Procrastination beating tactics

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Jan 2020
3:01pm, 15 Jan 2020
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Well I have done the first entry on my database.... its resulted in me creating 3 new tabs to log what I need to do and a tab with final entry info on.

I think once I get a start on this it may not be as complicated as I am so far making it. The problem of giving the task to someone as it would 'help' me then trying to unravel what they did to 'help'
Jan 2020
3:07pm, 15 Jan 2020
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[responding to TRO] Whenever Sam or I (mostly I, tbf) are doing the ' but I don't wanna... it's too cold/warm/rainy/dark and I'm lazy' dance we often remind each other that we want *to have done* even if we don't particularly feel like we want *to do* the thing right now, and it usually works.
Jan 2020
3:26pm, 15 Jan 2020
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I've actually written three paragraphs.

They're fucking awful and probably are going to get thrown out, but it's better than the blank page I had last night when trying to work on it.
Jan 2020
4:20pm, 15 Jan 2020
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If I get stuck writing I usually do some free writing about why I’m stuck and then write my way out of it, or I draw mind maps. Writing is hard though...

Long runs: I sometimes break them into shorter chunks, like morning or afternoon. Or run to the pub, run home :) Not that most of my runs are long right now but it helps to just do 2 lots of 5 instead of 10 miles!
Jan 2020
6:53pm, 15 Jan 2020
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I find it easier to run if there's a reason for it (other than *it's on the plan*), so Mr WA driving and parking at station, and me running to pick up.the car (about 6 miles), or me dropping car off for service and walking home, then running back to collect it (3 miles each way). Or us going out locally, getting a taxi home, and running the next day to get the car (depends where we go) I'm not good at the *today you must run x miles at such and such a pace*. I find long runs really dull atm.

With other stuff, it helps if I just do one thing at a time. If I look at everything I need to do, I do absolutely nothing.

And I really like ticking stuff off lists, even if it's only *put ironing away* or *empty the dishwasher*

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