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 November 15, 2010

Happy Monday, everybody

Enjoy the beginning of the workweek

Happy Proactive Day


Smile Smile Smile Smile

Findingaway check in


  • do R and C Smile Smile Smile Smile
  • speak with M Smile Smile
  • fnalise edit and formatting Smile Smile Smile 
  • ring J and email report Smile
  • ring R Smile
  • ring B
  • prepare for B tomorrow Smile

Also have made a plan for the next 3 days:

Wed. - field work

Thurs. - write up field work, catch up on other things that need doing including household

Fri. - office at A

Thank you all for the inspiring comments.

Check in 4.30 pm 

I have to share this with everyone, whether you are reading or not, but my huge report is finished! that I have been working on for weeks and weeks, that I felt would never be done! It is done and sent!


Now it's my turn to dance for joy with you! :D

Jester 2010-11-15 Monday... making it look easy....

Dailies: Arise, Water, Groom, Dress, Breakfast, Coffee, Vits, 1stHerbs, Calendar, Mail; Drive2Office, PandoraOn, PAlogin, Arise, Clear Briefcase; Clear desk; SayHello : 

Scan dl & ss for Linden; Email to Linden; Phone Linden

Plan to attend a BOR with listing in hand & pitch - "showtime folks"

letter for Sara

Complete entry of office listing inventory; Identify propertunities ; Identify sales commissions; Discuss propertunities with agents ; Printed/Emailable Publicity Flier; Blog Post(s); Facebook Post

Lunch, 2nd herbs


Spaghetti, 3rdHerbs; Water outdoor plants at home; pics of kids onto thumb for Printefex; clear nonworking dvd's and rubbish; review Dr Lam homework; Get back on schedule incl prospecting and Friday morning doorknocking; make hiking appt on FB; make appt w/ Julie; Call Mike R. about book mailing project

EvenMoreDailies: SupperLite; 3rdHerbs; DriveHome; Vits4Morrow; Clothes4Morrow; 5amAlarm; LemonBoil; Bathe; AirOff; WindowOpen; LampOff; 3ThingsI'mGra8ful4; AskQ

TUESDAY 11/16:

Dailies: Arise, Water, Groom, Dress, Breakfast, Coffee, Vits, 1stHerbs, Calendar, MailPU; Drive2Office, PandoraOn, PAlogin, Clear Briefcase; Bills; Receipts; Clear desk; Hotsheets; INVENTORY; Blog; Camera Upload; ListingUpoad; Expireds; ForeclosureRadar; FSBO's; 8amMessages; RechargePhone/Supra/Camera; Tickler; Inbox; OfficeChores; 9amSayHello

Drop off at Printefex

Call that young-white-guy Apartment owner on behalf of Rick and ask for listing(s)

Photos of offcie for Dr Lam; upload; email to Dr Lam

Foreclosure Radar for Sara

Take briefcase; Pick up at Printefex; Pix and posters onto walls; photographs for Dr Lam; upload pics; email to Dr Lam

MoreDailies: Lunch; 2ndHerbs; Plan tonight

Errands:  Hardware;  TJoe's;  Jewelry Repair in Montrose;  ArmoGrocery; Unload

Call and follow up with past clients 

EvenMoreDailies: SupperLite; 3rdHerbs; DriveHome; Vits4Morrow; Clothes4Morrow; 5amAlarm; LemonBoil; Bathe; AirOff; WindowOpen; LampOff; 3ThingsI'mGra8ful4; AskAQ



7amPrepare4BOR; 8amDrive2BOR 

230pmWalk2CitiBank245pmWalktoDr Lam

Link website to blog; Add IDX to website ; make website presentable to businesspeople and to homesellers

Set up new RE website and transfer url


Call old contacts & update conctact info

Talk to Dolph and make a time to see him; make a date w/ Sara; plan Christmas; plan Thanksgiving 

FRIDAY 11/19

Water Plants at Office; "OpenHouse" at Office


Water PlantsAtHome

Create writing/editing/voiceover website and start taking orders

SUNDAY 11/21:

Read Mike R's book; Order PA book recommended by Daviknox

Schedule RioPlatense Spanish class or private lessons;  House ready to entertain; Locate and prepare implements; Ready to travel; Plan visit to Uruguayan consulate

MONDAY 11/22:

Track down suit from Joseph Banks

TUESDAY 11/23:

Bring Christmas Cards from Home;

Count People sheets w/ mailing addies; Buy more Christmas Cards as needed

530pmMeet with Sean M to review status - annual review


Address Christmas Cards

Vic 11-15-10

 Show up (done) Ask/pray for direction. Look at schedule. Got back from am appt. Don't "feel" like doing anything, so need to just start with something easy and use chatbox. Thanks for being here. 

“Between stimulus and response is our greatest power - the freedom to choose” S. Covey


Dag, this is good!  I'd been worried over the weekend about conflicting tasks/duties for 3 (no 4) bosses.  I prayed for guidance yesterday and this morning.  A while ago, I called 2 of the 4 bosses, and got some guidance.  Then just a moment ago when I started to pray to get started on my work, I realized that in this area, my prayer had been answered!  My anxiety about the task/boss conflict is greatly reduced.  Thx God!

My next prayer is for help in facing, tackling, and completing today's task.  I can't do it on my own.  But with God's help, I can start.  I'll leave the rest to Him.


i hit 'edit' on my post instead of 'reply'. my browser's back button had this in it. typical of the day i'm having :P

here it my prev post:

i am in the same place, except my stress i right now about my work right now. i made a couple mistakes. and while fixing them, i made some more. i feel like i'm digging myself into a hole and when later i try to figure out what i did i will never be able to untangle the mess.

but i DO believe that, as vic says, god "wants to" help me, and in fact that he loves me more than i can know. Sort of how i love my kids more than they can know, because i didnt know how much my parents loved me when i was a kid. i found out only when i had kids of my own.

> My next prayer is for help in facing, tackling, and completing today's task. I can't do it on my own. But with God's help, I can start. I'll leave the rest to Him.

this is EXACTLY what i need to hear. and do. so i'm going to go pray right now. Thanks to you GOD for talking to me today thru these good people.
the touch of the master's hand:

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

i prayed

and two grand, helpful things came to my mind:

"i will never leave you nor forsake you"


"be still and know that i am god."

that last one happened to be the theme of the sermon yesterday :D

i plan to say these to myself when i get stressed out today, which will likely be in about 5 min :P

the touch of the master's hand:

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


Those are two of my favorites. I believe we are all connected by the same thread. Good share. Thanks. V.

it worked

i'm flying high right now. it was hard, many obstacles, but i keep thinking that god wanted me to make forward progress, and that he had my back, and that helped me keep going. and eventually i unraveled everything and got it done and shipped out.

Thanks y'all and thanks god.

funny, this is all in ruthb's thread. i feel a little guilty about that. my day today kinda flowed out of his/her post which is why, but still i shouldve probably made my own thread. sigh.

the touch of the master's hand:

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


ditto for me. My biggest block was believing a hp would "want to" help me, then I chose to have one that would "want to" help me, after that, I found there really is one out there that "wants to"

Thanks, Clement


 Thanks for those 2 quotes.  I know exactly what you mean about getting freaked out. 

I'm good at whatever I do - when not freaked out.  "Be still."  Right.

Regards, Jester

Scribbler's Start o' the Week

  • get up at 6
  • make bed
  • exercise
  • coffee, paper
  • checkins


  • Update Quicken
  • Clean off desk
  • Music marketing
  • Ck email forwarding
  • Email re: fit
  • Call 2 re: design
  • Ck car idiot light


  • Lunch w/B
  • Send query
  • File tieclip
  • File BN post
  • Do 2 CIO //


  • Healthy dinner
  • CC open mic
  • Read, relax
  • Bed by 10:30

Journey 10 am

Survived huge production install over the weekend!   I'm coasting a bit today and taking tomorrow off, but that doesn't mean goof off all day.   I have a lot of administrative type stuff that needs catching up on, and my 2nd priority project which has been neglected lately.   Making a SHORT todo list now.  


'You become what you think about most of the time.' - Brian Tracy


Thanks for starting the thread lennon!

Work 8AM-5PM: 

-Read MS16

-Review draft of project 3 rel [DONE]

-Finish intro to project 3 fa  

-Test func of project 3 board 1 

-Test func of project 3 board 2 

-Test func of project 3 board 3   

After Work 5PM-Sleep: 

-Go for a run

-Sell computer case 

-Sell dvdrw drive 

-Sell b gps 

-Bring trash in 

-Put up clean dishes

-Do keyword "A" [DONE]

-Do keyword "D" [DONE]

-Review paid dir

-Rec links 

-print and sign contract

-Setup office again 

-Verify water bill paid 

-Figure out how to backup site 

kromer 9:40 CI

I've had kind of a bad time the past week or so, so I want to keep my list manageable for today.

So, if I do the following things the day will have been a success:
*Return lib. book
*Call SC, call RH, email MK
*Lectin staining
*Check on expts, w.
*Comments on TE's poster

There are a bunch of other things I'd like to do but I'm not even going to write them down here, in the interest of not overwhelming myself.

kromer next day CO

man! this ended up being a lot harder/more work that I thought.

I also had a mtg that I'd forgotten about, so that added about 2 hours of work to my day.

But I did manage to get all the above tasks done, except for calling SC (so that's on the list for today), plus the mtg prep, plus cooking for the week.

So, overall, a good day. Thanks to HP and to all of you!

Inkstress Checking In

Okay, I forgot to check out last night but that's okay. I'm checking in this morning & that's a great thing.

Work To-Do List 

1. Go through all loose paperwork on my desk & in desk drawers & make sure I'm not leaving anything undone.

2. Return all phone calls by end of day.

3. Check in by phone today during lunch break.

Will think about my home to-do list when I get home. For now, one thing at a time!  Thank you to everyone for being here!

Inkstress Checking Out

1.  I caught up with my loose papers!

2.  I returned all (okay, 95%) of my phone calls.

3.  I did my first phone check-in today.

Also managed to make a dreaded grocery trip & buy only what was on the list.  I still have plenty of other things that need done but for tonight I'm celebrating victory over my to-do list.  Dance with me!  Cool


I'm dancing with you! For you and for me too today! Smile

Yay! Thank you!

Yay! Thank you!

monday check-in tracy l.a.

Good morning,

Checking in and showing up.

Time to start work on some of my projects. 

 Afternoon check in

One of my basics was checking my calendar in the a.m. Didn't do it this morning and forgot I had an 11 am business meeting. Made it there 1/2 hour late but all was fine. Was spending 5 hours on finishing a project and I was hyperfocusing to get finished.  Good reminder why I put that as my basic. I rationalized that I had looked at it the day before but i need to look at it when I get up.

So basics: (1) check calendar -  done; (2) gratitudes- done; (3) affirmations (I will make out time to start on my projects for the day. I always complete what I start.) done; (4) reading [do later this evening]



day at a time

have to remember - progress not perfection. have been up since 4:45am, and not where i need to be. at all. not enough sleep, but did get to bed earlier. have had breakfast, but not dressed. and feel vague. need better pre-bed routine re prepaeration for next day ("the battle is won the night before"), and better morning routine. time way off this a.m./ whew.

need to clean cat boxes once again.

need to not be checking emails in the morning, re replying or reading paper on line.

okay - beating self up ain't gonna help.

get going - dress and do 2 - 15min declutter sessions.

get $$ jessica, swiffers

yikes stop this and start. finish tea first. right.  

"progress, not perfection"

Thank you for the reminder, Peregrine! Going to say this to myself today. :)

myy day 15

Had a nice peaceful Sunday yesterday but now I'm stuck on the computer again. I'll go and make some more coffee and then start on my tasks.

- took care of my home by doing chores

Not Done:
- meet billable work quota
- find address forms, fill and post

 Did not have a good day for various reasons. Started working a few times and got halfway to daily goal. That's better than nothing and better than most days before I joined this forum. Still, this is the first time since joining I didn't meet my billable hours quota. Well, going to start again tomorrow. Can't be bothered to do anything more today.

Rexroth Check In

Up prayer and reflection
Got papers and myself ready to go out to meeting
Checked emails

Go to meetings
Write up note afterwards

I find it hard to think beyond this

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth Update


A two hour concentrated meeting which exhausted me as I was up for the first time in a while. I did really well and am now back home.

Rest I am so exhausted

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth Check Out

Written up notes on meeting and filed them away
Cleared up in kitchen
Sorted out a load more of my papers
Prayed and reflected

Bed and sleep

Night Folks


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. Go to the 7 a.m. telephone DA meeting

2. Go to the 8:30 a.m. telephone PA meeting

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

4. Go to the 11 a.m. telephone PA meeting

5. Go to the 1 p.m. telephone CLA meeting

6. See my advisor at 2 p.m.

7. Go to work at 5:30 p.m.

8. Prayer and meditation

9. Take shower

10. Get dressed

11. Send out Al-Anon literature for today

12. Make bed

13. Declutter 500 e-mail.

14. Put medication back

15. Make PA Check-in phone calls.

16. Fix and eat brunch

17. Eat dinner

18. Wash dishes

Thanks for letting me share