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.

Sunday January 23, 2011

Happy Sunday, Everybody!

Have a great proactive day!


Smile Smile Smile Smile


 lennon, you are a machine

Work 8AM-5PM: 

-Figure out fix for low

-Test low r

-Test high r

-Test add c 

-read ms7

-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 [DONE]

-check with chase on hel

-review march appraisal

-throwout broken rakes

-prepare weedwacker for warranty

-check bills [DONE]

-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 [DONE]

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

-look at yumbii facebook page for ideas 

-make email feedback template 

Gwen D: 2:49 PM Sunday


@make house clean

X wash kitchen floor

X put away clothes (laundry)

X do all dishes

X reseason iron pan 

X change sheets

put away tchochkes

dust furniture


@keep house clean

X vacuum the rugs

X vacuum living room and hallway

 take jacket and other things to dry cleaners for mending and cleaning before 5pm 


Gnothi Seauton ~ Know Thyself

kromer 1:50 CI

Going to try and keep my day today manageable

PCRs+run gel
Microburst presentation (30 min working on this scary task)
One parser + redirect handler (mostly done but didn't finish)
Clean bathroom, do laundry

If I have more time:
Catch up on notes
Plan 2 expts
Clean bench (have made some progress on this)
Clean kitchen, cook

check in tracy-la

Basics: gratitudes, affirmation (something better is possible and will unfold when I work my program), exercise a.m. / exercise p.m., check calendar, plan to plan, ck voicemail /email [glad I did that since my BB is not getting my emails for some reason - bad reception I guess],

This week I have gotten the best consistent sleep in a long time. Setting time for bedtime has been excellent for me.  My old diseased thinking was that I'd get on a regular sleep schedule ONCE I got caught up. Then I'd be tired and not get that much done anyway. Or I'd catch up and then be so tired the following day that I'd get behind on something else. Or I'd resent the family things I needed to do because they interfered with my "work" or catching up on the things that I am behind on. Am remembering also that family, friendships and faith are sold foundation for everyting else. 


P.A. Thought for the Day

Compulsive procrastinators
are people whose procrastination got them into a "blind alley." They haven't
been able to learn anything from their procrastinating experiences. They are
always making the same mistakes and suffering the same consequences over
and over again. They refuse to admit they're compulsive procrastinators. They still
think they can handle the it. They won't swallow their pride and
admit that they're different from ordinary people who procrastinate from time to time. They won't face the
fact that they must spend the rest of their lives without compulsively procrastinating. They
can't visualize life without ever compulsively procrastinating. Am I out of this blind

 Adapted From Twenty-Four Hours a Day

Working the Steps

The PA
program operates on three levels. Abstaining from compulsive procrastination
takes care of the physical time aspect of our disease. For our emotional and
spiritual health, we need to work the Twelve Steps.

In each of
us, there is a need and desire to grow spiritually. At first, we may not
acknowledge this need, but as our physical and time aspect of our illness improves and our
emotions begin to stabilize, we become aware of inner urgings and
promptings that can come only from our Higher Power. If we set aside
time each day to listen to this inner voice, we facilitate our spiritual

Working the Steps requires that we be as honest as
possible with ourselves at each stage of our development. A program
sponsor who has walked the way before us is an invaluable aid. Above
all, we must desire to grow. We have spent much of our lives overgrowing
physically. Now is the time to catch up emotionally and spiritually. If
we make a sincere beginning, our Higher Power will lead us through each
Step as we become ready to take it.

Lead me, Lord, and bless my work.

Adapted from From Food for Thought: Daily Meditations



Thanks, I need to hear this every day: 

AA Big Book, page 30 : “No person likes to think he is bodily and mentally different from his fellows. Therefore, it is not surprising that our drinking careers have been characterized by countless vain attempts to prove we could drink like other people. The idea that somehow, someday he will control and enjoy his drinking is the great obsession of every abnormal drinker. The persistence of this illusion is astonishing. Many pursue it into the gates of insanity or death.We are like men who have lost their legs; they never grow new ones.”Grapevine, July 1995What is the most important thing you have gotten from AA?Dr. Paul: The whole thing is much more than sobriety. To be sober and continue the life I had before—that would have driven me back to drink.He wrote the book "There's More to Quitting Drinking than Quitting Drinking," (Paul O., MD, Laguna Niguel, California. author of the "Acceptance Story" on page 449 of the third edition Big Book.)Paul had begun to drink when in pharmacy school to help him sleep. He went through pharmacy school, graduate school, medical school, internship, residency and specialty training and, finally went into practice. All the time his drinking kept increasing. Soon he began taking drugs to pep him up and tranquilizers to level off.


(thanks vic)

Great quote! Thanks!!

Remindfulness Was Needed

Thanks for that!  Yesterday I unearthed some writings to myself about this too. One was an adaptation of the Signs of Compulsive Debting that I named Signs of Compulsive Time Debting. (it's on this site somewhere, I think)... Yes. I definitely need to remind myself that, as good as I'm doing in general, this is a life long issue and I need to try again. 

Gnothi Seauton ~ Know Thyself

Hi Gwen

If you find that, I'd be interested in seeing it. I finally get it in understanding why veryday I need to remind myself how my way of thinking has not been normal thinking and that it will take some time to make small changes along the way.Take care,

Thanks to our PA Site's Nifty Search Component

Cool. Signs of Compulsive Time Debting

 Hope you find it interesting. 

Gnothi Seauton ~ Know Thyself

Knowing Myself

I must observe something about this. I feel that in the six years since I posted it, I have, through work and therapy and practice, changed. I walk around now saying to myself that I'm happier than I've ever been. Not every moment, of course, but in general, overall, at a high level, things are alright for me. When I read that list I remember how I was unemployed, how my love life was "fraught with peril", and I was generally depressed. That said, I firmly believe that that depression and writings like this taught me so much. I learned what was actually happening. Then I changed stuff. Depression isn't a symptom. It's the cure. (Thanks former Seattle Eye Weekly columnist, Donna Lypchuk for that homily).

 Gnothi Seauton ~ Know Thyself

(thanks gwen)

Good stuff! And glad to see that you're doing well. It's important for us to remember where we've come from and be grateful for the progress we've made. I can think of years past where I'd be thrilled to have the family life I have (since I had the career) but now juggling both is tough for me. And that's just one reason I write and email my 3 gratitudes every day to a friend.  It's so easy to focus on what we don't have now or how things aren't what we "think they should be." So here's to progress...

katia 1/23

Things to do
-Pick up more vitamins and other stuff -> postponed till tomorrow because of time with mom leaving
-Work on getting crib together It's so nice!!! He's got a beautiful new set with ocean creatures

Intro is now REALLY great. Which is good. Even though I have yet to start body paragraphs.

Met with old friends. It was nice, but I feel like I don't fit in. Everyone I used to know doesn't have many worries and hasn't gone through the kind of stuff I did. But the other moms I met are older (not that that is bad!) but feel more like "older cousins" than peers. It's complicated. Lots of feeeeelings.

Vic 1/23/11


Vic 1/23/11

 Show up (done)

Remember to have a good laugh everyday. Call it your daily dose of laughter. Laughter has been proven to help you relax, boost your immune system, protect your heart, and help you just feel good in general. Think about old stuff that you thought was funny and laugh about it again!

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 9:45 a.m. telephone CLA meeting

2. Post and send out Al-Anon literature for today

3. Get medicine ready for the next two weeks

4. Take shower

5. Get dressed

6. Make bed

7. Wash dishes

8. Go to my mother's house for today to cook

9. Finish reading Chapter 1

Thanks for letting me share