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.

Sunday, 28 December 2008

pro's check-out - 2am (MONDAY!)

I was very bad about going to bed. Basically, I didn't. It's 2am and my teeth aren't brushed and I've been working on the computer - trying to set up my mail on the new machine. I need to get to bed immediately. Tomorrow I need to work on paying contracts.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

Not that it's a good thing,

Not that it's a good thing, but I do that every night, the waiting until the last minute to brush and staying up until 2am or 3am or being on my computer.  But believe me, it's the least of my problems; not to imply it's any problem for you, just for me I find myself wishing I could overcome my compulsive avoidance.

I can take care of myself for one day, one day only, and that is the quota for my personal responsibility.

CL ci

hi all! I've missed ya!
HP visited me in a very powerful and joyous way xmas even and xmas day, and i am extremely grateful, because this was one of my better years.

Anyway, i dont have time to catch up but i had to bookend a task. Procras does not take a vacation :( 9pm...

9:03pm (4min) : have to be honest, i checked out some posts. Now back to work.

9:07pm (4min) : ok sub task 1 done

9:08pm : ok this is how i get sunk sometimes. I just thot of another task that could help me that could be quick. but this time i'm going to pay attn to how long it actually takes.

9:24PM (16min) : ok i have to be happy that i stopped myself. that's real changed behavior. I really, REALLY wish i could have finished that, and it feels REALLY unsatisfying that it is going to take much longer. Dang!!!

back to regularly scheduled task.

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb

procrastinating with time mgmt tools:

Convalaria's recovery. Monday 8.16am and updates

Had a pleasant day yesterday.
Not productive in terms of work and tasks but enjoyable. 
Son wanted my help in buying a suit, then took me out to lunch. A marvellous sign of the improvememt in our relationship and a reward for all the hard work that I put into my parenting skills and self development.
Best friend returned from her vacation and we spent the evening having a quick bite and seeing a movie. Felt grateful for our long friendship and for the fact that we both live in Australia.

A New day and a new opportunity for recovery and development.
I am hoping for a day in which I stick to my eating plan, exercise, stay patient and loving towards my mother, keep my word, stay truthful and focusssed.
A day in which resisitance is minimal or non existent and a day in which I am able to accomplish tasks according to their level of priority.

So far I have: chatted, had coffee, read here, checked email
Next:  Medicate, dump water on garden, shower, set hair, moisturise face and dry body bits, get dressed and pick up doggy treasures.

10.04 CI. Above accomplised. Have also swished bathroom, made bed, made an appointment for mother and wasted time surfing.
next: check laundry, dry hair, ,ocroburst filing while hair is drying, call younger son, load dishwaser and clean sink.

12.00 CI above accomplished. Also started a small translation task for a friend and had healthy lunch.
Next: have a rest in front of telly, take mother to appointments, finish translation and call friends.

"Recovery from procrastination means doing what you say you're going to do, when you say you're going to do it."

Hope-Faith CI 2:45

Checking in late, first opportunity I have had to check in since the holidays. Hopefully a sign that life is returning to the norm. Have had a very productive 3 days and I have been very focused and happy. I am very much looking forward to the next week as I am off from work until the 2nd. I have big plans to get alot accomplished and I have already begun. I will update my "Living Life" post later this evening to include the plans that I have for the next week as well as reflect on my progress with other plans that I have laid out.

As for now my daughter and I are woking on her scrapebook that she got for Christmas. Trying to create a page a day with the pictures that she took during Christams with her digital camera that Santa brought her. Off to fix a printer problem CI in a little later.


tiptree 12:49 PM


4 hours of cleaning and 4 hours of work


- mop kitchen
- 2 hours in basement
- 1 hour in office
- 1/2 hr in bedroom


- email g re o.
- breadcrumb fixed
- editor issue fixed

- practice guitar
- read AK 1 hr
- cull 10 items

kromer 9:15 (PT) CI

Yesterday was another day of promising to work and not following through.

Today I've re-dedicated myself to HP and will begin again.

I'm going to take things one step at a time.

Right now:
*2 small work tasks: email CB and email out list of coregulators
*Go to church
*Clean up room
*Print papers for drive
*Wrap friend's bday present

kromer 2:40 CI

I've been going slowly today, but at least I've been making's a wonderful feeling, I've been totally stuck the last couple days.

I accomplished all the small tasks above. Now here's another set of small tasks:
*Thank you note to uncle
*Go to grocery store
*Go to kinkos
*Mail note and go to bank
*Go running
*Bday card for friend
*1 hr manually looking at freq. response data
*(If time) start scans on new region

e's sunday

Thank goodness, yesterday is over. I am feeling less and less like myself, and I really would like to get to a meeting today. It has been way too long and I can tell that I am isolating. I don't understand why, but it is true. I will try to spend some time in the chatbox today, as I know that is a very healthy place for me to be inspired to microburst.

I hope all are well today: special hugs to ag who has been suffering lately.


"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." - William Penn

pro's first check-in - 9am (heading to chatbox)

Good morning! I finished breakfast. Next:

  • Get dressed.
  • Make bed.
  • Open table.
  • Wash breakfast dishes.

I can't comfortably read the newspaper, I'm finding, unless I open the table. I have to return the two mice I bought yesterday, and then go to J&R to get a mouse (or two) that actually works. I have a friend walks to J&R each week. I usually take the subway. Maybe I should walk? It's about 40 minutes, I think. Could be an hour, not sure. Exercise is good. I walked about two hours yesterday.

Heading to the chatbox now...

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

Journey 8:45

Good morning!  Happy Sunday to all.   I am glad the holidays are over.   It feels like a New Year already.  

I want to do some housework and organizing today.   I want to organize a couple drawers, work on the pile, which is threatening to topple over again, and do a mountain of laundry.  

First thing to do is get dressed.  Going to chatbox, hope to see you there!



"It is never too late to be what you might have been."
- George Eliot

Recycler CI 8:15am EST

Hi Pro Buddies!

I'm still continuing to ease back into the flow ;)

This morning I ate breakfast, took my high blood pressure medicine, cleared the kitchen counters, ran the dishwasher, + started a load of clothes to wash. I still need to do a couple things before going to my mid-morning activity, so I will update my CI later.

3:45pm. I finished a couple of loads of clothes; I haven't put everything away yet, but I have folded them. Earlier I fixed & ate lunch. Now I have cooked fish sticks for an early dinner, and I will be chomping on those in a few minutes lol. I re-charged my camera battery, because I need to take some photos over the next days/week. Soon I need to write an email to an international friend. I need to take some things over to the new condo. I'm not sure if I will get to update my CI again today.

Have a great day! :)



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