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.

Tuesday 12 May 2009

One small step is not just much more than nothing, it is infinitely   more. (Clement)

And the task that seems infinite is finite, even if it seems big.


Help me find the courage   and    faith   to   start and to  keep going.

Ag 7pm

  • url to gpo for grafix
  • find a/v forms
  • one-sheet with quotes
  • request new approach for final push
  • spreadsheet
  • clean Inbox
  • Been working steadily all day but am beginning to lose focus - aware I am powerless over my procrastination.  I originally posted the above items Monday along witha  few others, and have been waylaid by incoming "mortar" and by stuff I should have noticed but didn't, like doctor's appointments, etc.  I am posting now to ask HP's help avoiding discouragement (LOVED the God Calling excerpt bgg shared) and keeping on task. 

    Next up: healthy dinner, walk dog, then back here until the above items are complete. I will not pull an all-nighter, and I will not game, but rather with God's help, I WILL get these suckers done tonight!  None of them are BFD's, just debris that keeps me crazy. "Done" is better than "perfect!"

    Recycler CI 4:50pm EST

    Hi Pro Buddies!

    An end-of-the-work-day CI here.

    This morning at the gym, I did cardio, stretches, and ab exercises.

    At work, I've attended to my project list today. At lunchtime I went for a walk then ate lunch. In the afternoon I sent out some communications for my boss(es).

    Tonight I have volunteer group. I only see my therapist about 4 times a year, and tonight is when my appt is, after volunteer activity. I will probably get home too late tonight to update my CI.

    Have a great night, everyone! :)



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

    babarino ci

    Read thru project one draft(done)

    Find cites

    Type changes


    Thanx all for being here

    Tuesday's e

    is doing pretty well, all things considered. | am pleased to see that I am not copping out on things like giving the dog a decent walk today just because it started to sprinkle. The rain moved on and we both had a nice time in the spring weather, exploring the neighborhood and getting to the bank.

    The futon is made, breakfast is eaten, meds are taken, shower, hair, dressed, dog, child sent off to interview properly. I would like to continue making some progress on my taxes today (which I worked on last night) and then I have a meeting to chair this evening which is my first priority. Dinner would be a good thing to think about as well. Finally, I have an amends to make to my good friend who I did not follow through on submitting a resume for and I feel really really crappy about it. going back to chatbox now.

    God Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Thy will be done, not mine.

    byGodsGrace todays CI

    Thanks for the starter chickadee, needed that encourgement today!

    My Word and prayer for the day again: Psalm 18:32

     “It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect.”

    My reading today from God Calling devotional – really spoke to my day and sharing it here to be accountable to act on it. (for anyone interesed, a free daily email at )

    Turn out all thoughts of doubt and of trouble. Never tolerate them for one second. Bar the windows and doors of your souls against them as you would bar your home against a thief who would steal in to take your treasures. What greater treasures can you have than Peace and Rest and Joy? And these are all stolen from you by doubt and fear and despair.Face each day with Love and Laughter. Face the storm.Joy, Peace, Love, My great gifts.  Follow Me to find all three. I want you to feel the thrill of protection and safety Now. Any soul can feel this in a harbor, but real joy and victory come to those alone who sense these when they ride a storm.

    Say, "all is well." Say it not as a vain repetition. Use it as you use a healing balm for cut or wound, until the poison is drawn out; then, until the sore is healed, then until the thrill of fresh life floods your being. All is well.

    My to do list: 

    Read Bible/ Pray, Dd school, print extra env.

    Job2 –MAKE A PLAN and revised invoice, list of fav, b label sample  working on it again

    jobCC – photo email, type invoice (edit down photos to send, made task too big)

    dd school 2.30p, dd st 5:15 / pdate

    call R, call TA and TO again, email MC / PS, review wdna – cancel?

    GeorgeSmiley 8:55 AM; update 5:30 PM

    I've actually been on the job for more than an hour now. Big project is rewrite Project E. I'm working on that.

    When that's finished--hopefully in the next hour or 2--then I need to turn to Project P-7. That, too, is behind.

    If time, Project M-5, and Project T-C.

    A few other small admin tasks, plus meeting tonight for Project O.

    I'm proud of myself for having done most of what I need to do to get ready for project O meeting, though.

    Update 5:30 PM

    Finished Project E.

    Prepared for Project O meeting

    Otherwise, got a little aimless. But not a bad day.



    The Hero's Code:

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

    kromer 9:05 CI

    This morning I was incredibly tired, so I slept late...I think that was a reasonable decision, but means I need to work hard today to catch up.

    *Class 11-12:30
    *Colloquium 4-5:15

    *Review 6 stats lectures
    *Review 4 CSB lectures
    *Clean room!
    *Email list of TFs
    *ID sig. corr. TFs
    *Mail chocolate, buy plane tickets, return books, seminar update

    Other tasks:
    *Better list of TFs
    *Harambee planning
    *Finish reading paper

    RIght now, I'm going to clean my room/unpack/organize papers...this is something I've been putting off for about a week, and the mess around me is definitely interfering with my productivity. Then, I want to get a number of small tasks done before class (return books, mail chocolate, plane tickets, seminar update, email TF list)

    kromer 1 CI

    I'm having a rough day today...have wasted a lot of time websurfing...

    I made some progress cleaning my room, bought plane tickets, packed chocolate for mailing, and went to class. Right now, I'm going to email list of TFs, ID sig. corr. TFs, return book, send seminar update. 

    Update 5--going slowly, but emailed list of TFs, IDed sig. corr TFs, and mailed chocolate. Now, I really urgently need to study for statistics. I'm going to take a couple hours and try to go through 4 lectures, then I'll take care of some small chores. 

    Journey 9 am

    Working half day today and going to the King Tut Exhibit inthe afternoon.  I've been to the gym, read email, checked my calendar.  I have a couple of meetings this morning, so I need to really focus during the work time that I have available.  Depending on how long the exhibit takes, I might go shopping for a baby gift afterwards. 

    Have an enjoyable and productive day everyone!  


    Soon you will harvest what you are planting today - Steve Pavlina

    king tut

    first, I am jealous as hell, and second, I am now singing along with Steve Martin in my head!

    God Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Thy will be done, not mine.

    He coulda won a grammy, buried in his jammies

    e, I'm glad I'm not the only one that does that! 



    Soon you will harvest what you are planting today - Steve Pavlina

    king tut

    okay, i have to admit... i had to look that one up on youtube cause i didn't get it at first.  funny!  Cool

    enjoy the exhibit! 

    Sammy ci :: 8:00 am

    Done: Get up by 8 (7:30, actually!), eat breakfast. 

    To Do: Microburst flash final. Shower (& blow dry hair). Microburst flash final. Eat lunch. Microburst flash final. Leave home by 5:30. Flash final due at 6 pm. Determine subject for final paper (psychology). In bed by 12.

    Wednesday: Get up by 8. Shower (& blow dry) Microburst psych paper. Lunch. Microburst psych paper. Puppet practice at 4. Microburst psych paper. In bed by 12.

    Thursday: Get up by 8. Microburst psych paper. Early lunch. Microburst psych paper. Shower (& blow dry). Leave home by 2:30. Econ final at 3. Psych paper due at 6:30.

    Friday: Get up by 7. Leave home by 8. Ad Design class at 8:30. Celebrate being DONE WITH SCHOOL for the semester. Work.

    Self Management

    I read "time management" is really an oxymoron (a figure of speech by which a locution produces an incongruous, seemingly self-contradictory effect, as in “cruel kindness”). We can't "manage time".

    Since what I tell myself is so powerful, I need to say what is true for me- "self management" and not "time management". Since in step 1, I admit that PA makes my life unmanageable, to move on to the other steps, I do need courage, faith, and starting with one small step. My first step was checking in- admiting I am powerless, I can't believe it is Tuesday- I need to be present and start from where I am, I can't go back. 

    I need to stop  my self flagellation thoughts and self loathing and start with the basics:(prayer and meditation) and then God/self management thoughts of courage, faith, and starting.

    make my list check in later.Thanks and thanks for letting me know I am not alone.



    Hope-Faith Late CI at 8:15


    Got up really late today. There for I did not get to do any of my am routine beyond getting myself and children ready for the day :(. This makes me feel very lost.  So what I need to do now is forget about my am routine, I will pick it back up this afternoon, so it is not lost. I now need to change my focus to my MOTO for the day One Moment At A Time. At this moment I need to multitaks, providing technical assistance for survery and getting lesson plans together for the day.

    All Things To Do

    1. Postage for invits
    2. Labels on folders
    3. Highest from J This must happen today
    4. Call printer 
    5. Remove winter clothes
    6. Get summer clothes out
    7. Fold and put away all clothes
    8. Finish painting room
    9. Work on wiki
    10. Work on livestock
    11. 15 min bunny-tree
    12. 15 min file cabinet
    13. 15 min van

    All Things Done

     Home    Work 8:00-12:30   Work 12:30-3:30    Home 4:00-9:00
    Reday  X  Computers booted  X Class 2 done X  Watche TV ):
    Breakfast  X Surveys Synced  X Cless Record Update X  DD Shower
    Kids Ready  X Survey one done  X P/C wiki done  X  
    Reboot  X start chat  X Postage for invits X  
    Hang out clothes  X Survey 2 done  X Class 3 done X  
    Financials Checked  X Survey 3 done  X Update post X   
    Some e-mail  X Classes planned  X 2 phone calls X  
       X Label on invits  X   X  
       X Class Records 1  X   X  
       X Class 1 done  X   X  
       X Add video to wiki  X   X  
       X Class Records 2  X   X  
       X Lunch  X   X  





    Special Project

    It is hard to shift gears and I have super tunnel vision. For the next 2.5 hours I need to work on getting my Peer Coaching Portfolio completed. I have started this process and have completed some of it but I still have the bulk of it left to do. I am going to submit my Portfolio electronically using a wiki, instead of putting copies of my accomplishments in a 3 ring binder. I am hoping by posting a special project section of my CI and using chat I can change my super tunnel vision to this project. Outline of what I need to do.

    1. Philosophy of Education done but needs some tweaking
    2. Peer Coaching Narrative done need to add a bit to the end
    3. Evidence of Goal Completion almost done continue to add until the last min
    4. Samples of Student Work Need to get off student Jump Drives today 4/12/09

    Portfolio has been submitted I am done.


    Ready Set Go  


    YAY for hope-faith!!

    changing direction mid-day and getting it DONE is a huge accomplishment!  Way to GROW!  Thanks for sharing this, h-f.

    Hmm I don't really

    Hmm I don't really understand the point?.online roulette poker calculator online blackjack video poker divx movies horse betting iphone games play slot machine online

    Deej CI 12/05

    Got really anxious this morning when I realised I was running late for work. Not that I have to be at work at any particular time but I'd been keeping to my schedule for the last 2 weeks and it obviously worried me that I wouldn't make a good start to the day. Why do I feel I that being 15min later than anticipated will ruin my day? Why does everything have to be either perfect or not at all? I might be holding on to this routine a little too tightly.

    Continuing on from yesterday...

    1. Follow up on article and submit today - message left
    2. Email GW about tree ownership
    3. Finish review of RI information note & approval form + send comment regarding recommendations in species notes
    4. Get contacts page published

    chick CI

    getting going

    one errand


    email contact