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 3 August 2010

tuesday plans


Yoga exercises

Clean kitchen

Grocery and cook dinner

call sister

Call Clelaning service

Clothes alter

Get out 

I aml not sure if this is where I check in?

Vic 8/3

Show up (done)

Great starter, I pondered on how strange it is that .today it accually has signficance in my life because of showing at PA. Thank you PA friends.

Grieving over the shocking loss of a friend, unexpected. How I wish I could have had one more time to talk both with my mother in law and now this person, I wonder if it is the result of my procrastination.The pain of not moving on my intention to connect and now it is too late is almost unbearable. Needless to say, not getting much done. But grateful I can still show up.

((((Vic)))) I'm so sorry.

((((Vic)))) I'm so sorry.


I think that in most cases deaths, especially unexpected ones, leave the survivors with a sense of unfinished business, and longing for one more chance to connect. I am certainly no expert, but I feel this is a natural part of grieving our loved ones. Please don't beat yourself up over the 'one more' potential connection that was not realized. Relationships are, I think, the sum of everything we have shared with people, and the thoughts and feelings that remain strong even in death. Peace to you.

(((Vic))) kindest of regards and prayers

So sorry to hear.

♥Prayers & guidance needed & appreciated for my Yoffee's healing.♥

Nature of the block

11:00 AM: My recent personal, professional, and financial setbacks created a lot of self-doubt for me and made me question aspects of my identity. However, a couple of humiliating experiences yesterday made me realize that I can't let people or circumstances buffet me about just because my self-esteem is bruised and my troubled mind is preoccupied and absent. I can take a different approach to tasks, but I have to be present in my life and have to try as hard as I can to measure twice, cut once, and move on.

On the personal front, because I am more cognizant than ever of my own failings, I have been going overboard trying to give others the benefit of the doubt. This has not made me more self-assured, it has just made me tolerate unacceptable treatment from people who don't care about me in the interest of 'going with the flow'. Time to re-inhabit myself and live in the clear eyed present.

On the task front, I am also not operating in the clear eyed present. One thing I need to try to comprehend is precisely why 'the stack' of unfinished tasks, be it at work or elsewhere, seems so daunting. I got a call about an overdue report today that has been lying untouched in my to do pile for a couple of weeks. Under stress, I quickly took a look at it, and realized my input would take all of 5 minutes, and then it would be gone forever. So I did it. Why did it seem like such a mountain yesterday, though? Certainly I was not in touch with the reality of what it *was*, only the fear and trepidation of what it *might* turn out to be. 

I know some of my tasks are 'bears' for me, and I have to wrestle with them to get them done. The question is, why do I allow *all* my tasks to weigh on me the same way? If I only had overdue 'bears', the soul crushing weight on me of unfinished work would be alleviated tremendously and I would undoubtedly *feel* a lot better. I need to suit my mental state and speed to the task at hand, not to the hardest possible task I dread. 

Today's goal: Don't fight any sleeping bears, but clean up as much of the distracting underbrush as possible. It will make the *real* bears easier to see and tackle another day.

Back to report later. 

Hey ((4))

I relate to every thing you shared, from giving too much "benefit of the doubt" to how every, every task weighs so heavily on me, which I could not put into words (until you said it) but knew something was wrong with my thinking.

Also, putting thing off forever and then when I finally do it, it either isn't so bad, takes only a short time, or I see that I've worked through something or learned a new skill that I didn't think I could do.

I honestly can't believe how this "procrastination" has such a hold on me.

Please keep coming back and posting.

♥Prayers & guidance needed & appreciated for my Yoffee's healing.♥


Thanks for the feedback, Hope. Sometimes when I manage to gain a moment of distance and clarity (...when I was young...I caught a fleeting glimpse...out of the corner of my eye..), I have to shake my head. WHY do I make this harder than it is? 


I recently heard someone share that it's not their fault - it's the disease. I really liked hearing that, and I'm trying to put these hurtful thoughts & actions off myself and onto this crazy behavior.

Prayers and recovery,

♥Prayers & guidance needed & appreciated for my Yoffee's healing.♥

Agnus checking in

Hi group!  Thanks for a great threadstarter, Lucky - like Rex said, this is such a happy memory, an encouraging story Mom and Dad would read us kids when we were little. :-)

This morning I got so upset by the neighbors' barking dogs - 2 yappers next door bark endlessly and eventually set off 4 large dogs in other yards, and it was mayhem for 20 solid minutes. I was literally shaking and felt I had to go confront the next-door lady whose 2 yappers always start it when she leaves them outside and ignores them. It took me an hour to calm down enough to get back on track. :-(

Today I think I can:

  • send br notes from friday call
  • prep for 12n team call
  • pre-ap notes
  • sb notes
  • IS staffing needs
  • lunch
  • return calls and emails
  • q2 summary to vr
  • expenses
  • 4pm call from ms
  • walk dog
  • dinner
  • afg mtng
  • bed 930

Things to do

Things I got done.

1. Went to the 8:30 and 11:00 PA meetings

2. Paid my bills

3. Took my shower

4. Got dressed

5. Got my numbers caught up.

Things I will do

1. Empty two storage boxes

2. Post some Al-Anon literature for next week.

3. Prayer and Meditation

4. 12-Step literature

5. Read a book from the library

6. Practice some Accounting.

7. Do my PA check-in at 4:30 and 7:30.

8. Go to my 8:30 p.m. telephone DA Action Group

9. Eat Brunch

10. Cook and eat dinner.

That's all I have

Tuesday CI for Scribbler

Last night I avoided caffeine and was in bed by 11, set alarm and got up on time. Yes! Otherwise, a pretty regular Tuesday. Here goes:


  •  Get up by 7
  • coffee, paper, water plants
  • healthy breakfast
  • checkins


  • Invoce CIO
  • Meals on Wheels


  • Do 2 CIO
  • Send Food10 emails
  • Return recorder
  • Shop for PA


  • Polish new songs
  • Healthy dinner
  • Pick 2 more to learn
  • Practice set list
  • Bed by 11

Really need to cut the grass or get some exercise. I've been losing weight thanks to spending so much time on music. (It's hard to sing, play and eat at the same time, fortunately.)  But I still need to exercise. And I'm hearing jungly noises from the backyard. Worried about stumbling over a lost tribe there.

hope4meandu check-in (10:35AM)

Hey Fellows,

Thanks Lucky for starter, I was thinking about a card I once got just like this, PERFECT!!

Doing better today, thank you for your support yesterday, you're amazing!!!!

I got a call from a cardioligists office, someone looking for p.t. person into possible f.t. It was a real good talk. I worry that I talked bad about my current employer, saying "I get in trouble for being nice to the customers," but it's true, but maybe shouldn't have said to her. Also that I could interview & be late coming in....doesn't give the best impression. Maybe it's good, so they see I'm not perfect, but maybe good enough... Even though I don't know what the word "good enough" means. We'll see. Ah yes, if it's the right fit, there's nothing I can do to ruin it, HP's in charge!!

Today really need to focus here and hustle to do extra, to keep my muscles flexed for a possible new position.

Been procrastinating about doing my girl's nails and brushing. She has very sensitive paws and I got this electric thing for her nails "Pedi Paws" and tonight I need to try and use them, gently and delicately in hopes that she can tolerate and I can keep her nails shorter.

-Yoffee brush and nails
-10 mts of exercise
-get on chatbox to help clean

Kindest regards!!

♥Prayers & guidance needed & appreciated for my Yoffee's healing.♥

ScottY CI

Today's plan:

scripture study and prayer

Biennial review project

Overdue Training project

take req. online courses

practice vc

HP appts

tax work

resume work

bills work

webinar - 9pm


Journey 9:30

Lucky, the thread starter is SO appropriate because I was listening to Ozzy's Crazy Train this morning lol.  

I feel much more rested today, I felt tired yesterday, still tired from Sunday at the zoo with the grands.   It was fun, but they wore me slap out.  I was at the gym at 6:10 this morning and on the road to work at 7:40.   That's a little earlier than Friday but I still need to improve on this.  And, I think I must have been abducted by aliens again because I was totally ready to walk out of the house at 5:40, but when I got to my car it was 5:55.   How does that happen?  :rolleyes:    Anyway, we're off to a good start and here's the list:

  • Gym
  • Planning
  • added - fix server problem
  • added - KPM report
  • FSA
  • finish up minutes
  • R meeting
  • Z meeting
  • Quiet time
  • NSS
  • G - load
  • work on requirements
  • certification to web site
  • Ask S about U
  • M.Ed on S. website
  • work on BC order
  • Request volunteers for DR
  • if time work on mem report
  • lunch?
  • laundry
  • amazon
  • added asap fix for BIC

 OK, I'll just start at the top and work down.  I forgot to bring my lunch so I'll have to go out.

4 pm Well, my schedule flew out the window after lunch.  :O and I'm a bit annoyed because something I did for the BIC last week is incorrect - after I went over it with her twice AND had her check it when it was done.  Now she's saying I must have 'misunderstood' and it has to be redone.   I'll get this finished before I leave today and postpone the rest.

'A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.' - Elbert Hubbard

kromer 9 CI

So far today have had prayer time, checked on expts, checked on email

Here are tasks for the day, MITs in bold, next priority in italic

For today I have lots of reading:
*Talk to G re:chip, follwup reading (2-3 hours)
*Print e.o stuff (30 min)
*Start ckit reading (2 hrs)

Some expt planning:
*RA prep (1 hr)
*Write up plan, ask about B's paper (1.5 hrs)

Some data analysis:
*Doc b.t, t.h and e.r. stuff
*Study Perl and start QC scripts (have made good progress on this)

And some chores and social stuff:
*Deacon notes
*Call B
*Call home
*Call IA
*Ref mgmt.

OK, having a little bit of a hard time deciding what to start on. I think I'll start with the Perl.

My Day Today

I want to thank my Higher Power for this program, this website, and my life.

The things I have done today

1. Went to the 7 a.m. telephone DA meeting

2. Posted my share on the 7 a.m. meeting's topic.

3. Put out some Al-Anon literature

Things I will do today

1. Go to the 8:30 telephone PA meeting

2. Go to the 9:45 a.m. telephone CLA meeting

3. Prayer and meditation

4. Read 12-Step literature

5. Call a friend to bring some things to a charity

6. Take shower

7. Make bed

8. Wash dishes

9. Eat breakfast

10. Cook and eat dinner

11. Clear couch

12. Clear tables

13. Clear floor

14. Do my personal homework

15. Empty two storage boxes

16. 1:00 telephone meeting of CLA

17. 8:30 telephone DA Action Group

18. Read a library book

19. Get caught up on my numbers

20. Get dressed.

21. Pay one, maybe two bills.

That's all I have

Keep at it

 Hi, Lennon,

It sounds like you have a great plan !

Just doing  one thing, can make  you feel positive.

 If there is a setback, the support is so important.

It sounds like you are getting support.

As they say the future starts now: 


Rexroth Check In

Thanks Lucky for the starter which takes me back to childhood and happy times.

Up prayer and reflection

x Take printer to church
x Some shopping and bank on way back
Home and plan - at the moment I feel all over the place - I've started and still feel all over the place
x Wash up - from lunch yesterday
Check what is left in the top cupboard which I started emptying yesterday - I've started and am finding it hard to move stuff

and extras -

two loads of washing
book appointment for Friday typhoid jab
keep trying to sort things out
rest - I'm feeling muddled

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth Check Out

above and still feel muddled and
had a great tidy up an sort out which has resulted in a worse mess or so it feels

prayer and reflection
bed and sleep

Night Folks


Lucky CI

Before work:
Up by 6.30 :)
Check in :)
Check in w/S :)
Confidence exercises :)
Pack wash stuff :)
Leave by 7.15

Read some of book
Pray & read bible
Work on assessment form :)

Pod check :)
Use task rotation :)
Email :)
Paper - In progress
Tasks - In progress
Contracts: Sign/Scan/Copy - In progress
Contracts: Post - In progress
Lawyer/contract filing - In progress
Bible index - In progress
Bible filing - In progress
Archive bible filing - In progress
Post :)
Books back inc D & E :)
Tidy & plan :)
Pack sellotape and pen :)
Leave by 1.50 for docs :)

After work:
Email & social sites - Part done
Vote RU
Look for ITW recs for M
Redo window
Cancel bank card
Clear kitchen
Dog face wash
Floss/brush teeth/wash face/moisturise
Shut living room window
Tomorrow's list
Email reports
Check in
BED straight after check in!