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Old 07-26-2017, 12:34 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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Tomorrow! Next Week! Next Month! Next Year!

What do you consider to be your least harmless to your worst procrastinations, and which procrastinations you put off and now celebrating you did procrastinate over something?

At 67, I'm still dragging my feet getting a Will made out, as well as my Advanced Health Directives. I would consider that to be my worst procrastination.

Should get a colonoscopy, but I'm going to procrastinate on that one until 2020! Or maybe 2022!

More exercise? Ah! Too windy tonight for a walk. Tomorrow!

I am very glad I procrastinated, since 2009, about moving to Tucson. After 2 years, I visited there 2 months ago, and I can now bury that procrastination!
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Old 07-26-2017, 12:40 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Picking up dog poop. I can always do it tomorrow. Cleaning house. Same thing. Manyana! I have to force myself to do those things!

Looked like rain today so I did go out and scoop the poop!
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Old 07-26-2017, 08:01 AM
 
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I have rarely that the issue of procrastination. I just plain don't do some things I should do. Even chores and work I dislike, I try to get done and behind me quickly. Some people, one I live with, are constantly behind schedule and feeling stressed. Being behind schedule does not make more time. Being a head of schedule does not make more time either, but it can certainly reduce stress and make life easier.
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Old 07-26-2017, 08:10 AM
 
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Tomorrow! Next Week! Next Month! Next Year!

What do you consider to be your least harmless to your worst procrastinations, and which procrastinations you put off and now celebrating you did procrastinate over something?

At 67, I'm still dragging my feet getting a Will made out, as well as my Advanced Health Directives. I would consider that to be my worst procrastination.

Should get a colonoscopy, but I'm going to procrastinate on that one until 2020! Or maybe 2022!

More exercise? Ah! Too windy tonight for a walk. Tomorrow!

I am very glad I procrastinated, since 2009, about moving to Tucson. After 2 years, I visited there 2 months ago, and I can now bury that procrastination!
I was just thinking about this a few days ago. So much procrastination going on in my life!!
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Old 07-26-2017, 09:41 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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Get organized. My garage is full of stuff waiting to be sorted out.
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Old 07-26-2017, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Best get a power of attorney now.
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Old 07-26-2017, 10:00 AM
 
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I tend to want to, "get it done." I learned from my father about the pitfalls of procrastination, he could have retired at 60 or so, but failed to do what was necessary to make that happen, he went to 65 and died six months later of heart disease. My wife, on the other hand will simply not do something today that can be done at a later date. I like the idea of having things done and behind me, rather than waiting for me at a point I really don't feel like it. I guess it's about not wanting to feel rushed when the task is bearing down on your calendar. I've also learned to do a little each day on large tasks and not have to have my day be made up of working or relaxing, both can be rewarding when done in the same day.
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Old 07-26-2017, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Floyd Co, VA
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Might be much easier to make a list of what I don't procrastinate doing.

1. Feed dogs and cat.

2. Eat something chocolate.

There could be one of two other things but nothing jumps right out at this time.
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Old 07-26-2017, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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I don't know why I have such an aversion to checking my emails. I used to do it once a week, now every 2 weeks or more.

Regular mail, so much unwarranted mail, I fetch out the bills, then let the rest pile up and pile up, and then, finally, I go through it!

Interesting thing about lapsed subscriptions, if you let it lapse, no big deal, it gets cheaper and cheaper to procrastinate. I understand how important it is not to lose a subscriber.
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Old 07-26-2017, 12:38 PM
 
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Might be much easier to make a list of what I don't procrastinate doing.

1. Feed dogs and cat.

2. Eat something chocolate.

There could be one of two other things but nothing jumps right out at this time.
Great Idea!! Think positive.

I do make it a point to exercise by walking four times a week and go to an organized class twice a week!!

And make sure my pets eat.

The world is good today
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