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 25 February 2009

Many drops fill a bucket. Even the smallest effort counts.

Courage         wisdom            serenity           hope

Falcon CI Wed.

Hi pro buddies,

I've been out of sorts lately, and need to focus in and get some clarity.  I've had vague negative thoughts pestering me like a swarm of gnats, and have been shutting down to avoid them.

So, next MITs: put dinner stuff away, then take an hour to let the gnats settle so I can figure out what to do with them.


wb falcon

missed you.

in chat today it seemed everybody was struggling w/ failure and negative thots, and we were all facing them side by side. I'm glad ur back!

the touch of the master's hand:

"fall down seven times, get up eight" - japanese proverb

Falcon CI Wed. evening

Thanks, clement!  Sorry to hear the negativity is affecting others, too -- must be something going around.  Maybe we're all in the early stages of spring fever?  Wink

I took some time to just sit with myself.  My brain is tangled, but I'm starting to get the threads sorted out.

Next I need to exercise, then probably do some more untangling.


ETA: o.k., done exercising.  Time to untangle a bit more.

Edited again to add. . . no, self!  Don't start online shopping!  Go get untangled first!  You'll feel better, honest.

Falcon CI bedtime

I do feel better!  I'm glad I dedicated some time to untangling!

But now I'm procrastinating on going to bed.  Maybe I'll have a snack (cocoa?) and then go tuck myself in.

Turning the computer off now!  Good night!


Recycler CI 6:05pm EST

Hi Pro Buddies!

Morning: gym, cardio, ab workout, stretching :)

Work: Got some strategic things done this morning.

Mid-day: Wrote receipts on spending record sheet, ate lunch with friends.

Afternoon: continued with some projects. At end of day, lined up project list for in the morning ;)

After work: Have fixed & eaten dinner at home.

Do I feel like running dishwasher? Nope.

Do I feel like running washing machine? Nope.

I'm going to read a book for a few minutes, and then see if I can get either the washing machine or the dishwasher started. ;) Will I update my CI later? We'll find out!

Have a great night, everyone! ;)



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

ByGodsGrace todays CI

Get the lesson of being so rushed today because of past procrastination, try to learn from it…Today I HAVE to stay focused on Job2, and not let JOB1 get behind... tempted to let progress in some areas make me not want to work in others, and haven't even begun to face those others still....

 Still My Word and prayer for the day: 2 Corinthians 12:9, Philippians 4:13

Help me today Lord where I am still so weak, I know I can do all things through You. I know Christ gives me the strength to face anything. God help me to walk walk in Your strength today and see myself as You see me.

My music today:  Casting Crowns 

My to do list:

make book dd school


DD school

CI for day

Call about payment


Lunch mtg 11:15am

Return client emails as needed

JOB 1 deadline schedule

JOB 2 deadline schedule

DD pickup 2.30p

Church 7p

Alright, things have slowed

Alright, things have slowed up a bit at work, and that has served as an excuse for me to fall back into bad habits. I'm disappointed in myself for having lapsed on checking in, but I am going to try to use this as motivation to get back on track.

Today, I will:

-finish the econ memo

-add Ford to W

-research NS race

Well, I got the memo and the

Well, I got the memo and the NS research done, but I still need to add Ford. I'll work on it tonight.

wb ml

i was wondering how it was going for you. sounds like work got so busy you didnt have a chance to p'cras? that's happened to me over the years in different periods.

i wonder how it makes you feel? i always felt much better, even relieved, after those times, because at least i was productive. But i was never anything like happy with myself. I've come to believe that what i was really doing was time-binging, and so i still was not in control, which i think explains why i was still not happy.

So how did it go for u?

the touch of the master's hand:

"fall down seven times, get up eight" - japanese proverb

Hey clement. No, i still

Hey clement. No, i still found time to procrastinate even with the work on my table. The weekend was particularly bad; I felt like I had completely checked out for most of it. I would have felt better about myself if I had been working more. For me it's getting to the point where I feel like even when I do have time to relax I don't feel good about myself. that is probably the worst feeling of all.

giving yourself time to relax

ml that's a huge trigger for me. I do not think i have gotten to the point yet that i can relax, knowing that i have done my work. Sounds like an impossible dream. What i can do really well is feel guilty about the work i haven't done yet.

But lately, here and there are a few hours or even a day when i pretty much stayed on task the whole time. and i think i am at least intellectually acknowledging that. I guess that's progress for me along the road to the prize of happy relaxation.

That said, i do have very happy-go-lucky, life-is-good periods esp after prayer times that go really well. It's important for me to acknowledge the positives too.

the touch of the master's hand:

"fall down seven times, get up eight" - japanese proverb

Isabo 928am

My butt hurts this morning :(  I slipped on black ice in a driveway - fell and hit butt first, right next to my tailbone.  Couldn't move for a second, I was so shocked!  Ah well, the drawbacks of delivering papers!  The plus side is that the sky is becoming light at 6am!  Spring is on its way!

Tada list

worked, made lunch, took meds, had tea, programmed dvr, got out ground beef for pasta sauce, got wood for fire, made bed, gathered laundry, started wash, got mail.

I want to vacuum today.

Be back later  :)

Nothing is worth more than this day  - Goethe

take Vitamin E for bruise

Hi isabo!

Sorry about your bruise! hope you will feel better soon! I am recovering from a bruise, too! It's clearing up faster than I expected -- I think it is the Fish Oil capsule I have in the mornings. Take care of your self!



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

butt pain

ouch! Hope that heals up gracefully for you, isabo. At least you have reason to complain about a real "pain in the butt" !Wink


LOL, so true!  I am also getting visual confirmation, there is a nice bruise forming right beside my tailbone.  I have to ease into sitting down and roll slightly to the side to get up - how annoying!

Nothing is worth more than this day  - Goethe

isabo ci 1150 am

Recently I have been trying to eat better.  I got frustrated with being hungry, and not having anything to eat, or not having anything ready to eat.  I would binge on cookies, chocolate, peanut butter and jam sandwiches when there was nothing else.    Of course I felt terrible and was in a horrible mood.  One day I researched the top ten best foods.  I know I have read about them here and there, but that day I wanted the list in my hands so I could get and eat them instead of other things. 

So now I have lots of fresh veg, plain yogurt, fresh and frozen fruit, crispbreads, almonds, green tea and of course water to choose from.  It is amazing the combinations you can make from these choices!

I made some sweet potato muffins that are ssooo good, like a breakfast bar, or an afternoon snack.  I mix rutabaga's in with potatoes for a change up.  And just now for lunch I cooked up some spinach, fried a couple eggs, and had both with wholegrain crispbread.  It was really good!

Tada list cont

rebooted laundry, vacuumed disaster room, rec room, stairs up, lvgrm, dngrm and kitchen.  Changed garbage.  Cleaned mirror in master bath, vacuumed dog(she is hairing so badly, I thought why not?!) cleaned two garbage pails.

Hope you all have a good afternoon!!

Nothing is worth more than this day  - Goethe

isabo ci 250pm

tada list cont

had a 1/2 hr nap, played soduko, wordscraper, picked up ds, read a bit of one of the two books I am reading right now.  That reminds me, I have to extend my check out time... and that's about it!

til later...

Nothing is worth more than this day  - Goethe

isabo ci 645 pm

Darn, forgot the library...ah well, I will go there tomorrow.

Tada list con't

made supper, loaded and ran dishwasher....found a counting calorie website, joined up...showed hubby bruise...

that's it for today!

Have a good night!

Nothing is worth more than this day  - Goethe

Ag likes chickadee's daystarters

I look forward to your selections; thanks for being of service to the group in this way. I haven't been to bed yet but need to post some to-do's here now so I won't forget them in the morning. I'll probably add/refine/delete some after Step 11 in the a.m.

  • update and prioritize task list DONE!
  • thank-you notes
  • order gingko etc DONE!
  • schedule chiro appt DONE!
  • log trip expenses
  • see calendar and task list DONE!
  • (I hope folks aren't getting

    (I hope folks aren't getting tired of my day starters--right now I really want to post the next day's intentions, so I'm making them early, but I'll start using a notebook for this and take a break from doing starters in case I seem to have been monopolizing)... by the way, even those in EST or PST could do the starter early for them and all would be free to ignore it till relevant...)

    Chick CI & intentions



    e during decisive time

    deliver e and l book 

    m stuff--phone/e-mail


    pm: need to clarify goals

    chick update/thanks

    thanks all pro-buddies... I'll keep going though not necessarily every day and of course I'm very very happy when others want to start the day.  8)     :D


    morning-- all listed tasks done early but this doesn't mean everything is done by any means.


    e during decisive time

    deliver e and l book

    m stuff--phone/e-mail


    scary stuff I'm avoiding

    pm: need to clarify goals

    today's challenge of recovery is to admit to myself that I will not get real peace of mind till i have a clear plan for big neglected backlog projects and am taking steps, even small ones, on them. I need to practice valuing all my efforts to face the discomfort of those.

    u can keep going by me

    i like the pics and the saying inspire me. I dont get the sense that anyone really wants to start the day, in particular.

    But certainly if anyone does, chick will certainly share!

    the touch of the master's hand:

    "fall down seven times, get up eight" - japanese proverb

    You go, girl!!

    It doesn't bug me at all !

    Nothing is worth more than this day  - Goethe

    tx Isabo ... I like your

    tx Isabo :)

    ... I like your quotations so much!