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4/30/09 12:48 P

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No, you're not rationalizing, BARB. You ARE prioritizing, planning, and SCHEDULING.

You did the part you were dreading, yesterday. And you've put the rest on your calendar for tomorrow. It's not out there in backlog land. You asked yourself, "If I don't do it today, WHEN will I do it?" Now, it's an appointment. You have to show up or re-schedule (probably best to make re-schedules rare). I LIKE it.
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I like that idea, Boo. Work on the backlog one item at a time by picking the item that nags the loudest. That actually sounds do-able.

I'm postponing finishing that project today, but not procrastinating it. I have a far more important project today -- I have to prepare for a phone interview for a job in Albuquerque. I will finish the project tomorrow instead. I believe that's called planning and prioritizing, not procrastinating (or am I rationalizing?)

Don't count the days; make the days count.

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It's hard to break a habit that we've had for a long time. We have to replace it with a new habit. The "don't put it off", just "git 'er done" habit.

You're right, I think, about it being like the eating plan. We have to do things the new way long enough for the new way to become a stronger habit than the old one. Procrastination won't leave without a fight, though. It's a tough one.

I think a good place to start would be to get rid of the nagging thoughts about our backlog of things that we've already put aside to do later. Do the one that nags the loudest first and work our way though them until they're done and off our minds.

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So right Boo. I have procrastinated all my life and even pretending it isn't bad doesn't work.

Not knowing where to start is the hard part. I guess it is like the eating plan. Plot your course, set your rigging, and sail for the North star.
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It's not often that I get to be a voice of reason in the desert, BARB.
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I'm glad you got that monkey off your back. The burden of carrying it around was probably much worse than the day it took to get so much of it completed. All of the burdens like this one add up.

Enjoy the relief I know you feel! Congrats for deciding to attack it.
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Jumping out of a plane sounds thrilling, but someone would have to PUSH ME out the door, too.

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Okay, it's nearly the end of my workday, so I thought I'd update you on my progress. I did figure out how to approach the project and got about 2/3 of it done today. I should be able to finish it tomorrow if I don't procrastinate away getting restarted. It was a frustrating day, with lots of cursing myself and the stupid computer system the project requires me to use, but I feel good about having gotten started. Thanks for the push.

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Darn it, Boo, you're not letting me get away with changing procrastination to a good thing. Now I guess I'm going to have to get off my butt and actually work on that stupid project at work that I've been putting off because I can't quite remember how to get started. It's so much easier just to push it to the side and do other things I know how to do, but then it calls to me. "Hey, you idiot, I'm still sitting here because you don't know how to approach me." Who needs that kind of constant reminder?

I'm ready. I WILL tackle it today!

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Maybe, in your situation, patience is the right word, JULCAT. You have no regrets over the things you didn't do.

I still think procrastination does more harm than good. When we fail to act because we're afraid to do
the work that will lead to our greater happiness and satisfaction, we generally have regrets over the wasted time. And we wish we'd done things differently.

I know that I wish I'd lost this weight, for good, a long time ago. Procrastination has more to do with the fact that I didn't than patience does. So the two words aren't always interchangeable.

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emoticon That's how I got my DH. procrastination could be called patience.
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There were people on "60 Minutes" last night who came into large sums of money because someone had neglected to invest it for them in time for the Wall Street downturn.

That IS a good thing that procrastination has done.

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Sooo, some good things come to those who wait . . .

(or, more accurately, some people avoid the bad by waiting)

Good for you!

Don't count the days; make the days count.

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I wish I hadn't let procrastination delay my . . .

...............getting to a healthy weight.


Sorry to be repetitive, but there it is.

I do have one nice thing to say about procrastination. Last spring when DH and I got our government "stimulus" checks, we planned to invest (gamble) it all in the stock market. Fortunately I didn't get around to doing that right away..............

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Me, too, COFFEEDIVA. We'll get it done.

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I wish I hadn't let procrastination delay my development of a healthy relationship with food.

I am working on it.

"Do What You Love; the Money Will Follow." (That's the title of a book I love -- and I'm working on getting the gumption to believe it!)


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I'm hoping to get loads more done this week since it's supposed to be rainy. Can't wait.

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You had a spectacular day yesterday, TAMI! I hope you're not TOO sore.

Your newly-clean and orderly garage will make your life much easier, and you'll get to smell the flowers you planted soon.

I was home alone and could have been bored and fighting some eating triggers, but knowing you were working your butt off, while tired and feeling pain, I decided to do something.

I leisurely spent the afternoon and evening cleaning and organizing my kitchen, refrigerator, and pantry. The outdated food is gone and it's easy to cook in there. I enjoyed it, going back and forth between that and my computer.

ELECTRALYTE helped me with a breakthrough moment a few days back. I realize that visiting a spotless house makes me feel uncomfortable like it does her, because I also think I would be judged by those people. I do believe that "a little bit messy" is a better goal than spotless.

So, as I was cleaning, I was doing it to make it healthy and a convenient place to cook, not to be spotless.
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OOOWWWW! I promise that I wont be able to get out of bed in the morning. After clearing out the garage shelves, I went to lows and bought 30 or so plants for the garden. It's almost 9 but I spent the last 2 hours getting them all in.

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It's better to underestimate your activity levels than it is to OVERestimate them. So, your pedometer isn't ALL bad.

I will get MY butt in gear and do SOMETHING. I'm ashamed to just sit here, knowing that you're accomplishing so much (DESPITE your hurting foot).

How great to see so much stuff leaving your premises!
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I'm most of the way finished sorting through. Taking a break right now. I already have one full, giant garbage bag and a good start on another. I also have, probably a pickup bed full of recycling. Ok, I KNOW I'm a packrat but my husband had enough paper bags, boxes, and bubble wrap to start his own packing company. It's left over from when he was doing tons of Ebay stuff but now the mice have gotten into it so it's outta here! There's so much mouse poop because my son was sneaking treats for a while and I found where he hid his stash of empty cans, jello cuts and leftovers. It's a good thing he's with his Nana this weekend!!!!!!

I also have 2 full bins of stuff to go to my SIL who teaches at a very poor neighborhood school in Indy. And 4-5 paper bags of ring binders and other stuff to donate to the Second Blessing resale shop. They sell it and use funds to stock their food pantry. That's one "churchy" thing I can deal with because it benefits all the poor in the community.

I'm irritated though because my legs hurt and I'm zonked but i've only walked 2250 steps on my pedometer!!!! No fair. It doesn't start to count until you walk at least 4 steps. It's the one thing I don't like about this one because when I spend a day cleaning or cooking it doesn't count nearly as many steps as I take.

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Inspire us!
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Write back after you are finished or tomorrow and let us know how great it feels to have it cleaned up.
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Remember to track it as exercise if you do a lot of bending, stretching, etc.
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Ugh, I don't want to talk about piles!!!! Today is the day I go through the homeschool shelf in the garage. The kids have managed to avalanche everything off the shelves and I can barely get around the car. (Whimper) I need to do it but I sure don't wanna.

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I like the "pilot" pet name, too. And your house sounds like mine, BARB.

I know the answer is to get rid of a lot of stuff, so that things I want to keep will have a home & can be put away, except for a few stacks on my desk for old time's sake & to prevent their loss.
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So, I'm back to procrastination. I wish I hadn't let it delay my getting rid of unneeded belongings in a timely manner, so that my house could be more easily maintained to a reasonable degree of cleanliness.

I was thinking about BARB's internal "judge" analogy today. I can put that to good use when I start to be too self-critical. I'll just think to myself "Prove it". After all, I'm innocent until proven guilty. I want my day in court, with both sides presenting evidence, before my little judge gets to either send me up the river, or release me.
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lol - pilot!

Don't count the days; make the days count.

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My DH says I'm a pilot (pile it). He is right and I get frustrated with myself for the mess, but I get no help from him in getting rid of stuff. emoticon
Okay so this is a day off. I should be able to work on at least one pile. emoticon
Have a great day everyone!

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That would be frustrating! Of course, my piles aren't limited to my desk. There are several spread throughout the house.

Don't count the days; make the days count.

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To be nobody but yourself--in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else-- means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting. - ee cummings


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My problem is that I don't HAVE my own desk at home. I put a stack of stuff out to work on in the morning and by the time I get up it has disappeared! ARGH I need my own space.

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Another "nope" to the desk question.

Some can only work with a clean desk, and it LOOKS good. I function with my stacks, and I do lose stuff when I file it away. "Now, what did I file that under?"

Or, I'll work to organize my junk and put things away in "safe" places. "Where did I put that?"

I have too MUCH stuff. Little by little, it'll be nice to have some of it gone.

Edited by: BARBARA_BOO at: 4/23/2009 (14:37)
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Nope! We searched the entire house for 30 minutes last night trying to find something that had been on my desk. We ended up finding it in the trash. Aargh.

Don't count the days; make the days count.

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Am I the only one who can't find anything after cleaning off my desk?

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Jeez, I hate that little judge inside that keeps rearing her ugly head. I have fought with her for years. Actually, I listened to her without question for more than 40 years, and I've fought with her for 5. It's nice to finally be able to present my case to her and come to a just resolution rather than just taking everything she says at face value.

Don't count the days; make the days count.

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I know what you mean, ELECTRALYTE. Spotless makes me uncomfortable,too, for the reason that you give.

I'm thinking a spotless house is on my list of things I would need to have in order to be above reproach. I can see that I'm the one who judges me. I want to stop doing that, but it sneaks up on me.

I'll keep "a little bit messy" in mind.
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inviting people over- I'm more apt to invite someone over when I have been to their house and it ISN'T spotless! I'm uncomfortable around them and feel that they will judge me.
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The book is so right on. My junk not only does the things BARB has mentioned, but it keeps me from inviting friends over, which results in my feeling like I'm missing out. I feel guilty over it, and somehow subnormal, like I'm worthless, all leading straight to butt fatness.

Part of the problem is my perfectionistic streak. I remember helping my mother clean. One time she was on my case, "If you can't do it right, don't do it at all." So, I lipped off: "OK, I won't do it." Then, I ran for my life. I took it and ran with it, so to speak. I'm an adult now and I don't have my mother to keep me in line. It's time to see the folly of my "all or nothing" decision-making, which is too often no decision-making at all. Something, however flawed, is better than nothing.

That's why I stopped in this morning. I've been thinking about JULCAST's post about letting procrastination delay her growing up and the grief that it has caused for her.

That really HIT HOME. Growing up has sounded so boring to me that I have chosen childlike spontaneity. That's been my secret crutch, I believe. I excused a lot of my "emotional crap", by being funny and charming. I thought, deep down, that I'd have to give up the joy, fun and charm of the carefree life of a child if I were to grow up and become a boring, house-cleaning,overworked drudge.

RESULT: procrastination and my funny crutch have delayed my realization that I don't have to give up joy to make decisions like an adult and to do the exhilarating grown-up things that children can't or aren't allowed to do.

I have made a large number of mature decisions, but I've been holding out on myself, by harboring some limiting childlike fears. I haven't yet thought through all of my regrets, to see what I can still change to reach a greater level of happiness.

Too much junk in my house is an unnecessary burden. It weighs me down. The thought that I'm wanting to start there gives me a queasy feeling. I'll start. I really do deserve to have my friends visit me. I'm not so much a loner, as I am a grown woman afraid to clean her house.
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What a great book title!! lol I can see how the mess could definitely add up to fat. It would be hard to find a place to do yoga or other exercises. I hate cutting up fruits and veggies when I can't find the counter space. It would just be so much easier to throw a frozen pizza in the oven than to cook and clean the kitchen. Yup. Clutter could make my butt look big. Hmm.

I've been doing well the last few weeks cutting through lots of clutter. With the possibility of moving looming ever closer, I really want to get the house in order. I've got eight huge tubs full of stuff for a garage sale we're planning on holding May 2nd. And I've thrown away countless bags of junk (no, it really was junk that no one would have wanted). I still have more to go through, but at least I'm making progress.

Don't count the days; make the days count.

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Let's see... I wish I hadn't let procrastination delay my getting healthy AND my writing those 2 books I'm working on.

Clutter is a big thing around here too although I ALWAYS have a donate pile going. Seems like with 4 kids there's just crap everywhere. It makes me nuts. I just finished reading a great book by Peter Walsh while I was on vacation. It's called DOES THIS CLUTTER MAKE MY BUTT LOOK BIG? It's about the correlation of clutter and fat. It's highly motivating.

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Thanks for coming back and finishing your sentence today, you bad girl.

I hope we get some suggestions for the regrets. It seems that clutter is messing with quite a few minds around here.

We all need a dumpster and the courage to throw all of our crap into it.

It may not be too late for ALL of our regrets.

If we have a specific huge regret, and if we find that, with work, it WOULD still be possible to make a change, it might be worth it to face the fear and make a plan and then get started.

Getting started is the BIG leap that makes us queasy. Procrastination doesn't HAVE to win all the time.

Edited by: BARBARA_BOO at: 4/22/2009 (05:10)
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JK!
I wish I hadn't let procrastination delay my growing up.
It seems that I am too afraid of failure to do a lot of things so I put them off.There is so much put off until tomorrow. The junk that needs to leave my house and the clutter messing with my mind are only the tip of the ice burg.


Too late for regrets. Anybody have any advise for this problem?


This is for health and starving is NOT an option.


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I wish I hadn't let procrastination delay my . . .
I'll finish this tomorrow.
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I HEARD that on the clutter. Me, too.

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I agree w/ earlier posts! I wish I would have maintained a healthy lifestyle years sooner, AND I too am moving and sorting thru junk that should have seen a landfill ages ago!

“it's been up to me to inspire me.”
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I never put procrastination off until tomorrow...

Do not try and think outside the box. Instead, only try to realize the truth. There is no box.
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I wish I hadn't let procrastination delay my getting rid of all the junk that is cluttering up my house. Now that we're looking at the possibility of moving, I wish I had sorted through all this stuff ages ago.

Don't count the days; make the days count.

Barb


To be nobody but yourself--in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else-- means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting. - ee cummings


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I am certain that every one of us tends to procrastinate at one time or another. We ask ourselves "What if I can't do it?"

Stress and anxiety prevents us from doing things that will cause us to be happier and more satisfied. We can wish that we had done something years and years ago, but we cannot change the fact that we did not. We've had reasons: life, family, job, children, time, etc., but it doesn't change the fact that we regret all of the wasted time.

We often have several regrets, ranging from such things as failing to mend relationships with estranged family members to dropping out of school to puttting off writing our book.

Here's an obvious regret of mine. "I wish I hadn't allowed procrastination to delay my doing what I know how to do, in order to achieve and maintain a healthy weight."

What is it for you? How would you complete this sentence? "I wish I hadn't allowed procrastination to delay my..."

Edited by: BARBARA_BOO at: 4/21/2009 (03:01)
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