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ShadeDeMonesko is doing 27 things including…

stop procrastinating

28 cheers

 

ShadeDeMonesko has written 21 entries about this goal

Terrible, terrible routine

I guess falling off my bike and scraping the skin off my arm did manage to give me a bit of a wake up jolt.

I have fallen into a terrible routine. I thought that this job that I am having will be wonderful and perfect. However, all that has happened is that I have started hating myself and postponing things that I love. I used to do sports and sing and do crafts. My music was everything to me. But now all I have is a fain memory of the dream which moves away from me with every day more.

I wake up at 6 in the morning, wash my hair, tidy up the house and water plants, learn Python programming for a while. At 8 I leave for work. From 9 to 17:30 I am at work, where I spend my time disliking people. Which is bad for customer support. At 17:30 I take my bike and go back home. I am home at 18:30 when I will eat some dinner, put on a show or a movie and lounge in a couch with my laptop while I am too mentally exhausted to even pick up a book. I’ll probabaly doze off at one point and around 23:00 I’ll move to bed and sleep.

Everything has become a routine. Music has been showed off into the background as in the evening our neighbors are home and I am unable to practice without disturbing them. It feels as if I am losing my voice. What has happened to my dream? There is just a faint memory left from it.

I want to pack my bags, take my love by his hand and leave to travel. Maybe I would be able to find myself again and forget how unhappy I feel right now with this unchanging life.

I would see things and experience and maybe write a book on happy life and…

But it is 7am in the Saturday morning. I can’t sleep longer than 6am while I am used to waking up then. We are going to see a property that I don’t think we can afford to rent in a few hours and then have a few beers with friends as every weekend.

And tomorrow afternoon I will start hating myself again, while the Monday is coming again and I will have to wake up at 6 am, wash my hair, tidy up the place…



Been doing pretty terrible lately

All the job seeking has thrown me off from my regular schedule. I will though have to reorganize my daily plans to accomodate for job as soon as I will know when I can start.

I just hope that I can get back on track and stay there :3



22.02.12

07:15 – Italian
08:15 – Pack for gym
09:00 – Gym
11:45 – Singing
12:30 – Piano
13:15 – Movie
16:00 – Guitar
17:00 – Programming
19:00 – Japanese
21:00 – Knit



21.02.12

07:15 – Italian
08:15 – Pack for gym
09:00 – Gym
11:45 – Singing
12:30 – Piano
13:15 – Movie
16:00 – Programming
18:00 – Guitar
19:00 – Japanese
21:00 – Draw

Well, this was a much better day. I did all that I had planned and that left less time for procrastinating. And I am glad about that. However, I might have killed myself in the gym. Everything hurts today. Here’s to a brand new day!



20.02.12

07:15 – Italian
08:15 – Pack for gym
09:30 – Gym
11:45 – Singing
12:30 – Piano
13:45 – Movie
16:00 – Guitar
17:00 – Programming
19:00 – Japanese

So the day was reasonably well done. Except that I still managed to procrastinate in between stealing time from things that I actually need to do. Also I should stop migrating to the kitchen all the time. That renders all of the gym goings unnecessary.



Daily planner

Making myself a daily planner on the most important aspects. After all I am trying to keep track of my spending, food, studies, job search and such. Seems nice for now.



13.12.11

1) Wake up at 8amActually got up sometime around 7ish while am having a terrible cold and keep sneezing and coughing. Couldn’t sleep.
2) Wash hair
3) Piercing and tattoo care
4) 750 words
5) Go to the city council about the address proof
6) (?) Get a bank account
7) (?) Call gym about the bank details
8) Vacuum the apartment
9) Do laundry
10) 5 kanji
11) Italian
12) Watch a movie
13) Knit
14) Networking exercise



12.12.2011

1) Wake up at 8:00
2) Wash my hair
3) Piercing and tattoo care
4) Write 750 words
5) Wash bedlinen
6) Exchange money
7) Copy the keys
8) Watch a movie
9) Knit
10) 5 Kanji
11) Italian
12) Tidy the apartment
13) Buy food
13) Networking exercise
14) Go to Abbot’s cook with Randy and the guys



03.12.11

1) Wake up at 9am
2) Wash hair
3) Tattoo and piercing care
4) Write 750 words
5) Movie
6) Draw
7) Help mom with her costume
8) Wash floors
9) Pack my clothingFirst phase of packing – you figure out what you want (which is pretty much everything), what you need (which is already less) and try stuffing it all into your bags. You find out that not only it it WAY over the weight limit, but you can’t really stuff everything in at all. You start to stress out and pull out certain part of stuff. Now you kind of can close the bags. Then you remember that you forgot to add shoes to your big heap of everything. Now you stress out and figure that you will have to just take everything out and repack it. That is where I am at the point ;D
10) Bowling
11) Movie with parentals
12) Evening tattoo care



02.12.11

1) Wake up at 7am
2) Wash hair
3) Tattoo and piercing care
4) 750 wordsI have another idea for a story. Don’t know how well will that go, but I am kind of thinking that I want to draft that one too
5) Movie
6) Draw
7) Knit
8) Water flowers
9) Wash floors
10) Work safety homework
11) Give a massage
12) Evening tattoo care



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