Posts Tagged ‘procrastination’

How Do I Hate Thee? Oh Let Me Count The Ways…

Monday, March 15th, 2010 by by

It’s like a bolt that breaks everyday.

It’s like a criminal you have to arrest every single day, for the same thing.

It’s like a stack of papers that never goes down, no matter how much you file.

It’s like writing a paper, where the word requirement is always 1,000 words more than what you have.

It’s like the rain stopping and the sun coming out for only 10 minutes each day.

It’s like running a marathon that never ends.

What am I talking about? Of course: it’s (more…)


Spring Catch Up

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009 by by

It’s that time of year again when everyone talks about doing their spring cleaning and if I was being truthfully honest I’d admit that I have never really partaken in the annual get off your rear and do some extra cleaning because it’s springtime. I wonder what it means to “spring clean” – I mean does it involve cleaning the outsides of your windows and getting the garden ready for spring planting? I thought about doing it this year, partaking in the cleaning of windows and the preparation of gardens but then I realized I’ve currently got bigger fish to fry.

Since Violet has been born the house has slowly been moving towards disorganization and while we do the occasional load of laundry here and there…there is a great big pile of laundry waiting to be done. The harsh reality of it is that I’ve been avoiding it all and trying to focus on learning to ropes of parenting two children at the same time…and every day the pile of laundry gets bigger, the disorganization gets more disorganized and the avoidance gets easier because the task seems so much larger than it ever did before. What it all really boils down to is PROCRASTINATION!

I’m not exactly sure of the exact moment that PROCRASTINATION marched into my home (more…)

Remember that talk I had about procrastination

Friday, March 27th, 2009 by by

Well… here I go again.  Darn it.  I am trying so hard to be more organized and self disciplined but it is so hard.  I have a couple of homework assignments I need to do and so what do I decide to do instead… post a blog post.

It all started this morning.  I normally set a little time aside each morning to post on my school’s discussion board (posting is required).  When I first started the program, I found myself wanting to reply to every single post out of habit.  I am so used to JM’s discussion boards that I would find myself wanting to post a “Wednesday whines and woohoos” on the discussion board at class.  I had to force myself not to use the discussion board to socialize since I am sure that this would have annoyed half the students and probably the teacher too.  Now that I am used to posting though, it isn’t so exciting anymore.

Usually it isn’t very hard to come up with something to post, but today I read the teacher’s discussion thread and it just made my brain hurt.  We are talking about mutual funds… oh yeah.  What is the difference between an open and closed fund and ETF?  Who knows!  I sure don’t.  So I couldn’t just post some nonsense and hope I got it right.  I actually need to go read about this (more…)

Did you know they created a national awareness week just for me?

Friday, March 13th, 2009 by by

It’s a little late to blog about this seeing as this awareness week actually took place last week, but hey better late than never right?  Ironically my being late to post about this almost seems appropriate for this special occasion.   You probably knew this already, but the week wasn’t created JUST for me.  So do you want to know what important week this is?  It is National Procrastination Week!   That’s right.  Last week was National Procrastination Week.  I am just a little late to blog about it.

I am not sure what we are supposed to do during National Procrastination week though.  Here is what I thought I would do to celebrate.  I thought I would share.

1-Write a list of things I need to do today.  Continue moving the things I am procrastinating off of today’s to do list and on to tomorrow’s until eventually the thing I need to do is so long past due it isn’t worth doing anymore and I can scratch it off my list.

2- Buy a new fitness product.  See I have purchased a treadmill, an awesome 90 day fitness video, and a brand new swimsuit to motivate me to start working out.  Since those worked so well, I think I should spend some more money on a new fitness product (more…)