We need to stop procrastinating
I watched this video:
and that has motivated me to create this topic/article thing. I always thought I had plenty of time to do what I want. I think to myself: I'll do it tomorrow, I have time. I can go to the museum tomorrow... I can get that job tomorrow. It'll be fine. No, no it isn't fine. Time is running out and I feel so trapped here. I never go out. I never meet anyone. I never go anywhere. I just sit here and stare at the monitor of my computer and waste away. Everyone else on this awesome site is doing something... something. Whether you have a significant other, a job, or at least a place to stay that isn't with your parents.
"But you're only 19! What do you have to be worried about?"
You have no idea how fast these years have passed. I'm not even 100% sure I've been here for 2 years. It feels like a month and knowing me it's possible I've been here for 3 and it's passed me by. I never keep track of dates or time anymore... I don't need to. It's like I'm in prison. It sucks... and I know some of you feel the same. The time flies by so fast and all you can do is just sit there and stare at it as it slides through your fingers. So I've come to the decision that we need to band together to get our lives going. We should support each other and help nurture the talents we are allowing to waste away. Hell, we're already doing that to a certain extent. Here's hoping we can amp it up.
Oh and you should check this site out:
Find a group near you and just hang out. I know we are all close and some of us have met each other, but the rest of us are scattered to the 4 corners and can't take the trip. Here's hoping you find some like-minded individuals to hang out with and build connections.
The only thing is that I think this site is centered on America. Hopefully we can find a twin for the rest of the world.
I know some of you are thinking that you can't do anything right now. It's not the right moment. That job or relationship is just over the horizon and you feel no hurry to get started. Well all I can say is that you don't know what the future can bring. Do you really just want to settle for whatever comes your way? Do you really want to just sit at a job you hate? In a relationship that sucks? Are you really just going to wait for something to come your way rather than to actively seek it out?
I know I sound really preachy... and I'm probably annoying right now. Believe me the other half of my brain is rolling it's eyes at me. I'm really just trying to motivate myself to get up and do something cause I know once I'm done writing this I'm going to go off to play Tomb Raider and forget about the whole thing. I can't forget about it though. This is my life... Our lives and we should grasp the opportunity to live it.
To help you and me get motivated here is some reading/ watching material. The stuff I have in bold is what I think is extra helpful... just so you don't have to read everything all at once. Your opinions might differ though so I suggest you read everything.
Why we procrastinate and how to stop.
12 Steps to stopping procrastination.
10 tips to get things done.
And from our beloved cracked:
5 Reasons Today Isn't Going To Suck.
5 Brain Hacks That Give You Mind Blowing Powers
5 Ways Your Brain Tricks You Into Sticking With Bad Habits
Procrastination: An International Pastime.
Here's hoping I get up and do something.... Tomorrow.
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