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 14 March 2008

ci Greyfox

Got everything completed on my list today.
I am tired.  Did a little too much yesterday.
Just don't see how it is all going to get done if I decrease to just one or two tasks a day.
Want and need to do so much, but feeling unsure it's doable.

...Really looking forward to tomorrow's paperwork session in chatbox...

kromer 9:40 CI

Interview day today, and flying to California first thing tomorrow morning.

I need to get off my butt and do some tasks before I go:
1)Arrange taxi for tomorrow morning
2)Go thaw cells+clean lab
3)Print out lecture notes so I can study them on the plane
4)Go home
5)Pay my credit card bill

Falcon Friday CI

Hi all,

I have a bunch of things to look up this evening, all online.

To do: keep log of what sites I'm going to & time spent
To NOT do: wander off & surf


douglas CO

did my list
ran, ran, ran
dated my wife/ she wants to marry me... I said yes
recording now.



What a delightful day starter! Thanks movingalong!


Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

e's evening check in

Today was another very good day: I am enjoying myself tremendously at the library. I worked without interruption except for a half an hour lunch period and stayed until 6 to see how they close up. It is so clear to me that this is what I need to be doing from now on.

My letter/email came back to me with the wrong email address and I sent it directly off to a general address at UMASS so that I didn't sit on it. I am hoping that it goes through this time, but am pleased that I stayed on top of it and didn't let the dread build up.

I have a frightening phone call to make about my practicum and masters. It is nearly impossible to get hold of people and find out information about my program and not knowing is frightening, finding out is frightening and not being able to find people is frightening. It has to be done, so I am going to at least commit to making an email letter tonight to find out more information.


e's after email check back

Okay, I did it: I wrote a groveling, apologetic, humble and nauseating plea for help with my practicum, but it is done, it is sent and it is out there, for better or worse. They can tell me that I am no longer a viable candidate or they can tell me that I can switch programs, or they can tell me that I have to do tons of coursework or makeup work to catch up, but at least I will know. ugh.

But it is DONE, something I have been putting off doing since last June.



but.. on the good side, I did the nastiest thing that I had to do, and it was all thanks to this fellowship.


Is there anything better

Is there anything better than being where you are supposed to be at the right time?

Also, I understand self-sabotage. If company is any reassurance, please know I arrived at self sabotage, threw the party and cleaned up long before you got there elizaveth.

I intend however to burn self sabotage right to the damn ground!

yours with humility,


self sabotage party

not as much fun as a paperwork party in the chatroom.... feeling like I am kicking a@@ and taking names

Elisaveths' new job

I'm glad you're enjoying the new job!

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

thanks, Jo!

Me, too!

ci.1.14th Greyfox

Checking in at noon:
Too much activity yesterday - taking it a little easy today
Spiritual and personal growth time well spent
Everything good getting daughter on bus this a.m.
Reservations canceled for spring break / "No room in the inn" ha!

Want and need to do this afternoon:
Change travel itinerary with agent
Clean kitchen
Bake cookies
Visit with friend

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Albert Einstein

9:20am CI for Lark(and 4:55pm)

Good morning. Let's make today "catch up day". Let's pick small things which didn't get done, and do one every so often today. I've put some cd's back on the rack, cat toys away, and cleaned one window so far. It made me fell pretty darned good, too.
To do:
(X)morning routine
(X) spiritual time
 (X)call client
 (X)check work project A, and plan trajectory
(X) finish work project B
 (X)pay phone bill
(X)go to bank
(X) get some sand
 (X)check in later

Journey 9 am

Good morning!  Playing catch up at work today since I was out yesterday.  I had planned on working some yesterday afternoon when I got home from babysitting, but 1) my d-i-l was later than planned getting home 2) I was exhausted - but happy - after chasing a toddler all day.

So, first things first today - email and voice mail.


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

journey 10:30

voice mail and email read and processed. 

Next - post my top ten, and take a banana break. 

After that, submit the first batch of copy jobs and write up/send out the minutes from yesterday's change planning meeting.  I did the meeting from the car, so I don't have notes lol, I'll have to recreate from memory . . .


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

journey 1:40 check-ins rock

These check-ins really help :) If you haven't tried them, give it a go. 
I was worried at first that people would be bored to tears by the details of my mundane life, but I have yet to see any tears on the forum, and I'm exhibiting more smiles these days. 

Minutes done, double checked, and submitted.  Also had lunch since I last checked in!
Next, plan/schedule a reboot of the DR test sys at 3pm. Giving myself 5 min. to read the zen habits blog - setting a timer now. 


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

Journey 3:00

reboot scheduled, I'll keep an eye on it while I set up the boot parms spreadsheet for the weekend . . .


journey 1:50 zen habits quote

OK, my timer just went off but I wanted to share with you a quote from Leo's blog for the day.  If you haven't read this blog, I highly recommend it but NOT NOW lol.  Check it out in your spare time.

  • If you wake up in the morning and think about the miserable things you need to do later in the day, you’ll have a miserable day. If you wake up and focus instead on what a wonderful gift your life is, you’ll have a great day.
  • If we let our attention jump from one thing to another, we will have a busy, fractured and probably unproductive day. If we focus entirely on one job, we may lose ourselves in that job, and it will not only be the most productive thing we do all day, but it’ll be very enjoyable.
  • If we focus on being tired and wanting to veg out in front of the TV, we will get a lot of television watching done. If, however, we focus on being healthy and fit, we will become healthy and fit through exercise and good eating.

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

douglas CI

Go to Sam's Club, buy stuff.
run, run, run.
prepare presentation for coffee
Call Mother
Call Brother
Date my wife...tonight
clean house for weekend
record more program
meet with A.
work on book
clean office
call HD and set appointment for next week.
revise proposal

"I know why the caged bird sings
and throws its heart up to the sky;
for though her prison bars prevent,
she knows her wings were meant to fly."


international poetry day

A very nice little project I am working on for the library is for March 21st, UNESCO's International Poetry Day. Thanks, Douglas, I need to pull some Maya Angelou!

movingalong's Friday plans

Plans for day:
Work reasonable hours.
Spend time with pets.
Do some housecleaning.
Have some fun.

--- movingalong