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 25 February, 2011

This is for daily check-ins today, February 25, 2011.


I wish you all have the will power to make today the best day it can be.

Finding a way check in

Saturday 11.50 am

Today just showing up. Want to remind myself to trust in god/hp and not try to control the outcomes.

Thank you all for the forum.
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fudoshin: day 39 : 4:28pm

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


This is the 39th 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 everything. 

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
  • 90 days of not stalking people online that I've tried to date in
    the past. (I am now back on day 2 for this, because Wednesday I
    accidentally searched for an old classmates twitter).
  • Not using IM, aside from employment or twelve-step.  (I'm on day 11
    of this.)  This includes not stalking people on AIM or other chat
    networks, whom I've tried to date in the past.  I thoroughly embarrassed
    myself on IM before in ways I never would over the phone.
  • 56 days of exercise: I'm on day 20 for this.  All I need to do is
    exercise for 30 minutes a day: walking, swimming, hiking, biking,
    running, jogging, karate, yoga, a dance class.  Anything of those for at
    least 30 minutes.  And nothing else.  I can do the running plan, but I
    assure myself that each day that I show up to run, I will be okay, if
    all I do is ultimately choose to walk.  Whatever I feel comfortable with
    when I do. That way I don't intimidate myself.


fudoshin: day 39 toplines: 4:27pm

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



Things to do:

bike four minutes forward, 2 minutes back


walk for 30 minutes

French homework handout for 2/23

Journal #2

Journal for week 6

Journal for week 8 (due on 2/28)

criquer louer

commentaire draft

le compte rendu 

read Essay on Man  2541-9

Vic 2/25

Show up (done).

Need to keep up my "what I did " calender. Otherwise, it FEELS like I did not do anything.

Thanks for being here.


Wow, vic, thanks for bringing that to my attention again!

I so relate to what you are saying! This also affects me in that I can look at things I completed a while back and not feel any sense of achievement, or even like it was really me that did them (how weird is that?)

What is that all about? Mmm... low self-esteem? but I don't really understand how it works.

Crazybug CI

Steriod meds I'm on for a chronic health condition that's flaring are wrecking havoc with my moods and appetite, so feel off kilter today.Have been moderately productive inspite of that. 

I have some positive, fun things to look forward to this weekend so that helps my overall mood a bit.

I am so thankful for you all here and wishing you all strength and a wonderful weekend.

mediabat 10.29 AM

  • Resume writing A
  • Saxophone practice A
  • Cook A
  • Read driver's manual
  • Do some homework
  • Sweep the floor
  • Clean the bathroom A

Agnus checking in, and 1:05pm checkback

The Launch was fabulous yesterday!  Today's distraction: leaving for OA State Convention this afternoon.  Sometimes I think my procrastination is simply the result of a too-full life, as my bad back was the result of a too-full stomach.  Yet, I feel I can't live without such busy-ness; boredom kills me. Hmmm: I can't, but I have to. Sounds like addiction to me! Undecided

SOME DONE 11:00 follow up yesterday's B mtng and SB stuff
DONE 11:45 colleague call
DONE and IN PROGRESS 12:20 Email food commitment to sponsor, eat lunch
12:30 SB mtng notes, Dallas com
1:00 leave to be on time and relaxed for massage :-)
3:00 pack for weekend
3:30 walk TJ
4:00 eat early dinner
4:45 leave to meet C and D for weekend trip

Stuff to carry over (worried I'll forget): B mod, B monthly repts Dec-Jan, S repts Dec-Jan, Tlkt edits, travel plans, file expenses, pay bills, 2008 taxes :-(

tracy-la check in ri 2-25


 P.A. Thought for the Day

Some people find it hard to believe in a Power greater than themselves. But
not to believe in such a Power forces us to atheism. It has been said
that atheism is blind faith in the strange proposition that this
universe originated in a cipher and aimlessly rushes nowhere. That's
practically impossible to believe. I think we all can agree that compulsive procrastination
is a power greater than ourselves. It certainly was in my case. I was
helpless before the power of
compulsive procrastination. Do I remember the things that
happened to me because of the power of
compulsive procrastination?

Meditation for the Day

The spiritual and moral will eventually overcome the material and unmoral.
That is the purpose and destiny of the human race. Gradually the
spiritual is overcoming the material in our minds. Gradually the moral
is overcoming the unmoral. Faith, fellowship, and service are cures for
most of the ills of the world. There is nothing in the field of personal
relationships that they cannot do.


MY BASICS: checking in; support calls (1x); affirmation; gratitudes; reading; check calendar; plan to plan; email my 3 most important tasks; voicemail;
exercise #1; manage A; manage D; use timesheet and timer; if needed or possible exercise #2




Thanks for the post leavinghome!

Work 8AM-5PM: 

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

-review pinouts

-PY AI-5

-PY AI-6

-choose 10 cn 

-get h ordered

-get l ordered

-get f ordered

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

-start spreadsheet of c products

-shine shoes 

-update price correction for e 

-buy cr ticks

-update qb 

kromer 10:25 CI

OK, late today (I'd like to get on an earlier schedule, but I really needed to catch up on sleep and I'm not going to have a chance to do that this weekend.)

Lots to do today!
chores: census, cc, phone, mp list, email

web crawling project:
*Get Nature running smoothly (working on this now)
*Refactor ref. analysis code (will do this soon)
*Science stuff (will do this soon)

lab stuff:
*PCR strat
*Check on expts
*clean bench
*finish d.l.(will do this soon)

And I have youth group tonight as well

I'll go check on expts, then I'll start inc. for d.l. and then get to work on the web crawling project. 

hope4meandu day 26


Thanks leavinghome for the start!!

Didn't work out yesterday, not beating on myself. Sunday will have to be one day this week.

Snowy met his new Dads (who live right around the corner). They are young students sharing a house. They seem like good boys and they said there is always someone up and home. They will also leave him with us when they go away on weekends, which I hope will be frequent. I had a crying meltdown for Snowy's broken bones, his leaving and my Yoffee. Husband made me contact birdy's owner, so he'll be going soon too. It's amazing how much progress birdy has made, I'm blown away and SNOWY MADE POOP ON THE PAPER LAST NIGHT!!!


-get Yoffee's meds at pharmacy & on-line
-find out if my credit card is 0%
-put check in mail
-email people who were willing to adopt Snowy and ask if they'd be willing to chip in to have him sent to a groomer and groomed.

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

TGIF :-)

How can short weeks end up feeling so loooong? But my boss is away today, so it should be a good Friday :-)

We have a friend arriving for a visit tomorrow, and have invited other friends over for a get-together tomorrow night, so I don't have a big agenda for the weekend:

- pick up snack stuff and wine/beer (we're ordering Chinese food to keep it simple)
- physio

- dye my hair
- work on presentation
- swim?
-enjoy our get-together
- physio

- enjoy our company :-)
- physio
- pack swimming stuff for tomorrow

End o' the Scribbler's week 8:45 a.m.

I did reasonably well yesterday. I'm a little concerned that I may not be rehearsing enough for tomorrow night's show. Maybe I can hit it this evening. I used to feel I needed to play the whole show through at least once a night for several nights before a show. Nowadays, I feel considerably more confident in the material, so maybe I don't need to rehearse as much. But I still think I'll try to at least play every song once before tomorrow night, and spend some extra time on the newer materials and focus special attention on the trickier parts of the new stuff. That should work. On to the rest of the day's tasks....


  • Get up at 6 (doing better)
  • Make bed
  • Exercise
  • Coffee, paper
  • Healthy breakfast
  • Sightreading
  • Check-ins


  • Update Quicken
  • Send query
  • Do BN intvw
  • Do 2 CIO
  • Music marketing


  • Healthy lunch
  • Call 1 re: cruise
  • Call plumber
  • Taxes - 1 hr
  • File investors
  • Do 1 BN
  • Healthy dinner
  • Rehearse
  • Read, relax
  • Bed by 10:30

PE 8:40


I am having a tough time lately.  It seems like Im dreading everything-starting with waking up in the morning.   I need to go to work, and am here trying to muster up some motivation to go.  It's been a while since I've felt this way.  I know a big part of the reason...which is work related. 

I signed a contract for 1 yr. and am to visit a site 1 day per week(for this 1 contract) .  From the get go it was a  horrible experience, the client has been disrespectful and very difficult.  I brought the issues to the attention of my supervisor and was told that this has been a trend and they are having a hard time keeping this position filled.  Had I known this I never would have signed on.  I finally gave notice that I would like to stop....I gave 2 months notice so that the position would be filled and it could be a smooth transition..... Now, it has been over 2 months and I got a call saying there is still nobody and would I please continue....It is important that I continue....and so on....   I don't want to ruin my reputation by just stopping without a replacement- but I hate putting myself in a position to be disrespected.

Well, off to work I go...and hopefully motivation will follow.





(((potential energy)))) so nice to see you!!

Sorry to hear about your situation, I've been in similar situations and continue to now. Wishing you abundant HP guidance!!!

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

personally . . .

I would think that if you've given them 2 months notice you should stick to it. Obviously, if you've said you will go today, you must go today. But you should not feel pressured into continuing. Don't let them make this your problem - it is theirs. You have every right to set boundaries for how you expect to be treated. And having given sufficient notice, it should not reflect badly on your reputation that you do not want to work with an abusive individual.

I totally agree with Gemini!!

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

Journey 8 am

I'm tired and grumpy today, as I didn't sleep well.   This is unusual for me.  I usually sleep like a rock.    But, it's Friday, and I have coffee, so I'll survive :rolleyes:.  I've checked email and calendar - NO meeting today yay - and I'm making my todo list now. 


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

My Day Today

I want to thank my Higher Power for this program, this website, the telephone and online meetings, and my life.

I want to thank leavinghome for starting this trend.

Things I will do today

1. Go to the 7 a.m. telephone DA meeting

2. Post and send out Al-Anon literature for today

3. Take shower

4. Get dressed

5. Go to the 8:30 a.m. telephone CLA meeting

6. Prayer and meditation morning and evening

7. Eat brunch

8. Go to class at 10 a.m.

9. Go to my Internship at 1:30

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

11. Eat dinner

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

Thanks for letting me share

Leaving Home - February 25, 2011

It's already evening for me here.

I procrastinated most of the day (by listening to Tim Pychyl's "iProcrastinate" podcasts).

I also swam a mile -- that is the first time I was able to swim that far since I started swimming one month ago.


For tonight, I just have one task, but I'll break it down.

 TASK: Write a 5-minute speech about procrastination to present tomorrow and practice it.



1. Decide what aspects of procrastination to cover.

2. Organize points into Introduction, 3 main points with examples, and conclusion

3. "Write out" the speech

4. Practice it, timing it, making sure I can deliver it in 5-7 minutes.

5. Convert the written-out speech back into bullet points so I am not reading it tomorrow.

Piece of cake!Laughing

Hey, another swimmer!

I also just returned to swimming recently (2 weeks ago) :-) LOVE IT! I'm aiming to build up to a mile a swim as well, but am only at 1/2 km so far.

Good luck with the presentation!

Swimming and meditation

When I swim, I just go -- until I get a cramp or something.

 I don't do anything fancy -- I just keep swimming -- I think it is almost like mindfulness meditation.  I try not to think about anything, except counting which lap I am on, so I think that is another reason why I like swimming.

I totally agree!

That's why I like it when the pool isn't too crowded. If I'm running up behind someone (or they are coming up behind me) it takes me out of that blissful, mindless enjoyment of just "being". Even more than during yoga practice, I can really let all the busy thoughts go when swimming (except - yes - the counting of laps).