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.

Thursday October 29, 2009

Within the next 3.5 hours, I am going to:


Finish my linguistics homework,

Finish up my bio work, all of it.

Nerve myself into writing a series of uncomfortable emails



Recycler CI 8pm EST

Hi Pro Buddies!

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

At work in the morning, I typed & formatted something for my boss. The formatting part went differently than I thought, so I'm not sure that it turned out the way she wanted, so I guess I will hear back tomorrow. The rest of the morning was kind of like that, too.

At lunchtime I ate food I had brought from home. I wrote an email, and filled out some shipping paperwork. In filling it out, I realized they are asking for a new way to do the paperwork. I don't know whether to try turning it in as is. I think I am going to end up repacking the box. ((sigh))

After lunch, my project list kept getting longer. At the end of the day, new details/requests emerged about a big event tomorrow. Yeah, I think that is how it is going to go. I will show up in the morning & do what I can.

After work, I met with a sponsoree. I think our get-together went well, but then there was a guy panhandling on the sidewalk when we were leaving, so I didn't feel safe when that happened.

Arriving safely at home, I brushed & flossed my teeth; washed & moisturized my face; and put on pj's. I started a load of clothes to wash; they are ready to go into the dryer now. I haven't decided if I will try to update my CI further.

Have a great night, everyone! :)


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

Agnus ci

Thank God for a good night's sleep, and a good start to the day. I had my sponsor call, self-care routine, pet care, some homecare, breakfast and a great Step 11 . Then I worked awhile on the post-vacation email backlog, whittled down to 44 but it's back up to 57 now - :P

Then there was a really really long conference call, 3+hours.  I managed to eat lunch during that time, and have been taking a break now for about 45 minutes. Many tasks I'd hoped to do were not possible today because of that, and of course the call added more tasks to do tomorrow! Next I'll get a cuppa tea, a soft drink, and get back to the email. I'd like to work only until 5 today, then pay some bills, walk the dog, have dinner, and attend a Step meeting.

Sometimes I simply have more things to do than will fit in the time allowed, especially when there are unexpected interruptions such as the long conference call today.  PA readings remind me that I may be taking on too much, setting poor boundaries with others, and/or scheduling unrealistically...and that in any case, it gets worse if I blame myself for procrastinating.

So note to self: Ag, you did not procrastinate today!  But due to unexpected scheduling changes, you'll need to carry over to tomorrow the tasks of SS' requests, AP lists, healthplans, action steps from the conf call, and the scheduling of corp taxes and the vet.

OCz morning ci


  1. Thank you God for another day!
  2. Show up!
  3. morning mail check
  4. List tasks  Breaking tasks!
  5. CxP
    1. Mtr
      1. Open the file
      2. Review previous month
      3. Prepare report
      4. Send report
    2. Tcl
    3. Approve WO
  6. MoP -> working on it!
    1. Call Vendor - Ask for future changes options
    2. Send agreement
  7. BaM
    1. Follow up with MarC. emailed... waiting response!
    2. Review user list
  8. ServTree
    1. List next steps
    2. Monthly PO report
    3. Monthly Contract report
  9. WeeklyRevision with LR
    1. RFx
      1. Review notification
      2. Open MRy cases
      3. Test RFx
      4. Email FM&RL
    2. Equipment
      1. Request Cap info
      2. Send list of eq.
    3. Tmx Cards
      1. Review message
      2. Email FM&RL

While listing activities I did a quick check on yestedays list... I know I did procrastinate... but I hadn't noticed how productive I was yesterday! I'm amazed I almost marked done all my tasks! And I was just thinking it's been a month since I got here and I wasn't noticing any difference. I will do better today!

Thank you all for being here! Have a nice and productive week!

I will procrastinate today... but only a little! :)

Journey 9:30

Good morning, back in the office today, I have coffee, and it's all good.  I want to do as much as I can on Project V today.  I don't want to work on Project E unless I have to.   I am assigned to Project E and I don't mind doing my part, but the project leader is one of those people who has a way of talking you into dropping your priorities and working on hers!  :P  I guess that's why she's a project manager lol, but I have other stuff I need to get done also, I can't spend all day on her project. 

I've been to the gym, read email, and checked my calendar.  Now for the todo list.

Have a productive and enjoyable day everyone!  How can you work on your goals today and ENJOY the PROCESS?  (credit to Tony Robbins). 

"The world is my classroom, each day is a new lesson, and every person I meet is my teacher" - Craig Harper

kromer 9:25

OK, having a really tough time.

Yesterday I went on a procras binge...5 hours of reading webcomics. Haven't done something like that in a while

I'm feeling pretty unfocused today as well.

But I'm showing up here, which is a good first step.

OK, tasks for today are:
*website updates
*Set up mtg
*Harambee (prep & go)
*clean up lab nb
*2 midterm problems
*Organize primate data

Going to start with the midterm, step by step. Heading to the chatbox now. Will work with a timer if needed and check back here frequently.

Oh and definitely going to the meeting this weekend if I can. Didn't think I needed to, but I do...

kromer 2 CI

OK, I'm really happy b/c seminar organizer found someone else to take care of the website. I'm not proud of the fact that I flaked out on this, but I was feeling really overwhelmed, and I'm grateful that I'm not in charge of it any more. This feels like the grace of god for me.

I'm almost done w/ the midterm problems, and I've set up mtg. When I'm done w/ midterm problems, I'll do Harambee prep and clean up lab nb. 

Update 4: done w/ midterm problems! Cleaning up lab nb now...

edit 5:10--finished organizing lab nb, did some harambee prep, will take a short break and then head to harambee soon. 

hugs kromer

good recovery!  Also it makes me feel better when somone who's doing really well  has a bad day because I still have lotsa bad days! 


"The world is my classroom, each day is a new lesson, and every person I meet is my teacher" - Craig Harper

GeorgeSmiley 7:40 AM

 Today is a new opportunity to move in a positive direction.

 I've got a clean, up to date task list.

Big Projects include P-01, P-FB, E-B, E-C, and U. I've got a day planned that's going to touch each of those.

I hope I can take some time to do some reflective thinking and surfing later today, as a reward for staying on task earlier.

The biggest ongoing challenge I have is managing multiple big projects, and trying to decide whether I do best focusing on one until it's finished, or trying to do each in chunks. 

I'm not looking for an answer here on that right now. Just sharing my state of mind.

For now I have no choice but chunks because of a lot of simultaneous deadlines.

OK. To work now on Project P-FB





Want what you have. Be who you are. Do what you can. ~Forrest Church (1948-2009)


The Hero's Code:

Show Up. Pay Attention. Speak the Truth. Let Go o

CL daily overcoming

check on work - DONE
make lunches - DONE
ci - DONE
did personal email instead of quiet time
8:40 was:8:20 30 quiet time - DONE
9:10 45 running - DONE
9:55 10 daily maint - DONE
10 mtg 1 - DONE
10:05 10 **work plan** really need it today
11 work - DONE
12 mtg 2 - DONE
1 work - DONE
130 mtg 3 - DONE
3 work - DONE
330 mtg 4 - DONE
4 work - DONE
personal email - DONE
cpq - not done :(

but i am happy at getting nearly all the things on my list done :D

the touch of the master's hand:

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

Vic 10/29

 Show up (done)

Have been listening/reading all kinds of stuff on procrastination. Everyone has a different spin/message, but so far, there has been only one constant:

"Look at what you do right!!!!!!!!!" This is exactly what my sponsor told me 30 years ago, She always said it is much easier to build off a positive. So, even though it is not much, I am still showing up!!Thanks for being here. PS Her sign says "Keep animals free" on her "to do list"

Did some paperwork.Need to do my #1 procratination chore- airline tickets. Because of last disaster, am putting it off even more. Need to break it up.

Recovering discomfort doger.

Hi Vic!!

Your check-in prompted me to write. I needed to hear to build on the positive, because that's what I know I should be doing, but I have a hard time doing it.

I'm also so happy to see that you are still here and I also love what you called yourself, because it's me too - I am a current discomfort dodger. I never heard it put that way!!

Thankfully the move went well and my procrastinating is better, I'm not where I want to be fully, and it bothers me, but it's better.

I just found out today some really good news, a co-worker who's been here a shorter time than me gave her notice. I think she is such an excellent worker & person and I think she has such a strong future and I'm so shocked and surprised that she's leaving, but inspired - I'M NEXT!! That's what I said about moving when the people who moved out about a year before we did, WE'RE NEXT!! People don't leave where I work very often because it's really a good organization, so though I'll miss her, I'm so excited for her future and mine!!!

Happy travels today, y'all

♥"Together we could do, what we could not do alone.♥