ok, time to get myself going.
going to use chat to do microbursting.
the touch of the master's hand: http://procrastinators-anonymous.org/node/1898#comment-27748
"fall down seven times, get up eight" - japanese proverb
I had been doing very well in a variety of ways when a prospective job was suggested to me and now I am escaping into Farmville. I am glad to have a place to come and start over again.
Today: dishes, dinner, vacuum, laundry, paper, bathroom, menu planning. Make something nourishing for sick son. thank you to sil for birthday present. call back Dennis. Get to an AA meeting!
starting on dishes. bbl.
"There are two different kinds of people in this world: those who finish what they start, and"
PA has help me realize just doing a little each day is such a good thing. I make a small priority list at night maybe 3 items that have been wearing me down. One of the 3 can be accomplished the next morning, say the laundry( I mean mounds) that I feel overwhelmed by. I get up and after getting kids to school or what ever until 12:00 finish and I mean finish what is there. The other 2 items on my list I do something small to move towards and finish. For those of you that work full time, the laurdry thing would have to be done on weekend morning. Once caught up- each day there after do a load daily to completion. At least that is what has worked for me. Laundry for me is a night mare, whatever your worst thing is do not worry about all the other stuff in your life that can really be done at another time start with something because you can change. The reward is that you will be freed to do other things and not have such a heavy head.
The baby steps you are describing are very much like what has helped me get out from handling all sorts of things. flylady.com has helped me establish a routine and it is getting easier and easier to get backup if I fall off of it. For me the laundry and the dishes get overwhelming. I am finding that if I wash any dirty dishes right away it takes 3 seconds (nothing is dried on or yucky). the longer I wait the more I dread it. I also have found that if I don't sit down doing the laundry I get it done much faster: I stand at my dining room table, fold it quickly and place everything away or on the beds of the owners. If I stand up while sorting papers it goes much faster as well. Off to do my one load of laundry for the day!
Show up (done)
Finding all kinds of reasons to hide/shut down:1. why do I think showing up "counts"?2.felt good that I knew "what day it was" and sent someone something with the wrong day3. lost something in the sink drain, spent 3 hr trying to get it out, thought I lost it but husband took drain apart after work and got it4.couldn't get ptinter to work 5. and spent 3 hr and ended up copying, 5. Appt for son not made etc. may as well just give up???
All I know is something here keeps me going, through the shame or being "me". In fact feeling humiliation is not stopping me as much anymore. thanks for being here.
I was happy to be remindend to read page 449 in the bb. For me, it is what works, acceptantce again. Showing up is a shift in my attitude- instead of I will start tomorrow. Even if I don't do what I planed, it's differnt. I have a long way to go but at least I am here today not ducking or procratinating from living the life I have. Trying to accept the pain of it all. Thank you for being here.
I love the bashful puppy picture!
I think showing up does count for a lot! At least it does for me, especially at times when I'm feeling embarrassed/ashamed/down on myself, etc. and would really like to just crawl into a cave and hide.
That's when showing up takes the most effort. And it's when that effort means the most.
Sounds like you've had a thoroughly aggravating day! One of those days when ordinary mistakes & mishaps just take on a life of their own and start snowballing.
Good for you for noticing that you're stronger than you used to be, for keeping going. . . and for showing up!
Had some relaxation time last night and this morning. Now, today is a busy day, but I also want to take some time to recharge.
Today I need to:
*Finish proofreading for JH
*Do genotyping and email MG w/ the results
*Read 3 papers and review lecture notes for stats class
*Do 1 problem from stats pset
As a break I want to go dancing for an hour or so this afternoon.
OK, heading to lab now. When I get there, I'll start genotyping PCR and pour gel, then I'll read a couple of papers for stats class.
Dawdling a little bit...had prayer time, started PCR and poured gel, had lunch.
Now I'm going to grab a soda and get to work on stats. Heading to the chatbox now
Hi pro buddies,
I've got some emotional stuff that I'm sorting out due to a relationship in my life. It's important that I let the feelings come up & process them, but also important that I don't overfocus on what's on my mind and start getting all obsessed and broody and depressed.
So, going to keep focused on getting things done as much as I can.
Next up: going to get dressed and do some quick cleaning before going to my class.
Hope everyone's weekend is off to a great start!
Hey, thanks kromer!
So far, so good. Got the dishes put away and dry-shampooed the cat (it worked! Her coat's looking a lot better!) Whoops. . . I forgot to get dressed. Gonna go do that and leave for class. I'll check in later.
I'm back from class, and have a load of laundry going. I'm washing the scarf that I hand-wove; we'll see how it turns out.
Next up: I need to take a shower and eat some lunch, then check back in.
Edited to add: Somehow lunch and shower took longer than planned! I can be poky sometimes. Now I've got my stuff gathered up & I'm going to the library. I might go into town from there to get some stuff and do some reconnaissance for christmas shopping. I'll check in again later.
I'm back from errands. Need to eat something next and then decide what I can get done before bedtime.
After dinner I got the kitchen counters cleaned up & the dishes into the dishwasher, and had a nice chat with a friend on the phone.
Now going to get ready for bed, do some meditation, and hit the hay.
And good job keeping going!
Good morning :)
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Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action - Walter Anderson
Soo...I didn't stick to my schedule <_< But...there's always tomorrow ^_^
x 8am meds
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