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 Nov 4th

Happy Thursday Everyone

 As we learn to commit each task to our Higher Power for divine ideas and guidance, confidence will replace fear, enthusiasm will replace dread and self esteem will replace self loathing; we will take the next right action,  as they are required easily and effortlessly.

Promises of Recovery of Procrastinators Anonymmous 

Recycler CI 7:05pm EST

Hi Pro Buddies!

This morning at the gym I did cardio, stretching & exercises.

At work, despite my excellent project list, the day got off to a bad start. I was able to continue to progress with projects, but emotionally was down for the count, & on the ropes. Shoot me now.

I really like working as an administrative assistant. How complicated can it be? Well, evidently, pretty darn complicated.

After I finish my CI, we'll see if I can do a little yoga &/or qigong to change gears & hopefully let go of some stress in my body.

Anyway, this morning during my break, I did a personal project. Elapsed procrastination time = about 3 weeks. ((sigh))

At lunch I ate food from the freezer, then went into a quiet room for some alone time. My plan was to pray &/or meditate &/or make some phone calls, but mostly I was in a daze.

After lunch, I continued on my project list. Talked with a boss; supposedly things are ok ... ... ... ... ummm.

By the end of the day, the project list was looking good. I printed it & highlighted it for in the morning. I've done as much work-related stuff as I can to help Friday go well. So if I can express & release some stress tonight, that would be good.

After work. Plan A: go to the gym. Plan B: go to the place where I process negative energy. I ended up with Plan C at home. I have a couple of loads of clothes going in the washer/dryer. I fixed & ate dinner. I've checked in on my Internet groups, & sent 3 emails. I will putter around a little more. I've put my rolled-up yoga mat next to my meditation area, so hopefully it will attract my attention when I go in there ;) I need to be really, really nice to myself for the next 2+ weeks, to not go into self-rejection.

Oh, by the way, HP really helped me today -- thanks, HP! Serenity Prayer: 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.

Have a great night, everyone! :)


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

potential energy 5:14

Benjamin Franklin wrote, "Do you value life? Then waste not time, for that is the stuff of which life is made.

I really wish I didn't have to spend so much of it writing reports...

 To do

Work- nk report           js report                   em report                   jl report   

Home- everything ready for tomorrow, research nb further

Z- homework



kromer 5 CI

I've been working hard all day on experiments.

Now, I'm really fried, but I have a mtg w/ my advisor tomorrow, so I need to keep working. I also have girl's group in an hour that I need to prep for

OK, so to prep for the mtg, by tomorrow 2 I need to have:
*Analyzed RT data
*Read a couple papers on RA biosensor project and prepare something coherent to say about them
*Gather papers on Sertoli cell cycle
*Status update on Dmc1 and Stra8 expts
*Ideas for applying TE's technique
*If possible Run basic GSEA on 3 datasets and present a simple summary of results

Tonight, I'd like to have GSEA done on 1 or 2 datasets, start analysis of realtime data and read 1 paper on biosensor

And to prep for harambee, I need to make sure that I have worksheets

Tonight, I also have to image my gel

 OK, prepping for harambee, then I'll image gel, then I'll go to harambee, then I'll run GSEA on a couple of datasets, start analysis of realtime data and read 1 paper.

Gosh, this is a lot, but I can do it. 

kromer 11:30 CI

I did everything I'd planned for tonight, except analysis of RT data (turned out I had to re-do a run, so there was no time)

Heading home and to bed now. 

OCz noon CI

Very deep thougth from Clement... thanks for sharing.

I've beeen extremely busy this week with meetings... so I haven't made much progress with my tasks but that's ok.

  1. Thank God for another day!
  2. Show up
  3. @W:
    1. Create New DL
      1. Prepare list 
      2. Populate list
    2. Attend 12.00 mtng
    3. Attend 13.00 mtng
    4. Update MoP progress
      1. Agree to send arch to Hp.
      2. Prepare summary

Thank you all for being here!

Vic 11/5

I actually knew today was the 5th, but 2nd guessed myself when I saw 4th

show up (done)

The way to succeed is to double your error rate.

Thomas J. Watson

I need to go to police station about a son's ciation, have been procratinating, now want to drop with fear.

double your error rate

"double your error rate" wow what a profound and useful--and for me uncomfortable--way of looking at it.


the touch of the master's hand:

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

Vic Back in

Don't know if it is daylight saving time or what, but my subco nscious keeps saying, "I've been doing this long enough" like my reward is to stop doing what works???thanks for being here

more good ones: 

making mistakes simply means you are learning faster.

Weston H. Agor

I felt so much better after talking to police officer about son's citation, he was so nice and answered all my questions and explained what was happening at the park. I was so happy I took the action to talk to him. and not play the victim.

"The common conception is that motivation leads to action, but the reverse is true -- action precedes motivation You have to prime the pump and get the juice flowing, which motivates you to work on your goals. Getting momentum going is the most difficult part of the job, and often taking the first step is enough to prompt you to make the best of your day.    Mckain, Robert J.

The man who never makes a mistake must get tired of doing nothing.

~ Will Rogers

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.

CL daily overcoming

spirit, that quote inspires me. (you might want to put the year in the title of the day :) )

good start today.

i am reminded of what all the saints have said, that i have not really understood. Walking with god includes times when god withdraws. This has never made sense to me. And probably indicative of my addiction syndrome, i always felt that they were doing something wrong. that if *I* ever got to that point of spiritual maturity that i would avoid those things that take me away from god (because god doesnt move).

but i have a new thought. before this week, the last 2 weeks have been some of the best in my life. Procrastination under control, but more than that, celebrating the presence of god in my life thruout the day. Days of joy, with god, with my family, with my church, even with my work.

then first 3 days of this week, back to the old me, trouble getting started, trouble having my quiet time, not feeling close to god at all.

but, thing is, it felt different this time because it was against a different backdrop. I felt the *absense* of god more acutely, precisely because i felt the presence of god so powerfully the week before.

Perhaps, then, god withdraws to remind us how much we depend on him. to give us a close up, first-person, in-situ view of life without god.

But even this idea, before this week i would have thot that was mean of god. Almost childish ("you dont appreciate me, well let's see how you feel when i'm gone"). But it feels very different now. Because when i feel pain at the withdraw of god, that just emphasizes how much i need him. In short, it glorifies god. And i've come around to thinking that the purpose of my life is to glorify god. That one idea seems to make all the rest of my life make sense. it gives me that feeling--"THIS is what i was made for." So, looking back, if i have to endure 3 difficult days and it all serves to glorify god, that's fine with me.

I recall now there's a song about this. "Bring the Rain" by MercyMe.

now, onto my day

wko - DONE
quiet time - DONE
check emerg only email & mtgs - DONE
11 daily maint - i received power from on high - DONE
str - 11:42 DONE
1145 regr & rel nsr - :)
1155 get lunch :)
12pm - bible study :)
1230 turn on capt :)
2pm was:1110 work plan
3pm FW :)
(fri 2pm turn off capt)

the touch of the master's hand:

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

Journey 9:45

Good morning!  Back in the office today, and I really don't want to get started . . . I've been to the gym, read email and checked my calendar, and now I'm just sitting here.  Checking in to inspire me to go make that todo list and get busy!  See you later.


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

Hope-Faith CI 9:30

Not much time to get my plans in place for the day. Had to go to DS's school and talk with teacher. Anyway here is my day.


Ta Da's Work 8:30-2:55

Test, Key Train, Gaggle, Call for QP, PPT, Q game, E-amil, Discuss Collabrative Activity, IP activity, Test, Q game, Plan  Smile

Ta Da's (early am)

Computer, Coffee, Clothes, Dishwasher, SOS, e-mail, financial, fold clothes, Watch a few of tv, Shower, Make Lunches, Makeup, Dishwasher loaded, Put backseat in van, Load van, pick up DN and DN,Meet with DS teacher, MIT’s on table by door, school e-mail, e-mail, pdate P and SOS, Read positive stuff, Check Calendar, Pen Pencil, 10 mins of SOS, Desk - Badge Smile




JPIZ CI 11/5

Back for day 3. Yesterday was a lot of meetings so I didn't bother with CI.

Make the last 3 calls i have been putting off.

Finish the last 3 outstanding quotes.

Follow up on on 6 delivered quotes

figure out why my latest antivirus software has slowed my system down to a crawl!

organize my notes on the new display project and even create a file all its own.

Boy that looks like a lot!

 P.S. how do i go back in and edit this comment when tasks are completed? 

@ JPIZ about editing coments


You can edit your comments as long as nobody replies to it...

Now I have replied to your comment which means you can no longer edit it... sorry about that! Tongue out

When someone has written a reply to your comment the edit link is no longer available, not even visible, If you reply to your initial post or to my reply, you'll notice there is an edit link below your post. That way you can go back to it and make changes / check out items.

Have a great day!

Spirit 11/4

Today I move forward in faith. 

  • Dental Appt
  • Update Calender
  • Spoke to bus advisro
  • Budget
  • Cont att
  • website up and running
  • letters of reference (4)
  • call pet for appt
  • ur for app
  • mail run
  • com dr's app


GeorgeSmiley 7:30 AM; updated 8:30 PM

Morning everyone...

Finished Project U and Project B yesterday afternoon before I went to my night job. Yay!


1) I'm making it a practice to plan for and reserve time for a 2-hour "overview" of everything in my work task list, short and long-term, once a week. It's a habit recommended by 2 different books I use for organizing advice. I've done it in the past, and it's been helpful, but the last many months it's been increasingly cursory and I've paid the price.

2) Other tasks today: Project S, Project MSmileDID WHAT WAS SCHEDULED, Project CL, Project KSmileDONE!. And it will be a short day today because my son's with me AND school lets out early...

[Didn't get the check out done until after dinner. But it was a good, on -task day.]



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


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