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.

Tuesday February 8, 2011

Happy Tuesday, Everybody!

Have a great proactive day!


Smile Smile Smile Smile

katia 2/8

Oh goodness! I'm so late!

I was in class though and went to pick up a few things. Wanted to help my friend out as she has no car.

Be back with a list in a bit.

Things to do today
-#1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7
-Thucydides Bk 2 sect 34-39
-Thucydides Bk 2 sect 40-46
-3 math problems
-General tidying! it's no SOOO messy, but I'm annoyed it "feels" disorganized
-Sheet cover/changing table cover
-Cut up fruit

OMG it's ten o clock and i'm so behind

Findingaway check in

10.15 Wednesday

Thanks for the starter lennon.

  • ring SS
  • get bank stuff ready
  • drive to Melbourne
  • go to counselling with my husband
  • go shopping or have free time
  • visit my friend 

Hoping the counselling makes a difference. Things are pretty bad and it's very hard to focus on work tasks. Will try to trust in hp.

Scribbler's Tuesday CI 1 p.m.

I'm a trifle late with this check-in, although I've already accomplished
several tasks today. I got distracted very early noodling around on the
Internet looking for a free 5k training program. I was thinking of
doing a 10K, but the mileage is just too high. I'm bound to get injured,
or at the very least to hate it. I'll be much happier training to beat
my personal best in the 5K. Anyway, off to it....


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


  • Update Quicken
  • Deliver meals on wheels


  • Healthy lunch
  • send query
  • Music marketing - send 5 emails
  • Call 2 re: discrimination -- EEOC, atty
  • Call 1 re: cruise
  • Call 2 re: homelow
  • Do 1 BN - FB myths
  • call 1 re: investors - Feldman
  • Call Lonestar re: hearing
  • Do 2 CIO
  • C/o JH, CIO checks
Once again I checked off every task on today's list. And it's only a few minutes after 5 here. I guess I could put more on there, but it feels so great to get them all done that I'm reluctant to risk overloading myself. Also, this is a pretty good and ambitious list of tasks. If I can do all this every day, I should be in good shape, whether or not it represents anything close to my theoretical maximum prdouctivity. Now I'm going to go move some wood and rehearse a new song.


  • Move wood to back
  • Healthy dinner
  • Song doctor
  • Read, relax
  • Bed by 10:30

Mediabat 11.32 AM

  • Practice saxophone
  • Read driver's manual
  • Ask mom about lease

  • 15,15/15,15 mins hwk
  • 15,15/15,15 mins hwk
  • 15,15/15,15 mins hwk

Success rate: 85%


tracy-la tues 2/8 check in



When I look back on all these
worries I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which never

  —Winston Churchill

A rolled-up ball of yarn does not take up much space - it sits, ready to
be used when needed. It gets unrolled a little bit at a time - just as
much as is needed and no more. But a ball of yarn that gets unraveled
can be strewn across an entire room. It becomes a jumbled mass,
entangled and confusing.

When we live our lives a day at a time, we are
like that rolled-up ball of yarn. Our thoughts, feelings, and skills are
ready to be used as they are needed. But when we worry, our spirit
becomes a jumbled mass of yarn. We get ahead of and behind ourselves -
our thoughts are scattered and often our feelings are confused. Worry
adds clutter and confusion to life.

What is most helpful is to put the worry away--to
roll up the ball of yarn and bring ourselves into the present moment.
In this way, we stand ready for each new stitch--and we will never be
given more than we are able to handle.

Do I have worries that are cluttering my life today?

From Today's Gift: Daily Meditations for Families


Small Decisions

We live this program one day at a time, one meal at a time. Throughout
each day, we make many small decisions one at a time. We may often be
tempted to procrastinate for some unspecified amount of time (to browse on the Internet or a social network),  to not bookend our tasks or just start working on something or starting a diversionary task or mental activity rather than setting a timer and planning it exactly, or we may be tempted to include a problem activity in
our daily plan -- even when it has caused us to procratinate before.

Each time we decide not to start the diversionary activity or problem procrastinating activity, each time we work with a timer or bookend our tasks, each time we decide to avoid the problem activity that can lead to procrastination, we become
stronger. The next wise decision becomes easier to make.

One wrong decision does not have to ruin an entire day. None of us is
perfect. We can learn to accept the fact of a mistake and move on to the
next decision, which needs to be made. We can let our Higher Power
total up our score and be the judge of how well we work the program. Our
job is to work it, and at every moment we are free to decide wisely.

I pray for wisdom to make the right decisions.

ADAPTED From Food for Thought: Daily Meditations


MY BASICS: checking in; 3 calls (1x); affirmation; gratitudes; reading; check calendar; plan to plan; email my 3 most important tasks; voicemail; billing from prior day/declutter prior day's email; exercise 

Got off to slow start. Getting 3 kids to school. Need to organize more night before and get up earlier which means go to bed earlier.

Got 2 hours work done this morning. Will exercise now.Then get ready and back to work.



kromer 1:15 CI

This is a really scheduled day. So far, I've done a homework assignment and gone to a mtg and a lunch. I have class 3-5 and dancing 8-10. I've also made some progress on organizing visit weekend.

In my unscheduled time I need to:
*Setup, check on VAD, c. mgmt, start tissue processing 
*Study spanish for an hour (vocab flash cards, look for language exchange partner, grammar lesson) (will do this soon)
*Make dNTP mix
*Tally sample (started)
*Prayer time
*Read 1 paper
*Finish dealing w/ organizing visit weekend.(have made good progress on this)

OK, dNTPs now. 


hope4meandu day 8

Hi All,

Thanks lennon for starting us!!

Yoffee's Dr. is mildly hopeful she can come home today, should know soon. Prayers are definetly appreciated and I know you all have prayed for her so many times before, probably sick of it. She has gone through too many bad times. Thank HP the hospital and staff are so good, and that's a true and a real blessing, she's been through horrid stuff at other places.

Went from work yesterday to see her, so the best I can do is show up here and at work. Thank HP & this group, that I am. Also, sending resumes, thankfully. Pls HP, if it's your will, only, may I work with dogs/animals.

Kindest prayers to you all today!!

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

Journey 10 am

Well, the bad news is that I got to the gym at 6:35, then traffic was horrid so I was late to work.  (but so is most everyone else - there was a giant accident on the freeway).   The good news?   I mailed the request for the documents I need to change my name on my social security card.   I've been putting this off for MONTHs.   Actually, I've been putting it off for YEARS but for months I've actually been trying to get it done.        So, even though I ran late this morning, I feel like I'm ahead because I've finally tackled this task that I've been stuggling with for so long.

Off to finish todo list, which I actually started yesterday afternoon woot.   Coffee, then work on getting stuff ready for this weekend.   I have on-call duty again this week :(, but then I'm taking a couple days off next week. :).  


We won't be afraid of being sweet to ourselves.  - Her Space Holiday

hi jo

> Well, the bad news is that I got to the gym at 6:35,

well, jo,

A. 6:35?! bad news?! i wish i could be so with it! :D

but also,

B. you go girl

the touch of the master's hand:

"fall down seven times, get up eight" - japanese proverb

thanks clem

Yes, I am proud of myself for getting up and going to the gym but I really want to be there at 6:15!


We won't be afraid of being sweet to ourselves.  - Her Space Holiday

Journey 1 pm frustrated & update

grrrr the schedule is all changed for this weekend - gotta regroup.   Deep breath.  NO problem, I just have to cancel one activity and do another one, same amount of work, but I don't handle these kinds of changes well.   Or, that is, I USED to have trouble handling these changes, but now I come here and vent about it instead of falling into a hole right?  I'm going into my todo list and I will adjust my plans for today and take the change in stride.  

Thanks for being here <3

Update 5:15 AND after coming here, I was able to rework my todo list for the day to account for the changes and I just checked off the final work task.  Woot!  100% for today, workwise.  Now I have a couple of errand and chores to do tonight and maybe I can check off all the personal items too!



We won't be afraid of being sweet to ourselves.  - Her Space Holiday

Vic 2/8/11

 Show up (done) I need to focus on the now today and trust my hp.

thanks for the spring flowers ((vic)) & for showing up!!

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

Helen's CI at 12am (I know)


Morning routine

Planning & CI, Breakfast, Get dressed, Teeth 


 Urgent form  DONE

Set alarm for morning tomorrow  DONE

Make dr. appointment DONE


Clean cooker surface

Set up slow cooker 

Prepare soup  

Mop kitchen floor

Study (2 *20 mins) 

Plan menu for next three days. (Shopping tomorrow)

Empty bin and clean it (FLY lady)

Health form 

Wash kitchen window (Outside) 

Wash hair DONE

Cook dinner

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 PA meeting

3. Go to the 9:45 a.m. telephone CLA meeting

4. Go to the Vocational Alternatives group at 11 a.m.

5. Go to the Internship at 1 p.m.

6. Test blood sugar twice

7. Prayer and meditation morning and evening

8. Go to the 9 p.m. online EA meeting

9. Go to the 9:30 p.m. telephon CLA meeeting

10. Take shower

11. Get dressed

12. Eat brunch

13. Eat dinner

14. Do numbers

15. Post Al-Anon literature for the rest of the week

16. Make bed

17. Wash dishes

18. Get clothes ready for tomorrow

Thanks for letting me share