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RETIREMENT & Procrastination

 
 
Reply Sun 3 Apr, 2011 04:46 am

Some people have lamented their procrastination,
aggravated by retirement from work,
that their smallest tasks r ofen put off until tomorrow (too many times)
even tho we have full freedom of all 24 hours a day.

I must confess a similar observation in my own life.
When I was on-the-job (tho lawyers r infamous for procrastination)
I was less inclined to be guilty of it than now, as to the small tasks
that I resolve to complete.

To those of u who have retired from your careers:
do u now tend toward significantly worse procrastination ?





David
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Green Witch
 
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Reply Sun 3 Apr, 2011 05:05 am
@OmSigDAVID,
I'm nowhere near able to retire, but my grandmother used to say "if you want something done assign it to a busy person".



farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 3 Apr, 2011 08:21 am
@OmSigDAVID,
nope. I have become sensitive to my own mortality and, as a result, have undertaken several prjects with timelines assigned. Im compiling a book now and Ive , since completing my initial outlines< gone and established dates for first completions of segments. Since much graphic input is reuired, I have been able to drop responsiblitiis on others to cpmplete these, after which I MUST write.

Also, Ive gotten really adept at making time for other interests in a fashion similar to the way I had to handle classes or projects during my work years.

Course, Im not fully retired either, I maintain about 3 client projects and have smiliar deadlines expected, but these are externally imposed.

I would make one hell of a barbecue chef cause I can complete the ribs, have the beans done, have coleslaw all done and chilled, and have several sides all ready to go. AND I could ring the dinner bell.

I guess Im still a type A
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sun 3 Apr, 2011 11:39 am
@Green Witch,
Green Witch wrote:
I'm nowhere near able to retire, but my grandmother used to say
"if you want something done assign it to a busy person".
Yes, I 've heard that, GW





David
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sun 3 Apr, 2011 11:42 am
@farmerman,
That 's very much to your credit, Farmer.
That 's wonderful; good for your mental self-discipline.
Some woud argue that it supports and preserves your mental health.
Some woud argue that it extends your somatic health and your life.

CONGRATULATIONS !





David
Reyn
 
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Reply Sun 3 Apr, 2011 01:03 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
I've been basically fully retired since 2006, with the exception of a couple of stints of employment, to make extra money.

If one is living on a budget, one is limited to what one can do.

I'm still looking for a part time job, so these days, I'm calling myself "semi-retired".
farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 3 Apr, 2011 01:05 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
Quote:
Some woud argue that it extends your somatic health and your life
Obviously longevity can only be assessed retrospectively
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sun 3 Apr, 2011 01:06 pm
@Reyn,
Reyn wrote:
I've been basically fully retired since 2006, with the exception of a couple of stints of employment, to make extra money.

If one is living on a budget, one is limited to what one can do.

I'm still looking for a part time job, so these days, I'm calling myself "semi-retired".
Good luck with that.

Has retirement affected your procrastination ?
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sun 3 Apr, 2011 01:09 pm
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:

Quote:
Some woud argue that it extends your somatic health and your life
Obviously longevity can only be assessed retrospectively
Yes. Studies have been done (some on Catholic nuns)
that have indicated that mental exercise and its discpline has done so.

Good luck with that.





David
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roger
 
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Reply Sun 3 Apr, 2011 01:17 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
I used to accomplish much more when I was working and didn't have much free time.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sun 3 Apr, 2011 01:18 pm
@roger,
roger wrote:
I used to accomplish much more when I was working and didn't have much free time.
UNDERSTOOD. That 's true of a lot of us.
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Reyn
 
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Reply Sun 3 Apr, 2011 01:55 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
Hmm, not really. With some things, like home maintenance, I was always a bit of a procratinator. The same with excercising. Laughing
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sun 3 Apr, 2011 02:00 pm
@Reyn,
Reyn wrote:
Hmm, not really. With some things, like home maintenance, I was always a bit of a procratinator. The same with excercising. Laughing
Yes; those r important.
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roger
 
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Reply Sun 3 Apr, 2011 04:03 pm
@Reyn,
Well gosh, man, at our age the only other thing to put off is dinner. Time to man up and eat.
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Irishk
 
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Reply Sun 3 Apr, 2011 07:03 pm
A clock for all you procrastinators...
http://data.whicdn.com/images/8054866/now-clock_large.jpg?1300569646
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 3 Apr, 2011 07:20 pm
@Irishk,
Ok, now, that's funny.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sun 3 Apr, 2011 07:41 pm
@Irishk,
I LOVE that, K; very zen.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sun 3 Apr, 2011 07:43 pm
@ossobuco,
Osso: your signature line makes me feel guilty
for correcting people, in support n defense of logic n sound reasoning.





David
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