I am a master procrastinator. Yes. It's true. When I want to do something, or necessity dictates I have to get off my butt right now, I'm an amazing gogetter. But when I'm feeling a bit blergh about something, or don't really want to do it, I can out-procrastinate the world champion procrastinators. In fact I believe if there were such a competition, I'd be inclined to win.
Today I did some dream writing. It was a technique I learned through Joanne when I did her Seven Day Challenge. I was super teary and tired when I started the day today. It's been a bit of a rough road but you know - that's life. These things happen. It'll be fine. I knew I needed to do some writing and couldn't think of what I needed to write. So I thought I would do some dream writing - I want to mix and match a lot of writing over the period of this January challenge (have I mentioned the January challenge is to write a thousand words every single day? Which doesn't daunt me in the least. But I don't want to write the same thousand words in the same boring place every day.) So today I thought - dream writing. And I did. Dream writing involves setting a timer for a set period of time (just 15 minutes today), starting with a "prompt", and then letting your hand flow across the page for the entire time without stopping or resting or going back at all - just an unbroken stream of thoughts. I wrote the prompt "In the clinic I hope to…" and then my hand flew across the page for fifteen minutes with the following stream of consciousness.
I've started reading again. Please let it be known, this is very good news - on numerous levels. In case you haven't picked up on it before, I have a somewhat addictive nature, and one of the many ways I've numbed myself is with candy crush. I take no pride in this. It is a stupid, trivial, pointless game. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with playing candy crush if you're the kind of person who pops on and plays a couple of levels every now and then. But if you're like me and managed to get past level 3000 in a depressingly short period of time, then clearly there's a problem. And no - I haven't spent any money on it - just a ton of time, which is far more valuable than money.
I have a confession... I am feeling a teensy bit of pride. Pride is something I feel very uncomfortable with - it was considered a lowly, dishonourable trait by most of my family. But I've heard on the grapevine, feeling a sense of pride in yourself can be a good thing - just don't [...]
In Australia, we are currently going through a heated same sex marriage debate (oh joy...) For reasons not worth discussing, our illustrious leaders are putting the debate to a popularity test - all eligible voters have the option to express their opinion (Yes or No) on a piece of paper. Politicians will spend a lot of [...]