When you’re stuck in a procrastination season — 17 Comments

  1. “Imagine how a person who has been given a spirit of self-control would use these hours.” That’s a good image to have. I want to start imagining that. I know it all starts in our thought life.
    I remember the days when you motivated us to set our timers to get things done. That really helped me when I participated in your challenge. I sometimes went kicking and screaming to set my timer, but it was amazing what I got done. Why don’t you try that again with us?

    • THANK you, Barbara! Before I read your comment, I sort of did just that. But now, due to your encouragement, I’m going to revise my comment to make it a challenge. Thank you, again, Barbara.

  2. FellowBeliever, if it will help, you can post when you’ve completed any task you’ve been putting off.
    AND TO ANYONE ELSE who needs to challenge themselves to get something done – or at least put a dent in a project they’ve been putting off, Set your timer for 5, 10, 15, 30 or 60 minutes and see how much you accomplish! Then tell us how you did!
    (Again, thank you, Barbara, for encouraging me to post this challenge.)

  3. I have several items on my To Do list. I’m going to set my timer for 60 minutes and see how much I can get done. I’ll come back here (and on my blog) to let you know how much I got done!!

  4. Sheryl Hilker Hamilton Boldt I got a lot accomplished in 15 minutes. Gathered up and started laundry. Changed clothes. Loaded dishwasher. Now I’m exhausted but feel great about what I am getting done.

  5. I did set my timer and began getting things done on my To Do list. I cleaned the kitchen (well … most of it)   and then decided to use the time to do a couple of loads of laundry AND to put a dent in setting up a new printer. ~ Techy stuff is hard for me. So breaking it down into 15-minute “steps” helps. It’s almost set up, but the instructions tell me to load the software via online. Yuk! So I’m going to set my timer for only 10 minutes. Certainly, I can handle 10 minutes’ worth of techy stuff, can’t I?   I’ll let you know how
    it goes.

    • NOT going well. 🙁 But I won’t give up. I’ve contacted Epson support. Sometimes, even setting the timer isn’t the answer. lol But at least it got me started. Yay, at least for that.

  6. During these surreal times I find that it is easy to become immersed in darkness. I can not begin to tell you how many booksI have read in the last year as a means of totally escaping reality. I have selectively chosen works with a happy ending. Unfortunately, sometimes I neglected things which should have been done in a timely manner. God has saved me on numerous occasions!

    • Hi, Marla. Praise God for His faithfulness.
      It’s always nice to hear from you. How can I help you? Is there something you’d like to get done before going to bed? Remember, just setting the timer for a few minutes could get you started.

  7. I agree with you about the timer! I am taking care of all the essentials, I just worry that I am not doing enough for my fellow man. Every morning I-make the time to spend at least a half hour with our Lord before I begin my day. I must admit, that quite often, after that I check the news feed to send my mood into the dumpster. That is why my escape is Christian fiction. The “happily ever after” appeals to me.

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