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.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

If you want inspiration, you have come to the right place. Just read each other's posts!

Recycler CI 9:20pm EST


Continuing Ed day away = a diff agenda than usual, but safely there & back, so a success.

also did my weekly shopping today, & got in my Saturday night weekly DVD viewing :)

I hope everyone else is having a great weekend, too! :)  Hugs! :)


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

grail CI, 2pm (Sunday)

* Get breakfast
* Go to vege market  - Removed, as it's raining, so it'll have closed already.
* Txt friend about jig saw
* Ring doctors
* Pick up prescription from doctors or chemist - picking it up tommorow morning on the way to work. From now on, my doctors will just fax it to the pharmacy! Awesome!
* Go to M's for afternoon & Dinner. :)

10pm Update:
Had a lovely afternoon, I'm trying out the new strikethrough, and hopefully going to bed soon. ;)

douglas CI/CO

Made a list
did the list

run, run, run


Marathon Man...Go you!

Marathon Man...
Go you!

pro's CI - 7:30pm

I fixed the date on the thread starter. It said March 30.

I'm checking in because it's Transition Time and I tend to get stuck in transitions. I've been doing something all day, I'm done now, and it's time to do something new. He's to ensuring I now do it!

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

Falcon CI Saturday

Hi all,

Wow, looking out the window it's hard to believe it's almost 7:00 -- it's great to have the sun up for so much longer now!

I spent the day doing things I love, and just got home.  I'm tired & don't need to do any "heavy lifting" tonight, but am just checking in to make sure I spend the rest of the evening the way I want to.

  • Use stresseraser
  • Call L
  • Sort out plans for tomorrow
  • Send email messages
  • Play with the cat
  • Maybe tidy the kitchen a bit if I feel like it
  • Eat cake & drink last of wine in fridge
  • Go to bed early


Falcon CO Saturday

Hi all,

O.k., done with all of that except tidying the kitchen (which I don't feel like, so there.)  Tongue out

I'm tempted to go off surfing the net, which I know would lead to staying up late & screwing up my whole schedule for tomorrow.  But I'm not gonna!  I'm very glad I told you all that I'm not web surfing this month -- without that bit of accountability, I suspect I would have just forgotten & found myself online hours from now without even thinking about it.

Off to eat cake, drink wine & go to bed.  Good night!


Falcon post-CO - not in bed yet

Having trouble getting myself off to bed!  O.k., to do next:

  • Take vitamins
  • Set alarm
  • Brush teeth
  • Put on jammies
  • Tuck self in

Ready. . . go!  (Good night!)


mutual support for getting off track

Several people have reported getting off track today.  I have to pinch myself, because i have always felt like i'm the only one and what the heck is wrong with me.  I mean, they're easy tasks, that EVERYBODY does and doesnt seem to have any issue with.  they do them withouth thinking, even, sometimes.

But here, thru some miracle, there are people just like me.

i cheer everybody on today.  have the best day you can.  Come back here for support and encouragement.  and dont be too hard on yourself if you dont live up to your own expectations for yourself today.  There's always tomorrow. We'll all be here.

check back

It is nearly 10 pm and I am noticing that my response to having my son be accepted to college is to take it easy. I don't understand why his success would translate into my wanting to take a break, but it does. I could easily act out in all sorts of ways, and want to state here that it is not healthy for me to feel entitled to a break for his actions! I have worked on tax stuff today, but I am far from done, and need to work some more. Laundry is all well and good, and so is cooking, but the task for the day is getting taxes in so the college can determine if we can get financial aid: just the sort of thing I don't like to deal with. If I get my 2007 taxes in to the procrastinator tax guy it will be the first time in ... 20 years? that I have filed early. deadlines..... if it weren't for them I would not finish anything, but I RESENT them....

c ci 3:50

i dont feel like doing any of these tasks:

call H step 0 of taxes
do M step 0.5 of taxes
do p.l.
dn 25
mq script

as well as
d for 30
task y

wow, actually simply posting the above has made them seem less daunting, altho i had felt the daunthingness came from the fact that by doing this, i'm NOT doing the other 100 tasks i should really get done also.

c ci 12:30am, 2am

call H step 0 of taxes DONE
do M step 0.5 of taxes
do p.l.
exercise DONE
dn 25
mq script DONE

as well as
d for 30 DONE
prep 30 DONE
task y

stalled at the moment.  posting to motivate myself to focus.  and cut my losses.  This is only the introductory thing--it doenst have to have complete info.  does it.

c ci 2:22am

call H step 0 of taxes DONE
do M step 0.5 of taxes
do p.l.
exercise DONE
dn 25
mq script DONE

as well as
d for 30 DONE
prep 30 DONE
p.s.s didnt need to do
task y DONE

Now just quiet time.


Saturday: scared of all there is to do

Yesterday was a holiday for me and I really took a break. It's 11 am and I'm still not moving. I think I need help for the next hour, and so, by simply posting here and saying hello to you all, I'm going to know I HAVE to do these things. The work-work that is on my plate for the next three months is freaking me out (I guess it's also sort of exciting, though).... so I need to use my weekend day to get things in good order. Having lunch with my friend at 12:30 and early dinner with my aunt and cousin tonight. Yay!

wash dishes and clean kitchen
buy cat food for my too-fat cat
do load or two of laundry
I could keep adding tasks, but I'm procrastinating.
Okay. Time is passing.
 Gnothi Seauton ~ Know Thyself

nice to see you back.

nice to see you back.  i'm new.  But i've read some of your old posts.  Hope you continue to find the forum as helpful as i do.



nice to see you here, Gwen. you mention your work-work being exciting but freaking you out: sometimes excitement feels very close to fear to me and puts me in a procrastinating response. I wish you the best!

Journey 12:15

Finally getting some stuff done now.  dd woke up and we iced her knee and got her fed.  I've exercised, and again really enjoyed it, but I am ready to go back to the gym.  Just got off the phone with my wonderful mother-in-law.  Now I'm taking 15 then giving my allergy prone dog a bath.


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


it sounds like you are getting back on track and so glad the dd is on the mend. What was particularly noticable in your post was your 'wonderful mother-in-law" -would that we all have them, and your allergy-prone dog. Does the dog get hives and have a runny nose? If so, perhaps you can give me some tips on some meds for the itchiness I have been having all spring!

wonderful mother in law

My mother-in-law is one of the sweetest women to have ever walked the earth!  She actually introduced me to DH.  I think it helps that she has 7 children and something like 20 grandchildren so that keeps her busy! 


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

marraige and family

You are blessed! If only we were mature enough to realize when we were young that we marry the whole family, not just our spouses!

Itchy E

I am an authority on itchiness!  I can totally relate to hives, itchy rashes, runny noses, etc. 

Benadryl works best at night.  It's available here without a prescription.  Me and the dog have been taking claritin during the day because it's available without a prescription and doesn't make you sleepy.  It doesn't work as well as benadryl but it helps.

I keep a stock of OTC benadryl cream and also prescription allegra and prescription super duper cortisone cream for the really bad times, but try not to use the cortisone much because it's bad for your skin in the long run. 

I use gallons of saline spray - really helps get that pollen out of your nose - and let's see, what else?   Keep your skin moisturized, that helps.  And also tea tree oil helps if it's available where you live. 

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

thanks, jo!

there are tons of everything in bloom here: in fact the pollen has to be swept up everyday, as there is a thick yellow/green dust over everything! I don't know what is bothering us, but my son and I have itchy hivey things: he claims it is the fuzzy caterpillars, but I just know it's spring!

11:46 for Lark, Way off track

I need to tell on myself. Since my first check in, I've been running at about one third efficiency. I surfed the web, talked on the phone, visited with a neighbor, and ate a bunch of junk. I wanted to focus on one project, and then do the next, but "client B" showed up and left before I could share my gameplan. That derailed me, and I'm trying to get moving again. See you later. Seand any positive thoughts.

Lark sounds like me this morning!

Let's put those good intentions into action NOW . . . Have a great day.

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

Thanks, J

Starting to turn around a bit. I'm watching a movie on dvd while taking coffee breaks, when I get up, and before retiring (about 15 minutes a day), so I thought I'd finish it with lunch today. Project A is moving along okay, and I'm starting "B" after lunch. Focus, focus, focus!!

Journey 9:30

Good morning!  I'm really ready to get back to my normal schedule, but it will be a few more days before things get back to normal around here. 

First on the agenda, exercise!  before I can think about it too much and find a way to postpone. 


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

journey 10:45

Still sitting here . . . moving away from the computer, and heading for the treadmill NOW lol.


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


Hoping that your daugher is on her way to recovery after her surjery

Thanks E!

She is MUCH better thank you!  She says the knee feels better now that it did before surgery, because her kneecap was dislocated and now everything is back in place. 

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

great knee news

great to hear.  I'm glad it all wokred out.  Good luck w/ today.

Lark @9:18am

Good morning everyone. Glad to read your good news E. I think that when we're open to good things, they'll appear, and the same with not-so-good stuff. Seems we tend to repell positive things the more we try to control them! Today's going to be busy one here, so I need to tackle one area at a time. That's hard for me.
(X)morning things
 spiritual time
 finish work project A
 get hair cut if she can fit me in
 first section of project B
 plan project C's "trajectory"
 feed neighbor's dog
 check in after lunch

Karen's CI

Here's the list. How much I can do and stay healthy I'll have to determine as I go.  Actually, this list can take the whole weekend.  Otherwise, it seems overwhelming to me.

Run Dishwasher (DONE)
Unload dishwasher
Take out trash (DONE)
Wash kitchen floor
Wash clothes (DONE)
Hang clothes out (DONE)
Take clothes of line
Put clothes away

Take recycling into town
Send movie back
Grocery shopping
    assemble needed coupons

Call MIL about Lady's vaccinations

Update personal accounts (DONE)
Enter recent business settlements
Pay us
Pay bills
Print out dividends from business taxes (DONE)
Enter dividends in Turbo Tax Premier (DONE)

This may not be all of it, but a least it's off my mind and out in plain view.


e's bird's still singing checkin

I woke up to the birds again this morning and found it was 5:20 by the time I signed on. I just finished reading all the recent content and it took me... AN HOUR. I am absolutely blown away by this fellowship. Who said procrastinators were lightweights?!!! We are AMAZING!

So, the other thing that happened this morning is that I woke up EXTREMELY happy. My son was accepted into his 'reach' school and is so humble and pleased at the same time: he came home last night at 9, read his acceptance letter online and was dancing around the house.

In fact, his younger brother called me while I was on the phone with the tax guy, (you may recall, the one who is one of us) who was telling me that my 2006 taxes were finished and that we were getting a good chunk of money back! Today I am putting all my ducks in a row to get him to file 2007 by Monday!

I love my job. I just love my job.

I am also proud of myself for going out for a finite amount of time with work friends and then leaving early to go back to work on my tax stuff. I kept my commitments to myself yesterday, and that is a miracle.

I owned up to my mistakes yesterday and it didn't hurt: in fact, it helped enormously.

Who knew that working the steps could be less painful than hiding from taking responsibility?

For today:
get life in order
complete stuff for MF
spend time with G, A and C
start practicum website

Have a great day everyone!

e's checkback

okay, it is now 10:23 and what have I done since I last was here? SLEPT! Once the damned birds stopped chirping I nodded off. I still feel great, but I wish that I had been able to stay up. Never mind.

I am now realizing that the house has fallen apart due to my neglect and general messiness. So, up by the bootstraps time.

for right now: water and meds.

Housework Relapse

It amazes me how fast a house can get dirty!  Mine is greatly in need of some serious deep cleaning--like washing floors!  Yuck!

I do have to watch out for overdoing it.  I, too, got up at around 5 AM, but have stayed up since then. 


"Housework for Dummies"

I live alone, and it amazes me how clutter appears. I washed a load of sweaters last night, and hung them all over the house to dry. When I awoke this morning, I felt like my house was trying to digest me.


I am sitting here with tears rolling down my cheeks imagining how a bunch of wet sweaters could feel like your house was trying to digest you!

LOL, too!

Such an image!


celebrate w/ e

it is becoming routine for me to say, "me too" but it's the truth.  I love being part of this fellowship also.

thanks so much for sharing this great time of your life with us so we can celebrate with you.

You even got to Saturday early :) :)