sure what to do. I'm showered, dressed, apartment picked up... A new refrigerator was supposed to be delivered between 9-10am, but never arrived. I called my landlord and he said he'd call me right back but hasn't. Meanwhile, I have some time urgent stuff to take care of - MUST happen today - and I'm stuck in my apartment waiting for a refrigerator that's MIA.
bookending section with no check-ins!
Well, this is sad - a bookending section in today's bookending thread without any check-ins! I've been running around all day putting out fires - all of which took me out of my apartment. I'm back now, but tired from all the walking and the heat. I think also that one of the medications I'm taking may be making me tired, and I want to stop taking it. I think it's causing more harm than good at this point. I have to taper off it - can't stop abruptly.
I see you found the graphics! LOL That top one is a bit wide for my screen.
I was offline for a couple days - back now. Lots to catch up on!!
Normy: I have been dealing with procrastination since I was a kid. I had a real bad time in my early twenties. Since then I' ve read a couple of books, did online research, had psychological help and tried various techniques like time management etc.
I guess the main problem was that I didn't have a goal. I didn't like studying when I first started. I enjoyed it the last 2 years because I met the right people and had nice teachers but I still procrastinated like hell.
Now, I know that I want to become a teacher and I know that I have a degree and can start working on a job. That helps a lot to motivate me. For years, I didn't know why I was doing things.
I definitely go in phases. The last couple of days have been good because of the board and because I had a lot of pressure due to the small amount of time left. Know I seem to be in working mood and I want to keep it up. If I start being lazy again, I will wait with my next task until the last minute.
We will see how I go. Maybe posting here is another step forward. I have to unlearn procrastination and I think I learned quite a lot in the last couple of years.
- jogging (too long) - had to hurry:
- feed DDog
- VERY quick breakfast
- uni: class; nearly 2 hours of research for my paper and another presentation
have a headache now. Hope my DSO is at home and we can talk
I want to go watch the football later
- fold an put away washing
- have lunch
- go shopping for groceries
- do my finances
- bake muffins for later
Goals and motivation
"Now, I know that I want to become a teacher and I know that I have a degree and can start working on a job. That helps a lot to motivate me. For years, I didn't know why I was doing things."
I think you're right, Anouk -- having goals and targets you actually desire on your own is a good cure for procrastination. If you really want something for your own reasons, you'll be motivated to do some hard work to get it. When that enthusiasm fades, procrastination rears its ugly head again.
Norm's first CI 11.10am
Anouk, you're not showing much evidence of procrastination! Is it the board that's made a difference, or do you go in phases (or, like me, a bit of both)?
*Morning Routine (including extra laundry - poor little DDog has suddenly become incontinent. Have now got the joy of trying to get a urine sample from her).
Waiting in for plumber at the moment.
*Register some books on Bookcrossing to release at UnConvention this weekend
*Meal and clear up
*Take DDog to friend's for dogsitting
*Go away on holiday!
Don't know if I'll post again before I go (knowing me I probably will), but just in case....
Forgot to press Post Comment again last time.
Plumber has been.
Books registered (~lots~ of decluttering)
Managed to avoid the accounts/tax again
Meal - Done
Pack - Nearly done
Take DDog for walk
I don't feel very well :(
TL - BE - 5:30 AM
make notes for class
go to interview
finel in management