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 19, 2009

fudoshin: Sponsorship. (11:10pm)

Please do not leave advice.  Thank you.  Prayers welcome. 


Acountability.  It's what's for dinner.

I would like to take my friend up on her suggestion to sponsor me, becuase the little self-accountablity doesn't work too well-- but I can't. In fact, the dysfunction of my self-accountability is why I'm in this program.  I know these boards weren't meant for blabbing, so that's just what I won't do-  I went thirty days without using several websites.  Then I went two weeks, then I went one week.  And now I haven't set anything new yet, officially.  But now I am.  I have set my leechblock as follows: dating site (20 minutes once every other day), Youtube and Ustream only on Saturdays, facebook (20 minutes oevery other day, but not on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday nor Friday.  I have MMORPG downloading inactive for six days of the week, and only allowed for 15 minutes on Saturday.  I am wanting to avoid the MMOWs and MMORPGs for thirty days to gain some sense sobriety not just from this program, but also my SLAA program.  But most of all, that site (SecondLife) can be a productivity drain for me, and during this time that I'm "offline" I wish to get my work done, so I'll be ready for school and job interviews and future jobs.

But I cannot gain sobriety---especially in this program--- simply by avoiding things.  Although it is a good start. It has helped me to stay clearn when I said, "None of the following sites at all."  That did keep me clear, but I still didn't accomplish my objective.  So what I think is most important is accomplishing what I need to in order to feel whole at the moment, and focusing on that priority.  I seem to be good at this toward the beginning of the day: sticking to a routine, but at some point in the evening I devolve usually.  And I would like to stick to the plan a little more, which would also involve *having* a plan.  So I'm going to write down a list of minimum things I need to be doing right now:

brush teeth, floss, use a periodontic brush, use listerine during the day.

eat breakfast

do thirty minutes of exercise

work on school work for 1 hour per day

brush teeth, floss, use listerine at night

I'd like to see if I could do this for fourteen days, starting with one day, then one week, etc.

tiptree CI

dealt w/ 9 of 10 work tasks, but still tons to do...

Next 24 hours:
1) replace cred. msg w/ label for login
2) the stuff from the email -> user prefs for case opening, etc.
a) resize window to div
b) remove title bar
c) add case ready option to status window
d) add "don't show" checkbox to bottom
i. add user pref that will control "don't show"
ii. add popup alert to accept the pref
3) dcm anon: preserve pat. id across different studies
4) option to export anonymized dcm
5) uncl. case bugfixes

additionally, I will

1) fax cancellation letter
2) pay bills
3) walk dog
4) exercise
5) clean office
6) shave
7) watch Mike Nelson riff on Plan 9 from Outer Space

kromer 10:35 CI

Just got back from vacation. I want to get logistical stuff done tonight so I can get a running start at work tomorrow. I started a load of laundry, now I want to run by the grocery store and drug store for some staples, then unpack and hang up my laundry, then get to bed at a reasonable hour

CI Do It Now 1037 pm WED done


DW 330 done

mj weds ci

Well, school has started, and it is now after school, i.e., prime procrastination time. To keep my job this year, I need to develop strong routines for during and after school.


Therefore, my most important thing tonight is to give that some thought and write it down. 

Oh, yeah, and finish the one syllabus.


Recycler CI 5:50pm EST

Hi Pro Buddies!

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

At work this morning I did some check requests and other paperwork. At lunchtime I went into a quiet room to rest, then later ate the food that I had brought. In the afternoon, I worked on other projects that had come in. At the end of the day I looked at my assignment list -- all day I had mostly worked on new projects that had come in, so there was plenty still on the list!!! I have printed my assignment list for tomorrow, and highlighted the things to do first before my dr's appt.

Dealing with reality is part of life. Tomorrow I will ask the dr about x-raying my foot -- it is having a minor issue, so I want to have it checked out, even though I would rather pretend it was fine.

At home I have fixed and eaten dinner, and scrolled a couple of my Internet groups. Next: Continue cleaning the condo. I'm not sure if a friend is coming over tomorrow night. So I better clean up just in case! ;) And also because the condo needs to be cleaned! Also, because I am feeling motivated because of my foot, and the time will go by faster if I am doing something. While I'm not sure if I will update my CI, I may revise my plan and add some stuff this evening if I need to.

6:25pm. I've brushed & flossed my teeth. I've washed & moisturized my face. Now I will see what I can get into next! :)

7:30pm. I started loads in the clothes washer & dishwasher. I've sorted some of the mail. I'm still have some others things to sort and put them away, so I will try some more of those next ;)

8:30pm. That's as much as I can do tonight. I've done 2 loads of clothes & put them away. The dishwasher is finished, but I will leave the clean dishes in there until tomorrow. I've taken some Melatonin. Now I'll read a little inspirational literature, then hopefully be ready to drift off soon :)

Have a great night, everyone! :)



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

Journey 1:30

Doing ok so far today.  I'm finished with all the easy stuff and now starting on project work which requires me to think, so I'm looking for distractions.  Back to work! 

UPDATE 2:15 OK, I've been sitting here half an hour staring at this project because I am not sure how to do it.  I just need to start somewhere.  I can make a list of what I need to find out to start with!  I will work on this for an hour, all I need is a sh*tty first draft.  Just start.


"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."  - Kurt Vonnegut 

CL ci

10am. i've started later and earlier.

10am 60 min wko set timer - 40 min late - DONE
11:40 30 min qt

This bible verse gave me enormous encouragement today:

2 cor 4:17-18 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

There is so much hope in that verse, it shines out of it to me. the unseen eternal is like rich, deep truth to me.

12:30 dog threw up :( - DONE
12:10 30 min b.r. - DONE part of
12:40 20 min nbf/nbs - DONE
1 60 min mtg - DONE
2 hours nbf/nbs II - DONE
finish b.r.
more nbf/nbs

the touch of the master's hand:

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

Great Start

Today I will look forward to learning and remember mastery is a journey and be joyous or painful according to the travelers attitude, I will for the next 1.5 hours

  • Email
  • Phone Calls
  • Followup
  • Dr. Appt
  • Police report for client
  • Organize for meeting tomorrow
  • Get birthday card
  • Set up 3 day schedule




painful or joyous journey

"mastery is a journey and be joyous or painful according to the travelers attitude"

i like that.

(now you will not be able to edit that post, since someone responded to it. you'll have to reply to it yourself.)

the touch of the master's hand:

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

Vic 8/19

one more lesson! I think I posted at the exact same time the other Wednes. posted.

I am in process of "learning" of avoidance issues. Last nite, great bday with son. Did not get to anything else. But did enjoy the most important thing of the day. At least my sons can have "good memories" of their birthday.

Today: 1. show up (doen2. forgive self for not working,walking,etc., give self credit for not shutting down last nite 3. walk 4. make list 5. step work  6. took son to pick up paper work from dr. for driver license learing permit, got gas, store, blow up boat and raft, make dinner (done) study driver test, dishes, store with yunger son, back at 9 order on computer, kitchen (done)