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.

Wednesday 7 January 2009

Don´t dream it - be it!!

And have a nice day  :-)

first check-out!

Today was a surprise success!

x Finish euro essay

x Actually eat breakfast 

x Go to school! i skipped yesterday ):

x Hand in art history project

x Go to meeting with college couselor

x Take Latin Test!

-After I get home: JUST do the English essay

 All went well! Except i'm just way to exhausted from that all-nighter to do that english essay now (like i can barely keep my eyes open) so i'll hand it in tmrw i guess and just be okay with that.

But most importantly THANKS everybody for all of the support, it's much appreciated.

gratz teenager!

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

Recycler CI 4:35pm EST

Hi Pro Buddies!

Another end-of-the-work-day CI here. Even though I've gotten a lot done today, my to-do list keeps increasing at about the rate in which I get projects marked off!!! ((sigh))

I can't decide what to do tonight. I might work a little late? I don't have an evening meeting tonight. Eventually I may do some things at one or both of the condos. We'll see.

6:35pm. I stayed a little late at work & did a good-enough newsletter draft. Now I'm home. I'll check my Internet sites a bit, then move a couple things around the rental condo.

Have a great night, everyone! :)



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

Little Wonder - CI 1:00

Went to field first thing, and now facing 2 easy tasks that I should have done 3 days ago, but are starting to be entrenched.  This seems to be the method to my madness - there are only a few things I start out dreading, but everything else begins as something I intend and commit to do then it starts to slip.  That dread of facing the fact that I didn't do it quickly snowballs .

A mental image could be one of the many video games where a task gets progressively harder through time.  If I don't knock it out quickly, it gets bigger or stronger or otherwise a bigger obstacle.  In a video game it would be because I am paying attention to something else first.  In real life it is because I am sitting and watching it get more difficult because I don't want to start.  Is that stupid or what???

 So today I am embarrassed to say that I am going to do two easy tasks from Monday.  I didn't feel like doing them Monday because I used up so much energy doing what I had put off doing for a month.  Sigh.......

 So my tasks for this afternoon are:

[x]review road paper proposals and summarize issues

[]Review JMG paper

[]Draft of risk chart

[x]Call LAB

If I don't post that I did the ones in red, someone PLEASE ask me about it!!!!!

asking LittleWonder

As requested:

how'd your "JMG paper" go?

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb

procrastinating by studying procrastination:

CL ci

11:12am : late start. already did some inbox stuff--had a few requests.

i fell asleep for about 2hrs. sigh.

chat not working. Last time i had to re-start browser. So i'm going to try that.

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb

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GeorgeSmiley 10 AM + updates

Good morning, all...

I'm on my laptop working in the offices of Client M in the big city. Focus today will be Project P-3 and getting started on Project E.

I need to do a critical phone call for Project P-3 and I know I'm stalling on it.

 That's my first MIT.

Going to chatbox.

Update 11:30 AM

Well, I advanced the ball on that call that caused me to stall...:-)

Phone appt. set for 4 PM

Off to run some errands. LIkely back on line around 1:30 PM

Update 1:30 PM

Back from errands.

I've eaten lunch.

Two items to enter into my calendar for upcoming.

Then I'll look at my list again and see what should be next.

Going to chatbox

Update 6 PM

Accomplished the major tasks I intended today, particularly key interview for project P-3.

Spent a chunk of time this afternoon just (purposefully) musing to get a focus for Project E.

And dealt with some tough stuff for Project Y, but that has much more yet to come.

Signing off, hanging out until Mrs. GS comes and picks me up. GOod night, all...


The Hero's Code:

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

Falcon CI Wed.

Hi all,

I've been too sick to procrastinate!  Had some kind of bug the last couple of days, and MIT was to sleep.

I was still groggy this morning, so am taking today off work as well.  Got some more sleep, and am finally starting to feel a bit better.  

Today, assuming I stay up to it, I want to go into my work email and work on project R (I already went in yesterday and cleared out accumulated mail.)  Also to run a load or two of laundry.  This evening, I need to email S. and maybe call K.  Aslo need to order a couple of things online.


Falcon CO Wed.

Not a bad day.  I'm feeling better, I did two loads of laundry, worked on project R for work, and placed the online orders.  Still low on energy, and didn't feel like being social, so the phone call & email message will have to wait till tomorrow.

Next up. . . no procrastinating on going to bed!  I need to locate missing pill bottle, make sandwich, brush teeth, put away the comforter that's on the sofa, and get to bed.  Now!

Goodnight, everyone!


Ah, I forgot: I hope youll

Ah, I forgot: I hope youll feel good again soon :-)

Journey 8:30

Good morning!   And thanks for starting us out Jeannie!

I'm back from the gym and I'm going to make my todo list and have some cereal and coffee.   I worked pretty hard yesterday, but was frustrated at my lack of progress.   I'll tackle it again today.

I'll come back in an hour or so and join the chatbox.  



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

Journey 9:15

Breakfast eaten but no todo list made yet.   Back shortly with todo list for the day in my hot little hand! 


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

Rolzup CI

[X] check ins and
[X] Breakfast
[ ] e-mail dash
[ ] check ticklers (file, e-mail, reader, bookmarks, desktop)
[ ] meditation
[ ] morning chores
[ ] writing
[ ] pack lunch
[ ] GTD/family time
[ ] 8:30 G work
lunch break/piano
[ ] 2:30 GTD routine
[ ] 4:15 G work
[ ] 5:15 study (personal)
[ ] 6:00 family time


Hope-Faith CI 5:50

Jeannie, thanks for starting the day out.

So far I have accomplished over half of my am routine. Next on my list is to shower, make breakfast and lunches for the day, get kids up and ready for school.

CI when I get to work.

CI 8:25 things to accomplish.

  1. Lesson Plans A1
    1. Games and quiz for  - count and date
    2. E-mail A1
    3. Update PPT
    4. Update G
    5. Review over vlook and list
  2. Lesson Plans A2
    1. Games and quiz for A2 HTML
    2. Ex. Rev. for 2.00
    3. Print and copy Ex Rev. Mat for HTML
    4. Input TG
    5. E-mail Aii
    6. Update PPT for A2
  3. Lesson Plans for A1 1/8/09
    1. Create game and quiz for ppt
    2. Review ppt 6.02
    3. Print content info for ss
  4. Lesson Plans for A2 1/8/09
    1. Create game and quiz for more HTML
    2. Create Exam Review quiz 7.01
    3. Create HTML code study guide
  5. CI when I have some accomplishment under my belt, work in chat until then.
  6. CI 9:25 moving slower than what I anticipated.
  7. CI 3:50 have completed most of my list for to do's.
  8. CI 4:05 staying at work late today, I am going to get a jump start on my plans for tomorrow.
  9. CI 4:50 leaving work now

To do

Highlight key points 6.00

Have a great day.


First check-in!

In the midst of pulling an unhealthy all-nighter which was an epic fail. Feeling discouraged but i'm SO ready for this site now haha.

Things I need to get done today:

-Finish euro essay

-Actually eat breakfast 

-Go to school! i skipped yesterday ):

-Hand in art history project

-Go to meeting with college couselor

-Take Latin Test!

-After I get home: JUST do the English essay

GOD this is going to be a long day.

Good luck. I've been there

Good luck. I've been there too. On Monday I finally finished an essay that had been due in mid-December, but it felt so good to send it in.


another teenager. 

hi teenager

i kno how you feel. I've been there. many have come here due to failure. I think it has prepared me for recovery here.

I hope your long day goes well. I pray that you'll receive the strength to focus today. You sound like you're starting off on the right foot.

Good luck. let us know how it goes either way, success or failure, or a mixture of both (a lot of people here like me dwell more on the failures than successes)

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb

procrastinating by learning about procrastination:

Welcome, teenager

Hi teenager,

Welcome!  And best of luck with your hectic day!


Jeannie CI 11.15

Hi everyone =)

This is my first thread in this forum... so I hope the way I have created it is ok?!

After I tried out your chatbox yesterday a little bit I have decided to give it a try here! I have discovered this forum a while ago and I think this is such a great idea!!

I have tried many times to write down my next "babysteps"... but I always stopped following them after a while. So maybe staying in touch with you all will help me =)

Many greetings to all of you! And have a nice day =)


So here my first next steps are:

clean up my room

make some tea

read script until page 45 (yeah, I did it :D)

plan rest of day

update learn plan

eat + break (45 min)  (unfortunately it took me about 1 1/2 hour)

read script until page 54

Welcome, Jeannie

Hi Jeannie,

Welcome!  I'm glad you found this site, and hope you find it as helpful as I have!


Thanks =)

Oh hi Falcon!

Thats so sweet of you, thanks a lot for your nice welcome =)

And thanks as well to Hope-Faith and Journey!!


It would be so great if this could help me!

Today I unfortunately got distracted bya (short) chat and a phone call from a friend :(

Maybe I just want to do too much... but I am having exam soon and there is soooo much to do :(

Probably I need fixed times for learning so that I cannot procrastinate on that.

Many greetings,

Jeannie =)

gd jeannie

i think it's gd to c u posting ur failures. I think that's an important step, to feel not judged here doing that.

I kno i dont feel judged by these people. Sometimes i feel too ashamed and judgmental of myself, tho. I'm trying to overcome that and post anyway.

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb

procrastinating by studying procrastination:


Thanks for your encouraging words, clement! :-)

Im not that afraid that other people could judge me... but as you write I am ashamed of myself (dont know whether you can say it like this in English??).

And I tend to not write down my failure then as well... its the same when I try to write down what I eat for example... if I overeat I dont write it this whole thing has no value at all... =(

 Going to do some sports now and learn afterwards.



yep, failures are a big concern

i have the same thing about all types of failures. It's a huge thing to work on for me.

I read this recently: "Don't Fear Failure: A bad turn can point you in the right direction." from Entrepreneur Magazine, from Rich Dad, Poor Dad author. Here's a quote of some of it:

One of the reasons so many people don't become entrepreneurs is because they're afraid of failing. They're afraid of making mistakes. They're afraid of losing money. But if people can't overcome these psychological fears, they'd be better off keeping their day jobs.

In the early 1980s, when my first major business failed, I thought I was the stupidest person in the world. Being flat broke and getting calls from creditors made me wish I had never wanted to be an entrepreneur. I even wanted my old job back.

But instead of condemning me for failing, my rich dad gave me one of life's most important lessons: "You're fortunate to have failed. You now have the opportunity to learn how to turn bad luck into good luck. If you can do that, you'll have a life of more and more good luck."

The rest of the article has things that i feel are very good for me to remember.

While the article is about making money thru business opportunities, i can apply the same to making recovery progress out of procrastination failures.

Most significantly: each time i embrace a failure of mine i learn more about who i am, why i procrastinate, and when, and what kinds of things help me and dont help me.

I feel like i'm writing this so that it sinks into my brain. I really need to remember this lesson, because i often forget it.

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb

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