I better go to the store (where things are neatly stacked) and look for some things for our home office. Oh, and that messy closet it'll take a long time; better to do it on a Saturday afternoon. And then Saturday comes and wouldn't you know: I almost forgot, I had promised to watch my daughter at gymnastics, and oh yeah, I also said I would treat her to ice cream right afterwards. So then I wind up chatting with other parents at the ice cream parlour, slowly saunter along and get home around 5 pm. Too late to clean the closet; for now, it is time to fix dinner. What is the root cause of procrastination? I knew in the back of my mind that I really should've tackled that closet . . . Intro photo source: Takashi (aes256) on flickr see here. / Licensed under Creative Commons. Attributions are shown when you scroll over photos and are linked to the original source wherever possible. Most photos are from my own collection (do not download / use). This was created on September 20th, 2010. Do not 'tag' the work of others. . Do not copy, steal or plagiarize. If content is duplicated, you will receive a DMCA takedown notice and may lose ad revenue. Things that made me think . . She did (as a kitten) but as she became older, she knew better. Was she avoiding all the 'hard' work? Is this perhaps the 'good side' of procrastination? Another thing, I was flipping through the channels the other day and caught a bit of a show about hoarders. Have you seen this? One lady claimed she was a 'rescuer of things'. Ah come on, some of the stuff kept had no practical use at all (and was hardly sentimental); one person wouldn't clean up the pet hair on his rugs, nor clean his dog's pooh around the house, because, he felt, "I might be speeding up my dog's death somehow." What a cop out. I think their excuses are crap and they are just lazy. Now, if you say, collected some kind of memorabilia, like prized collector's items or artifacts from ancient burial grounds or something, maybe I would 'get it.' What is the root cause? Is it steeped in childhood trauma? Some form of mental illness? Do some feel that certain work is 'beneath them'? Could it be a rebellious expression, or is it just plain laziness? Let's gather the collective wisdom from all of you visiting this lens . . . I'm back, after reading the research about procrastinationsome fairly deep stuff too . . They are: procrastination is rooted in fear (perceived or real) and procrastination is simply an extension of the unconscious mind controlling our behavior. Some experts believe that our unconscious mind is, in fact, more powerful than our conscious mind. I'd like to throw in a third theory: the job itself sucks and there is nothing enjoyable at all about doing it. I've been in the position many times where I felt like the only one who would tackle things which needed to be done (mostly to keep my child safe and healthy). Social Loafingwhen part of a group individuals tend to do lessOne Christmas, my brother Phil was fixing himself a coffee. The milk bag was getting low, but instead of putting all of the milk in his coffee, he put about half his usual amount. Then, he carefully placed the almost empty milk container back into the fridge. For a second, he caught a glimpse of me studying this. When I called him on it, 'Don't wanna change the milk bag, eh?' He announced, "Of course." We laughed. Could part of procrastinator's mindset be 'Ah, someone else can do it'. This can become a very bad habit that is re enforced by someone who always cleans up after the procrastinator. Mothers often bear the brunt of this, it is somehow silently accepted or understood within our society that a woman will clean up after the kid. Even highly educated people surround themselves with their "mother replacements." Men and women are both capable to clean up after themselves. Teach your children to be self sufficient, it will save them some heartache down the road. For I know many examples of people who finally leave a marriage because they had to do all or most of the dirty work. It becomes fairly demeaning to be the one who always has to clean up every mess. Bare Minimum People and the Passive Aggressivewhat really turns men and women OFF . . People that are really hard workers and give everything their 'all'. They are some of the most interesting and lively types in their 30's, 40's and 50's. In my travels, I have come across a trend that seems to be more common all the time. It is what I call the 'bare minimum' types who other people often just put up with. Unbeknownst to even themselves, these are the people who 'get by' in their job or in their life by doing 'just barely enough' to be acceptable. They set the bar very low and do not improve much over time and yet they seem harmless and often are very good socially. They are so good at being liked that people overlook their poor effort. For I personally find this to be one of the biggest turn offs. If a huge task, break it down into small chunks. In a house, complete one room at a time. It doesn't have to be perfect; if the job is unpleasant, think of something else while you are doing it or play your favorite music (it's the 'whistle while you work' idea); the Nike slogan 'Just DO it' applies; don't keep thinking about it, just start it; plan ahead your next 10 minutes and schedule breaks; remind yourself of how good it will feel to have it all done. Come on, I'll talk you through it (it's not so bad). Be Eco Friendly and add a 4th boxWith your NOT SURE box of stuff, a great thing to do is donate whatever is still useful but you have decided you no longer need. A good rule of thumb is: If you haven't used it within the last year or two, you probably no longer need it. Be sure that the item is in decent working order. Tools of the Trade . . . You don't need much, so be selectiveMy mantra has always been that storing things vertically maximizes floor space, keeps areas clean, and looks less intimidating. It becomes especially helpful when child proofing a home. These are my top HOME, CAR, and OFFICE picks: More Time Moms Family Organizer 2011 Wall Calendar Award WinningOne main calendar is crucial for families to keep organized. At a glance, everyone knows where each other will be. Place in a common area so that each person can update their own daily agendas. A must have to plan Family Night. The pockets are great for school forms, reminders, coupons, and take out menus. 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But a quick search on ETSY brings up slippers and booties in every color, shape, pattern and style. Be gone pale pink and baby blue! From sweet mocassins with tiny buttons, Ugg inspired or tiny hand embroidered hedgehog details (yes, hedgehog!) I pretty sure you can find a pair of adorable baby booties for any want or whim. So beware. This slideshow contains some serious cuteness. And while I can speak to how these slippers and booties hold up to the who kick every single thing off their feet phenomenon, some of these picks are cute enough to sit up on a shelf and be admired. This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other healthcare professional. Women Nike Free Run 3 Grainte Fireberry Sail Frbrry,In May of 1863, the Confederate army, led by General Robert E. Lee, gained victory at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia, defeating a much larger Union army. This gave the Confederate army confidence to continue their advance northward. Lee wanted to expand northward as a way to draw Union forces away from Richmond, and had his eye on Pennsylvania, with its rich, unspoiled farmlands, to replenish the army's dwindling supplies. He also planned to destroy a crucial railroad bridge in Harrisburg. According to "The American Civil War" by Timothy H. Donovan and Thomas E. Greissm, Lee disagreed with Confederate leaders who suggested his forces move west to counter the threat of Union army increases along the Mississippi. He felt if the Union was moving west, then their ranks would be thinner in the east, and the summer heat would slow the Union in Mississippi. Lee also felt it important to defend Richmond. Despite Chancellorsville, his army remained outnumbered and Union forces were strong near the Potomac. Confederate leaders were swayed by Lee's argument.After the loss at Chancellorsville, the Union army continued to monitor Lee's progression northward and realized that coming up behind Lee would put them at a disadvantage. According to "How the North Won" by Herman Hattaway and Archer Jones, General in Chief Henry Halleck and President Lincoln suggested that when Lee left some of his forces in Fredericksburg and moved north to the Potomac, his forces would be stretched so thin it would be possible to divide them in half. So the northern army monitored Lee's progress, watching for an opportunity, but Joseph Hooker, commander of the northern forces, was a cautious man and delayed advancing on Lee's army as President Lincoln wanted. In late June, the President replaced Hooker with Major General George Meade.Confederate Army Encountered Union Army at GettysburgThe change in Union leadership in late June had caused the Confederates to lose track of the Union army as Meade deviated from Hooker's plan to interrupt Lee's lines of communication and instead led Union forces north to use his army as a barrier between Lee and the cities of Washington and Baltimore. Meade received news that Lee's men had been spotted in towns surrounding Gettysburg and concluded Gettysburg was the center of operations. Meanwhile, on June 30, after days of no communication from the unit he'd assigned to monitor Hooker's movements, Lee learned of Hooker's replacement and the Union advancement into Maryland. He ordered his troops from York back to Gettysburg, and on July 1, 1863, the two armies met. The Union looked to be undermanned by twenty thousand men, but they waged battle for three days. After a failed charge that killed over ten thousand Confederate soldiers in less than an hour, Lee's army retreated back to Virginia.
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