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.

Wednesday 15th December 2010

Welcome to Wednesday half way through the week

Looking back with gratitude and forward with hope

katia end of the day

So no to-do list today obviously. Had to meet with the lactation consultant earlier and getting the small one out of the house is a bit of a production.

HOWEVER! I finally got return request approved to go back to my old school after a way too long leave of absence. So I'll be moving out of state with my little guy and I'll hopefully graduate from there, which will be a big accomplishment, and it's a top school. So it was exciting looking at classes even if I wish I didn't have to go so far away.

And I got my essay typed and sent in, contacted some people, etc. It was decently productive.

Just thought I'd show up, and more to-do lists to come! Though now they will get to be more fun to do lists with Christmas coming :)

Findingaway check in

9.50 am Thurday

Thanks for the starter, Rexroth.

Still unclear on what I want to achieve today. Maybe I can make a plan for the next few days and post later.


  • bookcase
  • BJF order
  • invoice details for B
  • emails

To do:

  • shopping
  • appointment
  • call R
  • E project 1 hour
  • call friends x 3
  • washing in


  • start data work
  • email S
  • email J
  • more on E
  • music practice
  • blinds

Journey 4 pm check in and oud

have a bad cold . . called in sick to work and stayed in bed most of the day . . .we'll see about tomorrow

Never have an ordinary day!  - Pepperidge Farm (lol)

weds tracy-la ck in - not "shutting down"

Good Wednesday,

Tough week. Still balancing fact that I took on this huge volunteer project (most work is this week). So missed 2 1/2 days of real work due to this project. Did recruit 2 people to take it over next year though.

Basics: affirmation, gratitudes, plan to plan, ck calendar, prayer, check in, exercise (20 min walk)

Finish volunteer project for day. 2 more days to go of heavy duty work.

Start on big project due on Friday. Follow up on lots of other tasks at work.

Reading today was about feeling our feelings and emotions.

Today, I will surrender to my feelings, even the
emotionally painful ones. Instead of acting in haste, or attempting to
punish myself for them (especially where my own procrastination is involved), I will be vulnerable enough to feel my feelings.

 I am affirming my committment today to finding a way to get started since I can finish anything I start. But if I don't start it . . . 


Off track today

12:51 PM: Yesterday was tiring but I was fairly effective, if slow. Today I am floundering. I allowed myself to check something more or less legitimate in my email before focusing on work, and then proceeded into a domino effect spiral, "just checking" progressivley less important things. Now the morning is gone. I feel nervous, my eyes are bothering me (from the computer screen, perhaps) and my stomach is vaguely unsettled.

Well, I did not expect a one day magical cure (altho it would be nice). I know I have the capacity to concentrate in a single focused effort, like yesterday. But it is consistency I sorely lack. I feel mentally tired, and on one level I don't want to concentrate the same way I did yesterday. Yet I did appreciate the results, even though modest by standards of fast and well centered types.

Goal 1: Work on one case write up for 30 minutes, just to prime the pump, so to speak

Goal 2: Quick lunch at 1:45 PM

Goal 3: Return and stay on track until 5 PM.

Goal 4: Leave by 7 PM. This is really important. Hanging around yesterday later than that was inefficient and I feel it has had a negative impact on my work today. 

Back to report.


Oh my goodness Hope

That's terrible! I am very sorry to hear about your dog. I hope he will be alright. Healing wishes to you both.

hope4meandu checkin (10:00AM)

My Yoffee was attacked by a pit bull the night before last. She was hurt pretty bad. If, after x-rays, her back paws are okay, she'll be okay. We went to a vet that night and I'll take her to her old vet tomorrow. Too painful to keep writing.

-continue looking for apartment for work neighbors
-call credit card co. to get statement (pls let there not be too much damage, please)
-transfer balance
-call lab make sure they rec'd all scripts
-make copy of keys
-call Ellen re: ride

-1 load of laundry
-clean bird cage

-order gifts for S & G
-find good ENT & G
-send tz out to T.S. & Ch
-arrange to get meds through mail in
-find good a groomer that will come to house for my Yoffee

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

hope yoffee will be fine!

Never have an ordinary day!  - Pepperidge Farm (lol)


Prayers and hugs for Yoffee and you.

oh no!

Praying for you and Yoffee. hugs!

kromer 10 CI

Feeling lazy today but going to do my best anyhow

Scheduled: mtg 3-4

*Change VAD, cm, plan for rest.
*Talk to TE and update doc.
*Order 2 christmas presents and a new computer
*DNA extraction and start digestion (working on this now)

Other tasks:
*MH emails
*write up boundary marker stuff (will do this soon)
*check on expts
*run gel

OK, I'll start with the 1st MIT!

Crazybug CI

Started out feeling pretty motivated this morning, but then sidetracked myself.  Will turn off all internet and focus on the tasks now that do not require it.

set up meeting

finish billing/reimbursements

make cash flow report


that's enough for now.

The Scribbler's Hump Day

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


  • Ck Buck book value
  • Update Quicken
  • Invoice C
  • Order C gifts //
  • Query 1
  • Call 1 re: Investors


  • Healthy lunch
  • G child support paperwork
  • G B Kinect, ball gifts
  • Send multiunit teaser
  • Do 1 BN
  • Bike ride
  • Draft Revive


  • Healthy dinner
  • Read, relax
  • Bed by 10:30

Vic 12/15

Show up (done) Thanks for the starter Rex. So grateful to have this site and I feel like everyone here is a sponsor since I do not have an official one. I love what Rex wrote, "So, why not get it done now?" That was a former self talk phrase I used "Why not?" That was before I realized I was a procrastinator, it makes much more sense to say "Why not get it done now?"  It sort of triggers the impulsitivity of my ADHD. "Think it through" worked but I like "why not get it done now because it has "think it through concept built in" and does not seem to cause as much anxiety. Thanks Rex  Need to get ready for family trip.

Thanks fellow PA travelers for being here.

update, Well, it was a good "try" and made perfect sense, but for me, did not work.If only it were that easy..........................or maybe I should say, If only I had that much power, once again , Back on my knees, I feel like getting a tatoo that says "you belong on your knees, only thing that works" becuase I keep forgetting.


Rexroth, thanks for startin the thread!

Work 8AM-5PM: 

-Followup on WA comments

-Followup on SA comments

-Followup on FA questions

-Followup on PSA comments [DONE]

-Fix PSA missing numbers [DONE]

-Answers questions for NG

-Figure out fix for low 

After Work 5PM-Sleep: 

-Get bro gift

-Check on Bs last gift, if not possible get bdGC [DONE]

-Give case and dvd-rw to B's bro

-Figure out how to backup site 

-Make pro/con chart I talked about with J

-Return pens to M [DONE]

-Check/pay bills [DONE]

-Find red cross papers [DONE]

-Buy b gloss from home depot [DONE]


Seattleguy1968s Check In TO

Seattleguy1968s Check In


rinse dishes :D
hang decor chain :D
move 3 items
move 3 or more items
finish chores
get money order and mail payment
go to auto mechanic
Project A
Project B
Project C

:D = Done

Rexroth Check In

Up late prayer and reflection
Checked emails and postings

Finish complaints against bank and write to them
Phone to renew craft membership
Phone advocate re contact
Study French
Seek advice on internet connection problems
See if I can find Christmas cards - I have until Saturday or even next week to send them but why not get it done now
Make clear list of things to buy before Christmas
Clean up and wash up in kitchen

That will do for now

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth Check Out

Above and a few other bits
Prayer and reflection

Go to bed go to sleep

Night Folks