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I haven't always been a procrastinator
Old 12-04-2017, 11:10 PM
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Quite the opposite actually.

I am now a procrastinator and wondering why and how I ever got into this despicable predicament.

I'm getting ready to visit my grandchildren for a few days. I had 2 very specific things I wanted before I left. The house to be well-cleaned and some things sewn to take to them. I leave in a little more than 24 hours. My goals are hopeless.

When I read to try to dig my way out of this terrible habit, I'm not finding anything that applies to me.

I liked when I was much more organized and did things in a timely way.

Is there any hope for people like me?



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Old 12-05-2017, 02:17 AM
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I'm finding I'm the same way. In my salad days, I was up and at 'em and stuff got done, Now, not so much. I'll wait till the last moment for everything, put off grading, laundry, etc. I'm not liking it much, either.
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Make a list
Old 12-05-2017, 02:27 AM
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Writing everything down, even things you know you won't or get, frees up space on your brain. And it feel so good to check things off. Be specific, like instead of clean the house, write "vacuum living room" and "spray and wipe down bathrooms."

I love making lists. And I even remember where I put them most of the time.

Have a WONDERFUL visit with your grands!
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Old 12-05-2017, 05:45 AM
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I like the list idea, too. I do know though, that often I skip those things on the list that I don't really want to do and either put them off indefinitely, or decide they really weren't that important, until they either become that important or the whole idea is useless!

I have 2 winter items I wanted to tweak that have been laying on my sewing machine for, ummmm, almost a year. I don't know if they are going to become important enough to do (if not, throwing them away is the option) or not. I sure have my plate full of other things.

I find I can go months in the slug mode, then suddenly get motivated and accomplish a great deal. I realize then how much easier life would be if I just got things done promptly, but it only helps for a short time then slug comes back.
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I still can write a Killer To Do list :)
Old 12-05-2017, 06:05 AM
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I've had the things I've wanted to do all mapped out right up until Christmas. I knew what needed to be done, and I just spread the things out so it all got done.

I totally understand this
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I skip those things on the list that I don't really want to do
and that's where a lot of my problem comes in. Then there's this
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I can go... in the slug mode, then suddenly get motivated and accomplish a great deal.
I have reactivated my Etsy shop. I have space in town at a shop where I take things to sell. There are things I want to do for the gkids.

I just wish I could do what I say I'm going to do, what I want to do, and that be it.


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me, too
Old 12-05-2017, 06:25 AM
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I've been meaning to join Procrastinators Anonymous, but I haven't gotten around to it.
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