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 August 5, 2009

CI Do It Now 803 pm WED Big List

1. clean office STARTED!!!

2. call D Klug and LAnn about xtra DONE and DONE

Call R kirsh f/u (Fri)  

3. Start Project: Write letter to M's 

4. track notes for studying 


6. CONTACT jOE M OR Andy B for a referral  sent to AB

ts's - daily DOING TUES WED thu

7. find look for Y.z. lists

8. car insp. then fix tire  Alignment


look for pt - 1/2 hr daily ONCE MON TUE WED th

be early DOING!!!! TUE WED th

Do daily affirms - look into bergman book.  Schedule them  DOING!!! TU WE

make daily diaries for hash pr and children 

9. call Dg  f/u DONE fu TUE DONE

Call Mrs. Adl Mr Thom  1. DONE  2. L/M  DONE

call Mrs. H and email to  RR LM and DONE 

10. email BigC and work on group DONE!

11. R Orl's grp f/u

START group! 


progress not prefection


called camp  f/u 

started pt job search!!! 


Recycler CI 6:35pm EST

Hi Pro Buddies!

This morning at the gym I did my full cardio, stretching, and ab exercises.

At work this morning, I answered some emails. At lunchtime, I did an errand, bought & ate lunch, and did an on-line errand. After lunch, I did some projects from my assignment list, and did some other emails. At the end of the day, I highlighted my list for tomorrow, to help with a quick start.

Arriving at home, I have fixed & eaten dinner. A thunderstorm is getting started. If I get to update my CI later, I will; but it will also depend how I think the storm is doing.

8:10pm. Yay, one more pile sorted! :) During the thunderstorm, I kept doing Just A Little Bit More. Various parts of the pile went into: the trash, the shredder, a new much smaller pile, on the bookshelf, or in a small pile to take to work. As I was finishing up, I noticed outside it had stopped raining and thunderstorming so I could get back online :) Next: I will do just the tinest bit of puttering around before getting ready to sleep. After 1.5 years of P.A. I'm reaching a time where parts of the condo Stay Cleaned Up from day to day with minimal effort, and I can work on additional small areas that are hopefully also going to Stay Cleaned Up with minimal daily/weekly effort. That's my goal anyway! ;)

Have a great night, everyone! :)



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

Sam 10 am

1. gym- cardios

2. breakfast

3. Read about Trd

4. Trd

5. gym-weights

6.  Trd

7. Dinner

8. mtg.

9. Call the guys to collect laundry

10. Find out how to open a  trd a/c


Hi All,

Haven't been here in quite some time. Need lots of help with my procrastinating. I think it is tied in with depression. I procrastinate everywhere and right now - in my job!! When I started here I noticed most people were not working but on their computers, etc. O.k., so I was judgemental, and now I'm just like them. I don't want to steal time. I have piles on my desk that need to get done. I also have this "I odn't care" attitude about most stuff. Think it's a defense mechanism. Just want to begin with a list of things that I need start doing:

1. Go through piles and write a to do list from them.
2. Go through piles at home and start filing and throwing things out that I don't need.
3. Re-organize files
4. Write down my food

I also feel in some way this has to do with my perfectionism defect too. When I start to have success or feel accomplished, I start procrastinating again.

Glad to be back, really need help.



Welcome back Hope!  Good luck on those piles and files.   If it was me, I'd break those big jobs down into something small that I could work on each day.   "reorganize files"  sounds so overwhelming that I think I'd look at it and then go play computer games lol.   But if I put "spend 15 minutes organizing files"  or "go thru 3 file folders" I could face it. 


"The elevator to success is out of order.   You'll have to take the stairs . . . one step at a time." - Joe Girard

Hi Jo - Thanks!!!

It's turning out that way. I've started my list at work, and things are getting done slowly and in small integrals. The only thing is I'm not doing the most important yet. I'm very grateful to be back, receive & give help, and be a part of the group. Things are so bogged down, it feels great to be working and accomplishing again.

Action list thru noon Wednesday 8/5

Phone client and get clarification on direction she wants to take since Tuesday’s acceptance of new job and feedback on info sent yesterday-ask for referrals again

Input info mls

Send Paul email requesting appt. with Paul

Phone herb discuss plan for joint venture and update

Take lunch hour

Create plan of action for second half of day

Completed the tasks for the day and it felt great to go to lunch with a sense of completion.  Now back and have my tasks outlined for the next half hour.

Upload photos Charge batteriesCheck for discretion allowanceOutline proposal for FridayPrep for dish washing


kromer 10:05 CI

I little slow getting going this morning, but I had a pretty productive day yesterday, so I'm not going to freak out about it too much.

Tasks for today are:
*Work on VAD/RA proposal
->Finish proposal intro
->Tentative doses/time points (though I'd still like to write up the rationale for these decisions more clearly)
->Read book section about choosing # of replicates
->Microburst proposed analysis section
*Work on G's project
->Start fg runs on seqs
->get motif comparison code running (OK, I have a basic version of this running...I'd ideally like to get a more updated version of TRANSFAC, but am having trouble with this)
->figure out whether I need new bg run
*List of expt. skills I need
*Write up hh and fgf results (if I have time) (I might get around to hh pathway, don't think I'll manage fgf)
*email DG, deacons, ce, family (will do this in the evening)
*Budgeting, pay bills (will do this in the evening)

This is an ambitious list, but I'll try to get as far as I can. 

OK, I'm going to start with an hour's work on VAD/RA proposal, then I'll work on G's project for a bit.

kromer 7:45 CI

OK, I've had a fairly productive day, and a nice dinner w/ a friend.

This evening I still want to get a bit done. Right now, I want to go walking for 30 min or so. Then, I want to send emails, pay bills and do budgeting. Then, I want to see if I can get updated version of TRANSFAC and maybe work on hh results. 

Today I create my life one minute at the time

Good morning All,

I have done an excellent job of procrastinating this morning, for the last three hous I have tittled  but now after reading some of the posted materials I am committed to getting things done.  First for the next 15 minutes I will create a time action and will bookend with a action plan for tasks through 12 noon.   I can only take baby steps at this point I am so resistant to structured living.



@ spirit

Welcome Spirit, great screen name and oooh!  oooh!  we're from the same area.  I'm sending you an email.  

You're in the right place, keep posting! 


"The elevator to success is out of order.   You'll have to take the stairs . . . one step at a time." - Joe Girard

mj wednesday checkin



call cdr

1 hr on business

check passport

mable help


walk dogs

order meds

Journey 9:30 & update

Good morning!  Working from home again today.  Yesterday was a VERY good work-at-home day due to turning off the personal computer.  It is very tempting to think I can just turn it on and check my personal email or listen to some music, but I was so pleased with my productivity yesterday I know I'll be much better off without it.  It feels really good to crawl into bed at night knowing you've done a good job that day :) 

Today, I've been to the gym, read new email, and checked my calendar.  I'm going to have some breakfast and make my todo list now.  See ya later!

UPDATE 3 pm:  Darn it I did really good until I got on my p.c. at 1 to meet a friend for virtual lunch.  Then after lunch, I was just gonna check a couple things and boom!  an hour was gone.  Luckily I came to my senses after only an hour and now I am back in the groove.  I want to complete 3 more work tasks and I have 3 hours to go, so I think I can do eeet. 

UPDATE 4 pm:  Task 1 of 3 afternoon tasks completed.  SHORT break then on to task #2.

"The elevator to success is out of order.   You'll have to take the stairs . . . one step at a time." - Joe Girard

Vic 8/5/09

Showing up today. Please any support/advice/prayers ok

on line loops, took son to work (done)1.pray & gratitude 2. about car 4.write up lease for new tenant and fax 5. focus 6. stay out of resentment with husband7. walk8. Pack

so far, I did get confirmations to resort from time share girl (there is a new one) in CA. tickets to Belize city ok. Now I have to get transportation form Belize City to Resort. I don't want to reserve a commuter flight because what if our plabe comes in late?I e-mailed the resort, I need to call them. Husband is not helping at all- it is getting me more angry. (what a miracle, all done, called resort, they have water taxi from airport to resot. What a relief, all good) Walk!!!!

isabo ci 915am

headache this morning, over and behind right ear.  neck stiff, right side.   agchggggee.

i let money slip through my fingers this paycheck.  payday tomorrow, only 64 kms left to drive on, need to bring kids to swim class and back, and go to cpr class tonight and back.   I decided that I will go the gas station first thing in the am to get gas, which changes up my am routine by a huge amount.  ah well.

I also need to organize some paperwork for my new job, which requires gas to drive on, and money to receive, neither of which I have.   Tomorrow, tomorrow.  be patient.

need to keep busy today at home to not dwell on stress.


kitchen counters, appliances, quick sweep and mop

upstairs bathroom toilet.  that's all, just the toilet.

load of laundry.   wash dry fold

right now, shower and take kids to swim lessons.  lunch then start on above list


300pm, haven't done anything yet.  is it the weather?  no.   just in a down cycle again.  Reading to escape, don't seem to want to move forward, want things to remain at a standstill.   Isn't that what procrastination is, standing still?  My life cannot move forward if I do absolutely nothing.  Crazy



Nothing is worth more than this day  - Goethe

Edge's CI - 9:49am

x hmed 1
x 8am meds x2
- 4:00pm med
- 5:15pm - FH: Las appointment
- tbsk 4
- 7:00pm - outing with Mil
- tbsk 5
- hmed 2
- get printing prices
- call taxi to pay

~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action - Walter Anderson

Edge's CI - 6:06pm

x hmed 1
x 8am meds x2
x 4:00pm med
x 5:15pm - FH: Las appointment
- tbsk 4
- 7:00pm - outing with Mil
- tbsk 5
- hmed 2
- get printing prices
- call taxi to pay
- finish and send last article

~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action - Walter Anderson

Hope-Faith CI 8:15


  • AM Routine In Progress
  • VBS Done
  • Compost 
  • Aunt Squash
  • 1:00 Meetings 
  • Bat
  • Phone Calls Call for appointments, little league, Go-Cart, Wall paper  
  • Respond to software problem
  • Beach Activities 
  • Pay Bills -- Butterfly
  • Balance Gift Cards
  • CR for kids 
  • Practice Ball -- Family Time 
  • Afternoon Routine
  • Vacation Bible School 
  • Utility Room 30 min clean/windows
  • Front Entrance
  • floors 
  • Make Beds 
  • PM Routine'
  • Process Toms
  • Green Beans
  • Pick blueberries to make blueberry jam  
  • Compost
  • Labels for bags
  • Money Jar


Hope-Faith CI 10:15

  • AM Routine Done
  • VBS Done
  • Greenbeans Done
  • Breakfast Done
  • Blueberries
  • Compost  Done
  • Pick up DD from VBS  Done
  • 15 Min RR - K Done
  • Moms 
  • Post Office
  • 1:00 Meetings 
  • Bills
  • Aunt Squash 
  • Pick up T 
  • hope-faith

    Hi, I'm new here and have


    I'm new here and have even been procrastinating the use of this site. (additionally to the waiting time for account activation) ^^

    Well, this shall be my todo list for today:
    -write birthday card for a friend
    -organize my (huge)todo list
    -answer mails
    -send new phone number to family

    Good Luck!



    Progress not Prefection

    Welcome Prokrastemulo!

    "The elevator to success is out of order.   You'll have to take the stairs . . . one step at a time." - Joe Girard

    Wow, that was a fast

    Wow, that was a fast reply.
    Thx for the welcome. :)

    re: wow


    "The elevator to success is out of order.   You'll have to take the stairs . . . one step at a time." - Joe Girard