Recovery from Procrastination

I am into the last leg of my recovery from Procrastination and i have been so busy, that i have not posted anything in a month. WOW it’s just incredible how quickly time flies when your not procrastinating.

It is crazy how the world flipped upside down and went sideways, all at the same time keeping me on my toes, it gave me energy and focus and i can tell you everyone i have not been procrastinating.

I have in the last month, worked incredible hours with work. Tried to maintain a balance at home. I have pretty much cleaned out every room, decluttered and then some. Thank god for op shops and council curbside pick up.

I have written my first five thousand word short story. ( i wrote the first draft in eight hours) all other drafts took a wee bit longer and then i summited it into a competition.

Will i do any good? Maybe, maybe not, but do i really care? Well sort of yes i do and no i dont care. If i win that would be amazing, but if i dont at least i got off butt and did something about my amition.

I have decreased my working hours so that i can find time to write. Expand on the five thousand word short story and write more.

I feel rejuvenate, accomplished and content. SIGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHā¯¤

No feeling of procrastination in my life right now and the dreaded winter is coming. This is usually my procrastination trigger. A huge case of SEASONAL ADJUSTMENT DISORDER comes over me about now, but i am embracing my inner child the one that spent her childhood in the cold, and not the frivolous adult who grew up in sunny Queensland.

Do i dream of warmth? Hell yes! But for now this is where i am meant to be and where i need to be.

Everything has a reason and my staying cold is a great reason to keep writting.

Keeping it simple one day at a time.

Day 99 /95 Day’s of Recovery from Procrastination

Here we are in the final 100 days. How things have changed in the world in the last 265 days.

I have discovered that most of my procrastination stems from the weather, and now the corona virus going around, work also has been a bit of chaos as well.

My thinking is jumbled and i am holding on to things that are not beneficial to my positive thinking.

Lock down is pretty arse boring. We are lucky in the fact we can still work, but not being able to go any where is a bit of a pain in the butt.

My husband is a home body usually, but even this is wearing him down a little bit.

We have thought about much wanted renos on our house, but then we are waiting, because the down turn in the stock market has us more worried than the virus going around.

My vegetable garden is coming along, but there is only so much you can do.

Negative thinking gets in the way some days.

I am a regular AA meeting girl as well and only having zoom meetings is just not enough. I am an extrovert not an introvert, so not being able to socialize properly is wearing thin as well.

I think that is enough ranting for one day.

Trying very hard to keep it simple one day at a time.

Day 104/100 Day’s of Recovery from Procrastination

Working, sleeping, writting has been my last four days.

I had planned to put up our tent in the back yard, i was going to string up fairy lights and make it all very romantic and a cosy way to spend our Easter weekend instead of doing what we would usually do, which is camping on the mighty murray river with a lot of family involvment. That was put on the back burner due to the weather. The Easter weekend is usually the last warm weekend, before the winter. Not this year though. Sigh its over 30 degrees in Qld.

Every year we go home, set up camp with 500 other people, (well maybe not many) but feels like it. We have a small corner all to ourselves. Safe for the kids to run around and to have a Easter egg hunt on Easter morning.

Yesterday was spent watching movies and today, video calls to my friends in QLD. We went all out got dressed up, put on make up, had drinks and a cheese platter. All while social distancing.

Its the new way of the world.

I am just glad i dont have social distance from my dogs, or my new husband.

Bring on the end though. Its not helping my procrastination.

Keeping it simple one day at a time.

Day 107 Days of Recovery from Procrastination

I have always surrounded myself with great people. In every aspect of my life from childhood till now, i have attracted negative people into my life, but they have quickly disappeared.

I have been working very hard to shift the negative from my own personal space for a long time now. Everyday i can feel myself coming closer to where i am ment to be.

I have found that when i am surrounded by positive then my light shines brighter. I am slowly f8nding ways of feeling less negatively in my lufe as well. I do not like it when i do not shine my brightest.

Every day is a work in progress. But that is life really isnt it?

Keeping it simple one day at a time

Day 109/108 Day’s of Recovery from Procrastination

It feels like just a memory, when i walked down the aisle.

The world has changed so much and so quickly, that it feels like we have come to a stand still.

It has all happened in just a few weeks.

The pressure of the unknown, the thoughts and the feelings is in a sense a little insane.

Positive vibes i throw out to the world every day, positive vibes coming back most of the time.

I shouldnt complain, because life goes on, but its not what i thought married life would start out like.

I feel for those who have had to put their lives on hold.

I am grateful that i can go out to my job, that my husband can still go to work.

I shouldn’t complain, but lock down is a pain.

I hope everyone is staying safe.

Keeping it simple one day at a time.

Day 113 /110 Day’s of Recovery from Procrastination

Its been one of those weeks, where it has been absolutely hectic.

The emotions of what has been happening out in the world have been allowed to creep in and muddle up my brain.

As a part of a way of starving off boredom while in lock down, my writters group has a word they put up everyday and we write a short 50 word structure around that word.

I am not in lock down, i am essential frontline worker, so my days haven’t changed to much, just more thought into how everything is done to keep the residents safe and happy.

I have been timing myself.

Monday it took me just 6 minutes to think up and write my 50 word story.

Tuesday it took me 45 minutes

Wednesday 30 minutes

This morning it only took me 20 minutes.

Monday was a busy day, but i felt rested. 6 minutes was good.

Tuesday i was so frazzled that i passed out on the couch and i struggled to write my 50 words. My brain was on fast forward, i took to much in.

Didnt stop to breath.

Wednesday while still busy, i was realising my deliema about my writting.

Today i had the morning off, i allowed myself to have some quiet time, i did a few things, before i sat down and wrote out my 50 words.

50 words that included the other three words and bringing all the days together.

I felt my brain calm and my day flowed much better.

The key to balance is to delegate and slow down. Not to the point of procrastination though. Lol

Keeping it simple one day at a time