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.

Agnus' Master List update 4/13/2010

  • Call all AP DLs at least once
  • Call 4 more of the Top 20
  • Scrapbook
  • Revise #8 and submit proposal to give me some hours - (make them fun this time!)
  • Corporate taxes 2008
  • Personal taxes 2008
  • Corporate closeout
  • Consolidate banking
  • Roof run-offs
  • Paint office a color that will help me want to be in there!
  • Clean porch
  • Get trees tended
  • Plant a cool weather garden
  • Plant 1 fruit tree and one nut tree this winter
  • Register for Spring 2010 semester
  • Register for Summer I 2010 mini-mester
  • Register for Fall 2010 semester
  • Register for Spring 2011 semester if needed to graduate
  • Get J's boat workable by cool weather 2009 missed that deadline but in Spring 2010 it's workable
  • Get the camper insured and road ready by Labor Day 2009
  • Take and use camper to See the Leaves 2009

Ag's routine realities

I am posting these to remind myself of certain realities that go wanting when I am bored, overexcited or anxious - all contributors to my procrastination addiction.

Morning routine actually takes 90 minutes IF I stay well focused:

  • bio1 2
    prayer1 2
    open the house, check out the day 2
    feed pets, water; let out, in 5
    pour coffee, gather journal and dailies, settle in my quiet time 3
    review plans for the day, meditate 10
    find phone, call sponsor 10
    make breakfast - other food prep if needed 8
    prayer2, eat, read dailies, write in journal 10
    armor prayer, stretching 8
    warm up 'puter, reheat/refill coffee 2
    wash, dress, hair, makeup 8
    J care 20

Evening routine takes about 4 hours:

  • walk dog 20
    make and return personal calls 10
    laundry 5
    12 Step meeting OR errands (shopping etc) 90
    prep and eat dinner 45
    clean kitchen 15
    prepare for next day 15
    J care 40

 Assuming I really mean to work an honest 8 hour billable day, I really need to be working by 8am every day. I count my PA check-ins as work time because this is when I prioritize my work tasks each day, like an alternative to having a live supervisor in an office (only nicer!).  So I cannot possibly sleep past 6:30 am and meet these reality requirements. 

Assuming I really need an honest 8 hours of sleep every night, I cannot possibly stay up past 10:30pm and meet these reality requirements.

Assuming I really am a human being (pretty sure there), I really need some margin time also so I am going to structure in three 30-minute margins: between morning routine and the start of my work day, between work-end and my evening routine, and between evening routine and a fixed 10:30pm bedtime. Placement of these margins is flexible according to the needs of each day.

OK, that feels better. Boundaries, plus flexibility.  God please help me to accept these Routine Realities one day at a time; thank you for loving me.

"My boundaries enclose a pleasant land..." Psalm 16

Mama_Cat's picture

Dear Agnus, I love your sign

Dear Agnus,

I love your sign off.

Makes the whole process of creating routines feel so rich, and inviting.

Very nice.

Thanks for that.

Warm regards -


thanks mama_cat - and another good saying

I also like this one that a friend just sent me but it's a bit long for a sig - and not nearly so holy a source - lol! Might make a good day-starter sometime (anyone, feel free...):

"All the woulda-coulda-shouldas layin' in the sun, talkin' 'bout the things they woulda-coulda-shoulda done... But all those woulda-coulda-shouldas all ran away and hid from one little did." 

-- Shel Silverstein, Author

 "My boundaries enclose a pleasant land..." Psalm 16

Agnus - April 2010 goals

Complete by April 15:

  1. personal 2009 taxes
  2. create a viable work schedule for billable 40-hr weeks thru Dec

Complete by May 1:

  1. Sell dining room furn
  2. Give away sofabed
  3. clean living room carpet
  4. have filing up to date

Make some progress on each of these:

  1. annulment
  2. assemble and stock garage storage units
  3. roof care (clean leaf debris, add rainwater run-offs)
  4. yardscaping