Edge's Life Master Plan
I'm replacing the old project with a new one. Over the past year I've moved out from my parents' place to try learning how to be a productive, responsible and functioning adult. It has worked to a mild degree, but I've begun to regress once again. If I list everything that needs fixing in my life I'd be overwhelmed, so instead I'm going to be gradually building new habits to replace destructive old ones.
One of my deepest ruts is the vegetative states of complete non-productivity that I fall into every now and then. I'd wake up, stay in bed using my laptop, reading or gaming, use the bathroom when I really have to, raid the fridge when I feel a migraine coming on, then go back to bed for more of the same. This can stretch on for days on end if it's during the weekend or a holiday. Not cool.
And so today, after reading Zen Habit's '13 Things to Avoid When Changing Habits', I'm starting with something that [i]should[/i] be easy (nothing really is though, when you're a chronic procrastinator), and that is cleaning at least one item or room at home each day for the next 30 days. If I do this, I get to visit my favorite reading site and indulge in the stories I'm currently following. If I don't, then I'm not allowed to use the laptop for that day.
In order to make this happen I need to not to use the laptop first thing when I wake up or as soon as I come home - instead, I'll get the cleaning out of the way first. When tired, I'll do something small. When not in the mood or procrastinating, I'll force myself to just do 2 minutes of cleaning, and if that leads to more then all the better.