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Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists

Started by xSilverPhinx, November 18, 2018, 08:19:38 PM

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Icarus


xSilverPhinx

Quote from: Icarus on April 08, 2019, 05:14:22 AM
Something else for Silver and more than a few of the rest of us can chew on........

https://qz.com/work/1584023/how-to-tell-when-procrastinating-is-actually-anxiety/

That's very interesting, Icarus. I hadn't thought of it that way but it makes sense that anxiety is somewhere in the mix. :(
I am what survives if it's slain - Zack Hemsey


Bluenose

At the risk of trivialising the issue: don't worry, be happy!
+++ Divide by cucumber error: please reinstall universe and reboot.  +++

GNU Terry Pratchett


Davin

Quote from: Bluenose on April 12, 2019, 03:28:49 AM
At the risk of trivialising the issue: don't worry, be happy!
;D

Also, to person with depression: be happy with yourself.

To an angry person yelling and screaming: calm down.

To person with dyslexia: read more carefully.

To a person with ASD: act normal.

To a person with a broken leg: walk it off.

To a person with PTSD: stop worrying.

...
:D
Always question all authorities because the authority you don't question is the most dangerous... except me, never question me.

Magdalena


"I've had several "spiritual" or numinous experiences over the years, but never felt that they were the product of anything but the workings of my own mind in reaction to the universe." ~Recusant

Tank

Quote from: Davin on April 12, 2019, 03:25:50 PM
Quote from: Bluenose on April 12, 2019, 03:28:49 AM
At the risk of trivialising the issue: don't worry, be happy!
;D

Also, to person with depression: be happy with yourself.

To an angry person yelling and screaming: calm down.

To person with dyslexia: read more carefully.

To a person with ASD: act normal.

To a person with a broken leg: walk it off.

To a person with PTSD: stop worrying.

...
:D

All of the above.
If religions were TV channels atheism is turning the TV off.
"Religion is a culture of faith; science is a culture of doubt." ― Richard P. Feynman
'It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life.' - Terry Pratchett
Remember, your inability to grasp science is not a valid argument against it.

jumbojak

Quote from: Tank on April 12, 2019, 06:04:03 PM
Quote from: Davin on April 12, 2019, 03:25:50 PM
Quote from: Bluenose on April 12, 2019, 03:28:49 AM
At the risk of trivialising the issue: don't worry, be happy!
;D

Also, to person with depression: be happy with yourself.

To an angry person yelling and screaming: calm down.

To person with dyslexia: read more carefully.

To a person with ASD: act normal.

To a person with a broken leg: walk it off.

To a person with PTSD: stop worrying.

...
:D

All of the above.

If only it was that easy.

"Amazing what chimney sweeping can teach us, no? Keep your fire hot and
your flue clean."  - Ecurb Noselrub

"I'd be incensed by your impudence were I not so impressed by your memory." - Siz

xSilverPhinx

I'm even procrastinating watching last week's episode of Game of Thrones.  :-\  What the hell is wrong with me? I like GoT...
I am what survives if it's slain - Zack Hemsey


Davin

Quote from: xSilverPhinx on April 27, 2019, 09:00:03 PM
I'm even procrastinating watching last week's episode of Game of Thrones.  :-\  What the hell is wrong with me? I like GoT...
Maybe because you like it and you know it's ending, you don't want to watch it because you don't want it to end.
Always question all authorities because the authority you don't question is the most dangerous... except me, never question me.

xSilverPhinx

Quote from: Davin on April 29, 2019, 02:52:59 PM
Quote from: xSilverPhinx on April 27, 2019, 09:00:03 PM
I'm even procrastinating watching last week's episode of Game of Thrones.  :-\  What the hell is wrong with me? I like GoT...
Maybe because you like it and you know it's ending, you don't want to watch it because you don't want it to end.

:chin: That makes perfect sense.
I am what survives if it's slain - Zack Hemsey


xSilverPhinx

:sad sigh: I'm putting things off for later again.

I've come up with a ritual to try and purge self-sabotaging thoughts from my mind:

1) Get up from the chair;
2) Call a friend;
3) Go downstairs and get something to eat or drink;
4) Eat or drink what I brought;
5) Sift through my playlist to find a good song to listen to while working;
6) Call another friend;
7) Clean the room;
8 ) Do laundry;
9) Take a quick nap;
10) Sit and stare at the monitor;
11) Open Word file;
12) Take another nap;
14) Start working.

Seems to be working so far. :sidesmile:
I am what survives if it's slain - Zack Hemsey


Davin

Quote from: xSilverPhinx on April 30, 2019, 02:41:00 PM
:sad sigh: I'm putting things off for later again.

I've come up with a ritual to try and purge self-sabotaging thoughts from my mind:

1) Get up from the chair;
2) Call a friend;
3) Go downstairs and get something to eat or drink;
4) Eat or drink what I brought;
5) Sift through my playlist to find a good song to listen to while working;
6) Call another friend;
7) Clean the room;
8 ) Do laundry;
9) Take a quick nap;
10) Sit and stare at the monitor;
11) Open Word file;
12) Take another nap;
14) Start working.

Seems to be working so far. :sidesmile:

Looks about like mine. I usually organize things before starting... why would I have my files like this? It looks like a mess, I better clean this up to make things easier. My reference materials are out of order... I should print this out it's only 20 pages...
Always question all authorities because the authority you don't question is the most dangerous... except me, never question me.

xSilverPhinx

Quote from: Davin on April 30, 2019, 05:56:17 PM
Quote from: xSilverPhinx on April 30, 2019, 02:41:00 PM
:sad sigh: I'm putting things off for later again.

I've come up with a ritual to try and purge self-sabotaging thoughts from my mind:

1) Get up from the chair;
2) Call a friend;
3) Go downstairs and get something to eat or drink;
4) Eat or drink what I brought;
5) Sift through my playlist to find a good song to listen to while working;
6) Call another friend;
7) Clean the room;
8 ) Do laundry;
9) Take a quick nap;
10) Sit and stare at the monitor;
11) Open Word file;
12) Take another nap;
14) Start working.

Seems to be working so far. :sidesmile:

Looks about like mine. I usually organize things before starting... why would I have my files like this? It looks like a mess, I better clean this up to make things easier. My reference materials are out of order... I should print this out it's only 20 pages...

People definitely underestimate the importance of being in the "zone" mentally, and for some people that just can't happen if there's a speck of dust on the desk. :grin:

...Or that file you named "Lost and Found" where you've been dumping every single thing you think might be important in the future and feel you need to look through some of those...
I am what survives if it's slain - Zack Hemsey


Davin

Quote from: xSilverPhinx on April 30, 2019, 10:36:38 PM
Quote from: Davin on April 30, 2019, 05:56:17 PM
Quote from: xSilverPhinx on April 30, 2019, 02:41:00 PM
:sad sigh: I'm putting things off for later again.

I've come up with a ritual to try and purge self-sabotaging thoughts from my mind:

1) Get up from the chair;
2) Call a friend;
3) Go downstairs and get something to eat or drink;
4) Eat or drink what I brought;
5) Sift through my playlist to find a good song to listen to while working;
6) Call another friend;
7) Clean the room;
8 ) Do laundry;
9) Take a quick nap;
10) Sit and stare at the monitor;
11) Open Word file;
12) Take another nap;
14) Start working.

Seems to be working so far. :sidesmile:

Looks about like mine. I usually organize things before starting... why would I have my files like this? It looks like a mess, I better clean this up to make things easier. My reference materials are out of order... I should print this out it's only 20 pages...

People definitely underestimate the importance of being in the "zone" mentally, and for some people that just can't happen if there's a speck of dust on the desk. :grin:

...Or that file you named "Lost and Found" where you've been dumping every single thing you think might be important in the future and feel you need to look through some of those...
A whole re-organization of my file system is coming. This time I'm going make the file/folder structure the same on my Laptop and Desktop to make using my external disk back up easier, because then I can use it for both.
Always question all authorities because the authority you don't question is the most dangerous... except me, never question me.

hermes2015

Quote from: Davin on May 06, 2019, 04:31:23 PM
Quote from: xSilverPhinx on April 30, 2019, 10:36:38 PM
Quote from: Davin on April 30, 2019, 05:56:17 PM
Quote from: xSilverPhinx on April 30, 2019, 02:41:00 PM
:sad sigh: I'm putting things off for later again.

I've come up with a ritual to try and purge self-sabotaging thoughts from my mind:

1) Get up from the chair;
2) Call a friend;
3) Go downstairs and get something to eat or drink;
4) Eat or drink what I brought;
5) Sift through my playlist to find a good song to listen to while working;
6) Call another friend;
7) Clean the room;
8 ) Do laundry;
9) Take a quick nap;
10) Sit and stare at the monitor;
11) Open Word file;
12) Take another nap;
14) Start working.

Seems to be working so far. :sidesmile:

Looks about like mine. I usually organize things before starting... why would I have my files like this? It looks like a mess, I better clean this up to make things easier. My reference materials are out of order... I should print this out it's only 20 pages...

People definitely underestimate the importance of being in the "zone" mentally, and for some people that just can't happen if there's a speck of dust on the desk. :grin:

...Or that file you named "Lost and Found" where you've been dumping every single thing you think might be important in the future and feel you need to look through some of those...
A whole re-organization of my file system is coming. This time I'm going make the file/folder structure the same on my Laptop and Desktop to make using my external disk back up easier, because then I can use it for both.

I use this free utility to mirror selected folders files automatically at 19:00 every day to a second hard drive in my PC. I've configured it to do incremental backups.

https://www.cobiansoft.com/cobianbackup.html

You can even set it to do the mirroring every few minutes for very important files. It's saved my life a few times.
"Who is to say that pleasure is useless?"
― Charles Eames