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 June 4, 2010

Prosick Check in 2:35 pm

Check in - DONE
Email T. about K. - DONE
Catch up on bills - DONE
Empty Dishwasher
Spend at least 30 min straightening comp room
Spend at least 10 min straightening spare room
Spend at least 15 min straightening spare room
Put away stuff from the kitchen table

Kitty Meds
Evening/Rest time: Edit K. & find ride for Sun & Mon

Continue cleaning
Rac Prep
8 pm Dinner

Relax (DVR catchup?)
Work on long to-do list
Figure out when appt is in the week
5 pm Pot Luck

4 pm Leave for meeting
5-9 pm CS

To Do soon - reminders so I don't forget
Call Vz
Call Dr. P.
Call Dr. W.
Finish C.H.P. pano
Put bills in filing cabinet
Organize inventory
Wash blk sheets
Sal Check
Enter YBS with PP
Watch DVD & return to G.
Email D. about July trip
Call US.A about com. tkt
Order G-Q.A.
Find HDMI-USB cable
Output MJF to comp


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

Friday, June 4, 2010

I am going to make/ send 50 phone calls/ emails for Organizing For America and have it done by 9pm.


I just made the phone calls. All 50 of them.

Vic 6/4


 Show up (done) Lots going on and I have not been doing my basics, drain clogged so cant use dishwaher, etc. but plumber coming today. AC needs charge, he can do that too. Finish working on lessons. Older son goes for 2nd try for driver license next week- I pray he gets it- I drove him to a job this morning.Need to focus and do first things first. ck in later.

ac fixed thank goodnes-need to walk finish algebra exam.

kromer 10:30 CI

Today is another broken-up day.

This morning, friend was having a lot of trouble with her advisor so I spent some time talking and praying with her about that. (Not scheduled, but important)

Then, I started an experiment.

I have until 12:30 to work on my own projects, then I have a seminar 12:30-1:30 and a mtg 1:30-3.

In this morning time, I'm going to work on the VAD project (want to, at the very least, put correlations on slide and write out sets for GSEA). I also want to send a couple of urgent emails (to IA, SS)

Then, I have a kind of crazy schedule b/c there's youth group tonight, I'm cooking and I also really want to go to a friend's grad reception (and pick up a bottle of wine for her.) So what I'm going to do is:
*3pm-3:30 bike to store, get bottle of wine
*3:30-4:00 go to church
*4:00-4:45 cooking (assemble lasagne, prep salad stuff, leave note w/ how to cook
*4:45-5:15 return from church
*5:15-5:40 quickly do 1 step of experiment
*5:40-6:15 grad. reception
*6:15-6:40 go back to church
*6:40-7:00 work on cooking (cut apples, make brownies)
*7:00-10:00 youth group + commute back to lab

And then I'm going to do some labwork (probably genotyping) in the evening (10-11:30ish)

Whew! OK, heading to chatbox to break this down

e's one thing at a time plan for Friday, June 4th, 2010

I am really noticing how poor my sleep is and am looking forward to getting my cpap machine. This stumbling around in the morning stuff is too hard. I don't feel able to be productive at all, so I will simply plan one thing at a time.

got up: done
showed up: done
checked work email: done
meds and getting myself some coffee
(wondering if the reason I feel like something the cat dragged in is because I am drinking decaf coffee these days. I had no formal caffeine in my diet before)

Success is not final, failure is not fatal

Journey 9:30

Feeling tired today . . . I went to bed at 8 pm last night !   I think it's because Monday was a holiday, 4 day weeks always seem longer than 5 day weeks eh?  I was a little late getting up and getting to the gym also but i did go walk on the treadmill..  The foot is not quite up to spinning class yet but it's *almost*  back to normal.   I can do 90% of my normal activities but I still can't run and jump.   But taking Rex's advice, I am grateful that I am better.

So, it's working really well to put my todo list in here and Imma keep doing it.  I had gotten away from doing that because I was using Remember the Milk, and it seemed like an extra step, plus I feel that I have to "disguise"  my activities in the interest of anonymity.  I personally don't care if anyone knows who I am IRL but still and all, anonymity is an agreement we make when we join a 12 step program. 

*Journey realizes she is rambling on and gets down to business*  

  • Gym 
  • Rotation Duty Planned - 1 hour
  • Journal / Quiet Time - 10 minutes
  • Rotation Duty UnPlanned - ~1 hour
  • Todo List - 30 minutes
  • Continue getting dates for Project Z - 1 hour started 
  • Project V - Continue working on Network Problem - ~ 2 hours fixed yay!
  • E-mail - 30 minutes
  • Project V - if network problem resolved, move on to System 2 - 1 hour
  • Call W.F. and cancel the stupid thingy  - 10 minutes
  • Take J's check to G.
  • Minor doc change for Project G - 15 minutes
  • Find research material for memory write up - 15 minutes
  • Time Sheets - 10 minutes
  • SSA - finish filling out form - 5 minutes
  • Prepare E's requests to mail - 10 minutes
  • Request prescription refill - 10 minutes
  • commute, pick up dinner and stop by HD - 1.5 hour
  • check lib - 5 minutes
  • Read about P.K. - 15 minutes
  • Go thru a few more files in prep for building move - 5 minutes
  • Calorie King - 10 minutes
  • relax tonight - it's Friday!

First, take care of rotation duty.   

Update 12:30 pm Jeez, where did the morning go?   taking a short lunch break.   I was going out but ended up stuck on the phone with the duty pager. 

Update 1:30 finished getting dates for Project Z which is about to start.  I'm very nervous about this project and I've been avoiding facing it, feels better now that I've actually got my feet wet.

I'm going to spend the next hour doing a few short tasks.

Update 3 pm spending the rest of the work on Project V. 

YAY got the network problem fixed and worked on system 2 some also.  An excellent work day, I'm proud of myself.  I'll remember this feeling, cause I like feeling this way.




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

Scribbler CI

I hope everybody is doing well today. Yesterday I accomplished most of my tasks. A current distraction seems tob e posting to mutual help group forums as well as getting into silly online political arguments. I'll try to avoid that today.

  • get up before 7 a.m., drink coffee, read paper, checkins
  • eat healthy breakfast
  • plan day


  • Add 15 names to custom pub dbase
  • Send query
  • Send CIO piece
  • Make calls on new C piece
  • Do PT exercises
  • Look up swim meet info


  • File JH review
  • Change A/C filter
  • Straighten up house


  • Recording session
  • Read, relax
  • Bed by 11 p.m.

It's now 5 p.m. and I've gotten everything checked off for today except the evening's activities. Recording got pushed back a couple of hours so I'm going to go to the grocery store and then kick back for a while. This is the first time I really focused on checking off all the to-dos I posted here, as if this were a public contest to see who'd get them all done and who wouldn't, and I'd say it was successful. I may try it again next week. I'm already keeping to-dos in two other places, so this is some extra paperwork, but it's pretty unusual for me to check off everything I set out to do in the morning. Something's working. A big improvement. Thanks to everybody for just being there and rolling your eyeballs over my list. I've been checking yours too --  so get to it, you recovering procrastinators you! Scribbler

 It's now 9 p.m. and I have read some, relaxed some and labored in the musical sweatbox some.Now I'm going to eat some dinner, read and relax some more and go to bed by 11 p.m. That all sounds easy. Hope everybody's good. Scribbler


tuffl CI

i have a feeling that people that are important to me and know about my problem still somehow think i'm just lazy. i hate being judged. and i do not want to beat up myself any longer, just because i can't live up to other people's expectations and standards. i think i'll just have to ignore them and keep to myself. i know that i'm making progress but i certainly won't turn out perfect over night! i'm trying to change and i know that is what's important. 

yesterday i achieved more than i thought, however, that was mostly because my time-bingeing was finally followed by work-bingeing. not a healthy strategy, physically and psychologically exhausting. i want to do better today.



  • i will remember that i have a choice.
  • i will set myself limits for work.
  • decide on ol
  • start writing ch3
  • read relevant parts of S: 7
  • read relevant parts of R: 6 in progress
  • read relevant parts of R6: 14
  • read relevant parts of S4: 5
  • read relevant parts of F: 16
  • check for relevant parts in DR9 and read
  • check address and post letter to PA



  • minor changes ch1 (BH4 - bar understood)
  • meet R (map)
  • have a decent dinner
  • relax a bit & write journal




re: being judged

Yay!  You've realized that you are improving your productivity for yourself & stopped beating yourself up.  


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


thanks Jo, your posts guide me to a more positive thinking!


making progress. starting to have an idea about all that theoretical stuff i need to go through. but i shouldn't get lost in the reading, using it to avoid starting to write something down. i will read for another hour. then think about a 1st outline and start writing, even if it's just a couple of sentences.



  • i will remember that i have a choice.
  • i will set myself limits for work.
  • decide on ol
  • start writing ch3
  • read relevant parts of S: 7
  • read relevant parts of R: 6 DONE
  • read relevant parts of R6: 6 DONE
  • read relevant parts of R7: 14 in progress - stopped, not essential at the moment
  • read relevant parts of S4: 5
  • read relevant parts of F: 16 not essential at the moment
  • (check for relevant parts in DR9 and read, postponing this to tomorrow)
  • check address and post letter to PA



  • minor changes ch1 (BH4 - bar understood)
  • meet R (map)
  • have a decent dinner
  • relax a bit & write journal


Crazybug CI

Yesterday it was really tough to halt my typical 2 hour morning procrastination habit. This morning I did much better. I set a timer for 30 minutes and let myself 'goof off' and actually stopped at 30 minutes. Feeling ok and proud of myself for that.  I've always been an all or nothing sort with few successes from that method, so I figured that trying to just cut down gradually couldn't hurt. I still don't like the time wasting, but 30 minutes vs 2 hours is a MAJOR improvement. So I'll just be proud of that for today and count it as a success.

 Here's tasks for today:

  • Bookkeeping
    • download statements/reconcile
    • deposits
    • bills
  • Cash flow report
  • make more progress on migrating pages 
  • Count my blessings
  • Brainstorm list of future projects/tasks
  • file e-mails in NA and WF

Add'l stuff to do if I get a chance:

  • change direction of files in cabinet 

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after
another.~ Walter Elliott

Today I will perservere and build on my successes of the past week.

re: goofing off

I think when you schedule some free time in your day, and stick to your schedule, it's no longer called procrastination, it's called relaxation.  It's when you can't control the amount of time that it becomes procrastination.  So I think congratulations are in order! 

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


Thanks Journey, that perspective gave me a real boost for the day!  I still need to work on planning my relaxing time during personal hours rather than work hours, though. I'll keep working on that.



Lucky CI

Full makeup :)
Prayer time :)
Read :)

Filing backlog
E filing
Contracts - post, scan/copy/email
S filing
D catchup
Tidy and plan

Check finances
Pay debt ppl
Get salad
Buy gig tickets
Buy bike wheel?

After work:
Phone S
Clear kitchen
Dog face wash
Talk to C re diet
Wash face, moisturise, floss, brush teeth
Tomorrow's list - NB reunion, Hair tickets
Email report
Check in

Rexroth Check In

Up prayer reflection
Made detailed list which I can't get all done today - sorted up what is urgent
Checked emails

Clean and clear kitchen including floor
Clear out any old food and make shopping list
Make shopping list for new stuff bedding etc
Clean and clear bedsit and wet wipe floor
Make bed and sort duvet
Check a bill and internet banking
Prepare info for DA meeting tomorrow
Start on admin of which there is a lot maybe two days worth but that will almost finish it

That's it. I've been ill for almost three weeks and have let stuff build up. I've still got a slight cough but feel reasonably well. Yesterday I felt overwhelmed so didn't do anything and I felt resentful that I had been ill. I could have chosen to feel grateful that I was better.

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth Update

All of above and
Phoned two friends
Spent a long time on the phone trying to sort out an admin matter

Two simple legal letters which are important
Bath hair etc.
Write journal
Prayer and reflection

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth Check Out

Above and listened for a long time on the phone to someone in recovery
Now posting this in bed

Night Everyone


chick CI


tasks in all areas

Hope-Faith CI