Sunday, August 15, 2010

Motivation Breeds Motivation.....

I don't consider myself a procrastinator for the most part, but sometimes it's hard for me to get started on something. Particularly on Sunday. On our way home from camping this morning, I was thinking about all the things I had to do and sort of mentally coming up with a schedule for doing them.

And then I proceeded to sit around all afternoon. I watched a gymnastics show I had recorded from last night (and whose results I already knew), I watched a baseball game (Braves routed the Dodgers), I played the Nintendo (still need the cheat codes from the internet), and I took a nap. I grew grumpier and grumpier the later it got, knowing the things I had to do were still ahead of me.

Finally I got busy after dinner. I folded the load of laundry I had done earlier, cleaned up the kitchen from dinner, made tomorrow's lunch, made sure I have something ready to wear tomorrow, created news announcements for my online classes, graded the few assignments I had waiting in the dropbox, called a new student and left a message, and printed out my course schedules.

Suddenly I'm not grumpy anymore. And I think I will work on my cathedral window quilt.

3 comments:

Maggie said...

I wish I had your energy. I'm exhausted just reading about all you did.

Evil Pixie said...

I wish productivity after procrastination had that affect on me. Even when I start being really productive after a stint of procrastination, I continue with my grumpiness. I suppose it is because lately I've developed a serious case of bone-idleness, and productivity - while suffering from the affliction - causes severe grumpiness. :)

惠邱邱邱邱雯 said...

你不能決定生命的長度,但你可以控制它的寬度..................................................................