Tag Archives: procrastination

Diversion Tactics

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I am seriously trying to get some work done here. Before I get started, let me share some useful tips to positively prolong procrastination, without ever watching TV.

  • Follow 300+ feeds everyday.
  • Spend hours collecting new feeds to follow.
  • Create useless DigiManip’s in your photo editor.
  • Sort out all the folders in your e-mail box.
  • Write some code for the fun of it.
  • Hang on the phone for far too long.
  • Take the neighbour’s dog for a walk.
  • Sharpen all your pencils, re bonding with the coloured ones.(Remember Laurentian Indian Red?)
  • Try to find that item you misplaced, and do not stop until you find it. (OCD)
  • Stop to clean out every closet and drawer you open in your search for the missing item.
  • Take up a new hobby, such as knitting, for example
  • Rearrange your furniture.
  • Clean out the garage, and plan a garage sale.
  • Write out a list of new ways to procrastinate.

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I am starting a three month healing program. It is crucial for me to use this time to my optimum advantage. Journaling was once an everyday occurrence in my life, yet lately on line writing has taken the forefront. The main difference between journaling and blogging, is the latter has an audience, whereas journaling is private, no editing necessary or preferred.

My journal is ready to go. I have various pens, coloured pencils and markers, so that I may sketch
as well as write. I hope to examine all aspects of my nature which have been holding me back: Physical Mental/Emotional Spiritual. Looking at patterns, blocks and any insights I will have along the way. I will be looking at my intentions, setting some objectives, as well as ways I have been known to sabotage myself.

I am fortunate to be part of a group facilitated by an intuitive healer, who will be using vibrational healing, to help us to wade through our blocks. We met as a group last week, and will not meet again until the end of the three month process.

I will be helping the facilitator to write a workbook for future groups. So it is a huge project which I am pleased to be part of. Still haven’t started my art facilitator job. Surely everything is bound to happen at once!
Cheers! 😉

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The Real Lowdown

feedingtime2As a gracious friend pointed out to me today, one of the largest roadblocks to my moving forward is p r o c r a s t i n a t i o n. Not taking action keeps me in a rut consisting of less than desirable habits. By buying into this I can delay success, and guarantee failure.

In my search for answers, I found an excellent e-book from wiki books called
‘Overcoming Procrastination’
. Printing it out, I began taking notes, a prelude to action.

Besides a show of incompetence, procrastination includes reoccurring behaviour involving the emotions, thoughts, and actions. If I can change my thinking, then I can change my behaviour. In some ways, I have been a poor self manager.

Following one suggestion in the book, I sat down to make a list of distractions and hindering thoughts, which happen to be the reason I am procrastinating. Writing them on paper, with intention to remove them, is a way to leave them behind, in order to carry on with the tasks I have been avoiding.

The list is far from complete, yet I shall add to it, as things become apparent to me. Getting rid of old thoughts, feelings, while facing my fears will give me the presence of mind to focus on the life I was meant to have.

It is time to resolve this without further delay, no pun intended.