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500 Name: ( ´_ゝ`) : 1993-09-10018 19:19

I have a List of "important" things to do. It's not completely comprehensive, but it includes things like taxes, car maintenance, small projects, stuff for other people, etc. It has grown and shrunk over time as I've added and completed tasks. However, there are some items that have sat there entirely too long and I'm sick of thinking about them. Right now my List has 13 things on it, and that's the smallest it's been since I started it\and while I'm happy about that, my ideal would be for it to be empty most of the time, with room for maybe 5 things at most. This, of course, would require me to suppress my procrastinatory habits at least a bit more.

One such habit I have is shopping online. Not buying, just shopping. As a result of reaching a financial goal I currently have enough saved up that I could treat myself to something quite nice, but I guess getting to that point was enabled by adopting a strategy of "buy absolutely nothing unnecessary" and it's hard to moderate that, plus I spent a lot of time when I didn't have money shopping and wishing but unable to execute. Also it's hard to choose sometimes.

I think I'd like to try a push. I knock out every item on my List, to prove to myself I can actually empty it. And I do no online shopping until that's done, at which point I force myself to buy something nice as both a treat and a defiant gesture to my unhealthy habits. Not that I want to start a new habit of spending excessively, but I want to get away from wishing so much and live in the present more. And maybe getting rid of these small tasks will help me get ready to work on bigger ones.

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