Tasks to find inner peace……

Posted on October 3rd, 2008 by Gareth inThailand

Hi from Thailand flower smellers. I am passing this on to you because it really worked for me and we all could use more calm in our lives. By following the simple advice I heard on a Medical TV show, I have finally found inner peace ……..

A Doctor proclaimed the way to achieve inner peace is to finish all the things you have started. So I looked around my house to see things I’d started and hadn’t finished,and, before leaving the house this morning, I finished off a bottle of merlot, a bottle of shhardonay, a bodle of Baileys, a butle of vocka, a pockage of Prunglies, tha mainder of bot Prozic and Valum scriptins, the res of the Chesescke an a box a choclits. Yu haf no idr how gud I fel. Peas sen dis on to dem yu fee R in ned ov inr pis!

Seriously though – Do YOU close out things or do you leave them forever hanging – DIY jobs, car maintenace, gardening, reading ‘that book’, contacting an old friend you always mean to get round to?

I try and finish things with definite close out and sometimes the best way is to absolutely not allow yourself to start anything else until this is achieved.

What do we want – procrastination,

When do we want it – tomorrow.

Any tips on how you make sure things don’t slip or get put aside?


9 Responses to “Tasks to find inner peace……”

  1. I generally am not the type to let things slip. I tend to be very organized, know where everything is, have folders labeled, things are prioritized as I receive them and I makes lists. When I was working, I had stack trays which were very specific. The best ones were “to do” and “must do.” The moment that I came into work I knew that the “must do” had to be completed before I left that day…the goal keep it empty. I also had a main to do list and at the beginning of the day I would highlight what could reasonably be accomplished that day. Having everything accessible and easy to find is key for me because if I couldn’t do it because I need something else, it got put aside.

  2. O ur pest wuz funzy!! i tummy hirt!!! turk ur adice. :-)

  3. Arvind says:

    Thanks for the timely post Gareth.

    I am usually highly organised but have found lately that I have taken on too much! And there is always something more pressing to do rather than the really urgent and important things.

    So now everyday I have a list of THREE key things that I must complete by the end of the day no matter what. And it works.

    Another trick is to give myself a tight deadline for each task – and then to challenge myself to finish before the deadline.

    A major challenge for me is that I am a perfectionist – but I am now happy with 80% – and I can now also ignore the odd typo- I can’t be prefect all the time :-)

  4. Urban Pagan says:

    I life my life by

    if a job is worth doing its worth paying someone who knows how to do it

    or

    if its waited this long it can wait a bit longer

    the day I do a daily list and write it down is the day they put me in a home (next thursday as it goes)

  5. aussiecynic says:

    Totally love it Gareth… lol

    Just brillant…

    I like to finish stuff
    Hubby ends up leaving it..
    So its the perfect relationship..
    He starts I finish and the world is at peace again….

    funny thing is I am so busy finishing what he started I hardly ever start anything myself…lol

  6. Jim says:

    Anyone fancy starting a self help group, Procrastinators anonymous?

    Tomorrow maybe?

  7. Lib says:

    In moments of panic I write a list but never get round to doing it.

    I’m with Urban on this one.

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