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Old 17.04.2018, 15:50
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Re: Discipline - how do you keep it?

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I find most TED talks intensely irritating, but this one is fun.
This. Lol...Why you no likey popular science?

I think procrastinating with TEDs on procrastination will give OP a bit of break. Or Marie Kondo? It is so simples that I am surprised the world doesn't get rid off lollygagging for good.



I'm kiddin, of course. Neurotic cleaning and getting rid off stuff is not my hobby.

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Old 17.04.2018, 21:41
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.... Or Marie Kondo? ...
Never heard of her before, but "get a feel and love my t-shirt" when folding it? No wonder some folks get nothing (else) done

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What changed 3 months ago?

If your discipline was for something external (a job, life partner, parent, child) and they disappear, then this often takes your motivation with it.
No major change except normal ageing process. All the discipline is for me.

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This. Lol...Why you no likey popular science?

Neurotic cleaning and getting rid off stuff is not my hobby.
Same here- not my thing.

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Give up or limir all your distractions for a while, till it becomes a habit. Bt addictions I mean social networks, internet surfing, games, checking whatsapp every 2.5 mins and lurking EF, of course. Then read a good book with clean head.

E.g. Cal Newport - Deep Work
Iím rarely on social network but I do browsing on a myriad of topics. That and books, I donít feel like time wasters as I enjoy them. EF, my history tells tat I donít do much of it.

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You seem to promise yourself things you don't really want

I also have times I'm great at procrastinating. But not only I always get things done right before the deadline, I also handle them in much less time/much more efficiently when I finally get to do them at the last minute. Which means I actually save a lot of time by procrasinating (unless of course I beat myself up about it for an hour a day before d-day )

I absolutely love my to-do-lists. It's such a joy to cross things off them. But it is also amazing the amount of (other) things you get done just because you want to avoid the ones on the list! And that should not be overlooked.

Let me refer to your avatar: You can only please one person a day? Well, if you want to please other people every now and then, then don't be upset if "today is not your day"
That was spot on! Things I procrastinate, I always ending up in doing it in such a short time and then wonder why the heck I didnít do it before and felt guilty every day for postponing it.

I do love my lists and most of th engines when I go back to the list a few days later or a week later, I seem to have done at least quite a few of them but still the more regular things, which would be a blast to do, I donít.

Thank you all for taking the time to provide insights. Some deep stuff here and some gold. Not sure I have the answer but thereís no right answer I guess. We try, we fail, we try again.
Good to know the various ways people do it or have similar issues.
Many thanks

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That was spot on! Things I procrastinate, I always ending up in doing it in such a short time and then wonder why the heck I didn’t do it before and felt guilty every day for postponing it.

I do love my lists and most of th engines when I go back to the list a few days later or a week later, I seem to have done at least quite a few of them but still the more regular things, which would be a blast to do, I don’t.
So at the end of the day you needed a bit of support for procrastination, on one of those social networks that you normally don't use....after all.
Good that we cleared that up, enjoy. :-)
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Let me refer to your avatar: You can only please one person a day? Well, if you want to please other people every now and then, then don't be upset if "today is not your day"
And an addendum to that - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hYTPl7MkiA.
Maybe (at least from time to time, if not every day) the one person to please should be oneself.
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And an addendum to that - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hYTPl7MkiA.
Maybe (at least from time to time, if not every day) the one person to please should be oneself.
Being pleasant all the time also requires a lot of effort
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Being pleasant all the time also requires a lot of effort
Put it on the to-do-list
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