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.

Wednesday February 16, 2011

Happy Wednesday, Everybody!


Have a great proactive day!


Smile Smile Smile Smile

mediabat 5.31 PM check in

  • do washing
  • saxophone practice
  • Write the resume
  • Driver's manual
  • Math hwk

Success rate:68% Yell


katia 2/16

Midterm study madness

Things to do-
-Vitamins & #1
-#1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9


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

kromer 10:20 CI

A late CI! (I've been staying up late working so I was very tired. So, I think it was OK to sleep in.)

Scheduled: mtgs  1-3 and 5-6

Need to do the following (I don't know how much of this I'll be able to get through, but I'll do as much as possible. Immediate priorities are highlighted
Check on expts
Place orders (h202, maybe more RA, PK, mice, replacement PCR supplies)
Take pictures for mtg and put together into presentation
Plan IHC
Start IHC
Write up story revision plan
Organize bench, lab nb, and desk
Deal w/ email
Send out cell results and do a little work on refactoring code
figure how much of speech I can read in 2-4 min, note done phrasing ideas
Send out proposal+ Qs
Read through labmate's proposal


Journey 10 am Thanks everyone for the bday wishes yesterday!

I did have a lovely day - I slept late, goofed around for a while, went to get my tags and treated myself to a car wash/cleaning.   We had a takeout dinner and I relaxed more after dinner.   We are having a party this weekend but that is not going to be very relaxing for me since I'm doing all the work lol. 

I feel very refreshed and happy to be back at work today.   I'm working from home, I've been to the gym, had a shower and got online in plenty of time for a 9:00 am IBM webcast.    So today is off to a very good start.   I'm going to make my todo list for the rest of the day now, beginning with catching up on all of yesterday's email. 


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

hope4meandu day 17

Thanks lennon for starting us!! Happy to be among you today.

Really depressed and like the commercial says, "depression hurts everyone," and I really see that it does. Finances are a mess (had to spend over $3k on Yoffee's treatment), it all went on a credit card and stopped keeping my numbers. So grateful though, that Yoffee is resting and recovering. Also very grateful that I see my bosses are emotionally sick people and so am I and I pray to have compassion for them and keep remembering this.

Today & Tonight:
-send resumes
-do hair
-order Yoffee toothpaste
-order water from GG
-send out $ for donations

Sending you all an abundance of prayers!!

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


So glad that yoffee is recovering (and back home, right?)

Sorry that you are feeling so down--find someone to talk to if you need it! Praying for you and Yoffee. 

((((hope))) <3

Sending hugs. Thanks for the prayers :)

Feel better!

Thanks so much you (((katia & kromer))))!!!!!


So appreciate your prayers and support - BLESSINGS 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.♥

Scribbler's Hump Day 8:30 a.m.

Doing okay. Not that great yesterday because I didn't get an article drafted as planned, although I did some work on it and there were other reasons outside my control that would have prevented me from completely finishing it. No excuses today, it looks like. 
  • Get up at 6
  • Make bed
  • Exercise
  • Coffee, paper
  • Healthy breakfast
  • Sweeps
  • Check-ins


  • Update Quicken
  • Send query
  • Music marketing
  • Get ready for housekeeper
  • Draft homelow


  • Healthy lunch 
  • Finish homelow
  • Send homelow FC
  • File home low
  • Do 1 BN
  • Healthy dinner
  • Put oil in car
  • Hang bikes in garage
  • Hang cartop carrier
  • Cut owl house boards
  • Read, relax
  • Bed by 10:30


Thanks for starting lennon!

Work 8AM-5PM: 

-Figure out fix for low c (test low r, test high r, test add c)

-review pinouts

-chooes 10 cn

-get h ordered

-get l ordered

-get f ordered

-review g with m

-review g with d 

After Work 5PM-Sleep:

-Document stuff for insurance

-followup with mom about acctn

-find and print 6 personal tax documents

-prepare weedwacker for warranty

-check payout for b expenses

-get oil change 

-remove disc items

-order postcard thank you cards

-check bills

-register for marathon 




Without discipline, there's no life at all.
  —Katharine Hepburn

Procrastination is habitual. It's perhaps a habit we've struggled with
over the years, and not one that can be willed away. It eats at us, no
doubt. How many times have we gone to bed at night depressed,
discouraged, and angry with ourselves for not finishing a job we
promised ourselves, or someone else, we'd do! Sometimes it feels
hopeless. The tasks awaiting our attention pile up, seem impossible to
complete. But there is hope. The program has offered us an easy

We have only this day to concern ourselves with. We can break the spell
of procrastination, lethargy, immobility, if we choose. We can pick a
task that needs attention, any task, preferably a small one for today.
Maybe it's writing a letter, or fixing a hem, or making an appointment
to see a doctor. Deciding to do something, and then doing it, breaks
through the barriers that have caged us. Immediately we will sense the
surge of freedom. In this moment we can always act. And any act will
free us.

When procrastination blocks us, our senses are dead to the friends close
to us. It's as though we have stepped outside of the circle of life.
The real gifts of sobriety are beyond our reach when we choose inaction.

I will get free. I will tackle a small task today. It will bless me in special ways.

From Each Day a New Beginning: Daily Meditations



MY BASICS: checking in; support 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 #1; manage
A; manage D; use timesheet and timer; if mood gets down do exercise #2 

I have been consistently checking in for 6 months and if you had asked me 6 months ago, I would have been surprised that recovery is still a slow process. Now I am not surprised but I am making progress. I would like to think that procrastination should be something that could be changed right away but it is a process.  In the past, I would time binge for a month or two (get little sleep and fail to exercise) and catch up and then find myself in the same place 6 months later.  This is a healthier lifestyle.


Sammy ci :: 02/16/11

Morning everyone. Today I am thankful for my amazing family.

To Do:


Class at 10

GD2 assignments


Chair assignment(s) 


As a mom, I love seeing "call mom for moral support".  Good for you, Sammy!  I hope your day improved.

"Why not get it done now?"  RexRoth

Good luck sammy!

sorry that you're having a rough day. just take it step by step and I'm sure you will get through what you need to do. Glad to have you here--keep showing up!

Ugh. Rough Day.

Thanking God for new mercies... Just wanting this day to be OVER.

I feel like I'm spiraling out of control, lately. Ugh.

GD2 assignments are not done. Will do what I can between now and class.

Need to spend time in the studio after class working on an assignment due Monday. Wouldn't it feel great to get it done early? Yes. Also need studio time to just center myself, talk to God a little, and figure out where I'm going.

 Also To DO: Call mom. I need moral support today.


Morning All :-)

Early meeting today, so of course I got up later than I usually do to get here for regular time. But I was on time at least.

I did not do physio last night, so it turned out to be only a 1 out of 3 score for completion of my list yesterday.

For today:
- more article research/printing for assignments (I'll start reading them this weekend)
- walk home
- do physio tonight
- pack yoga stuff for tomorrow's after work class so I don't have to rush tomorrow morning

Crazybug CI

Extra early check in today so that I can finish a project due by noon. I pray that I have the guidance to wisely choose my moments and my work.

blessings to all here today!


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

Edge ci - 9:23am

Morning. Skipped flox1, took lact. MIT today is calling mil, been putting it off for weeks and making things worse. Want to balance budget too.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action - Walter Anderson

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 11 a.m. telephone EA meeting

6. Get dresse

5. Take shower

6. Get dressed

7. Make bed

8. Wash dishes

9. Do hair

9. Fix and eat brunch

10. Warm up and eat dinner

11. Test my blood sugar twice

12. Prayer and meditation morning and evening

13. Send out Al-Anon literature for today

14. Write my chores from my Internship

15. Do numbers

16. Do my journal for my leadership class

17. Read Chapter 6

18. Go to the 3 p.m. telephone CLA meeting

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

20. Write one question on my NA Step

Thanks for letting me share