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, March 25, 2010

Mid-Day Check-in

Talked to all clients.

Have a nice project for next week. Valued my worth, go me!

1 PM client email down, only 1 more to go. Will finish before dinner.Done 

Dinner Out: Like procrastination on tasks, I can "wait" to eat the right amount, the healthiest choice until tomorrow. I want to start making some eating commitments here too, and stop waiting for optimal health, and fitness until tomorrow. 

So my one small HC (health commitment) for the duration of the day is make a healthy meal choice this evening (going out w/ hubbies clients) and have food left over to take home. 

I ate half of a salad and half of my soup. I would have brought the extra home but my husband polished it off. 

Hope-Faith CI 12:50

Working off yesterdays list. Trying desperately to not fall of the wagon.

Hi My Name is Hope-Faith and I am a Procrastinator. I have spent all of my adult life Procrastinting. Over the past year I have learned to develop routines that keep me from procrastings on my everyday daily activities and things that need to be done to maintain a somewhat oraganized lifestyle. It has been a awesome.

Today I have realized that while my routines have brought much peace and comfort into my life I have also used them to allow me to Procrastinat. So for today I will only complete rotuine items that are necessary to keep me sane tomorrow.

When I update tonight I will use this smiley  to post on my routine for items that I did not accomplish. I will forgive myself and not hold it against myself.

Today I need to get paper work turned in for

  1. 3/11/10 Done
  2. 3/25/10 -Intent Done
  3. 3/25/10 - GR Done
  4. EEO Done
  5. WS Done
  6. 3/26/10 SB and SB Done
  7. 3/29/10  I can not remember what this one is for, I have to get better at my coding or improve my memory one.
  8. 4/1/10 80/70

I need to make appointments for (trying to make up codes so that I can be semi private yet post here so I can stay organized and focused and now I have forgotten what my codes where for, I should have written them down :rolleyes:)

  1. R/C
  2. Bx2
  3. Fx3
  4. 1x2
  5. 1x1
  6. Cx3
  7. GX3


  1. Conservation
  2. Computer Learning

Planning for tomorrow

  1. Plan 1 and 2 Done
  2. Plan 4 Done
  3. Enter Grs Done
  4. Instructions Done
  5. Lock up Done
  6. Sheets for Mrs. M Done
  7. Papers for Mrs. W Done





Trying to Not be so Discouraged

Hi -  Been lat for work every day -  I rush off all lateand swearing, risk getting ticet/accident on my way in, then am off balance all day and people are rightfully annoyed with me.  I have been pretty down about it all --  also as usual.  but this is a new day!!!  and this can always be a new start.  I need to :

- get off the computer, feed birds and reptiles, give meds to those who need them, sweep and vacuum bird room floor, shower, get dressed, feed myself, call my boss and ask if Mango survived, leave for work  by 11:30 am (that would be amazing), bring steam clener to work if I do leave at reasonable time, be focussed and loving and competent at work all day, do all bird/reptile care when I get home, and get to bed by 1am.

I do not see how to do lists and strike outs like you guys do.

Bye -  Birdlady

Agnus 11:15am and closeout 9:15pm

Got that contract done yesterday thank God and was on time for appointment, but nothing else really done. I had insane thoughts 2x about smoking something illegal and a third thought about smoking a cigar! A cigar ad triggered the latter - it contains a pipe tobacco that my Dad smoked when I was a kid. (also my last tobacco product 25 years ago, part of my quitting-cigs strategy).  I think I'm just missing my Dad.

Late yesterday had a discouraging email from boss, then a panic call from boss, and this morning another major rush job.  It's job security to be able to respond to these things but it sure make it tough to plan a day and keep a schedule!

MITs today -

  • EM report DONE 8)
  • next steps on EM DONE 8)
  • respond to MM new project DONE 8)
  • respond to GJ/TA new project PROGRESS MADE :)
  • read brg stuff  
  •  Stuff I now need to hold off until the new projects are more solid or until the veep returns from vacation, whichever comes first!:

    • identify one action I can take toward annulment
    • read case study stuff
    • sched J med appts
    • chk receipts for tax deductible items
    • identify ONE action I can take about 2008 late tax return

    Journey 10 am

    Stressful day at work . . .lots to get done, and lots of pressure from the boss who's getting pressure from above . . .

    I've been to the gym, read email and checked calendar, and now I'm going to work on Project V until I hear something different from the boss!


    "Bless the present. Trust yourself. Expect the best." --Steve Nobel

    Melin 3pm

    Ok I have done a few things today. I'll do the rest after a 15-minute break. 

    Essays batch 1

    Essays batch 2


    Call Indep


    Essay batch 3


    Prepare for meeting tomorrow

    Register marks etc

    Prepare parent talk

    Look for lost paper

    Mail S + J

    hope4meandu checkin (8:42AM) Thanks Huma for the starter!!

    Hi All,

    Has been really hard to check in, as it's busy and my boss is here a lot this week. He also controls everything I say and do. Some changes at work are stressful, he's hired 2 new people, so my quiet, safe haven is now filled with an egomaniac who doesn't stop talking. The subject is also mostly about how great he is, and a person who hasn't been hired yet. I feel like all the joy I try to put out there is eaten up & spit out into anger, mush and impatience. I must admit I'm feeling angry, stressed, depleted, put upon and sorry for myself. I hope my boss doesn't come in today. Honestly, the only person in my life who is good to me is my sponsor and that saddens me.

    Have lots to accomplish today:

    -balance checkbook
    -call Dr. P set up appt. for Y appt. Thursday
    -call p.t. is L in?
    -write up and email amended food list
    -make p.t appt. for next Friday
    -have to go to the g, ma, & reg Dr. for checkup - been years
    -cancel w for tomorrow and make appt for other place

    ♥"Prayers for my Yoffee's complete & speedy recovery and prayers for direction & clarity on how she can be healed.♥

    hugs hope

     Ignore the new guy as best you can with an "I'm too busy to chat" attitude!  Hang in there!


    "Bless the present. Trust yourself. Expect the best." --Steve Nobel

    Blessings and thanks ((Jo))

    ♥"Prayers for my Yoffee's complete & speedy recovery and prayers for direction & clarity on how she can be healed.♥

    earplugs help too!


    LOL Agnus!!! Thanks for the laugh!!

    ♥"Prayers for my Yoffee's complete & speedy recovery and prayers for direction & clarity on how she can be healed.♥

    re: earplugs

    Seriously, if you're allowed to use headphones at work, they really do help with the chatty cathies.   (dating myself - who remembers chatty cathy??)   You can listen to some light classical music or whatever and it really does help to say " well, I gotta get back to work"  put on your headphones and turn your back, it will usually shut them up.


    "Bless the present. Trust yourself. Expect the best." --Steve Nobel

    chatty cathy? omg!

    jo you are too funny -- I DO remember Chatty Cathy! 


    And, I still have my original 1959 Patty Play Pal; remember her?  I keep meaning to get around to having her appraised but that hasn't even made it onto a to-do list yet!


    kromer 8:40 CI

    Today is a bit of a weird day...half work, half I'll have to work hard to do either whole-heartedly

    Schedule is:
    *Work at home until about 9:30 or 10, whenever bf wakes up
    *Maybe spend some time w/ him before he catches plane home
    *Head to lab
    *Go out to lunch w/ friends 11:30-1:30ish
    *Work in lab 1:30-5
    *Go to church, prep brief reflection, give 5-6:30
    *Lead youth group lesson on healthy eating 6:30-8:30
    *Work in lab 8:30-11

    So, clearly I'll have to deal w/ a less-than-ideal work schedule...but I get to do lots of fun stuff, so I think it's worth it. It does mean I need to prioritize what I work on.

    I'd say the main MIT is to work on gonial prolif. project...I'd like to get a scatter plot of (one measure prolif) vs. (expr change) and also talk to MG about another potential measure of prolif.

    I'd also like to make progress on S8 expt. planning...ideally I'd go through 2 or 3 more expts and take notes.

    I think that will use up the whole day, but if I have extra time I can work on state taxes, organize struct. results or work on physiology studying.

    OK, right now I'm going to do a little work on gonial prolif. project.  

    kromer CO

    A bit of a tough day...I was right that the switching back and forth was rough.

    I think I could have scheduled more small, concrete, time-limited tasks...the gonial prolif. project is a kind of big sprawling thing anyhow, and trying to shoehorn it in little intervals didn't work so well.

    That said, I had some nice relaxation, had good harambee/mini-preaching, and made a little progress on the gonial prolif project, so the day wasn't a total loss.

    I'll take this as a lesson for how to deal w/ disrupted routine, remember how much I enjoyed my break time, and try not to beat myself up.

    Saturday is totally free and Sunday is mostly free, so I'll have time to catch up on some of the missed work.

    Also, I have long-weekend trips Easter weekend and the weekend I'll remind myself to start lining up short, concrete tasks for travel time, since that's disrupted and mixed work/leisure.

    OK, time to go home, do laundry, clean and get back on track for tomorrow!

    kromer 2:40 CI

    OK, worked at home for a bit, spent some time w/ bf, went out to very nice lunch, that was fun!

    Now, I have a little more than 2 hours to work...and I more feel like napping, I had a lot of food :)

    I want to work on gonial prolif. project. Here are some small steps:
    *Map Adult data to EG id
    *Plot expr of housekeeping genes (working on this now)
    *Figure out correction factors (will do this soon)
    *Implement correction factors (will do this soon)
    *Calc. gonial percentage
    *Figure out how to make scatter plot w/ R (have made some progress on this)
    *Plot vs. expr ratio in my datasets

    Lucky CI

    I am SLAIN by the threadstarter! :) Just about getting back on the wagon today after a truly dire start...! Before work:
    Up by 6
    Check in :)
    Prayer & visualisation over tasklist
    Make bed
    Pack calendar for R :)
    Dress smartly :)
    Straighten hair
    Clear kitchen
    Got Everything Check: phone, keys, contacts, makeup, wash stuff, book, diary
    Early to work
    Send info to Payday Express :)

    Full makeup :)
    Prayer time :)(at lunchtime!)
    Read some of book :)
    Do some of creative writing book :)

    Backlog - Part done
    Email - Part done
    Paper- Part done
    Tasks- Part done
    Contracts- Part done
    Tidy desk :)
    Got Everything Check: phone :)

    30m writing
    Get some fresh air :)
    Renew prescription for C :)
    Call Payday Express :)

    After work:
    Pack optician stuff
    Email/facebook/lj/forum :)
    Charge phone :)
    Vitamins :)
    Clear kitchen - in progress
    Tomorrow's list
    Wash face/brush teeth - floss - clean contacts properly
    Email report
    Check in
    Bed straight after check in!

    Rexroth Check In

    Walked round park
    Bath and personal care
    Checked emails - very good news a child I sponser overseas has had a successful operation
    Received two packages in post - a new copy of a book as the old one fell apart and an adapter for my radio so I don't have to keep fiddling with the wires to make contact

    Sort and tidy and I don't know I have lots to do

    Regards Rexroth

    Rexroth Update

    Tidied and sorted a load of stuff
    Found voucher which I need to change by the end of the weekend
    Sorted renewal of craft organisation - but not posted it
    Can't find keys missing since last weekend
    Can't find valuation file which I had carefully sorted out
    I'm tired from exercise and pulling everything out won't help

    Wash up
    Have another look for file and keys but before looking think!

    I'm not going to alter the above. I have just foudn my keys - in one of the many pockets of the trousers that I am wearing and in which I am sure I had looked many times.

    Regards Rexroth

    Rexroth Update

    Washed up
    Made and eaten supper

    Wash up again
    Wash trousers
    Write journal
    Have another look for file and papers I'm sure it is because I am tired

    Regards Rexroth

    Rexroth Check Out

    Done and a few bits of sorting and I still can't find the file.

    Night Folks


    Going to finish all my Assignments today

    Will keep you guys posted.

    I procrastinated again

    But I can't pin-point where and when.

    Wrote 1 answer.

    But I'll get there.


    Starting out now @ 11:44 am

    Mechatronics assignment#2

    Melin at noon


    One batch of essays marked and corrected. Now I am going to take a lunch break. In the afternoon I have two more batches to correct.

    got only two hours left in

    got only two hours left in today`s work day:

    read 60 pages till noon

    write expertise till 1pm




    says "sorry for my silly English, not a native speaker here :-) "

    "Failing to plan is planning to fail"


    Helen's CI

    I have issues with administration/ paperwork and a backlog of important letters to sort out. Today I am clearing the decks. Anybody want to be my email buddy today? I could do with some encouragement.


    Study TMA01  1/20 (1st April)


    Chase Steamer

    v pillow case return

    Reply -Money from solicitor


    Flatten your T-shirt transfer

    Letter to W

    Tax return

    Move fire alarm

    Put lock back

    Voice recorder

    Check phone refund

    Amazon Money

    Check phone bill

    Central heating problem

    Plant seeds for garden

    check eon

    CV - Edit education

    Fix printer



    Helen's check out

    I slept all afternoon and got little done. :( Feel frustrated and despondent.  I think I will call this my day off as I was very active on Sunday which was the day I said I would have off. At least then I don't feel so guilty and useless.

     Still tomorrow is another day. A fresh new day. A better day I hope.

    Thanks to Lucky and to you all for listening 


    Me Me! (If not too late!)

    Me Me! (If not too late!)

    Thanks Lucky

    That will be great!

    huma CI

    Hey everyone! I'm going to put a smile on my face, put forth a good effort, and be better today than I was yesterday. Cool

    By 11am:

    • finish RF proposal
    • send AC proposal

    By 12noon:

    • email NP about Mike's offer
    • call CC about gateway, get appt

    By COB:

    • call RF about Mon appt
    • quiz questions for BSSB

    Nightime by 930pm:

    • prepare outline for counselor meeting
    • clean bedroom
    • email Mike

    "It is never too late to be who you might have been" - George Eliot

    "Fall seven times. Stand up eight." - Japanese proverb

    Love the Smile Huma

    That smiley face makes me smile. And encourages me to create that kind of smile for myself! Go you.

    I love that statement Huma!

    "I'm going to put a smile on my face, put forth a good effort, and be better today than I was yesterday"  

    This might show up as my tag line one of these days! 

    "Bless the present. Trust yourself. Expect the best." --Steve Nobel

    Guten Tag ,

    To do;


    -Call M, or K and try do solve the problem


    -Go to post and send the letter

    -moderate lunch & supper

    -work out; pilates


    I also called my bank and talked about one important thing. I also sorted and washed a lot of clothes. I listened 1 hour of Joyce Meyer conferenceses. I think that I am on my "Safety Area" (I call my active life Safety Area :)) already since Ive done so much already today. Glad and grateful about it. :)




    -When I look into the future, it is so bright it burns my eyes ~ Oprah Windfrey