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 February 4, 2011

Happy Friday, Everybody!


Have a great proactive day!


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fudoshin: day 18: 10:07pm

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



This is the 18th 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 0 for this as today I went on linkedin and checked out the profile
    of a person whom I had as a co-worker, on whom I had a crush/obsession

I don't want to go crazy with my funding obsession, I only want to take
positive actions on my own behalf.  I have to get the following done:

*start laundry

*transfer laundry and hang up clothes

*pick up laundry and transfer rugs

*run 2 minutes, walk 1 minute X 10 + 6 minutes of biking + stretches

*writing 3rd step work, when I'm inspired

*my compte rendu

*french homework for today

*louer blamer

*journal entry #1

* journal entry #2

*brushing my teeth with an endtufted brush

*before bed: brush teeth, floss, use listerine, endtufted brush

*before bed: take a showe

*doing the CoDA writing about anyone who seems triggering to me

mediabat 8.53 2/4

  • Clean under the beds
  • Practice saxophone
  • Read driver's manual
  • Do three hours of homework

Success rate: 91%


Scribbler starting a little late


  • get up at 6 (slept until 7:30)
  • make bed
  • exercise
  • sweeps
  • coffee, paper
  • healthy breakfast
  • checkins


  • Update Quicken
  • send query
  • Music marketing - send 5 emails
  • S/u discrimination
  • Call 1 re: cruise
  • Email PR folks re: homelow


  • Healthy lunch
  • Do 1 BN
  • call 1 re: investors
  • Call Lonestar re: hearing
  • P/u B at 2:45
  • Do 2 CIO


  • Healthy dinner
  • Fun w/kids
  • Read, relax
  • Bed by 10:30

The work day's about over now and I've done moderately well. I didn't get anything done on the CIO deal, and I promised my daughter I'd take her shopping so CIO's going to have to wait. But perhaps I can get something done on it this weekend. All in all, not bad. (And I caught an early afternoon nap, too!)

hope4meandu day 5


Thanks lennon for staring - peace to you as well!!

Showed up every day this week to work - no minor miracle. Sunday is the audition and I'm already finding ways to get out of it. The weather is supposed to be bad, so I'm hoping for that...this week I hope to show up here Saturday night to help me with Sunday.

Have this tape to do at work and my boss starts really going off on the tape about the old secretary they fired. So I'm stumped on what I'm supposed to do with this document...turning it over.

To do:
-transfer Yoffee's records
-call North Shore to thank them for Yoffee's meds
-work out

I hope kindness and peace surround 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.♥

katia 2/4

Yesterday went well! Except the math hw :/

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

-First hunk of Thucydides reading assignment
-Thucydides sect 66-72
-Thucydides sect 73-80
-Thucydides sect 81-88
-3 Math problems
-3 tutoring sessions

Journey 9:30

Got to the gym at 6:24, that's a one minute improvement over yesterday.   I was still 5 minutes late to work because it's pouring rain here and traffic is horrendous.  But, as usual with traffic issues, everyone else was late too.   I'm considering changing my schedule, getting to work earlier and exercising in the afternoon until summer because traffic just sucks eggs lately.  It took me 2 hours to get home last night, but that's really unusual.   I'm real good at coming up with excuses to not exercise in the afternoons though :)   Maybe I'll give it a shot and see how it goes. 

Anyway, making a todo list.   I don't have anything pressing to do today except review everything for this weekend's install.   I have a new project to start so I'll work on that today.   I'm not good at starting new projects, it's a big procrastination trap for me, so I'll check in later if I'm having trouble.  

Thanks for being here.   <3





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

tracy-la check in feb 4



Don't Relax!

It requires extra effort to maintain abstinence during a particularly
difficult time when we are especially tempted. Entertaining guests,
visiting family, coping with a crisis - there are some times when it
seems to take every ounce of strength we have to stay abstinent.

When the crisis has passed, we breathe a sigh of relief and are grateful
that life is back to normal. This, for many of us, is the danger point.
Having made it through the difficult situation, we may feel that we are
now safe and can let down our guard. We may even feel that we deserve a
reward for having said no to temptation.

remember that the best reward is continued abstinence. There is no time
when we are safe from compulsive procrastinating. We are always one 15 minute block of time away from a binge. We may never relax vigilance over our thoughts and

When we are weary, let's remember that the strength we need comes not from ourselves but
from our Higher Power. Let's recharge our batteries with prayer,
meditation, and contact with other PA members.

Sustain me, Lord, when I am tempted to give up.

Adapted From Food for Thought: Daily Meditations by Elisabeth L.
©1980, 1992 by Hazelden Foundation. All


My Basics: checkin; gratitudes; affirmation; reading; check calendar; plan to plan; 3 calls (1x); email my 3 most important tasks [do Project A1; project A2; project A3]; voicemail; billing from prior day/declutter prior day's email; complete 6 hours new work; 2 hours of back billing, collections or taxes; put exercise and work clothes out for next day; 



So true and according to thr following passage, HP gets annoyed when we stop believing.

” But my righteous one will live by faith. And if he shrinks back, I will not be pleased with him."


Thank you. That is exactly what I needed to read today.


Isn't it funny how that works? Synchronicity or whatever we want to call it. And when I look at the day's readings in the Hazeldon books I often find one that's tailor made for me that day too!  

((((tracy-la)))) - me too!!

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

Baby steps

Well, managed to arrive at work and sit at my computer by 9:01 AM, *almost* on time, certainly close enough to avoid snide comments of the type a nosy coworker slipped into conversation recently. Working on the first part of Ben Franklin's adage, "Early to bed, early to rise..." Hoping for "makes a man healthy," not really holding my breath about "wealthy and wise". Back with a goal in a bit.

re: baby steps

Good job!   

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


lennon, thanks for starting the thread! Hope everyone's had a productive week so far

Work 8AM-5PM: 

-Figure out fix for low

-Test low r

-Test high r

-Test add c

-draw up box [DONE]

-add connector locations [DONE]

-label connectors (w/pn where possible) [DONE]

-add components (w/pn where possible) [DONE]

-add component dimensions [DONE]

-label h of pc [DONE]

-connect h of pc [DONE]

-connect components [DONE]

-connect connectors [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

-mail check to ps [DONE] 

Crazybug CI 8:18am

Checking in early today. Haven't made my plan yet today, but need to start myself off on the right path.  I'm sending extra prayers for help today as chronic health issues are rearing their ugly head again and getting me down.  Deep in me, somewhere, I know that I can go on in spite of feeling down, but I've got to proove it to myself.

Since today will probably give lots of challenges, I will set up a series of small special rewards for accomplishing even basic steps. 

Please, HP, help me find peace today and help me find a way to move forward!


Praying that in each special reward you include being kind and gentile with yourself.


Step 2 of the Proactive 12 Steps: "I see the big picture: The way to stop relapsing into self-destructive behaviors is to build a healthier sense of self."

Thank you

Feeling the comfort of your prayers.  I thank you for them and they encourage me.


A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.- English Proverb

sending a prayer your way CB

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


Yes, prayers to you!!

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

Vic 2/4/.11

 Show up (done) So grateful to have a place and a way to connect instead of being trapped in isolation. Thank you PA (ers)

Teen school counselor coming today to talk to very older son of future goals (he has none) , hoping for some direction, and emotional relief, grateful outsider will be doing talking. Need to focus on myself.

PM The plan unfolded, I just needed to trust and let it happen (easier said than done, but I lived through the discomfort and did not shut down).

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. Take shower

4. Get dressed

5. Send out Al-Anon literature for today

6. Get my brunch ready

7. Eat brunch

8. Get my dinner ready

9. Eat dinner

10. Test blood sugar twice

11. Go to class at 10 a.m.

12. Go to the Internship at 1:30 p.m.

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

14. Go to the 10 p.m. telephone DA meeting

Thanks for letting me share