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, February 25, 2010

Really great people make you feel that you, too, can become great - Mark Twain


Big Bear Hugs to all the great people on this site and and extra hug to Pro for creating it!

Lucky CI

Had a really motivated and productive day today even though I didn't make a tasklist this morning, go me! I  think (cross fingers) that I'm coming out of my recent bad patch and learning how weirdly enjoyable it is to push *through* the fear and anguish instead of giving in to it. I'm not going to make the mistake of assuming I'm all fixed just because I had a good day, but... I had a good day. :) Thanks and love to my HP, and all of you for being here :)


Thanks for showing us the Promises of Recovery do happen:

Where once we felt despair, we will experience a newfound hope.

If we are painstaking about this phase of our development, we will be amazed before we are halfway through.

  • Our Higher Power will now become our time manager.

  • We will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us.

  • Though we may never be perfect, continued spiritual progress will reveal to us our enormous potential.

  • Are these extravagant promises? We think not!
    They are being fulfilled among us -- sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly.
    They will always materialize if we work for them
  • Wow. Thank you for this!

    Wow. Thank you for this!

    Way to go LUCKY!! So glad to hear!!

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

    Thanks hope

    Thanks hope :)

    Still recovering from lack

    Still recovering from lack of sleep, but I have some must do items to knock out.

    1.pick up keys for tomorrow's exam


    Checking in for the first time

    Hi Everyone, I'm John and I'm definitely a procrastinator. I've been clean and sober over 20 years but recently joined here. My life is going well, expecting our 2nd child in about a month, but I'd like to make progress regarding procrastination. I'm working at home today and just saw the email I was approved a few weeks ago (new email account not using fully yet, but my other one just got cutoff because I switched service providers.)

    Anyway, I'm not well focused on work today. At the moment I'm distracted by my email account getting cutoff and having to inform people of my new address. I don't *have* to do the work first, as long as I do it, but I'm having trouble prioritizing.
    I think I'll work on informing people while I eat lunch now, then get back to work.
    Thanks so much for being here, and I look forward to getting to know you guys. 


     and congratulations!!!

    Thanks, Vic!

    Thanks, Vic!Laughing

    Welcome! (And

    Welcome! (And congratulations on the baby - do you know if it's a boy or a girl yet? Be sure to stick around because there WILL be celebrations for you on here when you announce that your baby is born... :) )

     About getting distracted when working from home - oh boy, I know THAT feeling. You're not alone :)

    Thanks, Lucky! It's a boy,

    Thanks, Lucky! It's a boy, and he has a 2.5 year old sister... I'm sure I'll let you guys know!

    Welcome Verzonni!   Good

    Welcome Verzonni! Smile  Good luck with your email issues!

    Welcome Verzonni - too!!

    You've come to the right place!! I find the chatbox also amazingly helpful in getting focused, organizing and accomplishing.

    And congratulations on the new addition to your family!!

    Much luck and good fortune!!

    Please keep on coming!!

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

    Thanks everyone!

    Thanks everyone! :grin:

    cl daily overcoming

    it's a little easier today to stay on track.

    back to work, and i hope i have a break in this urgent stuff to pray.

    the touch of the master's hand:

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

    hope4meandu check-in (12:23PM)

    Hey You Guys,

    Really bumbed that I missed frog day, but so glad it's polar bear day!!

    I got a new job and started working yesterday!! It's a 2 person office, me and the owner - YAY - 20 minutes away from my house (the boss lives around the corner and has picked me up yesterday and today) and I can do it with ease!! The money isn't good, but I believe if the business grows again, things will get better and he has worked out a good thing with me.

    So, so grateful to all of you good peoples!!

    What I'm needing help with is turning over my character defects:
    -judging my bosses outsides as a reflection to his insides
    -fear on the phone (not liking the phone system)
    -thinking I'm special & deserve special treatment
    -thinking HP bought me this job so I don't have to be thankful towards him.
    -fear of his judgement of me

    Anyway, you guys just wanted to share the great news!!

    Happy and safe travels today!!

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

    Hope, CONGRATULATIONS on the

    Hope, CONGRATULATIONS on the job, that's wonderful!

    yea hope4

    what great news. i'm so happy for you. i agree, it is good (and healthy, and right) to be thankful to HP for this blessing!

    (altho i have neglected that so many times myself. now's the time to stop it, right?)


    the touch of the master's hand:

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

    Thanks Clement!!

    A little misunderstandnig from my writing. I meant to say "to not be grateful to my new employer, because I'm grateful to my HP." But I also expressed my gratitude to my new employer this a.m.

    But I've also been ungrateful too many times to think about!!

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

    Vic 2/25

      Show up (done)

    Love polar bears. In the middle of a snow blizzard today.  Grateful that I can consistently show up on line. Hope I can get the courage for the phone meeting some day. do the next 3 things.

    Barbara Sher: Quote
    Every single one of us can do things that no one else can do - can love things that no one else can love. We are like violins. We can be used for doorstops, or we can make music. You know what to do.

    ck in Got started today, but very self sabotaging. I have that old familiar feeling of being "bad" , "shameful" and "lazy" and "hopeless". I know it is because I set myself up by thinking I would get to the phone meeting at 6:30am and have a most productive day. When I couldn't do it, I instantly felt like a hopeles, lazy failure and kind of in that mode all day. Gratitude: 1. did not "shut down" 2. did a few things 3. Did not pick up 4.  I was up at 6:30 am "intending" to do it I guess the lesson, again, is humilty.  Once again I am shown I "still" need to rely on my HP in everything, even this.My head keeps telling me no, it's not true, I can do it, hope don't have to hit a lower bottom.

    The AA Big Book says:

    Our description of the alcoholic, the chapter to the agnostic, and our personal adventure before and after make clear three pertinent ideas:


    (a) That we were alcoholic and could not manage our own lives.
    (b) That probably no human power could have relieved our alcoholism.
    (c) That God could and would if He were sought.

    Hi everyone. Got a big

    Hi everyone. :)

    Got a big day full of to-dos. Need to catch up after yesterday.

    • drop off tape
    • email WM
    • 90 minutes CC work
    • buy OMF hosting
    • email re OMF
    • put RF proposal together
    • see JM re promotions
    • mail W-2 

    Best of luck to you guys!  Cool

    Night: Well, I had an ok day. Missed a few things, but got some of Friday's priorities done ahead of time. G'night all.


    tracy-la 2/25

    have had lots of energy these days but am breaking promises to myself about how i spend my time. getting a lot done but it's not the most important tasks.

    8 a.m. get ready for work; 8:30 a.m. - leave for work

    9 a.m. - get application ready for dr c; get file ready for joseph


    kromer 9:45 CI

    Scheduled today: class 1-2:30, harambee 6-8:30ish (going to this soon)

    *Email about HPLC (working on this now)
    *Deacon list (almost done w/ this)
    *Call home

    *Figure out media for transfection, call about media, place order
    *1/2 page proposal
    *Exercise (weight lifting) (will do this after harambee)
    *Put together grading res and hand back psets
    *Check on expts

    Medium priority:
    *Finish looking at interesting genes
    *3 papers
    *Work on organizing papers and computational work

    OK, right now I'm going to put together the deacon list (should take maybe 30 min). Then I'll work on the 1/2 page proposal. 

    Rexroth Check In

    Not well and have just finished speaking on the phone to a nurse who seems to think I won't die anytime soon which is good news it she is right.

    Up emails, washed up, post, phoned health service, emailed someone my address so they can send me some repair stuff
    Written journal

    Write needs and wants
    Eat something
    Go back to bed

    Regards Rexroth





    That is good news!  Take care!  

    Every time you get up and get back in the race, one more little piece of you starts to fall into place - (from "Stand" by Rascal Flatts)

    Thank you Friends

    Thank you Friends

    I went to bed early and didn't post yesterday. Today, Friday, I feel much better and want to get on with things.

    Love and Peace


    Journey 9 am

    I'm really annoyed that I am not back to 100% yet.  It's time for complete recovery from last week's stomach virus or flu or whatever it was.  I perked up for a couple of hours yesterday morning but felt tired and rundown again by lunchtime.   grrrr.  If I don't completely recover over the weekend, I'll go to the doctor.  But what am I going to say?  I don't have any symptoms, I just don't feel as good as I usually do.  Fix it, please, and right now! :rolleyes:

    So, now that the whining is out of the way, I have read email, checked my calendar, and I did go to the gym for body pump this morning but I used less weight today.  I have a meeting at 9:30 but there is little participation for me, so I can multitask.  I'll make my todo list during that meeting.



    Every time you get up and get back in the race, one more little piece of you starts to fall into place - (from "Stand" by Rascal Flatts)