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.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Hang in there.
Friday's comin'

Karenfay - I fixed up your HTML. You don't need to type HTML at all. Just use the buttons in the rich text editor that comes up by default. You have to disable rich text to type HTML directly in the box. there are instructions for putting graphics in messages at the top of the Graphics page. ~pro

Isabella 12AM

I DID just put in 2 hours into my power point presentation. It feels awesome! Laughing Just yesterday I spent 8 hours trying to make myself do ANYTHING related to it. Even though I still have good part of it to be finished I am happy I was able to finally start working.


Way to go Isabella!  You can get the job done.


Thanks! Laughing

For tonight:Work at least

For tonight:
Work at least for 2 hours(or more if possible) on power point presentation for next week. (Did I mention it was originally for today but somehow I was saved into having it moved for next week). Anyways....wish me luck. I am drinking my cofee now.

kromer 9:45 CI

Most of the day was running around/in lab, but now I have a few tasks to finish up tonight.
*Call home
*Clean (most of the) bathroom
*Place food order
*Email A.

douglas C.O

scheduled counseling meeting
finished recording
took promo to station for production
run, run, run

"beliefs are the mind seeds that produce the crop of life"


pro's CI - 9:20pm

When I get tired, I procrastinate on going to bed, which is very counterproductive. Getting ready for bed now...

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

pro-crastinating on going to bed

I hate going to bed and I hate getting up.  I'm naturally a night person - or at least I used to be - now I'm more like an afternoon person . . .lol

But anyway, I'm like a little kid about bedtime - just let me stay up a little bit longer!


“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” - Stephen Covey

kaoba 5pm

Hi all, hope you have had a good day.

I had a busy day today, but mostly with things that I do not procrastinate on, so it was busy but emotionally restful, which I needed.

e's ridiculously gleeful checkin

Karen, great threadstarter! I am hanging in there, as you say , actually better than that!  I woke up bright eyed and bushytailed at 6:30 AM with a smile on my face about going to work! I have not been so eager for a long time! I had a great day, worked consistently throughout it without break, got to the doctors to renew a prescription and came home happy and exhausted. I feel as if I am in an environment where I know which way is up and I like all that I do.

There is a lot of procrastinating I need to shift from, but I am feeling more optimistic about it. In fact, I am going to write the long overdue U. MAss letter right now!


Good job elisaveth.

Isn't it true that action is the best antidote for anxiety?

Well done Elisaveth.


Re: e's ridiculously gleeful checkin

Sounds great! Way to go on the letter.

da letta is FINISHED!

I can't believe it took so long for me to do something that took so little time! I can tell it was about fear: what if I made the wrong decision, what would the repurcussions be for my son's application, perhaps it would be worse because I could have/should have done this a month ago... etc. I also notice that one of the things in my way was not having the email address, or not wanting to look up the name of the person who I had spoken to on the phone. I can't tell if it was laziness or simply dread, but I perservered and its DONE

Woo hoo on that letter!

Way to go!!!

w00t to elisaveth!

Congrats on finishing The Letter.  Thats a huge achievment for a recovering procrastinator!

w00t!  w00t!

--- movingalong

Hangin' On Til' Friday!

What have I done so far today:
Got up and got dressed.
Took daughter to school... missed bus... we both slept in.  Not good.
Spiritual awareness and growth
Emailed a friend about something long awaited for
Reserved movies needed for a class, which freed my daughter to reserve movies she wants to see
Ensured all other movies needed for class are readily available
Discussed with bank IMMEDIATE financial "crisis" - which helped save the "crisis"
Dug up 2006 tax return needed early this week by long long awaited for dental assistance
Addressed and stamped envelope
Wow, I have not done this much in a half day since forever.

Thanks guys, your encouragement is helping me achieve things already!

What I want to do before the day is over:
Go to class
Pick up a movie that arrived last week
Photo copy tax return
Drop tax return copy off at post office
Take daughter to learn more about world history and listen to Rosa Park's attorney speak
Sneak in dinner somewhere
Place an order for clothing needed for more than 2 years

Wow, I will probably get some good sleep tonight if I actually get all this done.  Perhaps that would help my daughter not miss the bus tomorrow.

Re: Hangin' On Til' Friday!

Greyfox, welcome to the group! Accountability does help enormously.

Thanks Kaoba, accountability

Thanks Kaoba, accountability for me today is the only reason I achieved this afternoon's activities.  I am glad to be here.

Thank you for making me feel welcome.

Edge's CI - 410PM

What I would like to do today:
- BH: AP
- Shower
- Oxy
- FH
- lesson
- work on resignation letter
- update CV

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action - Walter Anderson

resignation letter

there is a lot of change in the wind, Edge, it seems an auspicious time to be moving jobs! Best wishes in your job search!

8:24 ci for Lark(2:25pm)

Good morning everyone. I hope you all do well today. There's alot to do here, but all the "important" stuff is done, and that's VERY rare around here. Alot of cleaning needs done, some work tallying and ordering, and some errands are in the cards.
(x)morning things
 spiritual time
 (X)order stuff
 get fence
 (X)pay main bill for the month
 begin next two projects
 (X)check in around lunch

CI Thursday

Register car
check in again to share the good news

alexa's good news?

Perhaps I am not looking in the right place or perhaps it is not posted yet, but congrats on whatever good news you have to share!

Failed at Graphics

I tried but I can't get the graphic to post!  Let me know what I did wrong!

I've decided that my not feeling well is the biggest problem affecting my procrastination.  Yesterday I found myself caught between whether I should continue to rest (I've been like this for weeks!  And, yes, I've been to the DR) or push through it.  So I did spend sometime resting after school was done and then went to the coffee shop to study.  I also did my shopping.  It seemed to work ok.  I don't feel any worse, anyway.

Take recycling into town.
Do what I did yesterday afternoon!
Write up a more thorough to-do list.


graphics - pro will fix it:)

It took me a while to get the hang of it - you just have to follow the instructions in "graphics for forum posts" and use that tinymre thingy, but my first few attempts were unsuccessful too!

“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” - Stephen Covey

Journey 7:41

Working from home 1/2 day and babysitting the other half of the day.  As you know, I'm not that good at working from home :)

Right now, I'm going to do my yoga video, then prepare for a 9:30 meeting (conference call).  After the meeting, I'm headed over to my son's house to have fun and games for a few hours. 

Have a successful and enjoyable day everyone!


“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” - Stephen Covey

journey 8:32

yoga done, now getting dressed and prepping for the 9:30 meeting.  Then, off to be a grandma for a while!

I gotta get away from this computer or I won't get done in time . .  . see you this aft. 


“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” - Stephen Covey