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Old 04-14-2014, 12:28 AM   #1
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I'm serious. When you have stuff to get done and you don't want to do it? How do you make yourself start?

 
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Old 04-14-2014, 12:38 AM   #2
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Having other more important shit to do.

I think it's called productive procrastination.

 
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Old 04-14-2014, 12:52 AM   #3
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Old 04-14-2014, 12:52 AM   #4
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Old 04-14-2014, 02:00 AM   #5
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Old 04-14-2014, 02:15 AM   #6
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The cultural imperative to outshine my insignificance

 
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Old 04-14-2014, 02:16 AM   #7
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Do it now. Get it over with. Be done with it.

 
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Old 04-14-2014, 03:15 AM   #8
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Old 04-14-2014, 09:09 AM   #9
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chasing the sense of accomplishment.

 
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Old 04-14-2014, 09:12 AM   #10
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example:

wednesdays are when i have to give myself my injection.

I hate it. I hate doing it. I'm constantly counting down the days in my head as the week goes by.

then, first thing in the morning. I do it as soon as I wake up. I don't put it off. It takes 5 minutes and no matter what, I know that when I'm done, I feel like I've done one important thing for the week.

wednesdays are generally my most productive days.

 
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Old 04-14-2014, 09:21 AM   #11
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Do it now. Get it over with. Be done with it.
yes.

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Old 04-14-2014, 09:23 AM   #12
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Setting and maintaining expectations.

 
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Old 04-14-2014, 09:39 AM   #13
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so far I can only really identify with Belte...panic is really my main motivator.

 
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Old 04-14-2014, 09:44 AM   #14
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what about god and our lord jesus christ?

 
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Old 04-14-2014, 09:59 AM   #15
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That motivates me to do a lot of stuff...but for instance today I had to wash the dishes, claim a refund at a government department, and cook dinner...and I really just wanted to mooch and use my computer and drink tea.

 
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Old 04-14-2014, 10:10 AM   #16
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i guess what motivates me is the knowledge that i'll (often) feel bad about myself if i don't do these things, and feel good if i complete at least a couple of tasks.

sometimes i get stuck. i think because i have so many tasks, and i can't quite see how i'll get through all of them. so i end up not doing anything at all, which isn't very productive...
the best way to get through a pile of tasks, i find, is breaking the pile down in individual things, and then just decide which one or two will be done first, depending on both importance (some things are more urgent) and what you feel like doing more than some of the other things.
once this one or two tasks are done, you can go back to the pile and pick something else, or just be happy with yourself and call it a day.
it's not perfect, but at least you end up doing something, rather than feeling like you can't handle all of it, and not doing anything at all as a result.

next to that, i think being able to do nothing at all and not feel too bad about it is also useful. (you end up feeling bad less often. so you're happier. and isn't that what we're after anyway?)

 
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Old 04-14-2014, 10:15 AM   #17
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Make a game out of it, whatever it is.


Start a stopwatch and put that ticking clock in front of you.

 
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Old 04-14-2014, 01:39 PM   #18
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This helps me get through the dishes sometimes.


 
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Old 04-14-2014, 03:16 PM   #19
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Old 04-14-2014, 03:23 PM   #20
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Old 04-14-2014, 03:23 PM   #21
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LUST LUST LUST

 
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Old 04-14-2014, 03:23 PM   #22
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Old 04-14-2014, 03:24 PM   #23
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Old 04-14-2014, 04:42 PM   #24
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is it too late to say 'h8rs'?

 
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Old 04-14-2014, 04:46 PM   #25
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nothing motivates me. i'm just living, maaaaaaan

 
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Old 04-14-2014, 04:50 PM   #26
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i'm motivated by avoiding negative scenarios more than aspiring to positive ones
so basically if i'm gonna be embarrassed or let someone down as a result of not doing something, i will do it

 
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Old 04-14-2014, 09:16 PM   #27
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drugs, alcohol mostly

 
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Old 04-15-2014, 12:04 AM   #28
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I wanna be the very best, like no one ever was. To catch them is my real test, to train them is my cause. I will travel across the world, searching far and wide. Each Pokemon to understand the power that's inside.

 
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Old 04-15-2014, 12:06 AM   #29
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Old 04-15-2014, 12:28 AM   #30
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NOTHING MOTIVATES ME PUNK ROCK FOREVER

 
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