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Why I’m better at sprints than marathons – some thoughts about procrastination

At least one of the reasons for my procrastination is that I need a sense of urgency to get motivated to do certain tasks. A deadline gets my adrenaline going. The pressure of having to get something done by a … Continue reading

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I was going to write something about staying focused but I got distracted

It was a comment on my previous post that got me thinking about this. I do sometimes long for the days of the typewriter, when I could sit down and type something without a zillion other things vying for my … Continue reading

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Why I don’t think I can computerise my to do list

had been wondering about this recently, as so far I haven’t really managed to create a system that works for me long-term – every now and again I’ve started a new notepad or something where I would jot down each … Continue reading

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perhaps my search for a pattern is actually my pattern?

just read another chapter in Personality and Prayer and I feel – wow… where do I start… this is an excellent book, so helpful in understanding myself better and understanding others better. the bits about people whose personality is very different … Continue reading

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Got it covered?

How old were you when you learned to hide things from your parents? or to try and hide them… because so often it seems the grown-ups have eyes in the back of their heads, or some uncanny ability to work … Continue reading

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A procrastinator without a deadline is like a fish without a…

well, I don’t have to complete that heading right now, do I? There’s no rush, is there? That is my problem with having no deadlines – I’m naturally inclined to procrastination, and therefore if I have no deadline there is … Continue reading

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What are you doing?

I have the feeling that this was the message on Twitter at one time, before they changed it to the less threatening “What’s happening?” – maybe they realised that for many people sitting at the computer and reading through tweets … Continue reading