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.

Friday 30 april 2010

7 hours of masters related tasks.


2hrs Update C.V.

1 hour Study mandarin.


Routine :

Get up by 7am.


work 9-12

break 12pm

work 1 - 4

break 4pm

work  5 - 6

8 - 10 Update CV

10 - 11 Study Chinese.


Seems a bit ambitous! Looking forward to telling you  tommorrow I did all of that. :)



I did about 3 hours of masters work.

GeorgeSmiley, 4/30/10, 2 PM

Not a good start today. But I'm here now.

Project 1: Finish PQE

Project 2: MR



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.

Prosick - Check-in Noon

-Print quarterly return
-Write check
-Mail envelope
-Finish watering plants
-Coordinator with person from Grb. to deliver items -- TRIED, NO RESPONSE
-Print out kitty instructions
-Write plant instructions
-Pack cooler
-Sift litter
-Refill water
-Be in shower no later than 1:30 pm
-Leave by 2:30 pm



LookAtYourselfAndWhatYourDoin'RightNow-StandBackAMinuteJustToCheckYourselfOut-StraightenOutYourLifeAndHowYou'reLivin'EachDay-JustKeepYourEyesOnThePrizeAndYourFeetFlatOnTheGround-MJ's "Keep the Faith"

kromer 10:30 CI

A late start this morning...partly because of a too-late night last night, partly because I have grocery shopping to do this morning.

Today I'm not going to get too much done, b/c I have seminar 12:30-1:30 and 2-3, and friend is defending his thesis today so I have a party for him at 4, then I'm busy w/ youth group stuff 5:30-

That said, I can still get *something* done. I'm going to:
*Do PCR, run gel
*Email off report, update CV and email
*Work on biosensor report
*Email classmates about walk for hunger

OK, going to start PCR now

Journey 9 am

Good morning!  I have the day off and I don't want to spend it goofing around on the computer, so I'm off to make a todo list on paper.  I'll check in after lunch.  Have a great day everyone! 


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

Vic 4/30

  Show up (done)

Had a new discobvery last nite. I seemed to have the very familiar feelings I had before whenever I tried to be a "normal/productive" person, but could not quite identify them, until last nite. I actually get   WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS.!!!!!!!!

Mild withdrawal symptoms are often chiefly emotional. They can include anxiety, confusion, moodiness, nervousness, irritability, and depression.

Moderate withdrawal can include the aforementioned symptoms along with physical reactions like headache, nausea, tremor, excessive sweating, and increased heart rate.

In so many ways PA reminds me of the food. I used to binge eat and now I time binge. I had to find a food plan I could live with and now I have to find a productivity plan I could live with. I thought if I was a certain weight all my issues would be gone. Now I feel if I could just stop self sabatoge and procrastinating, all my issues will be gone. There is so much more, but I am starting to "see" what this is for me. And... I mean starting. In my other programs, I was never a person that stopped cold turkey, it was always a stepping stone recovery. I guess that is why "showing up" was so important for me here, my first stepping stone.

 When I quit smoking, for the first 5 years, I just felt like a smoker who was not smoking at the time. It took me a very longtime to feel that I was a non-smoker. I don't "think" of myself as efficient, productive, etc., I have years and years of self sabatoge, and sad stories of "what could have been....""such a waste of potential..."

My ONLY hope is the steps.... Thanks.


A few more insights I had today were if I am not working the steps, I feel like I am on a dry drunk with pa.

If I make a perfect "to do" lists, it feels like a "diet"

The things that I needed to do for reocvery in my other programs were

#1 Steps (ugh- now for PA)

#2 find out what Non procrastinators do as a way of life and try to find if any of those things could work for me.

#3 One day at a time, baby steps, progress not perfection, can't do this alone, etc.

"our mind is like a functions only when open." unknown


procras withdrawl

amazing insight. i think you're right. i think i have felt that and never know what it is. when i'm productive, when teh steps are working, when i *should* be feeling good.

this helps. tx.

the touch of the master's hand:

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

vic identification

I relate to what you describe. I have been here for three years and recovery is in the choices I make. More frequently than before I make good choices, but sometimes I feel like I haven't progressed at all. I am learning, through the steps, to realize that all is not my fault, that I am too hard on my self, that I owe myself amends for all the self flagellation that goes on in my head. I need to remind myself that it takes 30 days to create a habit, and that if I fall down I can stand back up again.

Success is not final, failure is not fatal

e's up and at 'um Friday

I have the strangest sleep schedule! One day late, one day early!. Anyway, this morning I would like to get to the phone meeting and then I am out to the doctor's for a 9AM. When I am out I would like to pick up a laundry stick and some q-tips before coming home.

For the moment, the dishes are one away from done, meds are out, bed is made, I am dressed to my shoes, but I need to backtrack a bit to finish the morning routine after I get back.

I made good progress on papers yesterday and will be able to get through a lot more today if I stay on task. I must find my house keys though!


Success is not final, failure is not fatal

CL daily overcoming

:) 10min ci
:) 10min emerg email only / ck mtgs
:-( 8:07 13min did other stuff, distracted
:-( :-( 8:20 1:49 bad distraction
:) :) 10:09 30min(18) quiet time
- the armor of god was exactly what i needed to read -
:) callg
:) p
:) 10min dailies
:) work hard.
:) 15min rdy
:) 10min work plan
:) dev
:) pr
:) calss
:) fs - reb
:) el - pbd
:-( c/p/s

there's bound to be some :-( in every day. God forgive me and wash me clean of these missteps so that i can start afresh.

the touch of the master's hand:

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

strike's great news!

I got a job!

Well, actually it's only 2-3 weeks work initially - but! - at a company I really really want to work for! Getting a job has been my MIT ever since I joined this forum and this feels like a big step in the right direction (since this company is so aligned with my interests, education and my heart.) All those hours of proactive work finally paid off. I'm starting 08.00 on wednesday next week! OMG I'm stoked! If possible I will check-in here as usual! Ceeeeeeeleebrate good times come on!! :D




Go Strike!!!!!!!!!!!!!

yea strike!

congrats. you're a shining example of recovery paying off!

the touch of the master's hand:

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

strokes for Strike!

Congratulations! Isn't it amazing how when we do the right thing, the right things happen! What a great power of example!

hugs, e!

PS. Now I can't get Celebration out of my head!

Success is not final, failure is not fatal

Helen's CI

Today I am so happy I am a chronic procrastinator. I could have far worse problems. I thank my lucky stars that it is the only problem I have right now. I could be another sort of addict and be ruining my health with my addiction. Overcoming procrastination might be a struggle but I am clear (well for today at least) that it is possible. In many ways I feel that I have returned to myself and have so much more peace and stability than I have ever had before. I am very grateful to this site.




Great perspective Helen

Very very true.

cheers helen

what a great perspective to start out the day. yes i agree while our procras is difficult, it is not ruining our health like, eg, alcoholism.

the touch of the master's hand:

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

Rexroth Check In

Off to an early start today. It only 6.30 am. and I have been up since six.

Up prayer reflection
Breakfast and prepared packed lunch
Checked and responded to email

Finish getting ready and go out to course on food hygine organised by church and required in the UK as I want to volunteer in the church kitchen

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth Update

Out to day course and worked hard and did test at the end and think I passed and met other people who don't attend the church services but work in the kitchen
Home and dealt with post and emails
Phoned friend to meet tomorrow for tea

Tidy up and little
Write journal
Prayer and reflection

Regards Rexroth