Procrastinators Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from chronic procrastination.

Friday 21 December 2007

Hi you guys out there!
This is my first check-in, so hi to everybody!

Since I didn´t find anybody to join me in my one-to-one productivity coaching idea and I feel pretty productive lately, I´ll begin to post my check-ins here and see how it works. ;-)

I´m from Europe, so I´ve got a slight advantage of "only" 7 to 9 hours over you guys in the States because of the time zone difference, so I´ll open the check-ins today but in the future I´ll post my check-ins in the afternoon or add them to the ones from the previous day, otherwise I´d do it every day.

So have a nice day and tackle procrastination (like the cat above) 

pro's CI - 7:15pm

I'm home from work, and I don't have to go back for 11 days. During these 11 days, I need to get a lot of back accounting done. I have to file taxes this year.

No work tonight, though. I never like working when I get home from work. Too much work!

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

Mark CI 2:00 PM EST

Must do:

- grid working
- proposal sent to RJ
- XML::DOM in Import
- pay student loan
- return DVD
- guardrail on bed
- exercise

-clean desk
- clean office floor/vacuum
- assemble fc
- assemble shelves
- tree
- publisher bug
- review p2s
- clean bedroom
- read 25 pp of programming book
- read London Rev. of Books
- catch up w/ comics
- finish Killer of Sheep
- watch La Maman et la Putain
- practice guitar

kromer 9:20 (Pacific Time) CI

Hi all!
Home for vacation now! Very happy to be back, I love Christmas :) (though now in holiday mode and failed to get up early...)
For today:
Must get done:
Finish Cornell application
Finish MIT BE application
Email recommenders
Would like to get done:
Deal with email
Wrap presents
Bake Christmas cookies
Go running

1) Finished my Cornell app (1 hr)
---Check in when I'm done---
2)email my recommenders (30 min)
3)deal with email (1 hr)
---Check in when done---
4)wrap presents (1 hr)
5)bake cookies (1 hr)
6)go running if time (.5 hr)
---Check in---
*Take a break, meet my friend*
*Maybe take a longer break, help decorate tree*
7)Finish MIT BE app

kromer 11:15 (PT) CI

OK, Cornell app submitted!
Now I'm registering/emailing my recommenders.

kromer 12 (PT) CI

Emailed and registered recommenders, dealt with email, wrapped presents and made cookies :)

I didn't finish my MIT BE app,'s almost done, will do it tomorrow morning.

Also, I didn't manage to go running...I think for running to happen it needs to get done before the rest of my family gets up, so I'll try that tomorrow.

Good night all!

Lark at 9:39am (running behind)

Hi everyone. When turning heat on in my workshop today, it occurred wo me what a MESS. I guess cleaning it will be on the list today. Much trouble with one project, so it just needs to be done today.
to do:
 morning things
 something spiritual--or not ego-related
 dreaded work task
 clean up work area
 clean porch
 feed dog
 cleaning swoop through house
 return movie
 visit uncle in hospital
 go to special meeting of 12 step group

Journey 9 am

Good morning!  Skipped the gym this morning since we were out late at a party last night. 
I'm feeling quite unmotivated this morning, but after today I'm on vacation for a week so there are some things that must get done:

- status report
- year end highlights report
- create more monitor data and turn over to cp
- Bring home my tax stuff and club budget stuff
- review all WPS emails and follow up where needed
- copy example rexx exec and give tony back the monitor book
- if time, work on rexx exec but not critical
- avoid new manager as much as possible so he won't give me any reports to write!

Some mornings it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps. - Emo Phillips  

Journey 1 pm

New manager stuck me with another last minute report.  Now I still have my own work to do :(
But he'll have to find someone else to do his paperwork next week because I won't be here!  :)

Some mornings it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps. - Emo Phillips  

journey 2 pm

finished the first report, now on to the second!


"The 'information age' has not created any free exchange of knowledge, Gideon. All we have is a free exchange of whatever the sexless custodians of information technology consider acceptable."  Caleb Carr

vacation - time to catch up

I'm on vacation after today, too. The plan? Catch up on my pile, my accounting, my taxes.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.


me, too, and do some closet and pantry organizing. 

Some mornings it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps. - Emo Phillips  

if I don't use this time well...

.,.I don't know what I'll do to myself if I let myself down and don't use these 11 days to get seriously caught up on my accounting. It has to happen!! I'm going to rely on this site. I'm going to check in every day, and at least once an hour!!!!

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

pro's CI - 8:45am

Good morning. It's okay with me, Searcher, if you start the day thread every day!

I need to move off my butt and dress for work - thought I'd post here to emphasize the fact. :P

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

searcher at 9:37 a.m. Western European Time

*   10:00 to 14:00 : th/txt/source: book1 pp. 1 to 80 (4 hrs)

*   Get ready for trip & meeting (this time on time please!)
*   Set procrastination & productivity log/planner for tomorrow, Sat 22 Dec.