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Re: Sometimes, NOT having a long deadline can be a very good thing

Re: Sometimes, NOT having a long deadline can be a very good thing2010-05-28T03:58:08+00:00

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nellie
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I think the clue to the deadline issue is in the word you used :Excitement.” I’m going to guess the novelty of doing something you hadn’t done before & the creative thinking you needed to solve the problem gave you a shot of adrenaline and made the costume one heck of a lot more fun to do than the “basic” headdresses.

Also the deadline gives you an excuse to procrastinate on the other things your supposed to be doing and provides a temporary feeling of relief :) Been there!!!

Lately I’ve been following the GTD method ( Getting things done) which breaks things into steps and this really helps with those tasks that end up becoming albatrosses the longer we push them off. It’s amazing how productive one can be by breaking things down step-by-step. You then follow the steps one at a time so things don’t feel quite so overwhelming.

The more steps you check off as completed the more gratified you feel . You also feel more in control . I think it’s probably typical of ADDers to take an all or nothing approach. If I can’t do it all I won’t do any, which of course perpetuates a terrible cycle of procrastination.

Is there something about your headdresses that is causing you to procrastinate? Perhaps if you write each step down it might provide a clue.

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