I'm ready for bed. I didn't take any pills at all today, and I don't feel like taking them now. I'm going to take allergy pills so I can sleep and that's it. I'll try to do better tomorrow.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.
Everything went well today, except my project for work didn't get finished completely. But, I did make good progress, and I'll be able to finish it in the morning. Good night everyone.
Already done: Car payment Laundry Write thank-yous to job people (3 done) Call RA (left message) Paypal One load dishes Renew SS membership Scoop pan Take out garbage
To do: Write thank-yous to job people/ send resumes (started) Put away clean clothes Fix/eat dinner (started)
The formatting is screwy but I can't deal with it right now.
I have just joined this website. Procrastination is a chronic problem that has always affected me. Feel quite relieved that I am not the only one to have this addiction. Anyway, by Friday 26 January 6PM GMT (Grenwich Mean Time- I live in the UK) I will have:
That will do for a start. Will tell you how I get on then.
There are some other members in the UK. I think Rexroth is in the UK. At various times we've had members from Germany, Australia, the UK, Canada, the US, and other parts of the world. The more the merrier! I think you'll find this site helpful - I know I do! Something about check-ins really makes a difference.
There are lots of interesting things to read on the site. Besides the articles and comments on the articles (click the Articles button at the top of the page), there is an annotated list of books that you might find interesting.
I think it's time to do dishes and start fixing dinner.
Already done:Car paymentLaundryWrite thank-yous to job people (2 done)Call RA (left message)PaypalRenew SS membership
To do:One load dishesWrite thank-yous to job people/ send resumesPut away clean clothesScoop panTake out garbage
I've turned off the tv b/c it was too distracting. Plus, my friend sent me new music to listen to.
Need to think about dinner, too.
Already done:Car payment
To do:Laundry (in progress)Write thank-yous to job peoplePaypalRenew SS membershipOne load dishesPut away clean clothesSend out resumes
I'm home sick today, so I've been taking it easy. Slept late and have been watching TV. I would like to do a few small things though.
To do:LaundryWrite thank-yous to job peoplePaypalCar paymentOne load dishesPut away clean clothesSend out resumes
Huh. That's kind of a lot. We'll see.
Feeling all over the place this AM. Finally set a schedule at my p/t job, so today my AM is free. I'm anxious, especially about money & exercising. I did do my exercise yesterday, again, thankfully!! I'm also thinking I might be taking it too easy on myself, not doing enough chores. When I say I need to clean this or do this, my inner voice says, "No." Also, a little discombobulated - got up at 8:30AM, when I wanted to get up at 7:00AM.
Now: Get money out of bank and go food shopping. Come home, put away food Get to work by 1:00 PM.Things at work TO DO: Call papers, did they get press release. Send more e-mail press releases. Get more contacts for press. Start working on newsletter. Work on letter that got back from boss. Continue work on the database.
After work TO DO: Walk puppy. Do a 10 minute warm-up or take a bath/shower, do my yoga tape or an aerobic workout Clean kitchen Bake Go on-line to learn how to paste format into on-line meeting, leading tonight. Empty out living room drawers to make more room, possibly. Send out more resumes. Call friend and confirm plans for Saturday night. Possibly call DL to see what it takes to style hair, is it a big investment. Call cousins again tonight to meet up on Sunday. Possibly call my mother-in-law.
Hope you all have a productive day.BUD♫
I haven't been tracking my time well this morning. I've been anxious about some things.
When I was 12 and living in NYC, I had an encounter with a giant grotesque water bug in my bathroom that I've never forgotten. Good for you for slaying the monster!
I sprayed it with flying bug killer (that's all I had). That slowed it down, but by no means killed it. When it stopped running around, I put a glass over it. When the flailing was reduced, I slipped some cardboard under the bug, then dumped it in the toilet and flushed! I'm just hoping there aren't more where that came from.
Good morning. I hope everyone's well today. I have one project which could be finished today, but going on a couple of errands may cause delays. Yesterday's project went well, but upon completion I found my client wasn't prepared for me (a nice way of saying he had no money yet). Had I known, I'd have completed today's first. Oh well, it'll be okay. Done:morning routinemeditation (what I call the short form)heat workshoporder today's supplies
To Do: (DOING IT)focus on today's project(DEPENDS UPON THE SNOW)run errands (pharmacy, hardware, gasoline, food)call client upon completion(DOING IT)normal house cleanup
I woke up at 6:30am (after waking up at my usual 4:30am and going back to sleep), I remembered the astoundingly boneheaded thing I did yesterday, and went back to sleep for a half hour. I got up at 7am. In the last hour I've answered email, and listened to an NPR audio segment.
Feeling kind of sluggish in attempting to get through my morning routine today. Didn't get enough sleep (less than 5 hrs). After trying to write in cafes for 3 days running, I can see that it's just not gonna work as an alternative office--too much noise, too many distractions. So I'm back to the home office and trying to think about how to make it more appealing to work here. Clearing the clutter would help, I'm sure. But if I try to do that today, I won't get any work done. So I think I'm just going to move the piles off my desk and deal w/them & the rest of the room, another time. Maybe planning some outside activity everyday will help too--a walk at lunchtime, for instance. I can do that today.
I'm new and my name is Bud. In my p/t job, in a one person office (sometimes my 2 bosses will come in and out) it's been hard for me to focus, since it's all on me and I'm all over the place with what I have to do & get overwhelmed. Yesterday I decided to do the one thing that I knew I could do and be successful at, even though it wasn't the most pressing, and then move on from there. That helped and I hope this can work for you too.
Thanks for the suggestion. Sometimes that strategy works for me too--if I just can't get myself to do anything, I find that if I pick something on my list that seems doable and do that, it can help to get me going on other stuff. Unfortunately, my writing issues seem to be very resistant to the many varieties of strategies I've employed over the years to try to deal w/them. I'm in the midst of re-reading pieces of The War of Art, which I read yesterday, in hopes of trying to move forward with it. Thanks again for the suggestion and nice to see you here--I like your colorful lists! :-)
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