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.

Friday January 21, 2011

Happy Friday, Everybody

Thank God It's Friday!!!

Have a great proactive day


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fudoshin: day 4 : 10:19

Please do not leave advice.  Thank you.  Prayers welcome. 



This is the fourth day that I have followed through with the following:


"I'm making a pledge to quit using the dating site(s) and Facebook for
90 days.  I had written this on my 43things account, but I wrote that I
wanted to avoid dating sites for a full six months, so I think 90 days
is reasonable for a dating site.  I also have a penchant for looking at
and stalking this one person, which has prevented me from sanity.  Just
all out stalking this person has been all out crazy.   For the past few
days I have visited his profile, even though I'm not actually on the
dating site.  So part of my whole thing with quitting dating sites is
also quitting stalking people's profiles that I've tried to date in the
past.  If I accidentally load a dating site, b/c I accidentally clicked
on something obviously that doesn't count.  You can hardly hang a cat on
the Internet without hitting a dating site ad.  Intention is
everything. "

In other words:

  • 90 days away from dating sites and facebook
  • 90 days of not stalking people's profiles of people I've tried to date in the past
  • and I'd like to add: 90 days of not stalking people I've tried to date in the past, which includes trying to IM them.

I saw Peau d'Ane.  I'm going to check my mail tomorrow to see if my EDD check has come in.  For now I'm going to jog and commit to at least 30 minutes of my walking and running segment, tonight, and then I plan on doing something similar tomorrow.  I am going to do the recycle tomorrow to get cash.  I will also eat rice for breakfast and vitamins.  There is a brunch served at 2pm, which should keep me sustained.  I'm very nervous about going on this date with this person tomorrow.  I just want to show up, be myself and be open to whatever happens.  I am appointing the Higher Power in this journey with this person. I turn this over to the Higher Power completely.  It's all up to the HP.  I need to stop thinking that it means anything. I'm just meeting him.  It's not a big deal.  Also, I need to keep showing up for myself, keep doing my work, so that I can put the emphasis in my life where it needs to be, on procuring a happy, stable, successful life for myself that does not depend on others.

mediabat 1/21


  • buy food
  • cook
  • grap the driver's manual
  • Ask the shop about violins


  • Complete two hours of homework
  • Fill out the application form

I will NOT open another tab!

Lol... I've been trying to do this check in for a few minutes now, but whenever I start to think about what I want to accomplish today I reflexively open a new tab to start browsing! Talk about autopilot... :rolleyes:

Vet appointment
Give meds to Cat
Go to office
Work on bios
Send draft to C
Catch up on emails
Decide if I am helping with J's project
Work on printing issue
QT with hubby

Basics. Gratitudes,

Basics. Gratitudes, Affirmation, Exercise - morning DONE ran 45 minutes, Exercise - evening  Check calendar, Plan to Plan, Ck vcml and email in a.m.;  Billing/Email clearing from Jan 20, Calls (3x) - made 2 calls


Since we have so many cat lovers (I am admittedly more of a dog person and don't have a cat...but I like them) here's a reading that uses a cat:

If you realize you aren't so wise today as you thought you were yesterday, you're wiser today. 
  —Olin Miller

Smug was a kitten who thought she knew everything. She knew how to clean
herself with her sandpaper tongue, how to sleep, eat, and keep warm, and
how to sharpen her tiny claws. One day, her mother wanted to teach Smug
to climb trees. I don't need to learn this, thought Smug, I already
know everything I need to know. Without much interest, Smug watched her
mother climb a tall tree and come down again. When it was Smug's turn,
she said, "I'll stay on the ground where it's safe." Just then, a large
black dog came trotting around the corner.

Aren't we often like Smug, certain that we know all we need to know, or that we really don't
need to know something another is trying to teach us? When we rid
ourselves of the pride that keeps us from learning these things, we'll
feel a little safer if any big black dogs come around the corner. And we
will have grown smarter by recognizing our need to know more.

Am I smart enough to admit my need to learn more today?

From Today's Gift: Daily Meditations for Families

And here's a second reading that resonated with me too:

PA. Thought for the Day

To grasp the PA program, we have to think things out. Saint Paul said,
"They are transformed by the renewing of their minds." We have to learn
to think straight. We have to change from compulsive procrastinating thinking to nonprocrastinating or "sober"
thinking. We must build up a new way of looking at things.

Before we came into PA, we wanted an artificial life of excitement and
everything that goes with compulsively procrastinating -- pulling all nighters, doing things with seconds to spare, doing all the "interesting" things we like rather than the mundane things we need to do for our lives. That kind of a life looked normal to
us then. But as we look back now, that life looks the exact opposite of
normal. In fact, it looks most abnormal. We must reeducate our minds.
Am I changing from an abnormal thinker to a normal thinker? 

Meditation for the Day

I will take the most crowded day without fear. I believe that God is with
me and controlling all. I will let confidence be the motif running
through all the crowded day. I will not get worried, because I know that
God is my helper. Underneath are the everlasting arms. I will rest in
them, even though the day is full of things crowding in upon me.

Prayer for the Day

I pray that I may be calm and let nothing upset me. I pray that I may not
let material things control me and choke out spiritual things.



Thanks for the readings!

I've been trying to figure out why procrastination could be an addictive behavior, it's been so long since I've felt that high of getting something done at the last second. The reading really helped me make some connections.

Crazybug CI

Extremely unfocused and scatterbrained this morning. Having a hard time deciding what I should do.  I was going to try to tackle a pile of amorphous stuff that has gathered on my desk, but realize that I'm not in a good decision making frame of mind.

Not sure how to get myself going today.  Perhaps I'll do a 'mind dump' sometimes that helps.

Will check in later when I've made some progress

katia 1/21

My mom is coming to visit for the weekend! Yay! Ill get some sleep!

Things to do
-#1 #2 #3
-#1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8
-Interview #1
-Interview #2
-Writing seminar
-Math office hours

-Find ALL quotes for essay
-Organize body paragraphs
-Write paragraph 1
-Topic sentence
-Example #1
-Example #2

Yes, I will write the first paragraph. Again writing papers is SO HARD. But I'm so excited at the possibility of having it done days before the due date rather than hours.

Today will be a busy day with a fun evening as we will be ordering in and renting a movie :) relaxxx

kromer 10 CI

I'm feeling kind of cranky (really had a hard time dragging myself out of bed this morning)

So, I'll go for clearly defined tasks today (I don't expect to get all of these done, but if I can get any 5 done I'll be happy)
*Orders (started, will finish soon)
*Wash southern blot
*If have supplies, start western blot (don't have supplies)
*DNA extraction 
*notes from 2 mtgs + #45
*Pick up histology stuff, check on expts
*2 calls about annual mtg (will do this soon)
*Get camera working with new computer and text ER
*Figure out how to get Beautiful Soup working on nature articles (started)
*Cash checks

OK, I'll start with the Beautiful soup task (for 20 min), then I'll see if I have supplies for western blot

Journey 10 am

Good morning and Happy Friday!   Things are getting busy around work again, I was happy to have 6 weekends in a row off, but sadly that is not to continue.   I have this coming weekend off then it's back to working almost every weekend for a while.   

However, I am pretty much ahead of the game so far this year so I should be able to keep my work hours to a reasonable amount, especially if I can use my work time to actually work and avoid a lot of dithering, goofing off, and freaking out  :rolleyes:.   It is nice to feel that I have actually 'earned' my time off and relaxation time.   Although I will emphasize that it is important to allow yourself time off and relaxation whether you feel that you 'deserve' it or not.   Oddly enough, once I started allowing myself some time off I was able to work more and better. 

I'm sleepy this morning and not wanting to get started, but I've been to the gym and read email and checked calendar.  No todo list yet, I'm gonna do that right now!


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

Vic 1/21/11

Show up (done)

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

 Maya Angelou

Today I can affirm I have made huge progress with thought stated above and for that I am grateful because of PA (ers)

Heard another good quote today about procratination:

"What gets buried alive, never dies." unknown

End o' the Scribbler's Week

  • get up at 6 (made it today, just affew minutes late.)
  • make bed
  • exercise
  • sweeps
  • coffee, paper
  • healthy breakfast
  • checkins


  • Update Quicken
  • Do Shapero intvw
  • file multiunit add
  • Music marketing - pitch Houston venues
  • send query
  • Call 2 re: investors


  • Do 1 BN
  • Do 2 CIO //
  • P/u B at 2:45

Awesome! I checked off all my tasks for the day. Well, except for exercise. I may drop and do a few pushups just so I can claim perfection, even if only for a day.


  • P/u C at 5
  • Fun w/kids
  • Read screenplay
  • Healthy dinner
  • Rehearse set list
  • Bed by 10:30


 lennon, thanks again for starting the thread!

Work 8AM-5PM: 

-Figure out fix for low

-Test low r

-Test high r

-Test add c 

-Check with g on cnn changes for proj 3 [DONE]

-read ms7

-find doc detailing with po related info [DONE]

-read man doc for proj 4 [DONE]

-read icd1 for proj 4 [DONE]

-read icd2 for proj 4 [DONE] 

-read other doc4 for proj 4

-talk to T about p

-talk to D about vgsd

-see if vgsd is applicable to proj 3

-type up proj 4 notes/questions 

-find pm and look at unit 4

-look at v website

-look at r website 

After Work 5PM-Sleep: 


-Document stuff for insurance

-followup with mom about acctn

-find and print 3 personal tax documents 

-double check qb

-check with boa thursday about hel

-get wf comps for hel

-get 2011 calendars

-clean soap spill in hallway bath 

-check with chase on hel

-review march appraisal

-throwout broken rakes

-prepare weedwacker for warranty

-check bills

-install new blinds in office

-install new blinds in j room

-contact chase about hel

-figure out how 4L works

-figure out how RIL works 

-tally up b expenses and make sure all have been paid out

-look at yumbii facebook page for ideas 

-dl mn

-make email feedback template 


Whoops double post

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 CLA meeting

3. Go to the school website to see if campus is open

4. Take shower

5. Get dressed

6. Prayer and meditation morning and evening

7. Make bed

8. Wash dishes

9. Read Chapter 1 from textbook

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

11. Eat brunch

12. Eat dinner

13. Test my blood sugar twice

14. Go to class at 10 a.m.

15. Go to my Internship at 1:30

16. Poat and send out Al-Anon literature for today

Thanks for letting me share