I have been so lazy today. I had big plans that were actually manageable... Yea, I didn't even get halfway through with them all..
I want to work and I want to write, but dangit I just don't want to.
Have you ever been in this kind of mood?
Um...all the time! You're definitely not alone. I wish I could force myself to write hubs...I just can't do it. When the mood strikes, the mood strikes.
The only time that I get everything I need to get done is with deadlines, set by someone else. It's funny because everyone always assumes I'm a self-starter. My secret - I respond tremendously well to deadlines.
I am not allowed to be all "read my hubs" and stuff, but I did write a hub about procrastination. It stinks to need to do things ya dont want to do. Its OK to play hooky, on occasion.
Are these self-imposed have-tos we are talking about or real ones?
That's called procrastination- putting things off when you know you should do them. And writers likely get it all the time.
I get ideas in my head, and it's sometimes hard to get them typed out and published, whether it's on HP or on my blogs.
Oh yeah Whitney, all the time.
And Haunty, if you give it a thought, ALL our have tos are self imposed
Do you mean a thought? Oh no, that's not me. lol
even if you HAVE TO..go pee..... oh, well, I spppose I should be doing laundry right now, cuz no one else is going to do it...
LOL You don't really have to do anything to make a puddle, it just happens
oh, be right back, if a puddle happens. I have to clean it up!!!
well, yeah. But I am ok with that. no need for puddles in my house, personal preferance...its all good.
To tell you the truth, I am not a big fan of puddles personally. But I bet you see my point about have-tos
well, yeah. But I am hungry now, so I HAVE TOOOOO go cook dinner.
HA HA. Im still here!! Hubby gets out of work in ...one minute...he'll be home in about 45...shrimp is marentating, just need to go turn on the grill.....why is that so difficult?
I'm doing that right now!!
Oh sweeet procrastination, how I love your creamy center of laziness, your spell of release as I let go of all things of priority!
Oh, but what a hangover it leaves...
Good lord, man. This sounds like erotic literature or something!
I once read an article about procrastination and a professional said it was a serious disease or something like that. I had all of her symptoms and childhood specifications (having controlling, overbearing parents, etc.).
I'm not terribly worried about it though, I always get things done when I need them to get done. Maybe I rush myself, but I am able to admit that I enjoy the HUGE adrenaline rush of meeting deadlines. Nothing wrong with that!
Whenever I put of an assignment and start to 'buckle down' in the last few hours before it is due, I feel this odd sense of peace and calmness and euphoria once finished.
Anyone else like this??? lol
yup. I dont belive in "professionals" either.
Or (the non-professional view)... Sometimes a person just gets sick of always doing what they're supposed to be and decides it's really ok and healthy to put off until tomorrow what they could have done today.
In general, I'm almost compulsive about not procrastinating because I know what happens when you let that seep into life; but another way to look at procrastinating is "simply removing a task from today's to-do list and putting it on tomorrow's to-do list". (Tomorrow is another day. Besides, sometimes if you procrastinate long enough whatever it is you had to do actually does go away in one way or another. )
so long as the lights dont get shut off!! I can brush my hair tomorrow.
Or you can learn a new skill (brushing your hair without the lights). Nothing but good can come from it.
HAHAHAH!!!! I have scheduled myslef a few minutes to check in here this morning while the children eat breakfast. After yesterday's sillynes, I feel ready to get some work done this afternoon!! I am going to bake a cake and clean the house for tomorrow is my duaghters birthday party. I just might brush my hair today too. Who knows?
The only way I fight procrastination and dalliance is with strict rules for myself. One hub every morning. Three webpages every afternoon. Ten backlinks a day on blogs. And stuff like that.
I've defined a schedule that I believe is fair, makes money and pays the bills, and lets me do other things in my life as well.
When you work at home everyday, you can get lax if you don't really push yourself.
I once asked a Jesuit Professor why I had to take 5 years of latin. And his response was, to learn that life isn't always fun. I think of that when I don't want to do anything. And then I get on with it.
I love that quote. It's great. I find that my procrastination has worsened after my last job. I am talking unimaginable deadlines and insane pressure. It's almost like I had so many deadlines and goals that now I'm really enjoying 'freedom' lol. I'm looking forward going back to school though, I know I can meet the deadlines, I just hope I'll be able to remember what it is like to set personal goals within the hard deadlines in order to really ace my courses. If that makes sense!
There is a part, in The Chronicle's of Narnia, when this horse that used to be a slave is all lazy, and the book says ...not exactly but close.."one of the worst effects of having been a slave, is once there is no one to tell you what to do anymore, you find you have nearly forgotten how to make yourself do anything."
Yes, I have done the same today, not getting a lot done but trying...Isn't happy hour now?
It must be the day. I have no energy. I also don't have a list today either...so I'm relaxing instead.
I have been putting off trimming my toenails. I hate that job and prefer to do it out of doors.
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