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.

Monday 3 May 2010

e's plan for May 4th 10

I am checking in for tomorrow, as I have fallen off of the wagon lately in terms of procrastination. As they say in other 12 step programs, if you fail to plan, plan to fail. So, I am going to plan tomorrow.

up by 7:30bed,

1st meds,


swish and wash,

laundry switch,

put away dishes,

prepare breakfast, 2nd meds.

phone meeting 8:30-9:00

marinade chicken

9:30-10:30 errands: walk to them, pharmacy for melatonin, vacuum bags, laundry stick,

switch laundry, fold and put away

do one phone errand: make dental appointment.

complete time sheet invoice

print out all transactions

help friend

2:00-5:30 work

prep supper, clean up after myself as I go

supper by 6:30,

1st run of dishes by 7:00

7-10:00 paperwork with music

10-11 final kichen dishes, teeth, face, hotspot

11-12:00 relax

midnight: lights ou

One day at a timeSuccess is not final, failure is not fatal

Agnus - record late check-in!

well, it is almost bedtime in my time zone and I am just checking in - guess that is classic procrastination, lol!  Actually I've been on a loaner computer since Friday and it was just a pain so I minimized e-time as much as possible.  Got my baby back tonight so sighing in relief and showing up. See you tomorrow!

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

Prosick Check-in 11:22 pm

Goal of straightening up kitchen table area was completed. Didn't get to a few other things I would've liked to today though.

For tonight, here are the goals:

-Email J.
-Email I.
-Burn DVD for G.
-Watch DVD to return to G.
-Put LR book on table so it's ready for tomorrow
-Open new mail - MOSTLY DONE
-Catch up on bills
-Make a to-do list for tomorrow
-Plt some C. -- PUSH TO TOMORROW
-Go to bed by 3 -- CLOSE, 3:30

Plan for tomorrow:
11 am bkfst
11:30 am email A.
12 pm shower
1:40 pm leave house to pick up K.
2:30 pm watch DVD if not done already. Once complete, ok to work outside - plt rooted & C.
5 pm eat dinner
5:30 pm be ready to leave house


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

tiptree CI

- progress on s. bug
- set up h. l. in java
- research v2 and v3 differences
x clean office
- practice guitar
x call re amnesty
- read 25 pp. of JB
- read 1 ch. of tech. book
x laundry - 2 loads
x exercise
x review bugs
x flag an item as testable

hope4meandu's check-in at 2:06PM

Regards everyone!!

I had a successful accomplishing day yesterday, thinking of you guys, but not checking in.

Called in sick today, when I call in, I don't get paid. Didn't care. I fear this will become my new pattern again (calling in sick). I slept really late.

I thought my girl was completely cured & was going to call her vets and thank them unendingly, but she just had a reverse sneezing attack, which means the infection I thought was gone, is alive and kicking!! POOP!

Also, since I can't take being yelled at by my boss anymore, I think I will take a stroll through my neighborhood today and put my doggy fliers in mailboxes. At least it will give me something positive to focus on.

We are having guests this Friday and I want to give myself a list of things that need to be accomplished.

-clean the fridge
-give my girl a bath
-clean kitchen/dining room floor
-work on buying curtains (very cheaply)
-getting dining room table and chairs (very cheaply)
-dusting each room
-washing the floors
-food shopping
-bake ch

Have an HP inspired, baby-step accomplishing day everybody!!

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

prayers for Yoffee

Joining you in praying for your girl, hope4meandu.  My boy TJ would love to meet her when she gets to feeling better!


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

Thank you so, so much ((Agnus))

How nice, Yoffee would love to meet TJ. What is TJ's breed? How old is he?

Also, love your sign-off!!

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

Kristen check-in

My main project is this paper again. Today so far, have looked at a couple articles, liked one of them, didn't like one of them. Wish I had more time to try to incorporate all these interesting things I'm finding into my paper! I don't even know what part I should be working on right now, though. I have an hour until this study session, so I think I'll spend a few minutes deciding what to do next, and then work on that.

another check-in

Haven't gotten a huge amount done since my check-in earlier. I did go to a study session for another class, which was productive. But it's scaring me how far I have to go on this paper. Tonight will be a night of work. Luckily I don't have a lot of other things scheduled like I usually do, so I'm free to work on this.

Plan of attack: start writing about SD article. First summarize, then relate it to my area.

check-in again

Didn't actually write anything about that article, just took notes--still feeling like I don't have enough context to be writing yet. But at the same time, I really want to progress to that stage, even if I'll have to do a little more reading/research later. So: there's one last article that I think will be really important in my lit review, so I'll finish going over/taking notes on that one, and then begin writing.

- notes on I article
- pull together ideas from key articles
- write a paragraph about it!

Yay! Did those three things. So now I have a lot of writing to do, but I think I have a good sketch of where it should be going—it's a 10-15 page paper, and what I have now is lots of notes and a couple pages of scattered writing. Lots to go, but I'm making progress. Rewarding myself with a break, and when I get back I think I'll just start writing the intro!

Journey 10:30

Morning:  practice and worry about speech

Noon:  Give speech

Afternoon:  Recover from speech.


That's about it ! 

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

Journey 1:15 woot!

I'm officially a Toastmasters Competent Communicator!   I'm feeling kinda proud of myself right now  :grin: 

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

'gratz jo!


Well done Journey

Well done Journey. I've a friend who has done this. It sounds challenging and satisfying.


Hooray! Congratulations on

Hooray! Congratulations on doing all those speeches--that's quite an achievement!

kromer 9:50 CI

A bit tired today, sort of hard time getting started.

MITs for today:
*Go to journal club
*Make schedule for the week
*Figure out how to do GOslim analysis (working on this now)
*1 hr focused work on presentation (have about 10 min left, will take care of this soon)
*Fax a few things
*Analyze RT data + add to pres

*Prep and give recitation

Other tasks:
*Work on analyzing biosensor data
*Buy tofu
*Check on expts
*2 hrs focused work on biosensor right-up
*Get back psets

Fun: Baseball game!

OK, going to start w/ hour's work on presentation. Going to do in 10-min bursts and use time-logging and chat to keep myself on track, b/c I can tell that today is going to be a little rough. 

babarino CI 5.3.10

I have one thing that must get done today. have made out list breaking it down into pieces. will declutter for 15.

did 15 minute declutter

moving through project 

starting again

5:07p-Got quite a bit done-not perfect, but pretty good. Kept moving :)


GeorgeSmiley, 5/3/10, 7:55 AM + Update

3:32 PM: At long last, some progress.

back tomorrow




 Distracted all morning.

Starting again



Good morning, everyone.

Today's top projects: 

1) PQE

2) MR

3) PB

Leaving early today (3 PM) for my P/T night job. So it's important to make the most of my time.

My hobby, which has taken a fun turn, will be my biggest distraction today.




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.

first check-in ever



this is my first check-in, so let's see how it works - I'm excited on tackling my procrastination problem! :) I'm writing my thesis at the moment (or at least I'm trying) and am at a point where I start getting desperate about it, because I have to finish and it is still a long way to go...

Ok, so after lunch I got one hour to work on chapter 2 of my thesis. So I will


scan the articles I need for the 1st part of it to get the necessary facts

write half a page based on that and the notes I've already taken


PS: Great start-off picture, motivates me somehow. :)

PPS: I'm still only at chapter 2, yes, which is why I'm desperate - my procrastination really got in the way! so I'd be really thankful for support because only thinking about the work ahead of me and the time I've got left already gets me down and feeling guilty again...

Welcome tuffl

Welcome tuffl - this is a good safe place to be with some friendly people.


Ok, I didn't get it done and

Ok, I didn't get it done and won't have time to do it for the rest of the day. Instead I wrote an (important) email. I'll give it another try tomorrow and let you know in case I should manage at least the first point at sometime during the evening.

You can do it

You can do it just do not give up on yourself and keep trying. Sometimes the end results of our efforts do not ending being what you thought they should be, but I always find that it is better. See you tomorrow and good luck


posting is progress

that sounds like progress to me. at least you posted about it and were accountable. If you're like me, those are huge steps.

the touch of the master's hand:

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


thanks! that cheered me up. :) I really need this to not slip back into not doing anything at all since "it doesn't matter anyway because I already feel guilty" - what a confused logic, I know! so right now I'm doing some reading for the first task for at least half an hour, then I'll have to go. I'm at it right now. Important for tomorrow: check in again and get something of it actually written down instead of procrastinating "usefully" by only reading the relevant articles again

might as well give up

> I really need this to not slip back into not doing anything at all since "it doesn't matter anyway because I already feel guilty" - what a confused logic, I know!

this happens to me nearly daily. I have some good weeks when it doesnt, but those are rare.

BUT the good news is that this thinking is slowly fading away do to daily drumming upon it here. It doesnt have the strength it once did. I almost never follow it unquestioningly like i used to. I know now that it's wrong thinking. It still grips me, but at least it always gets a fight these days!

i hope for you similar progress in your journey, and even more.

the touch of the master's hand:

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


Welcome tuffl you can do it just take it one step at a time. Post your progress here so we can cheer you on and celebrate you success. If you get stuck let us know that to so that we can send you good vibes and support.

You can join us in chat for even more support.


Vic 5/3

  Show up (done)

I am here - just want to get through the day without shutting down.

Getting through....

Getting through the day without shutting down. I am with you on that one, I hope we both can get through the day with out shutting down.


CL daily overcoming

:) 10min ci
:) 10min emerg email only / ck mtgs
:) 30min p
:) 10:30 30min mtg
:-( 45 min goofing off, sigh
:-( 50 min again of goofing off, dang, hard to admit, ashamed
:) 12:57 30min quiet time
15min rdy
10min dailies
10min non-work plan
10min work plan
work hard.
:-( 20min wko
:) tue str
:) tue mtg prep

the touch of the master's hand:

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

Stefinle CI 6:23am

To do Lists

Organize projects and homework

Do readings

Eat something

Take vitamins

Wash and brush teeth

Get dressed and prepared for work

Prepare bag for work with things organized from earlier

Be at work on time by 9am

Print out time sheet and hand in to boss

Go for walk at 2pm

Go to the library to work on presentation

Eat someting

Do more homework

Go to bed

Stefinle progress and thing completed 10:07pm

Organize Projects and Homework

Do readings

Eat somethng

Take viatamins

Wash and brush teeth

Get dressed and prepared for work

Prepare bag for work with things prepared from earilier

Be on work on time by 9pm

Print time sheet and hand in to boss

Go for walk at 2pm

Go to library to work on presentation

Eat something

Go to bed

The day didnot go as smoothly as the list indicated I visited with a friend for about an hour then the two of us went for a mile run. This cut down the time I spent at the library. I am a little worried as I have to presentations tommorrow; one five minute and the other  minutes they both seem accomplishable if I can get going. The five minute one I have to hand in a paper with it and the 7 minute one I would like to do a powerpoint but I suck at powerpoints. Hope to be in bed by 1am or 1:30am. Currently at a friend's place because it is cleaner than mine therefore easier to work in.




Rexroth Check In

I still feel tired and don't feel well and feel guilty for not feeling well. I am going to try to make things better today and at least not make them worse.

Washed up
A bit of tidying
Some of financial accounts

Finish financial accounts and note todos which follow
Don't make more mess!

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth Check Out

Financial accounts finished and filed
Started cleaning and sorting bookcase and shelves
Thrown out a load of rubbish
Washed up and tidyied up in kitchen
Made contact with friend on Skype successfully
Installed programme and need advice to get it to run properly
Written journal
Prayer and reflection
Vacuumed and scrubbed kitchen floor
Cleaned up mess from broken door lock and surrounds
Sorted some papers and found poling cards
Checked dates in diary for week

Drink tea and relax a little
Personal care
Prayer and reflection
Bed and sleep

This evening I am experiencing a feeling of self respect and this is because I've done what I set out to do today and finished what I set out to do. I often tell myself that small things don't matter and my experience is that they do.

Night Everyone and thanks for being here


thanks rexroth

This was a very inspiring post. What a wonderful reward: self-esteem.  Very cool. Glad for you!  Thanks for sharing it. 

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

strike 11.25 am

Hi guys! Late start today but I'm going to easy into things and work for a couple of hours and then spend my evening exercising and playing piano as my reward. 

  •  mit: send tax paper done!
    • read through the manual
    • fill in paper
    • file it
    • post it
  • call broadband support done!
  • write new to-do done!
  • start project i done1
    • set up excel file
    • review sales documents
    • set sales goal
    • write sales manuscript v.1
    • call j for sales coaching
  • process email done!
  • book bus ticket done!
  • write tomorrows to-do done!
  •  help father with house done!

wow strike!

Now that's a red letter day!

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

Hope-Faith CI 5:05

Hi up and raady for another day. Managed to accomplish some yesterday hope to accomplish more today.

Starting with am routine now.


Hope-Faith CI 8:00

YAY accomplished all of my basic AM routine.

At work now I have my work routine in place but I have a few extra items to tackle today.

  1. Address labels
  2. AAW check off
  3. Call about certificates
  4. Call L about pics
  5. Call Mrs. S about books and other awards
  6. Log on to website and get letter
  7. Gather all L/S stuff

CI with updates every 90 min


Hope-Faith 90 min update

In addtion to routine stuff I have accomplished


  1. AAW Check off done
  2. Invits done
  3. Called Mrs. S

Still to do

  1. Address labels
  2. Call about certificates
  3. Call L about pics
  4. Call Mrs. S about books and other awards
  5. Log on to website and get letter
  6. Gather all L/S stuff


CI next 90 min


Hope-Faith 12:50 TA-DA

In addition to work routines I have also

  1. Call about certificates
  2. Call Mrs. S about books and other awards
  3. Picked up books from S
  4. Gather all L/S stuff
  5. Lunch
  6. Worked on L's Project
  7. Organized L/S Files
  8. Store for pain meds for wisdome tooth

Still to do

  1. Address labels
  2. Call L about pics
  3. Log on to website and get letter


Helen's CI

Paint wall
Wash floor
Teaching preperation
Lunch - Rice
Bank complaint
Pay council tax
Sconul forms
Email Evelyn
Email R
Laundry away

Lucky CI

Contact O2 re show time & tell C
Frontline dog (1st thing AM)
Clean house
Buy minidiscs
Buy fudge ingredients
Songs to J
Check tour signup
Get back to C
Walk dog/deliver cakes