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7. Go and look at yourself in a mirror. Worry about getting old/going grey/losing your hair/putting on weight/developing spots/whether you need a tuck here and there. The best thing to do is to go and stand in front of a full-length mirror naked. Jump up and down and see which bits wobble. If that doesn't make you break out in a cold sweat, I don't know what will.
8. Dial someone you haven't spoken to in years. Find out what's going on in their lives. Then you can tell them all about important report you've got to write. They may be sympathetic. They may invite you over for a beer!
9. Create a digital database of your CDs/DVDs/books etc. Even better, go down into basement and drag out all of your old vinyl albums. You haven't seen them for years so you'll need to read all album sleeves again. What ever happened to 'Jefferson Airplane'?
10. Play 'Danger Mail'. If you don't know what this is then I'll explain. You write an email to someone important, such as your boss, and write down all things you hate about them - all their nasty habits, their foibles - everything. Then, hold your finger just over 'Send' key. In fact, just rest it on top. You are only a second away from ruining your whole life. Cough now and it could all be over!!!! You can spend hours waiting like that.
I guarantee that if you do above, you'll remain in same job for a long while (unless they sack you).
However, if you want to get on in life, ignore above list.
Become focussed. Plan out your report. Make it best you can. And get it to your boss on time. Don't delay, do it today.
Andy Walsh is a househusband and writer living in Cumbria in the UK. He writes novels, short stories and poems some of which you can read at www.stbrodag.com. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org