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Just a quick note...

I intended to do a rewatch today - but didn't get around to it.... so, I have an overwhelming urge to leave a note here and apologize even though it's not like you knew that I intended to do one today. Only, now you do... so, I've blown my cover.

Actually, I intended to do one on the weekend, but then I ended up video-editing for a friend and watching lots of Sherlock.

So, now that Sherlock S3 is over and done. I will do rewatches THIS weekend. I promise.

I am really sucking at finding time to do rewatches this year, it's ridiculous. Usually I have them all wrapped up in a month and the clothing catalogue updated by Christmas. I am being so slow! It doesn't help that they take like... 4 hours, so if I don't start them by 4pm, I kind of just give up on doing one that day.

The other problem is that because my job (which I'm only doing part time at the moment) means that I have to sit at my computer for 7.5 hours, I kind of want to do non-computer related things on my days off. Like, errands, or other projects... though that doesn't seem to include cleaning my apartment, because, my god, this place is a disaster.

Other things still in the works:
1)That goddamn Merlin fic that I've been writing since...oh god, JULY?!? I thought it was October or something, but no, I just looked it up as I was typing this and apparently I've been procrastinating on finishing this thing since July. GEEZ. I'm so ridiculous. It's not even that long a story... and it's not even that good!

2)Everything else I've ever said I was going to do... seriously, why can't I get anything done these days?! I'm ridiculous. Everything is ridiculous. Now I'm all mad at myself for being a ridiculous person who can't get anything done.


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Jan. 17th, 2014 08:23 am (UTC)
2)Everything else I've ever said I was going to do... seriously, why can't I get anything done these days?! I'm ridiculous. Everything is ridiculous. Now I'm all mad at myself for being a ridiculous person who can't get anything done.

And welcome to my world.
I'm so behind in things it's not even funny, but then I'm constantly in that state so it's nothing new. The thing is, I know if people knew how much I stress over this stuff they'd tell me "Don't worry about it. It's okay. Do what you can." Which is all well and good (and kind, really), but it doesn't help get the stuff done, does it? So whenever I'm doing something 'cause I'm lazy or I'm avoiding my To-Do List and enjoying something else, I feel guilty. I know I shouldn't, but I do. And then the next day I do it all over again. *sigh*
Jan. 17th, 2014 08:39 am (UTC)
Exactly. I mean, the thing is I WANT to do these things. I'm not talking about work, which I'm forced to do... though yeah, the past few days I've been slacking off there too... but these are things that I LIKE doing and I want to get done, yet I can't seem to get them done! So frustrating!

And yeah, I just end up feeling guilty about everything. Even when I AM working on projects, I'm feeling bad about not working on other projects... obviously, I've just got too many projects. :P
Jan. 17th, 2014 10:37 am (UTC)
Give yourself a break! I'm behind on READING your rewatches :) and I find them very interesting! Still have to read 8x14 and 8x15, finished reading 8x13 a couple of days ago.
Jan. 17th, 2014 08:01 pm (UTC)
Well that's good to know! At least no one is sitting around bored, wishing that I would do another rewatch. ;)
Jan. 17th, 2014 08:03 pm (UTC)
I seriously cannot keep up with you! :)
Jan. 17th, 2014 11:16 am (UTC)
It's the tortoise that wins the race, aye? :D

If you are too busy and tired from work, you don't have to finish stuff in one go. Do just a little bit at a time. Tell yourself you are only going to do one line, or one paragraph, or one page of whatever. And if you feel like doing more, then go for it. It is probably just starting that is hard aye?

Good luck!
Jan. 17th, 2014 08:00 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm not the best at doing things in stages. If I start rewatching an episode, I want to finish it... and then I get it in my head that typing up the post won't take THAT long... and then since it's typed up, I may as well post it... and yeah... 4 hours. :P

But you're right, I should try doing it piece by piece if I know that I don't have the time to do the whole thing.
Jan. 17th, 2014 10:40 pm (UTC)
I'm like that too - If I start reading a book I have to go straight through until I finish - and it is hard to even start something that I know will take a long time. (I'm Taurus AND was born in the year of the wild boar so... you get the picture :S)
Jan. 17th, 2014 10:53 pm (UTC)
Books are the one thing that I can take my time on and put down and pick up casually... what's weird is that I can't do the same with things I read on the computer. If it's a book, I can put a bookmark in it and put it aside after 5 minutes. If it's fanfiction, I have to read the entire thing RIGHT THEN. Which, as you must know, leads to me not getting anything else done.

Though, at least I know this about myself and people post word-counts... in general, I don't click on something unless I know I have the time to read all of it.
Jan. 17th, 2014 11:32 am (UTC)
The people who do so much are always berating themselves for not doing more...My suggestion, from real-life experience: when the to-do list gets so overwhelming because you want to do everything on it first, give yourself permission to take a day off from everything. Don't do anything on that list, do something unexpected and totally for yourself--but the key is to lock away thoughts of what you should be doing while you're giving yourself a break.

I've found that I can then return to all the 'want to do' things refreshed and actually start to tackle them.

Jan. 17th, 2014 07:52 pm (UTC)
Yeah, you're probably right. I was thinking about it last night and I realized that I haven't taken a trip - as in, a traveling vacation - in years, and I used to take those all the time. The thing with them is that they make you not only take a break from work, but take a break from all the other little things you have to get done too... and, yeah, I haven't done that since August 2012, and that was only for four days.
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