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10 minutes a day, come on dj...

Posted by Janice on October 24, 1999, at 20:11:43

In reply to Re: double impulse posting..., posted by dj on October 24, 1999, at 13:47:12

> It's organizing & motivating myself both on & off the computer that is the challenge, J. Setting priorities, following up on them, etc...instead of procrascinting, obsessing, avoiding, denying or fight, flight, freeze & facade. A stimulant might just make the mental swirl increase in intensity, as the challenge is more focus, follow-up, consistency, etc.....
> Your timer idea is a good one if you have a baseline to work with but if your place is a total **ing disarray, it's hard to say where to start, where to focus, & not get distracted, derailed or just paralyzed...
> ADD vs depression, perhaps they are futile distinctions and one just feeds the other -- from what I gather ADD is more a mental & motivational mania vs the mental and motivation slump which characterize depression. And if one does not succed in the former ie. the wheels spin & nothing gets done but theorizing then that could lead to the latter, perhaps....he writes as he prepares to leave his semi-organized, semi-chaotic apt. so as to attempt to focus on tech. reading in other venues after having pissed away the morning, babbling and avoiding...

If you do 10 minutes a day, I guarantee you (well okay maybe 12-15 minutes to begin with), your place will be clean within 2 weeks. The only rules are it must be timed (otherwise you could get pissed off that you actually have done more or worry that you haven't done enough; that is if you have obssessive or perfectionist tendencies), and during this time you only physically manipulate objects (NO THINKING ABOUT ANYTHING - NOT EVEN CLEANING).

I am so organized dj, that all my clothes fit, all my shoes have solid heals (I'm a clothes' horse so this is a bigger deal than it probably sounds) on them, all my drawers are organized. All my coats are drycleaned. And it feels really good. You sound very depressed today.

If you're looking for a magic wand to do your cleaning, it's another hint you could have ADD. Janice. Of course, I believe you when you say you don't.




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