Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Help!

The Mental Pausal Desk Area is once again a mess.
My procrastination tendencies are taking over.
I feel overwhelmed.
I feel cranky.
I feel like throwing up my hands and going away.
Far away.
But I have to set an example.  Right?
Any motivational suggestions?

31 comments:

Suz @ Alive in Wonderland said...

Go spend some time away from us...not too long because we would miss you too much.
Go watch a Steve Martin movie...Roxanne is a good one, or The Jerk. Do something silly or just do nothing for a little while.
I love coming to your blog and appreciate all the comments and support you leave on mine.

Hilary said...

Not a single one. I'll tackle my own procrastination.. eventually.

noble pig said...

Buy some cool shoes and clean it while you are wearing them.

Pat said...

break it down into many smaller tasks. Then...stop whining and get to it!
Lol, that's what I have to do all the time. I'm in school.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

I am the Queen of Procrastination., so consider the source when reading my recommendation.

Set a match to it and start over. It's the only way.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

I ventured a look around my computer table and surrounding area... I will make you a deal... YOU come clean mine and I will come clean yours ... I promise I will get the better end of the bargain!

OUCH i need to clean in here!

Bear Naked said...

I see what your problem is there.
Replace that glass of lemonade with a glass of wine.
Problem solved.

Bear((( )))

Flea said...

Big black trash bag always works for me. Or set a timer and work on it for 15 minutes at a time. Or just walk away and don't come back. I'm kinda leaning toward that last for myself today. But I like Noble Pig's suggestion, too.

TSannie said...

Gather all papers in a pile in the yard and burn all of it.

kim-d said...

My "area" makes your desk look absolutely pristine! And I have thought about doing something about it, but that's as far as that's ever gone--BWAHA! So if you come up with something, could you let me know? Thanking you in advance :)!

asthmagirl said...

I have nothing. You should see my desk(s)

Seriously though... I have been working on it one night a week for about 20 minutes.... No miracles yet, but I can see part of the desk top. And I found a whole bunch of hair scrunchies!

Lisa J said...

I think for you , it should start with TWO glasses of wine...and then you can come clean my desk, it is just like yours except you have a cute lamp and I don't!

Cathy said...

Get a a laundry basket, put all the stuff in there, if you have not retreived anyting from the basket in a month or two then you throuw it away :-)

Caution Flag said...

Personally, I would sell the house -- as is.

Starwoodgal said...

Have a glass of wine. Everything else will fall into place.

brneyedgal967 said...

First try to find you a really good pair of shoes...

::chuckle::

AirmanMom said...

Nothing is wrong with this picture...it is called "organized chaos"
Now that it has a scientific name, it is acceptable!

~AirmanMom returning to her blog...

Keetha said...

Have you read any Julie Morgenstern? No, seriously. Her books are great. Here's what I'd do - pick up one stack of paper and take it to the couch and sit down in front of a great movie, Steve Martin like suz suggested. Go through the pile and make neat little stacks for categories. THEN put each category into a folder. Voila. Progress, right?

Deb said...

Oh I can't give motivational advice when my own personal space looks like a file cabinet through up!
Go have a glass of wine and get a big garbage bag. It's gone in a flash!

Ellen said...

Put those nasty looking shoes on from yesterday's pic and decide that you won't take them off, no matter the pain level, until the desk is cleaned. I think I would throw every thing out in about 5 minutes flat.

Big Hair Envy said...

I usually just throw it all into a shopping bag and stick it in the closet. That way, I can just shut the door and make it go away :)

Baroness von Bloggenschtern said...

Holy Hot Tranny Mess, Batman!!

My suggestion: 10 minute increments.

Tidy for 10; go away for an hour. Come back for 10; go away. Repeat as necessary.

When overwhelmed - baby steps.

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Hell, you and me both. May I suggest a maid? Or perhaps just a bigger laptop to cover up the mess. :)

Crap just multiplies like rabbits, so purge away!

Debbie said...

Glass of wine. Sit down. Neatly stack the pile of papers on the right and put under the Day Timer on the left. Take wine out to duck pond and talk to ducks and tell them what a great job you just did!

Daryl said...

I'll see what I can find and get back to you ..


:-Daryl

Kacey said...

Now that we know you cleaned this up, do we get the after pic too?

Alias Liz Jones said...

That looks like my place. I don't have any suggestions. But, I think that in my case, it's called burned out. I'm burned out on tidy. It makes me hate myself in the morning, the procrastination.
You have me thinking. I think that I'll just run away too.

Country Girl said...

I see it's too late for advice because the deed has been done. Good for you.

Tonjia said...

suggestions?? I would go to a movie, and forget about the mess. Leave it for another day. :-)

Sassy said...

That doesn't look too bad...YOU CAN DO IT...don't you wish your name was Samantha sometimes???? Boy I do!

holly said...

thank you for this. i now feel like less of a freak.

mess happens.