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Saturday 10 May 2008

pro's CI - 11:50pm

I was fast tonight. I ironed two shirts, washed (most of) the dishes, brushed my teeth, pulled out the bed, and put on my jammies.


I'll work on the pile tomorrow.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

pro's CI - 11:15pm

I've been reading most of the evening except that I just ironed the last two shirts (that I had to wash earlier today because they had spots - I'm a sloppy eater).

I need to get ready for bed now. I don't want to get into a pattern of staying up late again. I felt so good when I got up this morning! So I'm going to brush my teeth now and open up the bed. Need to put away the iron, too.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

pro's CI - 6:20pm

I didn't enjoy the cafe much because the music was too loud. I asked them twice to turn it down. They'd say okay and walk over to the radio and try to fake me out. I'm not an idiot - I can tell they didn't turn it down. This wasn't about their pretending to do what I asked, it was about annoyingly loud music. So I left.

I should do another hour of work now but something exciting happened in my book and I want to finish the chapter.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

pro's CI - 4:40pm

I just worked for anoterh 70 minutes. I'm heading over to the cafe now, read there for a while. I'm lonely in here by myself. I want to be around people for a while. Also, I want to pick up my mail.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

Gwen Ds CI 1:22 PM

Okay. I don't have any idea what I'm supposed to do with my day.

It's 1 pm. I'm in resistance to writing down where I am. But, here I go.

I went to exercise this morning. Went to a garage sale. I spent some time surfing the web and writing on this site. I've been visiting with my cat who misses me when I'm at work all week. I've made a couple phone calls to friends. Saturdayish stuff.

 I should plan the next half of the day though. Night will come and I will be sad if I haven't done anything. Here are some things I could do today and tomorrow.

house cleaning -- dishes, floors, dusting, bathroom

errands -- files, labeler, apple store, radio shack, take stuff to thrift store

work -- write couple paragraphs

fun -- voice exercises, track and manipedi  

art and society -- watch BSG, call more friends and family  

food -- lunch, dinner and stuff for week -- grocery shopping and fridge cleaning.

Whew! I said it was the list of possible things! I wonder what I'll do. First to eat, since I haven't at all. Then to at least clean me and the house.

Gnothi Seauton ~ Know Thyself

Gwen Ds CI 11:22 PM Sun

It was a good weekend. I did a lot of it. I didn't get to purge my files, but I did buy files and a labeler (Yay!) I went to the apple store and dealt with housecleaning, food, friends and family. Tomorrow starts the work week.

I'm understanding that now that I'm not a freelancer, weekends can actually be (if there are no pressing deadlines) a time to enjoy myself. Who knew!

I got to play card games in the park yesterday. That was pretty fun. Cold, but fun. 

So, even though things were more relaxed, I'm still glad I was conscious of having to try to get things done. Actually, I noticed that I was able to have better fun, not just sit alone in my apartment surfing the web, waiting to start to do something I dreaded. It was more balanced between doing tasks (like laundry) and being doing fun things. I noticed that I had to get over anxiety for each choice, fun or work. My tendency was to sit quietly and think. This was a much better strategy.


Gnothi Seauton ~ Know Thyself

yea gwen

well that balance you speak of sounds great. I've been there, from time to time, and i concur--it's a much better feeling than the surfing-the-web-with-a-guilty-conscience feeling.

Congrats on the well balanced day.

Altho, i like to sit quietly and think, too :)

pro's CI - 3:30pm

I lost track of the time and read for a half hour too long.

I'm going to iron the shirts now. After my hour of work I think I'll go to a coffee shop for a bit. I'm sick of being in my apartment. I want to be around people.

Heading back to the chatbox...

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

pro's CI - 1:50pm

I just finished lunch. I washed some of the dishes, but not all and I'll save the rest for later. I'm listening to the end of "Wait, wait, don't tell me" - I'll do a little picking up around the apartment for 10 minutes. then I get another hour with my book.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

a whole big saturday to waste

i'm posting...
i'm going to figure out my MITs.
1:35pm: sent an email (i need to figure out my MITs today!)

pro's CI - 12:50pm

I've only had 35 minutes of reading so far (did a little more work first), and now I want to make lunch. Still want my hour of reading, so this interval will be a little longer.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

Lark, doing Ok, afraid to not post

Things are going very well, and I thought I'd take what time I'd spend on the computer to accomplish something. However, the more I thought about it, the more I became afraid I'd screw up. So....
Finish first thing for work
First good stopping point for other project
Take some time for meditation and reflection
go to birthday party for friend
make a weekly outline for this week coming

pro's CI - 12 noon

I finished another hour of work, and now I get to read for an hour again.

This is working well today. :)

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

Go, Pro!

Hey, Pro!

Good for you!  You get to do some guilt-free reading AND you're getting stuff done!


pro's CI - 11am

I'm in the middle of a chapter and I'd like to finish it, but it's time to do productive things for an hour so I'm ripping myself from my book. If I continue reading and break the rules, the day is lost.

Back to the chatbox...

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

pro's CI - 10am

I spent the last hour being productive - got dressed, worked on my apartment (picking up, finding places to put things). Now the reward - I read for an hour. I could keep going, but that's time bingeing, and I'd be breaking my promise to myself.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

pro's CI - 9am (heading to chatbox)

I'm going to do productive things for an hour, then read my book for another hour. Looking forward to the book will be my reward. I'll try this all day and see how it works.

First task - get dressed and pick up the apartment. I'm going to use the chatbox to check in during the hour as I do things.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

Falcon CI 8:30

O.k., I did a spell of tidying in the bedroom & kitchen, and at least put a small dent in the untidyness.  

Got a bunch of stuff to do today:  lots of vacuuming & dusting, cleaning the kitchen & bathroom, tackling the kitchen floor, some laundry, get ready for this evening, take a shower, go to the library, finish tidying.

Yikes, I'd better get going.  I'm going to do a couple of (10+2)*5 hacks.  I think I'll emulate Pro and use the novel I'm reading for breaks (it's a really light novel that I can enjoy reading for 2 minutes at a time.)


Falcon CI coming along

Coming along a little at a time, but my gad, my place is dirty!  And disorganized; it's going to take a lot of work to make it liveable, and I don't have as much time as I'd like -- company coming this evening and tomorrow evening.

I'm doing (10+2)*5 hacks, spending 10 minutes in each room and then moving on.  That's working great, because each time I go from one room to another I can see the progress I've made so far.  I think one more hack, and then I'll break for brunch. 


Falcon CI 11:30

 Time to take a break and get something to eat.  I'll get back to work at 12:00.


Falcon CI 12:10

Running 10 minutes later than planned, but that's not too bad.  I want to get the really grubby stuff done before taking a shower, so next: mop kitchen floor, do sweeping/vacuuming 


pro's CI - 8am

I'm reading a novel, which is fine for now. I'm going to try interspersing unpleasant tasks with novel-reading today - see how that works. I'll use the novel as a reward. For now, I'll read a bit longer - until 9am, I think.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

Good start

I did it!  By 7:30 this morning I was up, dressed, and actually semi-conscious!  I'm going to do some picking-up while listening to a radio show, then I can start on the real cleaning. 



Just drifted off to my email. . . I'm not quite awake yet.  O.k., gettin' to work now.