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    Hello, my name is Hope, and I'm a procrastinater!

    I often find myself procrastinating! I get things done, if PRESSED, but why-oh-why do I wait until the last minute? Anyone else have this problem? Anyone overcome this?


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    I hope to get around to responding to your questions eventually.

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    Eh - you finished a post... be proud of yourself...

    I can't ev...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo Lakio View Post
    I hope to get around to responding to your questions eventually.
    Too funny!

    I'll laugh out loud to what you just said tomorrow.

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    Ok, Hope, here's a serious reply...

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    Seriously, I'm quite guilty of this. My home renovation project is already over-extended and suffering because it. I was supposed to finish the ceramic tile on my bathroom wall last month and I still haven't completed it yet. It's always, "next week". Then next week becomes next month.

    My best friend is the polar opposite. He's one of them DO IT NOW! types. Procrastination is his PEEVE. Something broken? He's running to the store within minutes to go buy the part and repair it. That's probably partially why he's my best friend. Convenient help ready at a moment's notice. j/k.

    Tutusue, I hope you continue your serious reply at least by next week Friday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manoasurfer123 View Post
    Eh - you finished a post... be proud of yourself...

    I can't ev...
    en finish my own posts!

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    ...When you look up the word procrastinator in the dictionary, you see a picture of my daughter. How can she be so successful and be a procrastinator you ask? Well, you didn't, but...

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    Laughing out loud at Leo!

    ...after starting this thread...I "got up and went"....as I said, I'm working on it every day...sigh...I cleaned out the 'fridge...and couldn't remember buying brussel sprouts...then I realized...it "used to be" a head of lettuce!


    I need a best friend like Pomai has...these are the ones that really make the bestest!

    ...now, where's that oven cleaner? Sigh...
    Last edited by Hope; December 1st, 2006 at 10:55 PM. Reason: don kno

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    ...her procrastination stems from the constant deadlines she deals with at work. When she gets home she just doesn't want to deal with "do it now". I can so relate to that. Another important cause of procrastination is...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hope View Post
    Anyone else have this problem? Anyone overcome this?
    Heck yah! My biggest problem is that I find myself doing things out of order as far as priority. Like, I should be painting the closet, but here I am waisting time in HT.

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    ...low grade depression. Not the kind that that leaves you in bed unwilling to even get up; rather, still functioning but not close to 100%. Then, there are always those who are just, plain...

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    Procrastination: A Battle to be fought later!

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    My procrastination also involves some sort of ADD....

    I start doing something, get distracted by something else...

    start that,

    WAIT...the phone rings,a conversation ensues, hang up...

    sit down at the computer, start reading stuff on HT,

    oh snap, that first thing has to get done

    the wife calls, she needs me to do something....do THAT....

    WAIT....I need coffee....go to Starbux....comeback....

    oh there's that thing I started, but maybe I'll check out my email and HT again....oh cool, a thread on Procrastination....

    you get the picture...instead of multi-tasking, I multi-procrastinate

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    Procrastination is my middle name.

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    ...lazy. But that's not really procrastination, I guess. Yep. Lots of reasons for procrastination. Maybe I'll discuss more of 'em next week!

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    I procrastinate on bothersome things that "can" wait. Taxes (extensions allow for procrastination), safety check and registration on cars that are not being driven, going to the post office for mail (nothing THAT important is going to arrive that can't wait a week for pickup), yard work (maybe the wind will blow hard and all the dropped leaves will just fly away).

    Boring stuff is easy to put off until later, and hope it somehow goes away by itself or maybe someone else will take care of it. Please ....

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    Tutusue - not sure if your messages reflect "procrastination," or what technicians like to call "intermittence."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo Lakio View Post
    Tutusue - not sure if your messages reflect "procrastination," or what technicians like to call "intermittence."
    Me either. I'll let you know next week! Maybe!

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    Well, I listed the condo today for sale, so for the past several days, I've really "de-junked" the place...here is what the livingroom looks like now:

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...LivingRoom.jpg
    Last edited by Hope; December 5th, 2006 at 12:16 AM. Reason: tryin' ta' figgure it out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hope View Post
    Well, I listed the condo today for sale, so for the past several days, I've really "de-junked" the place...here is what the livingroom looks like now:

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...LivingRoom.jpg

    Clearing throat.... hum hum... I guess you procrastinated long enough on listing the condo......... happy for you!

    Good luck with the listing. Hope more "de-junking" and listing it helps out with the sale.
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    Hello, Tayo! Yes, I went ahead and listed it. I needed the burden of all the ads, open house days, etc. off of me. I did my best, and thought I had it sold a few times, but, nope.

    I found a lady who listed it at a mere 1%, so I'm overjoyed about that! I need to pay off the last of my student loans right off the top, which was why I tried the FSBO first.

    Now, I have more time to concentrate on a lot of things I need to do around here.

    You must be getting SO excited...time is drawing near your trip over the pond! Enjoy visiting friends, and your stay at mom's for the next few weeks.

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    Hey, if it wasn't for the last minute, nothing would get done.
    Don't be mean,
    try to help.

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    dude. i have the same exact problem... procrastination is like a disease , hahaha , and it only gets worse if u let it run its course......


    i have made myself become a victim of procrastination like nobodies buisness.


    i have a plan though , i think i have a cure... the only way to beat procrastination ..... is NO MERCY! attack it head on , full blitz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by newroots View Post
    dude. i have the same exact problem... procrastination is like a disease , hahaha , and it only gets worse if u let it run its course......


    i have made myself become a victim of procrastination like nobodies buisness.


    i have a plan though , i think i have a cure... the only way to beat procrastination ..... is NO MERCY! attack it head on , full blitz.
    That's great advice...tomorrow I'll think about it

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