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.

Saturday October 16, 2010

Happy Saturday

Either living for the weekend or doing some catch up

Have a great proactive day

Cool Laughing Smile Wink

The next 3 hours

Sitting down to work on a writing job that's well past deadline. I've already done days of research on this, and in my dysfunction I could continue doing that almost indefinitely. I want to work at bringing the 80-20 rule to this, not the 99.99–0.01 rule that I've been wedded to for going on three decades. 

Piece breaks down into sections, so: 

»  section 1 (45 minutes max)

»  section 2 (45 minutes max)

»  section 3 (45 minutes max) 


That will leave me with three more sections to do once the kids are in bed tomorrow night. Here goes.

Update: ugh. After 4 1/2 hours (75% nose-to-grindstone; 25% I-can't-take-this avoidance) I produced 1/3 of the first chunk of writing. — all of 120 words. I estimated 45 minutes per chunk; at this rate it's 13 1/2 hours per chunk.

I've got six chunks to complete; that'd be 81 hours. I need to complete six chunks by tomorrow night.

This is completely freakin insane. And same as it ever was.

Sammy :: Back Again

Hi everyone,

Its been many months since I last checked in here. I was doing really well for a while, but I've let myself slip again, and am in a spiral of procrastination and avoidance!!

Need to get back on track. 

Feeling overwhelmed by the amount of work thats in front of me today. Big sculpture project due Tuesday, but my brain just seems to have such a hard time processing 3D information. I can draw just fine, but as soon as I need to make something in 3 dimensions, my brain just seems to shut down!

 Other projects to resolve this week:

Drawing 1, Drawing 2, start Drawing 3, LP1, and make steady progress on reading Dante's Inferno. 

kromer 1:50 CI

Had a nice break this morning, but now have been wasting time for about an hour in lab and need to buckle down!

There is so much that I could work on, I don't really know what to focus on.

Well, I guess the main priorities are small lab/organizational tasks:
*Email D,C,GB, and clear out old email (have made some progress, will do this soon)
*Write up RAR scanning and start motif comp (working on write-ups now)
*Finish S (have made some progress)
*Check finances, order lib. books
*Organize papers (have made good progress)

If I have more time: genotyping (started), database/expt. plan (will do this soon), deacon notes, Kitl staining plan.

Starting with RAR scanning, motif comp, and S. 

tracy-la saturday check in

Good morning everyone:


Hi I'm tracy-la a grateful recovering adult child and procrastinator :) 

1. Check-in / show up / reading material - Done

2. Check calendar today and tomorrow. Done

3.  Plan to plan - done

4. Gratitude exercise. Done. Grateful for my awareness, my family, my office, my abilities, grateful for my procrastination to leading me to discovery how being an adult child of an alcoholic parent led to codependency and procrastination and there is a program for recovery.

“Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands, because if we are not grateful, then no matter how much we have we will not be happy — because we will always want to have something else or something more.” — Brother David Steindl-Rast 

5. Self-love exercise. Do you want to meet the love of your life?  Look in the mirror. Byron Katie.

6. Exercise - wouldn't it be nice if I ran today...I love to run and exercise. I am lucky that way since it is a real pleasure and fun for me.

 Have a fantastic day everyone, 


Vic 10/16

 Show up (done), think it through, one action at a time.

Really need to focus and break things down. I was in slow go yesterday but I must be getting better in PA because it is not where I "want" to  be, I want to pick up the pace not I "have to".

Thanks Lennon for the starter. It included the whole spectrum of people here. Thanks for letting me share and being here.

 6h00-8h00 wake


wake up

puppy morning outdoor visit


newspaper reading


plan day




barn chores

can tomatoes


does 10 trips in the yard count?



technical bulletin writing-section on N fix

vacuum house



barn cleaning

barn chores









Carpe Diem

My Day Today

I want to thank my Higher Power for this program, this website, the telephone and online meetings, and my life.

Things I will do today

1. Prayer and meditation morning and evening

2. Wash dishes

3. Make bed

4. Take shower

5. Get dressed

6. Clear couch

7. Clear tables

8. Clear floor

9. Go through storage boxes

10. Go to the 11:30 a.m. telephone DA meeting

11. Go to the 1:30 p.m. face to face NA meeting

12. Go to the 7:30 p.m. face to face NA meeting

13. Post Al-Anon literature for the week.

14. Go to my mother's

Thanks for letting me share