Frustrated - rant - long
I'm frustrated - - feel like I'm chained to "putting out fires" and that's "helping" me procrastinate on what I'm supposed to be doing..
(and for some reason I can't get the chat box to work ??? Must be a java or mozilla/firefox thing?)
I procrastinated for about an hour this morning online - part of it watching youtube (because and which is bottoming out on me lately - get to an important part of the video and YT heads back to the beginning.) I am used to listening to music as I work, but the videos are usually fun to see too. I'm trying out new bands.
That's not my main frustration this morning. It's those aggravating email servers at Earthlink again. I get lots of email. One of the reasons I joined PA was because I procrastinate so much that I don't get through my morning routine so I can get to my emails and other plans for the day.
Unfortunately, this week has been one that Earthlink's mail servers are refusing to do much of anything. This happens every few weeks or so, and I have given up goading them into fixing it again. A few months ago we went round and round and round with each other - I went through every gyration and checked everything they suggested, all was perfect on my end, and they still said it was my problem. Ergo -we know there's a problem but we're not going to do anything about it or admit it.
So I learned to pick up the mail every time I am online. Every time I get started good on something, the "mail problem" sound dings. I have to stop what I'm doing, go to the computer, clear the error, and start the email downloading again. I have gone in with webmail and cleaned out emails, doesn't make any difference. Doesn't matter if I'm using youtube or not - tried that again this morning too.
If I don't keep on top of getting email, then it just gets worse.
I have enough problems with procrastinating today. It's 11:19 AM now, almost time for lunch. I have to leave here before 3 to vote, work af few minutes at church, and be at work by 5. Realized a few minutes ago I have another project to do before then, which I've procrastinated on for weeks. I just feel that somehow I'm forcing myself to procrastinate - and it's frustrating for the rest of me.
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Glad you joined us. I can totally understand the earthlink email thing. I always find stuff like that getting in my way when i finally have to get something done and it's urgent because of my previous procrastination.
i also totally know the feeling of always fighting fires. People recover from that here, slowly, day by day, with support from each other in this fellowship.
I hope you stick around!
the touch of the master's hand: http://procrastinators-anonymous.org/node/1898#comment-27748
"fall down seven times, get up eight" - japanese proverb
There is a proper balance between not asking enough of oneself and asking or expecting too much. - May Sarton