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 March, 2008

Recycler CI 8pm EST

Hi Snoopy!  Thanks for wagging your tail! :)

Wow, everyone is working on their projects today!

I walked to the gym in the morning, exercised, & went to work.

After work, I went to the gym & exercised, and walked home.

Arriving home, I thought about throwing in the towel for the day.  (which would have been ok ;)

Then I thought about my Pro Buddies here, and decided to do a couple more things.  I fixed & ate dinner here, instead of going for fast-food or something.  I took out 2 bags of trash.  Since the weather is so nice today, I took one more walk in the neighborhood.  In addition to getting the mail out of the mailbox and bringing it in, I also went through it (99% are flyers & catalogs that is already put in tomorrow's trash ;)  Sponge bath in sink.  Now throw in the towel lol ;)

I still might do a couple more things tonight:  print out tomorrow's to-do list, & prep my gym bags for next week.  Otherwise, that's it for me!

Have a great weekend, everyone! :)


Thank you, gals & guys, for being here! :)

forcing productivity

feeling resistance.  anxiety rising.  About to force myself to do the task anyway.


glad to see you are owning your anxiety. Sometimes white knuckling helps me, but often sitting in the chatbox talking to myself as I move through the microsteps of a project helps diffuse the tension. Good luck, clement!


hey i've been talking to myself in the chatbox!  I feel more comfortable there because it's more private.  Of course *this* is public, so...

privacy vs. recovery

I recently changed my name here so it would be less clear who I am: my tendency is to be too open in general. I imagine if someone really wanted to they could figure out who I am, which is why I no longer post here much from work. However, I do feel that this fellowship is so helpful to my producing work that I would rather risk detection, however unlikely, than to fail through procrastination. This fellowship is my lifeline to success. If I work this the way that alchoholics in recovery work the 12 steps in AA, and "go to any length" to overcome my procrastination, I will risk being known as a procrastinator in recovery than be discovered through my failures.

I am really glad the chatbox feels more secure for you. It is also a great tool when other people are in the room as the feeling of community seems to help some of us take steps which seem overwhelming otherwise.

re privacy vs. recovery

I am probably one of the too-open people too, although my name and birthdate are false.
If you are worried about financial security, age/name/birthdate/location are good things to keep private. 

If you are worried about someone reading the forums and figuring out who you are . . . well . . . I guess that's possible. 

Anyone who really knows me would recognize me by my comments.   But this forum has been so helpful to me that I don't even mind.  I would recommend to anyone who "found me out" to join us, as they wouldn't be reading this if they didn't have the same issues!


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

kromer 3:15 CI

So busy today!
I've been running around so much, I've barely had time to procrastinate...
What I've gotten done so far (yay for me!)
*Finish expt.
*Prep for journal club
*Go to journal club
*Go to biochem class
*Deal with food order stuff
*Work on econ pset

What I need to do for the rest of the day
*Finish and turn in econ. pset
*Print out work to do on the plane
*Org. senior thesis stuff, email to myself so I can work over spring break
*Email paper summary to KP
*Go to the gym
*Go to youth group
*Go to Good Friday service
*Do house job
*Call home (and make sure I'll get picked up from plane!)
*Organize tax stuff so I can do it over spring break
*Start responding to grad schools if time

douglas chirp, chirp chirp

It's Spring!!!!
Wrote and went to Studio
Finishing touches on message
life is groovy
run, run, run

Happy Easter Weekend everyone!


Journey 9:45

Good morning! 
I've started this post twice already but never finished it!

Yesterday was spent dealing with medical stuff, and we have one more dr. appt. today.  I ended up taking yesterday as a vacation day from work because I didn't work at all.  I was exhausted from dealing with doctors and insurance companies. 

Today is a new day and I'm doing well.  I could get used to this working from home stuff. 

So far today I have paid two overdue bills!, read and processed email, and had breakfast.  Now I'm going to get dd up and fed, and then work on some documentation for a while.  I made some changes earlier in the week and have not documented them yet, so that's first on my list.


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

Journey 3 pm

Back from the doc with not the best news, her knee will require surgery.  But, we'll do what we have to do. 

Now to finish that documentation. 


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


so sorry to hear about the surjury, Jo. But delighted to hear you took care of two overdue bills! Not to mention that you are feeling successful at working from home, which has been a traditional worry for you. Warm thoughts going toward you and your daughter this weekend!


Thanks for the encouragement e!

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

Lark at 8:30am(1:22pm)(11:22pm)

While doing a bit of reflecting this morning, the idea "What can I do to make things better?" came to mind. I thought it would be a good thing to share. Yesterday was okay here, aside from a slight lack of tidiness. Oh well.
to do:
 (X)morning things
 (X)spiritual time
 (so fAr so good) finish main work project
 (X)order thing over the phone
 (a start)organize and tidy workshop
 (several minutes)throw anything not needed away(take half hour)
 (X)work half hour on dinette table
 (some)work an hour on any other work project(s)
 (Xcheck in after lunch

douglas CI

write chapter 3
finish recording program
retrieve CD copier
find lit agent profile
clean and organize office
run, run, run
kill squirrels
prep for meeting on 25th
prepare myself for gutter cleaning and yard overhaul

douglas 8)

missing the banter

I have been too busy working at my new position to check in more than once a day. I feel great about the work, but know that I am screwing up on lots of things I no longer have time or energy for. I also miss the fun of posting back and forth: I will be around this weekend for paperwork chatbox time!

hugs to everyone! -e

Doin' fine, thanks!

Glad you checked in!  Good luck catching those squirrels!


Edge's CI - 1:15PM

Morning :-)

What I did today:
x morning med
x sweep spilt litter
x 4km walk with Ice & Suzy

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Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action - Walter Anderson

4km walk with Ice & Suzy

Wow! great job taking care of yourself and your 'fellow walkers'!