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 February 3, 2011

Happy Thursday, Everybody!

Have a great proactive day!


Smile Smile Smile Smile

Got almost everything done

I got everything done except making bed and washing dishes.


Good job!  It feels great to be able to say that, doesn't it?


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

Findingaway check in

9.30 pm Friday

Thanks for the starter lennon.

Didn't post early today as I was not using the computer BUT I did complete my field trip - yay! even though I nearly didn't because there was some rain. The day was not a huge success but that was due to stuff beyond my control.

A bit anxious here as we may have flash flooding AGAIN (although I am in the state of Victoria, not Queensland!).

Thank you all for being here.

fudshin: day 17: 12:19PM

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



This is the 17th 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 certain people repeatedly on the dating website and online,
which has prevented me from sanity.  Just all out stalking certain
people has been all out crazy; if I'm not stalking one person, it's
another person.   During times I've tried to quit the dating site before, I
have visited people's dating profiles, even while not registered 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

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 online that
    I've tried to
    date in the past, which includes trying to IM them. (I am now back on
    day 13 for this, as I emailed someone Sunday 1/23, searched for his
    address online after seeing him IRL, and then emailed him to inform him
    I saw him, and then consequently renewed his request to date me).

Things I'm doing today:

* Top. HW #3


make bed

conference call re: c
go to bank
mail rent

work on vides for dr. l
work on docs
work on bios
call w/cyndi?
january billing
qt with spouse

Scribbler kicking off Thursday late

I got my main project, writing an article, done yesterday, along with several other lesser tasks. I also dropped the ball on a some pretty important and urgent items as well, unfortunately. Today I'm starting hours late because I went out with my girlfriend last night and stayed over and slept in. I have to quit early too because I have the kids over for dinner tonight and need to pick up my son after school. But I'll try to prioritize wisely and get done what I can. It's hard to be perfect, after all, and perfection isn't required. I'm definitely doing a lot better than I used to. I have a tendency now to tackle things in the same order I enter them in the task list, just forcing myself to make the phone call or start organizing the project. An dit almost always takes less time and is less bother than I expected it to be, plus I almost always feel really good after getting done. That's an important lesson:  If you want to feel good, do your tasks. Who doesn't want to feel good? What a grea discovery, that all you have to do to feel good is do your tasks? (Well, some of the time anyway.)


  • get up at 6 (slept until 9 at girlfriend's)
  • make bed
  • exercise
  • sweeps
  • coffee, paper
  • healthy breakfast
  • checkins


  • Update Quicken
  • send query
  • call 2 re: investors
  • invoice re: databreach


  • Music marketing - send 5 emails
  • Call court re: hearing
  • Shop for groceries
  • P/u B at 2:45
  • Do 2 CIO


  • Healthy dinner
  • Fun w/kids
  • D/o kids at 8
  • Work on music for new song
  • Read, relax
  • Bed by 10:30

InHotWater 2.3 check in

I feel lost today...didnt sleep much last night and feel very Nyquil hangover. 

  • still looking for my book, but ive found lots of other ones that I forgot I had -
  • get the shelves into my office to start putting all the books on that I am finding!
  • pick another book with equal impact to work with since I cant keep waiting to find my favy motivating book!
  • work on dayplanner setup to be brain book
  • start large notebook for work brain book
  • add more blessings to the donation box for the Veterans charity 2.10 pickup
  • unpack/repack 2 boxes (I found out after the movers took our stuff and moved it that I had 500+ boxes for the family with improper labeling.) 
  • declutter 15 min. 
  • re-sign membership with FL
  • prepare - mentally - for mother's visit today for 3 weeks

AND!  I just took a pic of my computer screen to make my list my wallpaper on my phone for the day! :-) 

2.3 Ian's list




Daily Toolkit: my goal is to make habitual use of these.

  • morning prayer (AA Big Book, pp. 86-87)
  • resentment prayer (AA Big Book, pp. 66-67)
  • daily renewal -
  • buddhist prayer of st. francis
  • call 1
  • call 2
  • call 3
  • exercise
  • journaling
  • meditation
  • meeting: 8:30p WA phone
  • reading: griffin, love as HP
  • call Jim
  • 10th step inventory
  • 10th-step prayer
  • as-needed inventory
  • as-needed prayer, "we pause when agitated or doubtful" (AA pp 87-88)



  • client #2: January time log
  • client #2: scary phone call
  • client #1: review wed site entries
  • client #1: request new intranet pw
  • client #2: project charter for new case study
  • client #1: daily report



  • pick up kids
  • dinner plan
  • CPA letter


Mediabat 7.23 AM 2/3

  • read driver's manual
  • practice saxophone
  • Sweep the floor
  • Buy food

Success rate:89% TC/TT: 16/18


lennon, thanks for starting the thread!

Work 8AM-5PM: 

-Figure out fix for low

-Test low r

-Test high r

-Test add c

-determine size [DONE]

-determine parts [DONE]

-review pinouts

-review part 1 in depth

-review part 2 in depth

-review part 3 in depth

-review part 4 in depth 

After Work 5PM-Sleep:

-Document stuff for insurance

-followup with mom about acctn

-find and print 6 personal tax documents

-double check qb

-prepare weedwacker for warranty

-take 8 from RI

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

-send out bills to bj 

-pump tires

-get oil change

-get circus tickets 

-remove disc items 

-complete 6 tasks on personal actions list

hope4meandu day 4

Thanks lennon for starting us!!

Telling on myself: I'm in love with my breakfast and I fear I might need to give up my cereals, which I have no willingness to do. (Sounds strange if you're not a foody, like me). Also, last night our bird we're babysitting for was biting me a lot (which is no change) but I got really angry, twapped him on the nose and through him in his cage. I feel horrible, this is old, scary behavior and I'm horrified at myself and hope I didn't do any emotional damage to him.

Self-generate work - UGH

To do:
-transfer Yoffee's records
-acknowledge M's birthday

-wash rug
-clean stairs

Kindest regards and prayers everyone!!

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

Journey 9:45 and thanks Crazybug and Katia

YES!  I got to the gym at 6:25 today.   I made a list of things to do in the mornings and posted them on my bathroom mirror.   It seems pretty basic, but I easily lose track of what I'm doing in the morning and zone out with a book or the blackberry.  So now I have a list that says:  Take meds.  Put on gym clothes.   Put on gym shoes and socks.  Pack gym bag. Pack work clothes.  Pack lunch.  Load and start car.  Brush teeth.   It did help, and I got to the gym 5 minutes earlier.   I still want to get there by 6:15, but 6:25 is a big improvement, yay!   I had a very good workout too, got in my full hour without having to rush through anything, and go to work 5 minutes early. Buns of steel, here I come. 

Yesterday was an ok day.   I worked from home and had the usual distractions at home, but I got some work done.  Coulda been better, but did ok. 


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

yay Journey!

Despite my busy schedule, I am VERY prone to fooling around and wasting time (and not even on ENJOYABLE things! lol).

So that's a big accomplishment! I would never have the stamina to go to the gym in the morning. . .I'd rather go at 11 at night. . .

Keep it up! :D

Hip, Hips (and Buns) Hooray!

Super job Journey! Like I said, it's so easy to trick our silly little minds sometimes. Now I need to focus on getting up a little earlier so that I don't feel rushed.

I hope the rest of your day is great!

Vic 2/3/11

 Show up (done)

Feel like I am backsliding with everything. Did not want to "show up" at PA yesterday, and this small act of "intending" to progress does make a difference when I skip it. I don't want to go back, better to slowly get back on the road, even if it feels like a mess. Thanks for being here.


I am both truely amazed, humbled and in awe of the kindness, support, acceptance, encouragement and understanding found in "the rooms" of PA. Thank you PA friends,

 your kind support means alot to me. Your "showing up" PA friend in recovery, Vic.

That's right - Keep coming back, vic

Keep coming back.

To me, recovering people who do this are heroes. Because this shit is hard. I don't relate to people who get on the path and just stay with it. I wish I did, but that's just not my story. My story is full of "I can't do this" moments and interludes, in which I retreat to old ideas and old behaviors. That's just the way it's been. But: for eight fucking years I have come back to the rooms, and the Steps, and to investing myself again in adopting a whole new way of life. I do it because every time I go back out I see that my old ways are about shrinking further and further away from life, getting smaller and smaller, and that what my soul sickness wants is to abnegate existence. But underneath all that sickness, all the fear and negativity and addict thinking, I don't want to not exist. I have love in me, and joy, and wonder, and play — and I keep coming back, though I know it won't be any easier or less painful than it was last time, to grab hold of the only thing I know of that has ever given me real hope of living in the light. 

Just show up for what's Right Now.


but you did show up!  Small steps today. Put blinders on if necessary. I have faith in you.


Sending you lots of encouragement!!

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

Sammy :: 02/03/11

Hello everyone,

Not sure why I'm still up...Oh wait, cause I've been procrastinating all night. Again. Aaaarrgggg.

To Do:

Microburst research paper

Submit to dropbox (Goal: 4:30am) 

Pres.Tech. Drawing (Goal: 6:30am)


Class 8-11, 11-2:30

Work 2:45-6

Meeting 7:30-9



Weekend To Do:

Catch up on homework (Goal: Saturday pm)

Job Application (Goal: Sunday pm)

katia 2/3

Thanks for starting tonite lennon.

Trying to do this the night before. Crazy, right?

No class today!!! Happiness :) But I should really use my day off wisely

Things to do
-#1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8

Mailing things
-Address sublet envelope
-Address insurance claim
-Mail letters
-Email re postage label

Academic things
-Thucycdides sect 15-25
-Thucydides sect 26-35
-Thucydides sect 36-44 (then I'll be caught up from last thurs. . .)
-Math problems if anyone emails me back with the problem numbers!!! UGH
-Three tutoring sessions

Household things
-Get mail/packages
-Take care of recycling
-Cut up fruit
-Email J
-Email babysitter

And this is why I wanted to do this the night before. . .so I wouldn't forget things. . .but I still forgot some stuff lol

OK! So the Math problems are posted. There are 11. Maybe I can do three tonite?

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. Take shower

3. Get dressed

4. Go to the therapy group at 9 a.m.

5. Go to individual therapy at 10:15 a.m.

6. Test blood sugar twice

7. Eat brunch

8. Eat dinner

9. Go to my Internship at 1 p.m.

10. Go to the face to face NA meeting at 8 p.m.

11. Make bed

12. Wash dishes

13. Do homework for my leadership class

14. Send out Al-Anon literature for today

Thanks for letting me share

Another great day!


  • Up by 8:30
  • ExerciseCool
  • C. MH
  • C YE
  • C. Frank
  • G Coach
  • QT w/ spouse
  • Organize office
  • 1/2 studyCool
  • Ask 4 help w/ healthy eating schedule
  • Get letter
  • Phone bill
  • MH!
  • A/c

Be thankful to HP for each completd task, and extra grateful if even completed half of list!

Thank you PA 4 this great opportunity 

YAY (((MARK)))!!!

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