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On a Roll!

I can't even begin to tell you how productive my day has been so far. For months, I've been putting off making dentist and eye appointments. I can't even remember the last time I've been to either. I was expecting some guilt or at least judgmental attitudes. During both phone calls the receptionists were perfectly polite. I was just making it a bigger deal than it was, I suppose. I also had to call my regular doctor and change my prescription. I even got my oil changed. As I feared, once I got to the shop my doctor's office called and I had to juggle two things at once. But the nurse was fast and things worked out. The automotive guy asked me questions about what brand of oil filter I wanted then shouted it to "Tony," an unseen guy underneath my car. That's when I yelled, "Thanks Tony!" It's wasn't much, but I was pretty happy to make the guys smile since they were kinda busy. I didn't even wait that long.

I've been putting these things off for soooooo long and I'm not even sure why. I think sometimes with depression, you build things up in your brain until they're this scary beastie that can't be beaten so you just hide from it and hope it goes away. I finally faced my beastie and it's actually kinda cuddly.

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WordChazer wrote on June 3, 2015, 4:05 PM

I've been doing quite well with my 'MUST DO' list this year. This month's must do is renew the house insurance. That'll be easy. But for now, I'm off to have supper.

msiduri wrote on June 3, 2015, 4:38 PM

Glad the tick off list is going better than you feared. It is a nuisance. but once it's over, it's over.

Debbie wrote on June 3, 2015, 8:10 PM

I think I would put off an eye appointment too. It's not the best of appointments to have to 'look forward to'. Glad to see your ticking off worked out happier than you expected

Jacobb9205 wrote on June 3, 2015, 8:24 PM

Glad you done a lot today :) Once you've done your tasks for the day you can just sit back and relax :)

BarbRad wrote on June 4, 2015, 1:55 AM

That sounds a lot like me. For the first time in many months I slept until 11:30 this morning. Usually I'm up by ten. I did some things that had to be done -- pay bills, cancel accounts, take four boxes of books to Goodwill. Got my blog done but didn't want to. I'm still in website limbo and can't seem to get productive until I know what's happening with that.

HappyLady wrote on June 4, 2015, 4:30 AM

While i realise there is a level beyond this where you cannot act, I think achieving even one small thing can help break the cycle. You have done well.

MelissaE wrote on June 4, 2015, 9:33 PM

I put things off also like that. Perhaps it does have something to do with depression.