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 4 April 2009

Happy Saturday.

My tasks will be light if I know why I want to do them. I will be gentle and encouraging to myself.      I can cherish the   gifts....     wisdom    serenity      courage    hope

'We'll thrive if we are given the freedom and encouragement to try again'

I made it back, from lark

For some reason I'm now able to login here, along with a couple others who live near me. I had some health problems last year, and wasn't able to be here for a while anyway. Seems most of the procrastination problems then aren't urgent these days. I'm glad to be able to be back, and greatful to Pro for passing on some comments for me. Take care everyone, and be well


Hi lark,

I'm glad you're doing well!  It's good to hear from you -- glad you checked in!


Falcon CI Sat. after class

Hi all,

Back from class.  I need to eat, then see how my energy is.  Sometimes after class I get a major energy drop and am not up for anything physical.

Assuming my energy is o.k., I'd like to do some housecleaning today.  Pretty amazing, since I'm not normally motivated to clean.  Figure I'd better ride that wave while it lasts!  Wink  I'll check in after I've had some lunch & see if I'm up for it.


Falcon CO Sat.

Whoops, forgot to check back in!  But I spent time in the chatroom after lunch, got some housecleaning done, got to the library, and got some other odd jobs done.  Heading to bed soon. . . 

Good night!


kromer 10 CI

Yesterday I was focusing pretty well, but one of my tasks turned out to be much larger than anticipated, so I didn't get through most of my tasks.

So today I have two types of stuff I'd like to get done, household chores and work catch-up

*Clean kitchen
*Clean bathroom
*Organize papers in room (mostly done)
*Setup for Ally's visit

*Finish looking for motif conservation (calculations still need to churn, but my work is finished)
*Read paper
*2 emails about who I want to work with
*30 min thinking about who I want to work with

*(Maybe) gospel concert tonight

kromer CO

Didn't quite get through everything, but a reasonably productive day...will read paper and finish organizing first thing tomorrow.

isabo ci 1010am

Another rainy day today, and I have a headache.  I haven't really done anything yet, did work though, eat breakfast/brunch.  Hubby is off working, and son has a bday party to attend late afternoon today.  And we have errands to run.  I screwed up on my bookeeping and as a result have only about a hundred buck cash for the next two weeks.  Gas and bigger groceries will have to go on credit, and i hate doing that, trying so hard to bring those balances down.  Course, all that shopping this last week definitely did not help.

For us to get out of the house to run errands, the following I want to accomplish....

washing hair, getting all of us dressed.  Taking tylenol for headache, letting dogs out for a pee.  Such little things, it will take less than twenty minutes.  If I had started to do that instead of write here, I would be done already. 

I will start after this episode of 'Sell this House', in ten minutes.  Really.  I will.

Nothing is worth more than this day  - Goethe

Falcon CI Sat. a.m.

Hi pro buddies,

I'm not quite sure what I most want to get done this weekend.  I don't have a lot scheduled, so it would be easy to blow it off and get nothing done, and I don't want that.

I'm going to class soon, and when I come back I will check in and say what I'm going to get done.


babarino checkin

Work on project one (bringing file home)

Finish project two (done)

Project 3 (done for now)

Project 4 read through file

Clean off desk (done)

10am meet friend for breakfast (done)

Cat to vet (rescheduled)




Clean litterbox


"Real generosity toward the future consists in giving all to what is present" -Albert Camus

Recycler CI 5:50am EST

Hi Pro Buddies!

I have really been enjoying the threadstarters the last weeks :) I really like today's :)

Today is going to involve a lot of trash bags! Next week company is coming. While (yay!) I have just officially finished up at the rental condo as of yesterday, as I had been carrying over the last remaining boxes, items, etc. And the other boxes I have bought over in the last month are still strewn about the living room, etc. Eeeks!!! Two-thirds of the items need to be sorted & put away. Stray items are mixed with them that can be discarded or sent to Goodwill. I'm going to start a Goodwill pile. This morning I am going on my bike ride (wearing winter bike clothes). When I go to buy provisions after that, I want to take a load to Goodwill then. Also, while I'm up & starting, I want to start on my PA list for Saturdays.

12:10 pm. I've mostly stayed on track this morning. Before my bike ride, I started some clothes to wash and some dishes to wash. Through the morning I have kept those loads going. I have a lot of laundry to do today since I wasn't in town last weekend to run the washing machine. I went out and bought provisions. I dropped off some things at Goodwill & picked up some things at the library. I swerved erratically in traffic. ((sigh)) I try so hard to be a safe driver. I don't know why I was thinking like that!!! I think maybe kind of an obsessive panic. I will talk about this later at a meeting in one of my other programs.

Arriving at home, I put away the groceries. I fixed a salad and drink, put it on a tray, and went to the tables in the courtyard for lunch :) It was very relaxing :) Next: I think I want to start something in the oven.

2:55pm. I've continued along; being productive. I think I have all the clothes washed now; I still have some folded clothes to put away. I did the baking; I am letting it cool, then will box it up. I had another snack. Now I think I will take a nap.

5:15pm. Normally I try to Not take a nap. lol. However, the last 10 days & longer, I have really had to push myself; and I also needed some sleep. Next: get ready for social activity.

I hope to putter around & update my CI later.

7:55pm. Back in from activity. Next: watch DVD, then go to sleep.

I really did the best I could today, even if it wasn't great. I did get some things done.

10pm. I did watch the DVD. I've re-loaded the dishwasher. I've read something spiritual. I think I am almost ready to sleep, but wanted to update one more time. HP helped me today & I appreciate it. Thanks, PA, too.

Have a great day, everyone! :)



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

byGodsGrace todays CI

Thanks for the great starter chickadee :-)

Word and prayer for the day again: Ephesians 6:13

“Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand…and having done all, to stand. Stand!” 

Soundtrack of my day again: Joyce Meyer, Natalie Grant 

My to do list: 

Read Bible/Pray

call ms. H

call landlord

return new client email

job 2 continue tools: Finished Job1 invoice, I can do the next one.

Clear email/inbox for day 

dd bday invitations – design continue

call/job6 proof – assembled, email photo

clothes for church ready

Sat Morning

Thanks for the greeting!  My tasks will be light if I keep remembering why I want to do them!!

It's 8:00 AM.  I slept in a little.  I have some leftovers from yesterday, then some new goals.  Normally I'd not do much on Sat, but I have to make up for the days I did nothing this week.


  1. breakfast, shower, coffee, email (complete)
  2. Project One: sec 5 read, make graphic (complete) 
  3. Call MPA (complete)
  4. Project Two: finish rev, make cards (rev finished, not cards)
  5. prep work C.O., then lunch (complete)
  6. Take L to S (complete) 
  7. finish rev, make cards (rev finished, not cards)
  8. 4:00 gym (complete)
  9. Project Three: bl, filing (not even started)
  10. Dinner -cooking (complete)
  11. Project Three: bl, filing (not even started)
  12. Email ANDA (going to do now)

 Update- it's 2:00 already.  I have to be honest and admit I wasted LOADS of time this morning doing nothing.  I'm irritated with myself because I have a partial deadline at the end of April that I'm afraid I can't meet unless I really get down and get busy.  Also, I hate that I'm spending the weekend making up work instead of being with family.  The only good news is that this check in is helping.  The fact that I knew I'd have to come on here and admit I did nothing was enough to make me get started, so I at least did some work and plan to continue doing it.  I want to do my tasks. They are light when I do them.  It's the motivation that's an issue.  Ok I'll check in again after lunch.

 Update- it's 7.  I've been really focused since 2.  I'm happy for that, but I'm aware that if I had not wasted the entire morning, I would have finished all my goals today.  As it is, I didn't even get around to a few of them.  Also, it's late and embarrassing that I still have to write an email now when I should have done it this morning.  This is the problem- playing catch up takes away from time that I should be spending with family.  Maybe I should focus on that next time I'm procrastinating.  It's not only work that suffers.  Work HAS to get done eventually, and I end up using personal time to do it.  

That's all for today!  I hope the rest of you have productive, peaceful and pleasant weekends!

chick saturday

pay newsagent

buy fruit



finish off a, start b and plan how to manage it--focus and be obsessed

garden work