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Title: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on November 18, 2018, 08:19:38 PM
The first step towards fixing a problem is realising that it is a problem. I've known for years that I'm an incurable procrastinator but don't seem to have come closer to finding ways to mitigate it. Deadlines loom and sometimes pass and I end up feeling frustrated with myself for staying up late to make up for days doing other things, and especially when I am unable to meet the deadline. Those are the worst.

I feel tired, and burnout scares me.

Things I've tried:

1) Less work. Since things I need to do for school have increased considerably, I've turned jobs away so that I focus and preserve my energy. However, since less work means less money I don't know how long I'll be able to keep that up.

2) Reward system. The idea is to externally motivate me to get things done in chunks. I finish a piece and I watch an episode (or binge-watch several  :-[ ) of some show on Netflix or play some Mahjong or Bejewelled or something. This system is not working as well as I had hoped.

3) Taking perfectionism down a notch. While this may seem like a strength to some, to me it keeps me from even starting something for fear of it not turning out as I want it to. Like now. I have to rectify my research project and I just keep staring at the page until I find something else to do.

:Gaah:

It's like I only function under pressure. Having to turn something in the next day I stay up all night if I have to. Not having that added stress means nothing happens.
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: jumbojak on November 18, 2018, 08:24:24 PM
I don't know what to tell you. I have the same problem, letting things go that I need to get done. It always feels good to get something done early, or at all, but the positive motivation doesn't overcome the apathy.
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on November 18, 2018, 08:26:36 PM
I don't know what to tell you. I have the same problem, letting things go that I need to get done. It always feels good to get something done early, or at all, but the positive motivation doesn't overcome the apathy.

Yes, exactly that!  :(
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: No one on November 18, 2018, 08:42:44 PM
I often want to procrastinate, I just never get around to it.
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on November 18, 2018, 09:16:21 PM
I often want to procrastinate, I just never get around to it.

It's always an item on my 'To do' list.
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: hermes2015 on November 19, 2018, 03:54:38 AM
I am terribly lazy and always hate it when I have to do certain things, like write reports. I cope by starting as long as possible before the deadline and then do the job in micro steps. That way I literally only work at it a few minutes every session, which could once a day with a far-off deadline. It's amazing how effortlessly an unpleasant task gets done this way. When I started my PhD project, I started writing up in the first week of the 3 years it took me. As time passed, I added a bit every few days, which also made it possible to revise continually. Most of the other PhD researchers were in a mad panic when they were writing up at the end of their projects, but for me it was a breeze.
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: Tank on November 19, 2018, 07:53:10 AM
If it's important post about it here and we'll nag you :grin:
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on November 19, 2018, 11:50:36 AM
I am terribly lazy and always hate it when I have to do certain things, like write reports. I cope by starting as long as possible before the deadline and then do the job in micro steps. That way I literally only work at it a few minutes every session, which could once a day with a far-off deadline. It's amazing how effortlessly an unpleasant task gets done this way. When I started my PhD project, I started writing up in the first week of the 3 years it took me. As time passed, I added a bit every few days, which also made it possible to revise continually. Most of the other PhD researchers were in a mad panic when they were writing up at the end of their projects, but for me it was a breeze.

That's a good tactic for getting things done. I think I may have to change the way I deal with these tasks that quickly become problems in a painless way, like you have done.
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on November 19, 2018, 11:51:26 AM
If it's important post about it here and we'll nag you :grin:

I just might! :grin:
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on November 20, 2018, 08:04:38 PM
I slept all afternoon. So much for being productive. :headshake:
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on November 25, 2018, 12:40:07 PM
I've been dividing tasks into smaller chunks and setting more realistic goals according to available time and energy. So far it seems to be working. Let's see how long I can keep this up.   
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on December 02, 2018, 08:48:11 PM
Oh boy, today is not going to be a productive day!

Even my 8-Ball says so.
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: jumbojak on December 02, 2018, 10:30:06 PM
How much time did you waste staring at it?
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on December 02, 2018, 11:13:52 PM
How much time did you waste staring at it?

Long enough to get the answer I wanted. :grin:
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on December 03, 2018, 01:51:25 AM
Yeah, today wasn't productive at all, but I'm not feeling too frustrated over it. It's almost midnight so I'm off to bed, hopefully I'll be able to get some shuteye though I doubt it, too much caffeine circulating in my system.

:offtobed:
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on December 09, 2018, 08:37:51 PM
It's been quite a week, but a productive one at least. :whew:
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: jumbojak on December 10, 2018, 04:42:29 AM
The tough ones usually are.
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on December 10, 2018, 07:54:05 AM
The tough ones usually are.

That's for sure. Just pulled an all-nighter to meet a deadline. Today won't be a productive day.  :visit morpheus:
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on December 16, 2018, 11:14:03 PM
Why do I leave things for the last day?  :cryandrun:
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: jumbojak on December 17, 2018, 02:28:13 AM
You need someone to crack a whip for you.
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on December 18, 2018, 11:59:10 AM
You need someone to crack a whip for you.

Yeah, but it shouldn't have to be that way.  :( When I was just a tween one of my ambitions in life was to be a highly organised  and methodical grown up. :grin:

In fact, the fact that I'm not was one of the leading causes of my quarter-life crisis, which really hit hard.  ::)
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: Asmodean on December 18, 2018, 12:56:25 PM
I've been at the wrong end of a burnout... Did I talk about it here? I don't think I did.

In any case, what seems to do the trick in averting disaster, is switching to a completely different set of to-dos for a time. Of course, being able to do that depends on having a flexible enough and willing enough team around you, as it involves taking on some of their work in exchange for your own. Still, works wonders in slowing the perceived rhythm of the day right down to manageable levels, at least for me...
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on December 18, 2018, 10:26:16 PM
I've been at the wrong end of a burnout... Did I talk about it here? I don't think I did.

In any case, what seems to do the trick in averting disaster, is switching to a completely different set of to-dos for a time. Of course, being able to do that depends on having a flexible enough and willing enough team around you, as it involves taking on some of their work in exchange for your own. Still, works wonders in slowing the perceived rhythm of the day right down to manageable levels, at least for me...

:notsure: That's like balancing on the edge of a sword for me. If I switch to doing something else for a while, I procrastinate more. If I don't, I also procrastinate.
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on December 19, 2018, 09:09:26 PM
Today was productive, but only because I didn't stay home. :P
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: Asmodean on December 20, 2018, 10:20:07 AM
Me, I simply cannot work from home these days. My Xbox starts serenading me from its hidey-hole, then I discover a certain peckishness and start making food, then I call it an early day... No, it's either going to the office, enforcing some self-discipline, or... Just throwing in the towel for that particular day :P
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on December 20, 2018, 11:08:48 AM
Me, I simply cannot work from home these days. My Xbox starts serenading me from its hidey-hole, then I discover a certain peckishness and start making food, then I call it an early day... No, it's either going to the office, enforcing some self-discipline, or... Just throwing in the towel for that particular day :P

I think I know exactly what you're talking about! :lol:

:sidesmile:

Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on December 21, 2018, 09:30:13 PM
I have nothing to put off until the last minute, for now. Feeling kind of disoriented.
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: Tank on December 21, 2018, 09:37:28 PM
I have nothing to put off until the last minute, for now. Feeling kind of disoriented.

:rofl:
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on December 21, 2018, 09:45:39 PM
I have nothing to put off until the last minute, for now. Feeling kind of disoriented.

:rofl:

Tank, I don't think you understand the severity of the situation. :P What's an incurable procrastinator like me to do? :shrug:
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: Tank on December 21, 2018, 09:51:48 PM
I have nothing to put off until the last minute, for now. Feeling kind of disoriented.

:rofl:

Tank, I don't think you understand the severity of the situation. :P What's an incurable procrastinator like me to do? :shrug:

Consider your options, over and over again!
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on December 21, 2018, 10:14:24 PM
I have nothing to put off until the last minute, for now. Feeling kind of disoriented.

:rofl:

Tank, I don't think you understand the severity of the situation. :P What's an incurable procrastinator like me to do? :shrug:

Consider your options, over and over again!

Maybe tomorrow. :P

Well whaddya know? I think you've solved the problem, Tank! :lol:
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on December 23, 2018, 08:56:10 PM
Since I've put off spring cleaning for months I am 'summer cleaning' now, starting with my computer files. Better late than never, right? :P
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: Dark Lightning on January 04, 2019, 05:12:05 PM
I have that problem currently with my "shop"- a portion of the garage that has nothing stored or piled in it. I have a project to build, but there is too much stuff in the way, and the dust bunnies need vacuuming up. Now I have a nasty cold, and taking benadryl. That makes me sleepy, and I'm not sure I should be using even a vacuum cleaner. Maybe tomorrow...  :)
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: jumbojak on January 05, 2019, 09:54:57 PM
Since I've put off spring cleaning for months I am 'summer cleaning' now, starting with my computer files. Better late than never, right? :P
I had to do that with my phone today. Really need a new one.
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on January 06, 2019, 01:32:53 AM
I have that problem currently with my "shop"- a portion of the garage that has nothing stored or piled in it. I have a project to build, but there is too much stuff in the way, and the dust bunnies need vacuuming up. Now I have a nasty cold, and taking benadryl. That makes me sleepy, and I'm not sure I should be using even a vacuum cleaner. Maybe tomorrow...  :)

Come over to the dark side, we have cookies!  :devil:
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on January 06, 2019, 01:39:35 AM
Since I've put off spring cleaning for months I am 'summer cleaning' now, starting with my computer files. Better late than never, right? :P
I had to do that with my phone today. Really need a new one.

Heh, I don't know much about phones, but my mother told me the other day that when she tries to use her phone the screen kept freezing on her and she would constantly have to restart it. She asked me to help her remove some files she had downloaded from messenger apps in hopes of fixing the problem. I had a quick look and saw I don't know how many cleaning apps running at the same time (seriously, I think there were 5 or 6), taking up phone resources. I'll never get the two hours of 'cleaning' her phone and ridding it of those excessive apps back. ::)

Sigh, I love ya mom but you really need to learn the very basics of modern technology.   
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: Icarus on January 06, 2019, 02:14:15 AM

Sigh, I love ya mom but you really need to learn the very basics of modern technology.   

So does poor Icarus.  Could you help both of us into this brave new world of digital gadgetry ?
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on January 14, 2019, 04:31:28 PM

Sigh, I love ya mom but you really need to learn the very basics of modern technology.   

So does poor Icarus.  Could you help both of us into this brave new world of digital gadgetry ?

Heh, I am certainly not the most qualified person to do that, just learning as I go along.

My mother is a proud person and doesn't ask for help unless she absolutely needs to, and even then... ::) I saw her fumbling with her cellphone, frustrated and angry. I asked her what was wrong and she said the cellphone I had bought her sucks and she'll have to get a new one.

(I have the same phone model and specs and know it doesn't suck) ::)

'The screen's always freezing', she told me. I then explained to her that her phone, like most people, are not good at multitasking and if there are too many programs running at the same time it will consume resources and the screen will freeze. I uninstalled like 5 cleaning apps that were running at startup and added Avast Antivirus (which also 'cleans') so that she could remove all those junk files she likes to remove.

'You know', I told her as I uninstalled the apps. 'You don't actually have to install every app suggestion that appears in your browser...'

She gives me the death glare in reply.

She hasn't complained about the phone since so I'm guessing that worked -- for now.
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on April 01, 2019, 05:30:14 AM
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:tellmemore:
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: Tank on April 01, 2019, 08:19:17 AM
:rofl:
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on April 01, 2019, 08:03:50 PM
I'm currently exploring the Mountains of Distraction. It's so nice up here. :tellmemore:
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: Bluenose on April 02, 2019, 12:38:43 AM
It is necessary to explore all areas of Procrastination before attempting any task.  Remember, never put off until tomorrow that which you can delay to the middle of the week after next...
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on April 02, 2019, 12:45:50 AM
It is necessary to explore all areas of Procrastination before attempting any task.  Remember, never put off until tomorrow that which you can delay to the middle of the week after next...

Exactly, Bluenose! ;D

 :P
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: Magdalena on April 02, 2019, 03:35:34 AM
It is necessary to explore all areas of Procrastination before attempting any task.  Remember, never put off until tomorrow that which you can delay to the middle of the week after next...
:snicker:
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: Magdalena on April 02, 2019, 03:38:31 AM
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:tellmemore:
I think I would like to visit the Isle of Good Intentions.  :tellmemore:
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: 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/
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on April 12, 2019, 02:52:00 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. :(
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: Bluenose on April 12, 2019, 03:28:49 AM
At the risk of trivialising the issue: don't worry, be happy!
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: Davin on April 12, 2019, 03:25:50 PM
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
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: Magdalena on April 12, 2019, 05:43:41 PM
...
To a person with a broken leg: walk it off.
...
:snicker:
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: Tank on April 12, 2019, 06:04:03 PM
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.
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: jumbojak on April 13, 2019, 12:17:00 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.
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: 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...
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: Davin on April 29, 2019, 02:52:59 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.
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on April 29, 2019, 10:28:57 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.
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: 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:
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: Davin on April 30, 2019, 05:56:17 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...
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on April 30, 2019, 10:36:38 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...
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: Davin on May 06, 2019, 04:31:23 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.
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: hermes2015 on May 06, 2019, 08:33:35 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.
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on May 06, 2019, 09:18:09 PM
I normally backup important files using Google Drive or Dropbox. I also send important files to my own inbox so I can find it easily later.  Might not be the safest of options but so far it's worked.
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: Davin on May 06, 2019, 10:29:50 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.
I'll check it out. I back up to the cloud and to an external HDD. But right now my desktop and laptop are alike but still too different. There is no good reason for that, they could be the exact same workspace on two different machines. So that's what I'm going to do.

Plus, there are a lot of files (textures in particular), that I've collected over the years and have gone through many organization schemes and it really needs to be cleaned up.
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on May 16, 2019, 06:30:48 PM
It's flared up again. The propensity towards procrastination has spread from my brain to the rest of my body like wildfire, effectively keeping me very low energy and unwilling to do much.

I need to swallow some batteries. :sad sigh:
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: Icarus on June 17, 2019, 05:12:15 AM
Here is an article that could be worth pondering......https://www.inc.com/peter-economy/why-laziness-is-not-why-you-procrastinate-your-emotions-are.html?utm_source=pocket-newtab
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: hermes2015 on June 17, 2019, 05:17:10 AM
This is completely outside any of my fields of expertise, but I'm guessing that depression could also induce procrastination.
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: Tank on June 17, 2019, 11:52:21 AM
This is completely outside any of my fields of expertise, but I'm guessing that depression could also induce procrastination.

It's a feedback loop of the first order. Depression leads procrastination which leads to depression. It can be a nasty downward spiral.
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on June 18, 2019, 05:34:25 PM
I don't know, but it makes sense. Procrastination can be a form of self-sabotage.
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on July 21, 2019, 12:50:27 AM
It really helps to listen to music I like to get "in the zone". Today I got a lot of work done. :grin:
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on January 07, 2020, 12:41:11 AM
I've been procrastinating again. The year has barely started and already I'm failing at keeping one of my resolutions. :(
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: No one on January 07, 2020, 01:18:47 AM
There's always tomorrow.
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on January 07, 2020, 01:21:43 AM
There's always tomorrow.

 :picard facepalm:
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: No one on January 07, 2020, 01:54:23 AM
Let's not rush to judgment. Perhaps postpone reevaluation for a later date.
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on January 07, 2020, 02:00:03 AM
Let's not rush to judgment. Perhaps postpone reevaluation for a later date.

You are enjoying this, aren't you? :???:

 ;D
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: No one on January 07, 2020, 02:41:27 AM
Let's just say I enjoy humor with a lingering effect.
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: billy rubin on January 07, 2020, 12:40:50 PM
i zuggezt you sleep on it and reevalute with a clearer head tomorrow
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on January 07, 2020, 09:08:54 PM
Today was better :smug:
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: Davin on January 08, 2020, 02:36:59 PM
I'm a great procrastinator myself. I've improved a little over the years but there are still a few things that I put off for no good reason. Over my vacation I fell back into my old ways and am now trying to get back to being efficiently productive.
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on January 09, 2020, 01:44:10 AM
I'm a great procrastinator myself. I've improved a little over the years but there are still a few things that I put off for no good reason. Over my vacation I fell back into my old ways and am now trying to get back to being efficiently productive.

I feel like I could've written those words myself! I'm not finding it easy to return to the pre-holiday pace, though.
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: Davin on January 10, 2020, 01:36:55 PM
I'm a great procrastinator myself. I've improved a little over the years but there are still a few things that I put off for no good reason. Over my vacation I fell back into my old ways and am now trying to get back to being efficiently productive.

I feel like I could've written those words myself! I'm not finding it easy to return to the pre-holiday pace, though.
It's not easy for me. I keep failing, but I'm slowly failing less and less.
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: No one on January 20, 2020, 03:54:05 AM
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Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on January 21, 2020, 12:33:10 AM
^ :sad sigh:
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: No one on January 21, 2020, 04:26:38 AM
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Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: Davin on January 21, 2020, 01:58:37 PM
That's why I set my alarm earlier than I need to get up...
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on January 27, 2020, 01:13:04 PM
Dammit, I'm procrastinating now. :(
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: Davin on February 07, 2020, 02:16:36 PM
So I've been noticing lately that there are a bunch of things I keep putting off to do after work and then forget about completely when I'm at home. I guess I should make a list of things I've put off...
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on February 07, 2020, 04:12:35 PM
So I've been noticing lately that there are a bunch of things I keep putting off to do after work and then forget about completely when I'm at home. I guess I should make a list of things I've put off...

Check-lists are a great way to not forget. Maybe I should take my own advice. :P
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: Davin on February 07, 2020, 05:03:52 PM
So I've been noticing lately that there are a bunch of things I keep putting off to do after work and then forget about completely when I'm at home. I guess I should make a list of things I've put off...

Check-lists are a great way to not forget. Maybe I should take my own advice. :P
Only have to remember to check the checklists.
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on February 07, 2020, 05:30:59 PM
So I've been noticing lately that there are a bunch of things I keep putting off to do after work and then forget about completely when I'm at home. I guess I should make a list of things I've put off...

Check-lists are a great way to not forget. Maybe I should take my own advice. :P
Only have to remember to check the checklists.

I've got the perfect solution. Sticky notes! Sticky notes everywhere! ;D
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: No one on February 07, 2020, 05:33:53 PM
Phone have alarms, and reminders. Some of which will remind you when you reach a specific location.
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on February 07, 2020, 05:40:40 PM
Phone have alarms, and reminders. Some of which will remind you when you reach a specific location.

But you can forget to take your phone with you.

...

Scratch that...it isn't possible to not have your phone with you 24/7. :P
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: billy rubin on February 07, 2020, 05:55:23 PM
oooh

yes it iz.

when im on my own time, i generally leave my telephone sitting on a desk, and go about my life without it.
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on February 07, 2020, 06:00:47 PM
oooh

yes it iz.

when im on my own time, i generally leave my telephone sitting on a desk, and go about my life without it.

That behaviour is totally alien to me. My phone is an extension of me -- I'm basically a cyborg. :P
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: No one on February 07, 2020, 06:19:59 PM
You're an Android fan then?
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on February 07, 2020, 06:26:31 PM
You're an Android fan then?

I guess so!  :bender:

:grin:
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: Davin on February 07, 2020, 08:00:50 PM
I have a bunch of lists on my phone. I don't like timers/reminders because they're annoying, so I use them rarely. I'm great as making and organizing lists. I've gotten good at following through with some of those lists too. It's just that some things never make it to the top.
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on February 10, 2020, 07:25:32 PM
Clock's ticking and I can't get my act together.  :( I have till the end of the month to turn in my thesis.
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: Davin on February 10, 2020, 07:31:19 PM
I found the cure for it, I don't know why I didn't try it myself. Took until someone told me.

Spoiler: ShowHide

Stop procrastinating and just do it.
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on February 10, 2020, 07:38:37 PM
I found the cure for it, I don't know why I didn't try it myself. Took until someone told me.

Spoiler: ShowHide

Stop procrastinating and just do it.


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:grin:
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: billy rubin on February 10, 2020, 08:22:26 PM
i had a difficult time getting my palaeontology thesis out. my profezsor was a procrastinator, and took way too much time reviewing draftz. i had a job offer 1500 milez away and a deadline.

eventually i just left, worked at tge job for a year and flew back for the defense. me actually juzt leaving finally got him moving.
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on February 10, 2020, 08:32:37 PM
i had a difficult time getting my palaeontology thesis out. my profezsor was a procrastinator, and took way too much time reviewing draftz. i had a job offer 1500 milez away and a deadline.

eventually i just left, worked at tge job for a year and flew back for the defense. me actually juzt leaving finally got him moving.

Yeah...I don't know if I'll even be able to wait for my professor to review my final draft. He's abroad and only returns on the 20th.
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: Tank on February 10, 2020, 09:07:07 PM
i had a difficult time getting my palaeontology thesis out. my profezsor was a procrastinator, and took way too much time reviewing draftz. i had a job offer 1500 milez away and a deadline.

eventually i just left, worked at tge job for a year and flew back for the defense. me actually juzt leaving finally got him moving.

Yeah...I don't know if I'll even be able to wait for my professor to review my final draft. He's abroad and only returns on the 20th.

Do you need time off from HAF?
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on February 10, 2020, 09:09:57 PM
i had a difficult time getting my palaeontology thesis out. my profezsor was a procrastinator, and took way too much time reviewing draftz. i had a job offer 1500 milez away and a deadline.

eventually i just left, worked at tge job for a year and flew back for the defense. me actually juzt leaving finally got him moving.

Yeah...I don't know if I'll even be able to wait for my professor to review my final draft. He's abroad and only returns on the 20th.

Do you need time off from HAF?

I'm trying to control it without having to be that drastic. :P Besides HAF there are other distractions such as Youtube and Netflix so if I can't find it within me to manage my time better nothing will change. :sad sigh:
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: billy rubin on February 10, 2020, 11:19:00 PM
turn your phone off and put in a drawer
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on February 10, 2020, 11:22:28 PM
turn your phone off and put in a drawer

The problem isn't really the phone. I use my computer a lot (especially to research and write my draft) and distraction is just a click away. :sad sigh:
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: Tank on February 11, 2020, 08:27:10 AM
Read this

https://www.sciencefocus.com/the-human-body/5-hacks-to-supercharge-your-willpower/
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: Old Seer on February 11, 2020, 02:41:24 PM
i had a difficult time getting my palaeontology thesis out. my profezsor was a procrastinator, and took way too much time reviewing draftz. i had a job offer 1500 milez away and a deadline.

eventually i just left, worked at tge job for a year and flew back for the defense. me actually juzt leaving finally got him moving.

Yeah...I don't know if I'll even be able to wait for my professor to review my final draft. He's abroad and only returns on the 20th.

Do you need time off from HAF?

I'm trying to control it without having to be that drastic. :P Besides HAF there are other distractions such as Youtube and Netflix so if I can't find it within me to manage my time better nothing will change. :sad sigh:
Do the things you have to do, and be prepared to take the losses of things you can't do. Among the things you can do- what are the most important and do those. There's no need to worry about things you can't do if you can't change the circumstances as worrying won't change them. Handle the Things that can be done. Temporarily put aside things you won't need until the important things are taken care of. Whatever losses occur, you'll have to live with. Then you can return to having peace of mind.
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: No one on February 16, 2020, 07:29:26 AM
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Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on February 17, 2020, 01:24:03 PM
^ :rofl: Love it!
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on February 17, 2020, 10:31:58 PM
Well, I got more done these past couple of days than I did in the past week. :grin: Taking a break now to catch up on these juicy HAF threads and posts...
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: Tank on February 17, 2020, 10:33:35 PM
Well, I got more done these past couple of days than I did in the past week. :grin: Taking a break now to catch up on these juicy HAF threads and posts...

Well done.
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on February 17, 2020, 10:37:20 PM
Well, I got more done these past couple of days than I did in the past week. :grin: Taking a break now to catch up on these juicy HAF threads and posts...

Well done.

Grazie! :grin:
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: Magdalena on February 17, 2020, 10:58:13 PM
Well, I got more done these past couple of days than I did in the past week. :grin: Taking a break now to catch up on these juicy HAF threads and posts...
Good to "see" you, again.  :hug:
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on February 18, 2020, 01:46:04 AM
Well, I got more done these past couple of days than I did in the past week. :grin: Taking a break now to catch up on these juicy HAF threads and posts...
Good to "see" you, again.  :hug:

Likewise! :hug:

:grin:
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: Recusant on February 18, 2020, 03:43:16 PM
Cool! Sounds like progress.  :brava:
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on February 18, 2020, 09:57:45 PM
Cool! Sounds like progress.  :brava:

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on March 08, 2020, 01:50:31 PM
It's getting bad. The crippling anxiety and frustration I feel has eclipsed any pleasurable feelings I gain from writing my thesis and any attempt at crafting each sentence feels hopelessly misguided. I get caught up in the minutia of technique, something I feel I have no competence in and what I get on the page are Frankenstein's Monster agglomerations of words and ideas. The entire text feels like an ugly, pieced-together monster that's going to suffer at the hands of the evaluators and make my life miserable.   

I don't know what to do.  :(
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: Tank on March 08, 2020, 02:40:40 PM
It's getting bad. The crippling anxiety and frustration I feel has eclipsed any pleasurable feelings I gain from writing my thesis and any attempt at crafting each sentence feels hopelessly misguided. I get caught up in the minutia of technique, something I feel I have no competence in and what I get on the page are Frankenstein's Monster agglomerations of words and ideas. The entire text feels like an ugly, pieced-together monster that's going to suffer at the hands of the evaluators and make my life miserable.   

I don't know what to do.  :(

Put the core ideas as bullet points on one page.
Put them in order.
Flesh out each point.
Join them together.
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: billy rubin on March 08, 2020, 07:55:13 PM
^^^do that.

write out the outline of what you want to have, just the structure, whatever the standard format is.

then bullet point each section with one-sentence tag lines, put in the titles of tables and figures

take each section and bullet point it as well. each of these will be a paragraph.

write the paragraphs one at a time

put em together

sprinkle in whatever you forgot and left out.

Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: Tank on March 08, 2020, 08:59:30 PM
^^^ this.

I suggest that you start with a single page of basic bullet points as this will force you to include the critical and leave out the crap. It also forces you to synthesise your own points/arguments down to a manageable number to allow you to gain focus that your supervisor can get their head around. A thesis is like a joke (no joke intended) with its conclusion as the 'punch-line'. You only put into a joke the necessary information to build to the punch-line. Only put into your thesis that which supports your conclusion. 
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on March 08, 2020, 09:50:34 PM
Great tips! I'll give that strategy a try :)
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: billy rubin on March 08, 2020, 09:59:56 PM
it's really hard to write the whole thing at once, and it gets intimidating really quickly.

doing it in pieces is much easier.
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: Tank on March 08, 2020, 10:32:25 PM
it's really hard to write the whole thing at once, and it gets intimidating really quickly.

doing it in pieces is much easier.

How do you eat an elephant?
One bite at a time!
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: hermes2015 on March 09, 2020, 03:41:21 AM
When do hope to complete the write-up?
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: Icarus on March 10, 2020, 01:41:34 AM
Here is a miscellaneous article that should cause us to take notice of our own irresposibly hedonistic behavior.   Read this article about the admirably responsible citizens of South Korea.

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/03/09/how-south-korea-is-composting-its-way-to-sustainability?utm_source=pocket-newtab

Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on March 11, 2020, 02:19:21 PM
When do hope to complete the write-up?

No fixed date in mind, just as soon as possible.
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: hermes2015 on March 11, 2020, 02:46:50 PM
When do hope to complete the write-up?

No fixed date in mind, just as soon as possible.

The reason I asked was because you may find my way of coping useful: just work for an hour every day. That way you will not find it too arduous, and you will be surprised how easily an unpleasant task gets done. Some days you will even enjoy yourself and work for a few hours without noticing it.
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on March 11, 2020, 03:03:23 PM
When do hope to complete the write-up?

No fixed date in mind, just as soon as possible.

The reason I asked was because you may find my way of coping useful: just work for an hour every day. That way you will not find it too arduous, and you will be surprised how easily an unpleasant task gets done. Some days you will even enjoy yourself and work for a few hours without noticing it.

I'll give that a try!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on March 13, 2020, 04:33:39 PM
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Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: Icarus on March 17, 2020, 07:04:08 PM
Distractions are everywhere. 

https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-ways-to-battle-procrastination-11576083512?st=xqd6xymbjrbcydz&mod=pkt_ff
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: hermes2015 on March 19, 2020, 07:48:01 AM
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on March 19, 2020, 12:43:37 PM
Distractions are everywhere. 

https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-ways-to-battle-procrastination-11576083512?st=xqd6xymbjrbcydz&mod=pkt_ff

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on March 19, 2020, 12:44:04 PM

:lol: That's great!
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: hermes2015 on March 19, 2020, 01:22:00 PM
I thought of you when I saw it.
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on March 19, 2020, 02:10:03 PM
I thought of you when I saw it.

:grin:
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on April 19, 2020, 09:26:07 PM
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Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: Davin on April 20, 2020, 03:52:38 PM
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And I have things I haven't been doing for months that will probably take two minutes...
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on April 20, 2020, 03:55:08 PM
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And I have things I haven't been doing for months that will probably take two minutes...

Yeah... :sad sigh: Me too.
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: Tank on April 20, 2020, 06:50:13 PM
My procrastination index is at an all time low what with retirement and lockdown. I am actively looking for trivial things to do!
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on April 20, 2020, 07:25:54 PM
My procrastination index is at an all time low what with retirement and lockdown. I am actively looking for trivial things to do!

Oh dear, it seems you've been bitten by the Restless Proactionation bug. This can be serious...very serious indeed.  :headshake: At its worst, it can manifest in both mental (Restless Mind) and physical (Restless Body) symptoms and, before you know it, you're stuck in some frantic creative pursuit such as manually labeling everything in your house with names such as:

Coffee pot: Magic Pixie Dust Vial
Fridge: Winter Dispenser
Cellphone: Cordless Tin Can Phone
Garlic Storage Canister: Vampire Repellent

...and so on...

:sidesmile:
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: Tank on April 20, 2020, 10:12:49 PM
My procrastination index is at an all time low what with retirement and lockdown. I am actively looking for trivial things to do!

Oh dear, it seems you've been bitten by the Restless Proactionation bug. This can be serious...very serious indeed.  :headshake: At its worst, it can manifest in both mental (Restless Mind) and physical (Restless Body) symptoms and, before you know it, you're stuck in some frantic creative pursuit such as manually labeling everything in your house with names such as:

Coffee pot: Magic Pixie Dust Vial
Fridge: Winter Dispenser
Cellphone: Cordless Tin Can Phone
Garlic Storage Canister: Vampire Repellent

...and so on...

:sidesmile:

:grin:
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: Dark Lightning on April 21, 2020, 03:12:35 AM
I've gotten to a point where my garage "shop" is organized to where I don't have to move something in order to do some wood working. Not a matter of procrastination so much as having "too much stuff". My wife collects antiques. If she dies before I do, I'll have someone knowledgeable come in and estimate the value, and sell them. The rest will be donated, and then the remainder will be put in a giant dumpster. I'm looking at about 60 cubic yards of gained space. A lot of what my wife collects (hoards) would be gotten rid of. :smilenod:
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: Tank on April 21, 2020, 06:53:44 AM
I've gotten to a point where my garage "shop" is organized to where I don't have to move something in order to do some wood working. Not a matter of procrastination so much as having "too much stuff". My wife collects antiques. If she dies before I do, I'll have someone knowledgeable come in and estimate the value, and sell them. The rest will be donated, and then the remainder will be put in a giant dumpster. I'm looking at about 60 cubic yards of gained space. A lot of what my wife collects (hoards) would be gotten rid of. :smilenod:

I now know what is in my garage! It's a nice feeling. And I too don't need to move shit to do shit. Heaven  :frolic:
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: No one on April 21, 2020, 09:49:20 AM
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Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: billy rubin on April 21, 2020, 01:25:14 PM
I now know what is in my garage! It's a nice feeling. And I too don't need to move shit to do shit. Heaven  :frolic:

i own five grease guns because four times ive needed to grease something and couldnt find it
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: Dark Lightning on April 21, 2020, 04:15:09 PM
I now know what is in my garage! It's a nice feeling. And I too don't need to move shit to do shit. Heaven  :frolic:

i own five grease guns because four times ive needed to grease something and couldnt find it

Mine is sanding blocks. Every time I painted a vehicle over the last several years, I've had to buy a new one because I couldn't find the others. I now have 6 of them. At least I know where they all are now! Tank- that's a great feeling, isn't it? I'm not quite done, but getting close.
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: Tank on April 21, 2020, 04:29:56 PM
I now know what is in my garage! It's a nice feeling. And I too don't need to move shit to do shit. Heaven  :frolic:

i own five grease guns because four times ive needed to grease something and couldnt find it

I have two fret saws, two claw hammers, uncountable paint brushes and screwdrivers for the same reason. But the worst is paint scrapers, I have 7 paint scrappers FFS!
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: billy rubin on April 21, 2020, 09:26:11 PM
i once couldn't find my hacksaw. needed it, no way around it. looked all over the shop, finally said, shit, and went out and bought another one.

sawed whatever it was that needed sawing and said, all right, i'm sick of this. where can i put this hacksaw so that i will never lose it again? somep[lace in plain sight that i will see it often enough to klnow where it is, and ill never go through this goose chase again.

aha. i sadi, i'll put it on the nail on th eleft side of the door out of the hot room where i cant miss it and i will always know where it is.

so i took my hacksaw and went to the hot room and reached up to the nail . . .

. . . and my old hacksaw was hanging on it.
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: Tank on April 21, 2020, 09:31:34 PM
i once couldn't find my hacksaw. needed it, no way around it. looked all over the shop, finally said, shit, and went out and bought another one.

sawed whatever it was that needed sawing and said, all right, i'm sick of this. where can i put this hacksaw so that i will never lose it again? somep[lace in plain sight that i will see it often enough to klnow where it is, and ill never go through this goose chase again.

aha. i sadi, i'll put it on the nail on th eleft side of the door out of the hot room where i cant miss it and i will always know where it is.

so i took my hacksaw and went to the hot room and reached up to the nail . . .

. . . and my old hacksaw was hanging on it.

I just knew where that was going LOL
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: billy rubin on April 21, 2020, 09:43:51 PM
you will never go wrong predicting that i will do stupid things.
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: No one on June 18, 2020, 09:33:10 PM
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Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on June 20, 2020, 01:24:50 AM
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 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: Randy on June 20, 2020, 02:11:32 AM
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:lol: I can relate to that. :)
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: No one on July 02, 2021, 06:32:44 AM
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Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: hermes2015 on July 04, 2021, 05:31:21 AM
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Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: Davin on July 08, 2021, 03:24:50 PM
(https://64.media.tumblr.com/55466eda31677e264f3b4e387ebbc8de/tumblr_nx94001gon1r09l2vo1_400.gifv)
I like it.
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: No one on July 08, 2021, 04:09:59 PM
Eye think she sees from a wide view. Looks at it all from many different angles.
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on July 19, 2021, 06:00:43 PM
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Hehe! :grin:
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: xSilverPhinx on July 19, 2021, 06:01:31 PM
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Oh, wow. Googly Eye overload!  :o

I love it :grin:
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: No one on July 19, 2021, 07:04:06 PM
The eyes have it.
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: Bad Penny II on July 20, 2021, 01:29:55 PM
I don't like the face of many eyes, they look like pustules.
Title: Re: Principal Proclivity: Procrastination Problem Persists
Post by: No one on August 14, 2021, 05:30:57 PM
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