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Old 07-17-2008, 01:59 PM
 
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I followed Ohiogirls, "one more thing" way of doing things for many years. In recent years, I've become a practitioner of the "doing one less thing" way of doing things. For the time being anyway, the one less thing way works best for me. Who know what tomorrow holds in store. Guess, I'll have to wait until tomorrow to find out.
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Old 07-17-2008, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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LOL. Now here's a thread I can relate to!
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Old 07-17-2008, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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LOL. Now here's a thread I can relate to!
me too......tomorrow......
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Old 07-22-2008, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Give me an hour to do something and it'll be done in ahour.....give me 30 days and it'll be done.....in 29 days and 23 hours
See if this makes sense.
Seems to me that I need an extra boost of adreneline to start.Last minute "panic" provides that adreneline.
So, now I set a start time and then refuse to talk to myself so I can't talk myself into postponing it again(yes, you can train to yourself to do that)
On some high energy days ....or maybe 'brain-dead' ones ....just moving from task to task without THINKING about it works.
Do you just put things off thoughtlessly or do you (like me) find all sorts of excuses for putting off ?
Sheesh....it makes simple tasks so much less work to just DO them (so I keep reminding myself
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Old 07-22-2008, 02:18 PM
 
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I used to be terrible about this. Now I just make a list and set it by the computer. As I get bored I look at the list. I just seem to end up doing the list because its there right in front of me nagging me like the mother I never wanted.

I remember reading somewhere long ago that people that make lists have the tendency to get more things done. I think its true for me.

Another thing about lists thats good..I stall on doing stuff because I think of it as a massive great project that must be all done at once and it going to take forever.
But looking at the list and breaking it down in 15 minute chunks of being responsible for a change makes it easier to deal with.
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Old 07-22-2008, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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In recent years, I've become a practitioner of the "doing one less thing" way of doing things. For the time being anyway, the one less thing way works best for me. Who know what tomorrow holds in store. Guess, I'll have to wait until tomorrow to find out.
Perhaps this is a strategy for avoiding death. If we never get around to finishing our tasks, how can we go unprepared to the Great Beyond?
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Old 07-22-2008, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Road Warrior
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Not gona happen, procrastinator today, procrastinator tommorow.
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Old 07-22-2008, 04:41 PM
 
Location: NYC
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This is a sickness in my opinion. I can't help but procrastinate. I can't stop it no matter what I do.
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Old 07-22-2008, 07:09 PM
 
Location: (WNY)
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Lists/ planners/agendas/ calendars/ email reminders/ post it notes/ paying bills online...

I used to be really bad... but I am getting better all because of the above methods...
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Old 07-23-2008, 03:52 PM
 
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Unless I post that note on my forehead and stand in front of a mirror ..

.. amazing how those lists can get overlooked if they sit there long enough.
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