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Have you ever had things to do but not wanted to do them?

  1. Whitney05 profile image63
    Whitney05posted 8 years ago

    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?

    1. Colebabie profile image60
      Colebabieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Oh yes, I'm still sitting on the couch and I need to go get ready for work. I didn't get nearly as much studying done as I should have today hmm

  2. girly_girl09 profile image71
    girly_girl09posted 8 years ago

    Um...all the time! big_smile 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. big_smile

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    dennisemattposted 8 years ago

    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.  smile

  4. Haunty profile image80
    Hauntyposted 8 years ago

    Are these self-imposed have-tos we are talking about or real ones?

  5. Anti-Valentine profile image94
    Anti-Valentineposted 8 years ago

    That's called procrastination- putting things off when you know you should do them. And writers likely get it all the time. wink

    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.

  6. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Oh yeah Whitney, all the time. smile

    And Haunty, if you give it a thought, ALL our have tos are self imposed smile

    1. Haunty profile image80
      Hauntyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Do you mean a thought? Oh no, that's not me. lol

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      dennisemattposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      even if you HAVE TO..go pee..... smile oh, well, I spppose I should be doing laundry right now, cuz no one else is going to do it...

      1. Misha profile image75
        Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        LOL You don't really have to do anything to make a puddle, it just happens tongue

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          dennisemattposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          HAHAHHAHHAHAHHAHHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
          oh, be right back, if a puddle happens. I have to clean it up!!!

          1. Misha profile image75
            Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            He-he. This too is self-imposed have-to tongue

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              dennisemattposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              well, yeah. But I am ok with that. no need for puddles in my house, personal preferance...its all good.  smile

              1. Misha profile image75
                Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                To tell you the truth, I am not a big fan of puddles personally. But I bet you see my point about have-tos smile

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                  dennisemattposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  well, yeah. But I am hungry now, so I HAVE TOOOOO go cook dinner.  smile

                  1. Misha profile image75
                    Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                    Absolutely. Bon appetite smile

  7. Earthscribe profile image80
    Earthscribeposted 8 years ago

    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...

    1. Anti-Valentine profile image94
      Anti-Valentineposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Good lord, man. This sounds like erotic literature or something!

      1. Earthscribe profile image80
        Earthscribeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah, dat's how I roll. Like when the kids say it's all good, well, it's all a romance, life.

        1. Anti-Valentine profile image94
          Anti-Valentineposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I see. So it was intended. At least it wasn't an embarrassing ambiguity.

          I like it.

  8. girly_girl09 profile image71
    girly_girl09posted 8 years ago

    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.). yikes

    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

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      dennisemattposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      yup. I dont belive in "professionals" either.  smile

      1. Misha profile image75
        Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Got a third one here smile

      2. Lisa HW profile image80
        Lisa HWposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        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.   lol  )

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          dennisemattposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          smile  so long as the lights dont get shut off!! I can brush my hair tomorrow.

          1. Lisa HW profile image80
            Lisa HWposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Or you can learn a new skill (brushing your hair without the lights).  Nothing but good can come from it.   smile

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              dennisemattposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              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?

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    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.

    1. Haunty profile image80
      Hauntyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Then you deserve what you earn from it.

    2. girly_girl09 profile image71
      girly_girl09posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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! big_smile

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        dennisemattposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        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."

  10. Ladybird33 profile image48
    Ladybird33posted 8 years ago

    Yes, I have done the same today, not getting a lot done but trying...Isn't happy hour now?  smile

    1. jiberish profile image76
      jiberishposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'm with you, whatever has to be done can surely wait till I've had a Marguerita. smile

  11. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    LOL smile

  12. Jane@CM profile image61
    Jane@CMposted 8 years ago

    It must be the day.  I have no energy.  I also don't have a list today either...so I'm relaxing instead.

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image74
      Eaglekiwiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Procastination seems to be my middle name
      Either wake up running
      Or never fully wake up lol

      Learned how to play Texas hold em last night
      so more happy distrations...hehe

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    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    I have been putting off trimming my toenails. I hate that job and prefer to do it out of doors.

  14. Anath profile image73
    Anathposted 8 years ago

    Cooking and housework

 
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