Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Procrastination IS Me

I do procrastinate. I don't know why, I hate it, but I can't seem to break free. I spend more energy procrastinating than I would have if I just did the darned thing. Sometimes I'll do that. I start to make a list of things to do, then it becomes a game to see how many of those things I can rush and do so I don't have to add them to the list. And can you say distraction...Sometimes I'll have six things going on the computer. Googling something, have a couple of blogs I need to comment on, an interview I need to complete, then I'll suddenly remember something else I needed to check out. I just stack the web pages all up, but then I'll see something interesting and go off on a trail, forgetting where I started, then accidentally hit close google and lose them all. If I'm lucky, I remember and go find them again. If I'm not, I will run across an old email as I'm searching for something and remember that I never finished that whatever it is. It's a sad state to be in and I plan to change it.

10 comments:

  1. Omigosh, Anita, we are twins. I always have a ton of things going on the computer at the same time. I can't help it. :) That's why sometimes I write by hand in bed. Get away from the computer altogether and just shut everything down but my writing. :)

    Or sometimes, I just force myself to work on my story and don't allow for any Internet excursions until I get my word count. :)

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  2. I think we're related, Steph. I've been awake a grand total of 30 minutes and already have six windows open, including a streaming video of a puppy cam, which will be an uber distraction all day long! (I'd give you the link, but it sounds as if you don't need yet another distraction! But if you happen to google "Shiba Inu puppy cam, I can't be held accountable!)

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  3. I took care of a few things yesterday that had been on my mind for a while. I feel much better now!

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  4. I think that's multi-tasking to the nth degree. You mind must work much better than mine!

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  5. I would go crazy if I had 3 things open on the computer at one time and I wouldn't even know how to get 6 going at the same time! Email and Word is my limit.
    Amelia

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  6. The internet function on my upstairs office computer shut down, making it just a glorified word processor - which is the best thing that could have happened. When I working there, I can't bop off the page I'm working on and google stuff. It helps me get a lot more done!
    Because otherwise, I'd be looking at the Shiba Inu puppies too. Dang, they're cute!

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  7. I always have a bunch of things going too! It does make it harder to ever finish ONE thing.

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  8. LOL, Anita! Cute blog - I hear ya on the engery spent issue. :)

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  9. Sorry guys, I didn't get by to comment. I got swamped and totally forgot it was my day to blog.

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