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.

Thursday December 2nd 2010

Well, seeing as though nobody else has done so, may I wish you all a jolly good and productive Thursday!

Hope everyone is well today.

Right, must get  on!!!

Findingaway check in

9.30 am (Friday)
Thanks for the starter Garu.
Today I have a deadline with my job application so will try working in the chatbox. Apart from exercises and meal break will not try to do anything else and will resist distractions.
I have made a deal with myself that if I can finish before 5 pm I can have the rest of the day off. For some reason this is quite disturbing to me, like I want to use all the time available, right up to the last minute. Maybe scared that if it really doesn't need all day, it shows how inefficient I am with my jobs, and that I really should be/could be doing more . . .

A bit late, but all done with some help from the chat box. Feels great!

Thank you all for this forum.

potential energy


I am recovering from an awful yesterday.  I received an email from one of my employers that they received notice that I hadn't paid taxes from 2007- it was local and that he would have to deduct it from my next check.  I called and immediately paid.  But, here I am trying to look professional, responsible and so on, then this.  As if things aren't hard enough at work, I really didn't need them to be notified about my tax issues, as well.  Then, I called a client who I thought was very happy with my services and got yelled at for the next 15 min. 

 Times like these I envy those confined to a small cell day in and day out.  And, the way Im going with not paying my taxes I may soon be joining them.

Well, back to cleaning and report writing.

1. mop   2. fall decorations upstairs   3.  bring down all laundry   4. finish a.w. report

(potential energy)

Hope you have a better day today! Sending positive thoughts your way. Smile

Can relate to your situation as I find it very hard to get out from under other's disapproval too, even though 'intellectually' I know it shouldn't matter so much. 

tiptree CI

to do:

[ ] fix js load issue
[ ] Neb. change in main
[ ] ed. changes testable
[ ] fix small pub. issue
[ ] tweak zp download view
[ ] clean off.
[ ] finish DS
[ ] read ch. tech bk
[ ] write sys. inf. delta
[ ] clear 1887
[ ] practice guitar
[ ] meditate
[ ] exercise

clement ci 2

baw! checked in on the wrong day earlier.

going to chat to work out some work stuff. otherwise, i'll get stymied.

the touch of the master's hand:

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

katia- 12/2

Last night I didn't get as much done as I would have liked and realized I was burned out and desperately needed to recharge. This morning I got to thinking about that. Energy oscillates naturally, and instead of trying to force it and end up (probably) miserable and even more burned out, perhaps I just try and make sure that the high points are as productive as possible and the low points just essentials. It's a sine curve- I break even, I go above and beyond, I break even, I fall a little short, etc. The key is just to not let sinx=-1 for too long. Or, for that matter sinx=1, since even though it feels great to get a TON done, it's important to not do it so long that I crash hard for an extended period of time. Hopefully that makes sense.

It's a blizzard outside!

So I'm going to see how well I do making up old stuff and THEN see about adding things.

-Stuff from Nov 30th
-Stuff from Dec 1st
-#1 #2 #3 #4
-H2O #1 #2 #3 $4 #5 #6 #7 #8

katia list

-Stuff from Nov 30th
-Stuff from Dec 1st
-#1 #2 #3 #4
-H2O #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8
-Read Ch. 17 Sect 9
-Review W16L3
-Reading quiz
-PS #39
-Call loan office
-Contact financial aid office

Happy with how things have been going, so added some "today things" yay

sine curve

o be still my nerdy heart :P

the touch of the master's hand:

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

Crazybug CI

Engaged in some physically damaging escapism behavior this morning that I had not done in ages...Feeling disheartened and therefore prone to give into procrastination.

So today will be a 'take it moment by moment' day. For the next hour I commit to making forward progress on a doable goal, acknowledge the negative feelings that will likely arise, respect them and continue forward at whatever pace I can...

I thank my HP for the existence of this forum.


Can relate to "physically damaging escapism." Thinking of you today.

♥"Careful the wish we make, wishes are children. Careful the path they take, wishes come true..." From "Children Will Listen," by Stephen Sondheim.♥

thank you hope

Thanks, Hope. I guess upon second reading my statement sounds more drastic than what the immediate consequences would suggest.But it was still a poor decision and one that I must just forgive myself for and move on.

I truly appreciate your kind support. Thank you for being here and I wish you a blessed day.

Going to meditate for a few minutes to regroup and then will make small steps toward positive action.

hope4meandu checkin (10:00AM)


Thanks Garu for the starter!!

Doing much better emotionally, thank HP & this group (Clement, Katia).

Need to start working, since 1.5 hours just went by and haven't really done much work (as usual).

Procrastinating about:
-opening up credit card statement
-transferring balance to another credit card

POWERLESS (thanks Ian)

May you all have an HP inspired day!!

♥"Careful the wish we make, wishes are children. Careful the path they take, wishes come true..." From "Children Will Listen," by Stephen Sondheim.♥

Aww thanks hope :)

You're making me blush :P

Glad I could help, sending support!

The Scribbler's Thursday

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


  • Update Quicken
  • Clean off desk
  • Music marketing- call Tredway
  • Biz writing seminar (not doing this, the first part yesterday wasn't very good)
  • Do Brauer intvw re: newcar
  • Do MT intvw re: newcar
  • Call 2 on Moment rewrite //
  • Send 2 queries- UT, E


  • File 1 BN
  • Rewrite moment
  • P/u B at 2:45
  • Bake brownies for potluck


  • P/U C at 5
  • Soccer practice
  • Swim team potluck
  • D/O kids at 8:30
  • Read, relax
  • Bed by 10:30

kromer 10 CI

Man, jet lag is annoying! I'm still on such a late schedule after my thanksgiving trip to the west coast.

Yesterday was rough, but looking back on it I actually got a decent amount of stuff done

Scheduled: Dinner 6-7, bible study 8:30-10:30

1)Finish updating doc and email DR about it (the most important part of this is done)
2)Start serial sections and DNA extractions
4)Small tasks: email RH, email CE, card, est. taxes, stop by credit union, check on expts 

Other tasks:
2 papers
Image cut slides (will do this soonish)
Get composite image
Look at old slides
Deal w/ email

OK, going to start w/ checking on expts, starting DNA extraction and starting serial sections. Then I'll work on the doc.

Journey 9 am

Good morning, and thanks for performing the service of starting us off this morning Garu. 

I'm recovering from some minor surgery yesterday.   I'm still a little woozy, but working from home today.   I will take it easy today and I think I'll milk it one more day and work from home tomorrow too.  I will work in the chat room since I'm home.  That really does help me to stay focused!   

I am very grateful for this site.


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

Feel better, quick, (((Jo)))

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

Rexroth Check In

Up prayer and reflection
French study
Check emails and post - not much post probably the snow
Wash up tidy up
Give advice over phone to friend

Check dates and check in diary
Write to Post Office

Rest I am much better but still very tired

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth Check Out

Checked dates - there was a meeting tonight which I'm missing as I don't want to walk through the snow
Spoken with friend for a long while on the phone
Checked bank accounts and my money is not yet transferred
Written most of the letter to the Post Office - I need to think before completing it
Washed up and cleaned up in kitchen and everywhere else

Prayer and reflection
Bed and sleep

Night Folks


Vic 12/2

Show up (done) Pray for next right action, and guidance. Basics.Remember.

Did what I needed to do yesterday. So grateful ful for my "basics" , including my showing up here that makes me feel "grounded".

Thanks for being here and the "jolly good" starter G- makes me happy just reading it.

thurs dec 2 check in for tracy-la

Gpood morning,

Up early (can't seem to sleep in) so time to get going on some projects. But first my basics: calendar checked; reading; gratitudes; prayer; affirmation; checking in and showing up; plan to plan. Done.

Things to Do:

Project S; Project N; Meeting at 10 am; Meeting at 4:30 pm; Finish Nov billing; Project G.

Have a great fearless day everyone or at least one where we know that if we confront our fears - just by taking action -- it goes a long way.


My Day Today

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

I want to thank Garu for starting this trend.

Things I will do today

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

2. Take shower

3. Get dressed

3. Go to a therapy group at 9 a.m.

4. See therapist at 10:15 a.m.

5. Write paper

6. See nutritionist at 1:30 p.m.

7. Send out Al-Anon literature for today

8. Go to CLA Business Meeting at 6:45 p.m.

9. Go to face to face NA meeting at 8 p.m.

10. Eat brunch

11. Prayer and meditation 

12. Eat dinner

13. Make bed

14. Wash dishes

15. Post Al-Anon literature for the rest of the week

16. Start posting Al-Anon literatre for next week

17. Recycle small boxes

18. Clear couch

19. Clear tables

20. Clear floor

21. Clean bathroom

Thanks for letting me share

Garu 2/12

Had another bad night of distractions. Is procrastinating in bed a common occurance? I often find myself watching pointless television or browsing the internet on the mobile to avoid both going to sleep and getting up? It's also tough there because there's nobody but yourself.

Anyway, today's list...

  • Make list
  • Grab lunch
  • Go to work
  • Come home straight afterwards 
  • Write short report
  • Write two pages of script
  • Back to work
  • Home and off to bed

That's pretty much today. I'll come back and cross them off when I do them. Wish me luck!