Your source of procrastination

category: general [glöplog]
1. Eye of the Beholder
2. PHd comics
3. Pouet
4. Sleeping
5. Eating
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1. Internet
2. Porn (wait, thats internet)
3. Fun stuff (guitar, games, skating etc)
4. Overthinking stuff
5. Coffee

The source of procastration....
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1. Reading about computer games
2. Downloading computer games
3. Installing computer games in Linux
4. Play the game for 5 minutes
5. read about another computer game...
added on the 2009-06-18 11:10:34 by wWales wWales
Guitar gear for sale and reviews thereof.
added on the 2009-06-18 11:58:03 by skrebbel skrebbel
i know useful things about armenian politics and the sorbian language now, though.
added on the 2009-06-18 11:58:27 by skrebbel skrebbel
Six Feet Under marathon.
added on the 2009-06-18 12:03:36 by tomaes tomaes
added on the 2009-06-18 13:55:46 by trc_wm trc_wm
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1. mklhgpth0ß
2. i9ß6r90ßr67ßi9
added on the 2009-06-18 17:56:23 by Exin Exin
As I read trough the whole phd comics this week, I guess now i'll have to take democoding as a way to procrastinate from usual student work. Or maybe it's the other way around.

But the first is, of, course, Pouet's BBS :)

"now get back to work."
1. goto 1.
added on the 2009-06-18 19:06:49 by neoneye neoneye
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Yep, that's pretty much what it's like. I find sometimes I have to take myself off-line in order to get things done
added on the 2009-06-18 20:17:28 by sigflup sigflup
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shouldn't had placed all my music gear next to my work and school stuff, but yeah...
1. not having finished reading "getting things done"
2. having started reading "the now habit"
3. unproactivity
4. tomorrow
5. obama.
added on the 2009-06-19 02:12:40 by fiver2^fB fiver2^fB
coding/thinking about demos
added on the 2009-06-19 04:13:47 by BarZoule BarZoule
added on the 2009-06-19 07:14:40 by ferris ferris
^ word.
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3. Installing computer games in Linux

This is easy to eliminate by getting a Windows so you don't have to compile kernel every time you want to play!
added on the 2009-06-19 09:17:30 by waffle waffle
Today I procrastinate by reading articles on how to avoid procrastination.
Come join Procrastinators Anonymous. LOL
added on the 2009-06-19 10:25:25 by Optimonk Optimonk
Motivation Follows Action -- and "Microbursts"

What we've learned here is that motivation doesn't seem to come by itself. Oddly, motivation FOLLOWS action.

Most of our tasks seem intimidating, so we avoid them. So what I do is ... a tiny movement in the direction of a task I am dreading.

I might just take out the box of "Intimidating Paperwork", place the box on the table, put my hands inside the box, and then STOP. Then I put the box away.

Then I celebrate that I was brave enough to take the ACTION of placing my hands upon the pile. Sounds silly, but it does help.

Later on, I might take one paper out of the box, and look at it, then put it away BEFORE I freak out. I celebrate that I was able to take a piece of paper out of the box.

All of these tiny actions, are ACTIONS.

Even though small, I celebrate them. They help me see that I can take an action, without it having to be a "Horrifying Time-Consuming Crisis Event".

After I do a few of these tiny things, I might actually be brave enough to work on one sheet of paper for a full five minutes.

Motivation FOLLOWS action.

That's the only way I can get "unstuck".

Working on it for 5 minutes is progress -- (progress from my prior pattern of paralysis).


Credit for the idea of "Motivation Follows Action" goes to things I have read in various places (about unrelated topics) -- and also from various things here at the Procrastinators Anonymous website.

Credit for the idea of "Microbursts" goes to Cheryl Miller at this link: http://tinyurl.com/yr2ne4
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1. Pouet BBS
2. www.project-space.de
3. heise.de
4. Coding on my upcoming intro and/or game
5. Star Trek Voyager
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