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One day last week I drank too much tea too late in the day. Instead of going to bed at my normal 1:30-2am time, I went to bed after 3am. The next morning I woke up around eleven, feeling a bit slothful for sleeping in. Usually I make some nice green tea in the morning, but I skipped it that day, half because I had overdosed on tea the day before, and half because it was almost the afternoon. I sat down at my computer, but instead of doing my daily planning, I started researching Persian rugs.

By one in the afternoon I was still sitting at my computer in my skivvies, having done nothing more substantial than gain a comprehensive amateur understanding of what to look for in a Persian rug, and maybe answering a handful of medium-priority emails.

The day was off to a bad start. Not a horrific start, like the kind where you lose your arm in a grain combine, but the kind where you've gotten such a slow start that the day begins to feel like a waste.

I opened up Google Calendar to plan my day, but then closed it. What's the point, I thought, when I've already wasted so much time? There was no chance it was going to be an excellent day, so my brain was trying to steer me towards just writing the day off and refocusing on the next one.

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On Sweet Impermanence

Review 30/june to 04/july

Unprocrastination

2. I have to do two diagrams to complement my results. They take time and I have some prior work to do. I think I'm feeling a little bit lazy about this work. But at same time, I need it to finish the paper. So, each time I think on the paper I remember the diagrams, and I'm avoiding writing.

3. I think I have to apply the unprocrastination habit to this part of my work. Focus on starting. Do a little bit each day. And try to combine this work with writing.

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