I haven't done anything since my last check-in except watch a movie. I'm checking in so I don't completely zone out. I'm watching another movie now. There is something important work-related I could do this weekend that would bring in some money. I hope I can get myself to do it.
I went up and down the stairs twice - got some things I need in the coming week. I also bought something I didn't really need, but just wanted. And now I just want to sit down and watch movies. I don't know what's wrong with me today. I'm really low energy, and I just want to sit home and withdraw from life. That's not very healthy. I'll watch one movie and then see if I'm feeling any better in two hours.
On finishing the morning routine! My morning routine is the only solid thing in my life and took a year and a half to get there. I also will not have breakfast until it is done it insures I take my meds and vitamins.
I vote for the gym because it is a three for one
1. you feel better
2. you look better
3. you stay healthy
I can't go to the gym. I don't even feel energetic enough to walk over there. Maybe next week (it's closed on Sunday).
Finally I'm done with my wake-up routine (I've given up calling it a "morning routine") and I'm ready to start my day - at 1:25pm.
I don't know what to do with my day. The only thing I know for sure is I need to do it outside, so I'll start there. I can't get myself to go to the gym today, so I'm going to make sure I walk for at least 30 minutes - I don't care where. I can walk to the gym and back again, if I want. I weighed myself this morning, and it wasn't good. I'm still gaining weight.
I clearly need to spell out my wake-up routine today if I'm ever going to get going. I gotta remember that showering and making my bed BEFORE breakfast solves this problem!!!!
I just want to say hi, pro. I'm late to my tai chi group down the block right now, and I'm getting my clothes on. Transitions are incredibly hard!!! I fully agree. Good luck imagining what's next and committing to it. Like I'm going to do now. Not fully groomed, but -- whatever.
I love tai chi can't afford a group but I have some dvds just got a good one from the 99 cent store and a very good aerobic dance dvd. I love those stores. Before I broke my ankle/tibia/fibia I did aikido for fifteen years. (ah the past the past)
Thanks - I need encouragement today. I'm kicking myself halfway to the Moon for not sticking to what I know works - taking a shower and making my bed BEFORE breakfast. I'm such a jerk sometimes. Now it's nearly 1pm and I still haven't done anything today.
I'm moving now, but I've done everything BUT take the shower. I don't know why I so resist it. Taking a shower isn't unpleasant.
I'm checking in to tell on myself. Since my last check in, I've continued to sit in the same spot, doing minor things on the computer - i.e., basically nothing.
I do MUCH better when I force myself to shower, dress, and make the bed BEFORE breakfast. I dislike doing it, but when I do my day goes much better. Tomorrow morning when I don't want to do it, I will remember how crappy I feel right now.
I was planning a big day, an old friend called to catch up on things, and while it was nice to talk with him (twice per year), it threw my plans off. Then a few other calls came for business, which is good, but not one after the other. I have a parttime helper, who I'm getting today, just to help make up for the lost time this morning. A normally only get help on paying projects, but a couple hours' worth of assistance in putting things where they belong is a good idea. He can do some work on the next project while it's outside since the weather is okay.
1. Put things away.
2. Clean workshop
3. Make sure yesterday's project is okay--fix if not.
4. Do a couple household cleaning laps.
5. Start the next job outside.
Glad you have help!
I think I'm going to print that on iron-on paper and put it on a tee shirt (or five). I'm in the midst of cleaning now, and the decisions which must be made: keep, donate, trash, or make a temporary pile (That IS evil.).
I've noticed that many procrastinators have trouble with transitions. I think this can also manifest as problems with flexibility - ability to change and adjust - so that something coming up unexpectedly can throw us off completely.
I'm glad you're here. I'm not being very productive so far, and I could use some help myself.
Looks like I'm here alone today.
In my last check-in I said I was going to start my day, but I continued to sit here and finish reading yesterday's paper. The Friday NY Times has a weekend Arts section. There is a movie theatre near the gym, maybe I can get myself to go to the gym by seeing a movie afterwards. I'm feeling very disinclined to exercise, though I know I'd feel better afterwards if I did, and I need to get out. When I stay in my apartment all weekend, it does bad things to my head.
I ate breakfast before getting dressed this morning, but that was because the shower was filled with drip dry and I had to take it all down first. After that, I was hungry.
I would like to get myself to the gym today. I'll see if I can get myself to do it.
Starting the ACTION part of my day now...
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