by 2:30 am:
I put away the laundry, picked up a little in my apartment, watered the plants, and washed the dishes.
I did not touch the pile, which is getting to be such a critical problem... well, I can't find the words. I've got to start working on this. But tomorrow I'm leaving for a couple days. Maybe I can do a little in the morning - not all, but some.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.
I've done things this weekend and been keeping a to do list, checking off. But things need to get much more specific as I am losing track of time and don't quite know what's more important than what right now. I can break down these "projects" and maybe I'll figure it out.
Two things I'm seeing now that I've posted.
The laundry is done - folded, but not put away. It's worth noting how long this took, for planning purposes - say, 3 hours (if I figure it takes 15 minutes to put the folded clothes away).
I'm so glad this is done. I hate doing laundry because I have to lug it up and down four flights of stairs (I live in a walk-up), then drag it down the street. If I'm not feeling well or the weather is bad, I can't do it. There is a small washer and dryer in the basement, but neither work right and the basement is extremely unpleasant.
Now I have just two more important items on today's to-do list. One is simple; one is compound:
- The Pile (major and compound).- Water plants (simple).
I'll take a break, then water the plants. I hope I can get myself to at least start on my enormous Inbox and pile backlog. I'm leaving town tomorrow for a couple days. I can't keep putting this off.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.
Laundry is washed and either in the dryer or hung up to dry. I'll read my book for a little while (my reward), then go retrieve it from the dryer.
My laundry is packed up and I'm ready to go. I also took my pills, which I should have taken this morning but at least I took them now. I have to somehow fit in two more doses today. I think I'll just make it if I space them 4 hours apart.
Leaving for laundromat now - will check in later.
I finished eating and put away the food. I didn't wash the dishes yet, but I don't think I'll do that now. If I keep doing stuff here, it will become too late to go to the laundromat, which I suspect is a secret plan of my procrastinating brain. So before doing anything else, I'm going to the laundromat.
Lunch took all of 15 minutes to prepare - no more time than it would have taken to go out or order in - and all it involved was standing up and cutting some vegetables for a little while. I'm making a note of this so I can remember for next time. :P
Next (forgot to put this on my list before)... I need to water the plants.
I sat in the park and read a book for a while then went to a meeting - all fine and good. But now I have to make lunch, do laundry, and handle this hellish pile, and I'm fighting the urge to procrastinate. I didn't even want to post here about it, but I'm forcing myself to.
First, the desire to procrastinate on making lunch... This laziness about making myself a meal has resulted in eating out virtually all the time, which is both expensive and not healthy. I have food here (I finally went grocery shopping), and it would not take that long to prepare a good and healthy lunch for myself. I should do that, then do laundry. In the evening I can work on my pile.
I used "should" again. We used to have a Should Police squad here that would catch each other when we did this. I will do better to say "I want to make myself a nice lunch" than "I should make myself a nice lunch."
And by the way, the book I'm reading has some relevance to procrastination - very interesting stuff. When I have time and it would not be procrastinating to do so, I'll post more about it.
Everyone seems to be invading my space today. I feel like hiding, just to get some things done. Half the day is gone.Today:(X) morning routine(X) meditation(X) make needed phone callsfinish work project A (from Friday!)visit hospitalhelp friend with sinkeat something (I haven't done that yet.)check in here again
Boundaries are tough. Good for you for taking the time to meditate. That's something I keep meaning to do, but never actually do.
I'll bet I'm the only one here today - big holiday weekend. I have a lot I want to accomplish today, and I don't know if I'll manage to do it. We'll see. Right now, a walk. I just want to get outside.
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