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.

Tuesday 27 april 2010

"Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another."

Let's go productivity athletes, we can do this guys! Go go go! 

fudoshin: checkin: 4.27 7:36pm

Please do not leave advice.  Thank you.  Prayers welcome. 


What does emotional sobriety and having a self-esteem look like?

  •  I am honest about how I feel about myself to myself and I don't use my sex addiction as a way to experience reality.
  • I come on time to appointments.  I turn in current assignments on time. 
  • I work on and complete my current assignments. But let's start with: I start on and turn in something for each of my assignments.
  • I run, walk, swim, do yoga or exercise once a day for half an hour.
  • I brush my hair before I go out.
  • I wake up 1.5 hours before I have to leave in order to eat a breakfast and do my self-care.
  • I brush my teeth, floss, use listerine and an endtufted brush before sleep.
  • I keep a procrastination log: time, thing I'm thinking about doing, feelings about it, what I ended up doing, etc.
  • I brush my teeth and use listerine every morning.
  • I get seven hours of sleep.
  • I am willing and open to let go of commitments -- people, classes, projects -- that are not working for me right now.
  • I take a showe before sleeping.
  • I trust in the agreement of doing the best I can. That is, not panicking and doing something other than working toward my goal.

I do not:

  • stalk people online
  • leave insidious and/or sexual type comments for people on social networking or video sites
  • stalk people in real life
  • sit around and fantasize about sex, romance or how to talk to someone 
  • check my email or inbox on a dating site frantically when I have work to do or preparation to do for speaking to my sponsor or even preparation for myself
  • talk to prospective significant others when I have work to do or organization to perform
  • participate in negative self-talk.  I stop myself when I see myself doing this or I do something about the issue
  • watch youtube videos when I really need to do something else

Vic 4/27

Show up. (done)

I decided to leave my rat race., walking the road less traveled with my hp..

                         still takes perserverance.


I tried to post earlier but had trouble with my connection.


Water plants DONE

work DONE

call courthouse DONE

make resume letter (start) DONE!!

make bwg DONE

wash dishes DONE

pick up truck DONE

weed front garden plus pots (will have to do tomorrow)

exercise routine DONE

finish Sp 3 from yesterday DONE

start G A from yesterday (tomorrow)

prepare lunch, clothes, papers for tomorrow DONE


Yesterday I started off well and then got wrapped up in something stupid online and didn't move for two hours.  Uggh.   


UPDATE: I did not finish one of the tasks I'd planned for today plus one that was left over from my procrastination yesterday.  But otherwise it was a very productive day.  I'm satisfied because I actually completed the resume cover letter which I'd only planned to start today.  I had some momentum and decided not to waste any of it since I'd really been dreading this task.  I'm going to bed feeling good tonight! 

Agnus checking in

Goodness, I started out so busy I never checked in...already finalized one major project, working toward finalizing another and starting a third. Posting descrips will take too much time but I am going to chat now because, as I near the end of the second project, I'm feeling a crawl comin' on...and I need to keep cranking. 

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

Jules K CI

Good Morning all!

Today working on cleaning my house 15 minutes at a time.

Also going to take half an hour to work on my resume.

My mom is coming over so I am stressed, but I am just going to keep on doing what is in front of me to be done, (see above), and leave the results up to God.

Thanks for being here!



CL daily overcoming

:) 10min ci
:) 10min emerg email only / ck mtgs
:) 15min rdy
:) tk
:) 1015-1230 b
:) 30min quiet time
:-( 10min dailies
:) 10min work plan
:) work hard. -- it was hard to stay motivated, but i kept recovering and taking next steps
:) prep
:) 3-4 mtg
fam kids
:) rel :) :) -- i did this very imperfectly
au later
:) 20min wko

the touch of the master's hand:

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

kromer 9:20 CI

OK, yesterday I worked hard but one task took way longer than it should have. So today I'm feeling really behind...but I just need to work steadily and get as much done as I can:
Lots of scheduled stuff: Lab mtg 10-12, cell cycle 12-1, class 1-2:30 and 4-5 (and, if I get done w/ everything, dancing sometime between 8 and 10:30)

*Try out AR's pset problems
*Email DP (will do this soon)
*Work on review (working on this now)
*Prep recitation
*Get new phone

Other tasks:
*Get bike light
*Work on presentation
*Email about Wfh donations

OK, emailing DP now, then I'll work on AR's pset problems.

Rexroth Check In

Felt like I had a hangover this morning which as I hadn't been drinking is not fair (love not fair)

Up prayer and reflection
Washed up mess from yesterday
Put some papers away
Dealt with post and emails

Finish filing papers
Put dry washing away
Finish tidying up everything
Write letter and email it
Check stuff for hospital tomorrow (a scan I'm not moving in)
Write journal
Various bits of admin

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth Check Out

Done above except haven't quite finished letter not journal
and also bath wash hair and personal care

Prayer and reflection
Bed and sleep

Night Everyone


Rexroth Check Out Again

Finished letter and sent it by email
and above except not asleep yet

Regards Rexroth

GeorgeSmiley, 4/27/10, 7:38 AM + Update 1:04 PM

Good morning.

I'll have a half-day in my home office this AM, then the other half on visits for interviews. I might forget to do a check-out update because of leaving early.

The big project this week will be project MR, which I hope to finish drafting by Friday. Smile Some progress today on this; Undecidedbut not on anything else

Other tasks as well.

I should work on Project MW some today.


And I also have to finish up Project PQE this week.


And I just have this feeling that it would be easy to shift into putting-everything off mode and just go surf the net. 

So I need to get started pronto.



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 of the Outcome.

Journey grumpy pants

Good morning I guess.  I ain't really feelin' it this morning.   I'm feeling kinda burned out this week.   I'm taking Friday off, and leaving early tomorrow for a dentist appt and a haircut.   I really feel like I need a break.

But anyway I've been to the gym, checked email and calendar and I'm going to make a plan - a fairly easy plan but a plan nonetheless, then sneak away from the work lappy to grab a shower.   I'm sure I'll feel better after some food and coffee and a shower, or at least if I stay busy the day will go by fast, right?   I just want it to be over so I can go  back to bed . . .my mom would say "Don't wish your life away!"


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

solidarity @ journey

My friend once lived in the Philippines where locals have a saying, "I'm moo-soo today." It means just feeling out of sorts for no particular reason. We should adopt this into the English language, although I prefer your "grumpy pants" term! lol

Cheer up, jo...we love you and as you know, this too shall pass...

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

moo soo!

I like it! 

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

e's moo soo, too

e the grump is me today. I missed my phone check out last night and have been kicking myself about it all day. Not enough sleep last night, woke late. What I think I really need is a big hug and to forgive myself. What I would like is a large box of chocolates and a good novel. and now I am angry at someone and upset at someone else's choices and am not feeling civil at all. This too shall pass.

So, now to focus on what is good. The laundry is in order, the kitchen is clean, dinner is settled, I accomplished a yucky task today. I have been struggling to do paperwork in little bits and little bits have been accomplished.

For the next five minutes I will make a program call and then regroup.

Success is not final, failure is not fatal

Helen's CI

I had a very bad day yesterday. Planned to decorate but instead was  immobile with procrastination. I was feeling bad and gave myself a hard time because I had made a mistake in my judgement about a group of people I was involved with.  I shall not be going back as what they are about is not for me. That is fine and at least I didn't plunge headlong into it  (almost but not quite) and get involved in something impulsively. Instead I checked it out and have decided to walked away. It was not an particularly easy decision  as I am really lonely and that I am feeling the pain of that loneliness keenly. I could do with some friends and a social life but somehow that seems difficult to find. (sigh)

 Oh well, I won't give up. I'll keep trying new things. I self-isolate and procrastinate about being social but no procrastinator is an island, right? This evening I am joining a creative writers' workshop. That might perk me up a bit. 

So this afternoon, it is afternoon already and I am still in my dressing gown, tsk , I will

1. Bathe

2. Sort my clothes out

3. Do the washing up

4. Wash a wall.

5. Attend workshop





Keep on getting out of the house...

... and eventually you will find friends. I have personal experience from self-isolation but the way I could turn it around was to get out of the house and actually meet people, go to social events, make first contact etc, even when I did not feel like it (and I did never actually feel like it if I were going to meet more than one person at the same time).But like with most fears, the more you expose yourself, the more comfortable you will feel with the situation. You can do it Helen! :D

Lucky CI

Sorry I've been gone for ages - EPIC SLUMP!

Lots to do at work, haven't got as far as thinknig about the evening yet:


'To Sign' contracts to DG
MSK contracts
Sort all letters, either post or redo - Inc T letters
Email tasks from L
Finish post contracts

Scan and copy contracts - put scans aside for tomorrow
Make Bible changes & give to L
Bible filing
Start on D's data entry
Action stuffs from L once checked by her

Lunchbreak: (can you tell it's payday from the following?)

£20 to T
£40 to C
Buy 2 bags dog food, 1 bag rat food, treats, coachies

I shall reward myself for work by posting dog pictures...

2 tasks done!  'To Sign'

2 tasks done!

 'To Sign' contracts to DG Smile
MSK contracts Smile

wb lucky!

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

This pic

is awesome :)

Welcome back

Welcome back :). Glad you made it. Forgive yourself for past procrastination as much as you can. You are more likely to be successful if you do.


THANK YOU! ((Helen)) Very

THANK YOU! ((Helen)) Very wise advice :)

strike ci 8.20 am

Had a bad day yesterday, today will be better. 

  1. i-work 5 hours [x] [x] [x] [x] [ ]
  2. send kk-card + mom done!
  3. meet j done!
  4. fix broadband done!
  5. call m done!
  6. call skyview done!
  7. social event done!