Actually, it's a bit overheated in here. I can't win.
I'm going to read in bed for a while - hopefully not that long a while. I want to start going to bed earlier.
I'm up north in the country. I want to try to stick to some kind of bedtime routine - mainly to make sure I actually do go to bed in a timely manner!
One happy point of note... There is adequate heat in this room, so I won't lose sleep from being cold (as happens at home).
I wonder why it takes me until the middle of the afternoon to dress and pack for an overnight trip. Geesh. Leaving now ... probably won't check in again today.
I'm trying to make it a game to see how fast I can get dressed and ready to leave.
I spent the last hour watching Bush's news conference. I don't know why I bothered. It's getting late, and if I don't get on the road soon I will hit evening rush hour traffic and it will take me forever to get to my destination.
I wanted to leave early today, but again I'm not. I seem to have the hardest time MOVING. I don't know why. I'm going to try to get going now - see how fast I can pack up and get ready to leave.
Even going to pick up my car takes a while because it's a 20 minute walk, and then I want to stop by my storage place to pick up my quilt and some other stuff. I feel like I'm never going to get to my destination. :(
I could stop by the storage place on the way back - but I never feel like doing that because it's late. Maybe I'll do it anyway.
I seem to need a to-do list to get anything done, so here it is...
up prayer and reflection
bath and wash hair
attend to emails
attent to post
send card to friend
send in wine order
local food shopping
load stuff into top cupboard
list stuff still to get i.e. early before Midwinter rush
deliver clothes to charity bin
deliver books to charity bin
email yesterdays food order which wasn't quite right
phone for appointment for antique dealers (they are coming Friday)
add to expedition equipment list
add to list of stuff in top cupboard
Now the bit I don't like
30 min legal/admin
30 min craft project
prayer and reflection
bed and sleep
Didn't do the legal/admin or craft.
Did extra in sorting out and throwing out some old stuff that I am/was emotionally attached to and I'm feeling happy and tired after doing so. Just want to raid the dustbin and get it back.
Wonder if being messy/disorganised and a hoarder are common features of procrastinators.
Night night Rexroth
>Wonder if being messy/disorganised and a hoarder are common features of procrastinators.
Not necessarily. Others here share this problem, but I personally don't and I'm a serious procrastinator. I have a hellish time getting my work done, but my apartment is neat and organized, and I like to get rid of things I don't use or need - I don't hoard.
I think it might have to do with the reason for procrastination. I procrastinate mainly out of demand resistance. But being disorganized is also a reason for procrastination because it makes it hard to know where to start.
Thank's pro that's helpful. I've been around 12 step fellowships long enough to know that it's unhelpful to make assumptions that other people are the same as me. That is why I asked. Also I remember to focus on the similarities not the differences. I'll take my messiness elsewhere except when its directly a consequence of procrastination. In fact I'm messy at home and was very organised at work though I was still a procrastinator at work. My boss called me on it. I always produced reports etc on time even if I had to work the previous night to complete them. Boss just suggested that there might be an easier way of doing things.
I had problems sleeping again last night because I was cold. Finally at 3:30am I got up and put on another bathrobe. I don't want to turn on my electric heater because it costs so much to run, and I'm just barely free of paying a fortune to run my air conditioner. I wish my landlord would provide adequate heat. Unfortunately, New York City Housing Law does not require him to provide what I consider adequate heat. The heat doesn't have to be on at all during the night if the temperature is 40 or above, and it can get very cold in here. :(
I'm have to get going and pack up, but I'm feeling low energy and sluggish.
Would an electric blanket or pad have a lower bill compared to space heater? Not sure but maybe because it would heat a smaller area.
Just realised that it's 40 Farenheit not Celcius, for a moment I thought you liked to be very hot indeed. I used a continental quilt and a hot water bottle when I lived somewhere really cold. Also have you enough insulation underneath? You need more there than on top as you compress it. Just a thought.
An electric blanket might be cheaper - not sure, I've never had one. They scare me - you hear stories about fires.
I have a down quilt that I put into storage at the beginning of summer. I'm going to stop over there today and pick it up. That should help - it's a very warm quilt.
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