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.

Monday, 29 December 2008

pro's check-out - 1:45am (TUESDAY!!)

I'm getting my hours all screwed up - going to bed later and later. At least I won't be tired on New Year's Eve. I'm going to a party.

I had a so-so day, got some stuff done. I had a lot of anxiety about what I had to do, but I did make a start. I hope to get more done tomorrow.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

Kristen CI 5:15

Hey all! Had a busy day today helping my grandmother with some stuff. Tonight's goal is finishing my English paper—on Saturday I emailed the professor and said I'd have it to her in three or four days, but now I'm busy all of tomorrow and tomorrow night, so I'm just going to try and finish the essay today. It'll be nice to have it out of the way, anyway—and even if I don't finish, it'll be nice to only have a little bit left for Wednesday afternoon. So I'll be in the chatbox a lot to keep me on track!

- yoga (This is going really well, and keeps me grounded and feeling good! I'm so glad I got into the habit this break of doing yoga every morning.)
- shower/get ready
- lunch, errands with G

- laundry
- do knitting swatch
- pack for E's tomorrow
- finish paper!

Convalaria 8.50am Tuesday morning and updates

I am enjoying the day starter tiptree...Thank you!
Yesterday afternoon was a waste in terms of time and food.
So far I have: had cofee, had breakfast. checked e mail, chatted and checked in..
Nex: rest of morning routine
12.02 CI morning routine done. Translation for friends done but not printed. Some time spent with mother. Where has the day gone??
Next: some sorting while I watch Dr Phil

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

Recycler CI 4:15pm EST

Hi Pro Buddies!

Checking in at the end of my work day, since I will be out & about this evening ;)

I was hoping it would be Jan 5 before we started gearing up again here at work. Oh my gosh, we are already gearing back up today! I already have a long list of new projects! I've started working on it throughout the day.

I need to find a certain paper. ((looks through everything)) Cannot find it. Maybe it is at home? ((writes notes to self to look at home)). ((visions of tossing papers through air in trying to find it)). ((sigh)) Next: have a snack. Plan to go by condo on way to 12-step meeting tonight, & do quick look for paper. Also stop by vitamin store on way to meeting. After meeting, I hope to meet with my sponsor. It will be their first meeting back after having cancer surgery, so I will see how they are feeling, rather than just expecting to meet. They aren't back to work yet, but they now have Dr's permission to drive & got out.

Have a great night, everyone! :)



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

e on monday

woke very late today and had to run to meet my childhood friend and her husband for lunch. We had a nice time, but I still feel like I am back in bed. I have taken half of my medicine, but forgot to do the next bit: i am off to do that now and then heading to the chatbox. 


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

kaoba: back once again


I haven't checked in for a very long time, but want to get back on track with things. I want to figure out how to work with the check-ins and chatbox so that I do start moving again. Unfortunately, I have been very stuck lately.

Best wishes to everyone,

wb Kaoba!

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

CL ci

bookending side task which sprung upon me. 2:28pm.

posting next day: i did get lost in that side task, but then had to leave for other reasons. Saved by the bell, u might say.

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb

procrastinating with time mgmt tools:

Sammy ci :: 12:55 pm

Goodness, I had to log in this morning....I guess I haven't been checking in as often as I should be! But I've been on Christmas break.

 Today the goal is to go to the Rusted Root concert. To achieve my goal, i need to do the following things:

General house pick-up

Vaccuum 3 rooms

3 loads of laundry

Call S & T 

.....To Be Continued.... 


Happy Monday! 

Hope-Faith CI 11:05

Late CIing but I have been busy this morning. I am very excited about today and the rest of the week. I have great plans in mind for the reminder of the time that I have off from school. (Go back on the 2nd for couple of hours and then back to norm. routine on the 5th) What makes this week so great is that I have this site to motivate me towards my goals that I have set for the week. I have had 2 weeks off at Christmas for the last 12 years and every year I always have high hopes that I will get "stuff" accomplished yet after the 2 weeks I am always depressed because I always get nothing done. This year is different this year I have this site to as my foundation, my support and my motivation. I am excited and ready to get moving, and that is what I am going to do now. So here goes.

  1. Household "stuff".
    1. Fold and put away clothes
    2. Load dishwasher
    3. Declutter kitchen bar
    4. Clean bathroom

I am going to sprinkle in a couple of 20 min. microburst and work toward accomplishing some of the goals that I have set for this week.

I am going to work in chat most of the day.  

CI 11:50 Clothes are folded and sorted I am not going to put away yet I am going to spend the next 20 min working on clipping and sorting coupons, then I will put the clothes away.

CI 12:25 spent 20 min working on bills and the cultter that goes with the bills. Could not work on coupons because I could not find them. ): Next I will put away the clothes and think about what to do next.

CI 1:00 Clothes are completed my next task is to set up my daughters videocam so that they can recored a Star Wars  Saga....... Then I am going to work 20 min on paying bills.

CI 1:40 Spent 20 min organizing and paying bills. Next I will load dishwasher and declutter kitchen bar.

CI 2:25 Dishwasher load and will run after I make lunch. Kitchen bar is decluttered. Mom has stopped to vist so I will be off task for a while.

CI 3:10 Mom is still visiting, spending time with the children. I am continuing to work as I visit with mom. Boxed up all my son's empty Star Wars boxes. Printed and cut out pictures for Christmas snow globe for mom. Not sure what I will do next will have to think about.

CI 4:50 Mom has left, It was a joy having her here, my kids just love her and she is so good to them. In process of cooking supper. My uncle gave us some deer hamburger so I am going to cook Hamburger Helper with it. Never had deer hamburger so it will be interesting. I am going to work on cleaning out the Christmas boxes in my utility room while I am cooking as well as picking my van up. (Pretty much clutter free). Off to the kitchen for now.

CI 6:35 Supper is done and dishes are washing in the dishwasher and my kitchen bar is free of clutter. A very successfuly dinner I would say. Cleaned out van for 20 min I found my coupons forgot that I had put them in a bag to take with me when I went to sit with my grandmother. I had planned on clipping some out when I sat with her but did not get around to it. So I will spend the next 20 min clipping coupons.

CI 7:30 Coupons clipped now I am going to work in the playroom for 20 min. I am boxing up the kids toys to move to the frog room.

CI 9:30 Packed up  4 boxes of toys in playroom took longer than 20 min but my goal was 4 boxes. Dad stopped by after haning net, typed up permssion forms form uncle and his son to hunt our land. Next task is to work in garage for 40 min. Getting a little late but wanting to accomplish the task that I have set. Check in later.

CO 11:20 well I am checking out for the day. Completed very things on my 20 min task list and helped my son put his first bag of Legos togther for his huge Star Wars Lego ship that he got for Christmas. I have accomplished so much today and I am very pleased with my progress. It was a great day and I am looking forward to tomorrow.



pro's first check-in - 10:10am (already in chatbox)

I didn't do my day start check-in when I first got up - went straight to the chatbox. I woke up to find that Outlook crashed, blah blah. Bad start. Stayed up too late last night, trying to configure my email on the new computer.

Okay - now I need to get dressed, make the bed, read my email about contract work, set priorities.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

GeorgeSmiley 7:25 AM + updates

Good morning everyone!

Done: Some time spent reading my Buddhist book and quietly reflecting.

Done: Going through my outdated task list and sorting, scheduling, or deferring tasks as appropriate.

Done: One quick pass of email, reading only the one relevant to what needs to be done today.

MIT#1: Finish fixing Project L  Update 11:30 AM: Finished

MIT#2: Finish fixing Project V Update 5:50 PM: Finished

Longer term IT: Sanding boards to be used for kitchen project. Update 5:50 PM: Will try to work on tonight


Going to chatbox

Update, 10 AM: Working steadily on Project L. not quite finished yet.

Update, 11:30: Finished current version of Project L, sent it off. 

Chatbox has been really helpful. Just being
able to say I was about to spin my wheels and escape surf kept me going
on what I needed to do.

Going to get lunch now.

Update, 12 noon:  Lunch over.

Setting timer. Doing 30 minutes ofadministrative stuff.

Update, 5:50 PM: 

Good feedback on Project L. That's finished

Also sent back rewritten Project V. Frustrating, but hopefully done enough to meet editor's needs.


The Hero's Code:

Show up. Pay Attention. Speak the Truth. Let Go of the Outcome.

I presume this is the

I presume this is the check-in board for Monday the 29th.  In any case.  I'm going to do this one thing at a time.  I'm going to brush my teeth first. 

Journey 7 am last day of vacation

Good morning!   It's my last day of vacation before I go back to work tomorrow, but I may work a little bit today just because I am bored silly.   I am ready to go back to work. 

I am late going to gym today because I got up and found my Creative mp3 player stuck in recovery mode.   Took about an hour to get it functional again, had to reload drivers, reinstall firmware, and finally now my music and books are reloading.    Luckily there was advice about this exact problem on the Creative forums so it was fixable.   Now that I have my tunez again I can go to gym. 

While I'm out, I need to buy some envelopes and drop something in the mail and return a library book.

Today, I want to:

  • put away the Christmas wrapping stuff
  • do a load of laundry
  • work on the pile
  • work (job) for a couple of hours to get back into it
  • make dinner
  • do dishes
  • review project list

Have a great week everyone!


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

Rolzup CI

[X] morning chores
[X] meditation
[X] e-mail dash
[X] check ticklers (file, e-mail, reader, bookmarks, desktop)
[X] pack lunch
[X] GTD/family time
[X] 7:50 study (I)
[X] lunch break/piano
[X] 2:30 TCB routine
[X] 4:15 G work
[X] 5:15 study (I)
[X] 6:00 family time

tiptree 1:50 AM CI

resolved: work 8 hours today (so far, 2 1/3 hrs)

in addition to clocking 8 hours, I should

- pay bill for hand Dr.
- practice guitar
- fax insurance stuff
- renew library items
- read ch. of a programming book (or evaluate Ext library)