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Tips for overcoming inertia

MichaelAnthony 03 Dec 00 - 11:42 AM
Matt_R 03 Dec 00 - 11:49 AM
Catrin 03 Dec 00 - 12:09 PM
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sophocleese 03 Dec 00 - 12:20 PM
Jeri 03 Dec 00 - 12:31 PM
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Mickey191 03 Dec 00 - 12:35 PM
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Subject: Tips for overcoming inertia
From: MichaelAnthony
Date: 03 Dec 00 - 11:42 AM

From time to time I get caught in the trap of "an object at rest will remain at rest until an outside force acts upon it".

One thing I've noticed can help is doing something I've put off for a while--even if it's just cleaning a shelf or picking up some papers.

Also, just interaction regarding things I'm interested in--phone calls, etc, can help.

Any other experiences to share?

Thanks Mudcatters, MA


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Subject: RE: Tips for overcoming inertia
From: Matt_R
Date: 03 Dec 00 - 11:49 AM

As Radiohead said "Gravity always wins".


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Subject: RE: Tips for overcoming inertia
From: Catrin
Date: 03 Dec 00 - 12:09 PM

Unplug the PC????


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Subject: RE: Tips for overcoming inertia
From: Noreen
Date: 03 Dec 00 - 12:09 PM

You & me both, MA- but it can take me half an hour to think about how I'm going to do it, look at the papers, imagine sorting them or putting them in the bin... but it does feel good when it's done...

Noreen


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Subject: RE: Tips for overcoming inertia
From: sophocleese
Date: 03 Dec 00 - 12:20 PM

Panic


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Subject: RE: Tips for overcoming inertia
From: Jeri
Date: 03 Dec 00 - 12:31 PM

Matt, gravity always wins in the end, but it's the struggle that counts.

I have a close personal relationship with intertia. Sometimes I really enjoy being inert. Other times when I need to get moving I'll do ANYTHING just to get going - pretty much what MichaelAnthony does.

I had a mini-survival course when I was in the Air Force. (Very "mini") One of the things that kills people in close-to-death situations is they can just give into fatalism\fear\depression and give up. The antidote is to just do something. To get moving, you have to start.

Panic can be a healthy reaction sometimes. We react and run around doing all sorts of things, but some of them might be the right things.


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Subject: RE: Tips for overcoming inertia
From: catspaw49
Date: 03 Dec 00 - 12:32 PM

Need help gettin' movin' there M-A? No problem........

HEY MIKE BOY!!! GET YOUR ASS IN GEAR AND GET MOVIN'!!! YOU'RE MAKIN' BARE SPOTS IN THE GRASS 'CAUSE YOU'RE NOTHIN' BUT A FRIGGIN' LUMP OF DINOSAUR SHIT!!! YOU'RE WORTHLESS AND WEAK AND A PISS POOR EXCUSE FOR EVEN ANIMAL MATTER!!! HELL BOY, YOU DON'T EVEN QUALIFY AS PLANT LIFE!!! NOW GET OFF YOUR FOCKIN' WORTHLESS PISSANT ASS BEFORE I KICK IT FROM AUSTELL TO STONE MOUNTAIN AND YOU END UP HAVING TO TAKE YOUR HAT OFF TO SHIT!! NOW MAN!!!!!!!!

Happy to help.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Tips for overcoming inertia
From: Mickey191
Date: 03 Dec 00 - 12:35 PM

Open the windows and say "Come in air"-make a great cup of coffee-put on Janis doing "Me and Bobby McGee". Works everytime. Slainte, Mickey


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Subject: RE: Tips for overcoming inertia
From: MichaelAnthony
Date: 03 Dec 00 - 12:43 PM

Thanks Spaw, but I need even more. Please send an .mp3 of that if possible.

MA


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Subject: RE: Tips for overcoming inertia
From: harpgirl
Date: 03 Dec 00 - 12:52 PM

...try doing something for someone else if you can't do things you should do for yourself...(Oh shit, I promised myself I wouldn't give half-assed unsolicited advice...my paid advice is much better)


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Subject: RE: Tips for overcoming inertia
From: MichaelAnthony
Date: 03 Dec 00 - 12:57 PM

Mickey,

Just did that -- it does work!

Thanks, MA


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Subject: RE: Tips for overcoming inertia
From: MichaelAnthony
Date: 03 Dec 00 - 01:08 PM

Harpgirl,

Been doing that...and I've always heard that. Still not sure if its true for me--but at least I'm useful to someone!

Thanks for your post.

MA


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Subject: RE: Tips for overcoming inertia
From: harpgirl
Date: 03 Dec 00 - 01:24 PM

...191's approach is like "maitri"...practicing loving-kindness with ourselves...so, inertia is okay because movement will come...it is inevitable...


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Subject: RE: Tips for overcoming inertia
From: Roger in Sheffield
Date: 03 Dec 00 - 02:24 PM

Catrin now why didn't I think of that
...are there any more jokes on that other thread...must check first..... Focus... thats my favourite...Ok I am shutting it down...bye!!!


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Subject: RE: Tips for overcoming inertia
From: Wavestar
Date: 03 Dec 00 - 02:37 PM

I'm working on working. I swear. I'm just being intimidated by my source texts. No more mediaeval for at least a semester.

Fresh air you say? Little Clementines are wonderful work food.

-J


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Subject: RE: Tips for overcoming inertia
From: CarolC
Date: 03 Dec 00 - 05:42 PM

I'll focus on the inertia issue after I've done something about this accelerated entropy I'm dealing with. Anyone got any tips on that?

Carol


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Subject: RE: Tips for overcoming inertia
From: katlaughing
Date: 03 Dec 00 - 06:57 PM

Lists, make lists, of any simple thing you want to get done that day, then take pleasure in crossing them off once they are done.

When I was in sales, working on commission, we had to fill out a daily "call" sheet, noting appts. etc., then turn them in at the end of the day. At the top it said, "Plan Your Day - Work Your Plan." I don't have to live as ordered a life as that now, but it still helps to list things as I noted.

Good luck,

kat


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Subject: RE: Tips for overcoming inertia
From: Peter T.
Date: 04 Dec 00 - 10:01 AM

Nothing like making lists to keep you from working. Also reading books about dealing with procrastination. Or starting threads about inertia....
yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Tips for overcoming inertia
From: Wavestar
Date: 04 Dec 00 - 11:16 AM

I did it! All done. Now the inertia dragging me headlong into Christmas can no longer be ignored.... AHHHH!

-J


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Subject: RE: Tips for overcoming inertia
From: mousethief
Date: 04 Dec 00 - 12:44 PM

Schedule something which forces action. For instance, our house is usually pretty messy, but then we schedule occasional dinner guests or parties, and then we HAVE to get to work and clean the place up! Or when I was in a slump musically, I agreed to do a concert at the local bookstore, and then I HAD to practice and show up and play!

Good luck!

Alex


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Subject: RE: Tips for overcoming inertia
From: annamill
Date: 04 Dec 00 - 01:01 PM

Be very careful what you ask for MA! Honey and I finally got time to be inert after weeks of 'something to get done'. We inerted ourselves into oblivion yesterday. All we did ALL DAY was sit on our large couch in front of TV, fireplace, beautiful, beautiful river. We were warm, entertained, saw diving ducks, 5 swans (a mom, a dad, and 3 youngsters), a beautiful sunset. Saturday we had an RNR jam session (including a live lady doing JJ's Bobby Magee). Inert can be good.

Love, annamill


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