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.

Monday February 21, 2011

Happy Monday, Everybody!

Have a great proactive day!


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Vic 2/21

Show up (done) Grateful to get connected at PA so I do not shut down or "wait until tomorrow" Stephen Covey: "goal to serve and to contribute - to make a difference. And to live with integrity. Do you know what integrity means? Look at the word.Integrity. Inte-grated. Connected. "

Findingaway check in

11.54 am

Thanks for starting the thread, lennon.

I am getting some smaller tasks done, but not the current report. Want to do 4 hours on this today, which is possible. Also make at least one work phone call (two would be better).

Before I go to lunch I will get the report out ready to work on, and see if I can break down what is left to do. After lunch will do 15 to 30 minute bursts and use the chat box if I get stuck.

Thank you everyone for this forum. 


lennon, thanks for the thread.

Work 8AM-5PM: 

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

-review pinouts

-choose 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

-Sort out issues with kaspersky lab key

-make m pres

-make qb l

-start clc spreadsheet 

hope4meandu day 22

Thanks lennon for the start!!! (((((Katia)))))

Showed up at work, amazingly enough, very depressed. I am no longer self-generating at work, it's either I call in sick a day or two and then I come in & keep myself busy no matter what or I show up and do my own stuff as much as possible. I can't believe how this procrastination has taken the best of me. Powerless and fighting it.

order Yoffee toothpaste
-order water to be delivered
-order Yoffee meds
-send resumes
-create spending spreadsheet


-sending out tz $
-help with finances


At the risk of interrupting your list. . .thanks :)

Wishing you well that you can conquer the things you are procrastinating.

Make sure to give Yoffee an extra big hug :) you can do it!

Sammy ci :: 02/21/11

Floundering again today. :-/

Prayers ((((Sammy))))

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

trying again

pg 1 k2 essay

p2 k2 essay 

meet team on time at 11 

2 hours of research for proj mc

get help on proj mc (write an email) 20 min

scrub bathroom tub 10 min

handwash 1 laundry item 

return school library books 

tracy-la mon 2/21 check in


We cannot do all things.

We are each limited in terms of time and energy. If we try to do too much,
we do everything half-rate. How much better it is to clearly sort out
what is really important to us, and then give ourselves to those things
or people wholeheartedly.

Famous writers have written about the difficulty of having more than one or
two really good friends. That number seems so unimpressive if we equate
popularity with the number of friends we have. If we want quality, we
must accept our limitations. In this way we avoid wasting energy on
unimportant tasks, on friends who aren't true or close, on goals which
aren't what we really want. We can only commit ourselves wholeheartedly
to a limited number of tasks and a limited number of people.

Who are my truly good friends and what are my truly important tasks?

Adapted From Today's Gift: Daily Meditations for Families


The readiness is all.
—William Shakespeare

Our concept of control was flawed. This program leads us into a New World.
Here we meet the fact that we are powerless to change some aspects of
ourselves. But we can become ready to be changed. That makes all the
difference. When we accept this truth, we are already changed and we are
more in line with nature and the universe.

We can't make ourselves less perfectionistic, but we can become ready to
let go of our demand for perfection. We can't force family harmony into
our lives, but we can become more ready to be harmonious. We can't make a
lasting love appear for us on command - we can become ready for such a
relationship when the opportunities appear. Do we yearn for some change?
How might we ready ourselves to receive it?

Today, I will try to become ready for the help and change I most need in my life.

From Touchstones: A Book of Daily Meditations

Meditation for the Day

I will be more afraid of spirit unrest, of soul disturbance, of any
ruffling of the mind, than of earthquake or fire. When I feel the calm
of my spirit has been broken by emotional upset, then I must steal away
alone with God, until my heart sings and all is strong and calm again.
Uncalm times are the only times when evil can find an entrance. I will
be ware of unguarded spots of unrest. I will try to keep calm, no matter
what turmoil surrounds me.

Prayer for the Day

I pray that no emotional upsets will hinder God's power in my life. I pray that I may keep a calm spirit and a steady heart.



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/delete/file prior day's email; exercise #1 (run); manage
A; manage D
; use timesheet and timer; if mood gets down do exercise #2

Didn't exercise yesterday and it was not a good idea. I was working on stressful things (overdue billing and paperwork) and since it wanted to get it "done" -- I didn't exercise but then that affected my mood. I was okay but there are alot of underlying emotions that I'm not even aware of that get raised when I work on these things. I am happy I get started and make good progess but since a lot of it is overdue...there are other feelings that need stress release. My exercise helps me in so many ways and there's a reason it's a basic fo rme.


I choose to start on one small step, do it humanly, with plenty of time for an hour of guilt-free exercise.

Ask myself: where, when and on what I can start?


katia 2/21

Hello hello! Grey day today.

Things to do today-
-Vitamins & #1 #2 #3 #4 #5
-#1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7
-Finish reading Plato
-Course Requests
-Call ped
-Print off course catalog for major
-A few math problems
-Call C

Having a brain blank lol. Will come back when I remember what needs to be done.

So yeah that's last week's math homework. I didn't want to stress out about it as it counts for like. . .1% of the grade. My main focus is getting it done without being upset.

Spent the whole morning crying over my son's father. It seems so messed up that I miss him even if he did some unspeakable things to me and forced me to do things. Idk why it still hurts inside.


Sorry you are feeling so sad. Sending you hugs and prayers.


Thanks so much! I have a best friend who is really helping me and is so much nicer to me than he was.

I'm thinking of you too :)Hoping things work out in a way that makes you happy.

(and I did finish some of those things like my reading)


Thanks to you too! Glad to hear you are feeling better, and that you have a good friend. Congratulations on that A too!

kromer 10 CI

OK, it's president's day, so nice and quiet here.

So, it's a bit of a catch up day. I want to split it between lab work, web-crawling project, and chores.

For web-crawling project, I need to:
*Get results for first 100 science articles and start running on the rest (very close on this, I hope!)
*Figure out how to solve DOI problem for nature and cell
*Finish nejm parser
*Fill out w9, email(will do this soon)

For lab work, I want to:
*Check on expts
*Do cm

*schedule for the week

For chores, I want to:
*Replace my phone (going to do this now)
*Cooking for the week (will do this as soon as I get home)
*Excel files task

OK, starting with the web-crawling task

Jeff 8:18 central check in

 Good morning everyone,

It's been an emotionally difficult weekend, but I'm grateful for a clean slate to work from today! There are phone check ins set up for 9:30 and 12:30 est. Jeff

Make a check in list for PA

8:30 meeting



Expenses for work

Check-in 12:30

meeting 11:00

Ceck in 4:30

Call Tim Long

Read up on Feeling Good Mood therapy

Make a list for my assistant

Fernway-noteFoster-noteWarren-Southridge note

Review kick offs to set up

Work on my resume

Talk to Gary Jones

Make an appointment with Dr Wausson and Lee

Check credit card balances

Discover cards balance transfers

Pay Uverse

List of cold call kit materialsCall Debbie Frizzell

Trim nails

Work on chord substitution

mondays are HARD

the touch of the master's hand:

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


This virtual 'hug' is the first positive step I've made today. But already it has made me feel more positive. 


Let's just try one small thing for 5 minutes. It's bound to help...

Scribbler's Odd Monday

Thanks for the start, Lennon. I have an odd Monday today. The kids are out of school and are staying with me, so I'm going to spend most of the day hanging out with them and doing whatever they want to. But I have a few tasks that need completing, starting with an early (for me) interview downtown. So...
  • Get up at 6
  • Make bed
  • Exercise
  • Coffee, paper
  • Healthy breakfast
  • Sweeps (skipping; I think I'm about done with this experiment)
  • Check-ins


  • Koonce intvw
  • Bank deposit
  • Update Quicken
  • Send query
  • Music marketing - send newsletter
  • Call Acai people
  • Return package


  • Healthy lunch 
  • Fun w/kids
  • Healthy dinner
  • Oil car
  • Fun w/Kids
  • D/O kids at 8
  • Read, relax
  • Rehearse for Friday
  • Bed by 10:30

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. Take shower

5. Get dressed

6. Prayer and meditation morning and evening

7. Send out Al-Anon literature for today

8. Post Al-Anon literature for tomorrow

9. Go grocery shopping

10. Put groceries away

11. Wash clothes

12. Eat brunch

13. Eat dinner

14. Make bed

15. Wash dishes

16. Declutter apartment for 15 minutes

17. Call my CLA Sponsor

18. Go to the 7:30 p.m. face to face NA meeting

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

20. Go to the 9 p.m. telephone EA meeting

Thanks for letting me share