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, March 7, 2011

Monday, Monday

I woke up later than usual, was still so tired.  Considered calling in sick, but I went to work instead.  I was going to stay home to catch up on things I've been putting off, but I knew instead I would just waste the day watching Veetle and surfing the Internet, and reading the Procrastination books I picked up from the library yesterday.  Also, the project at work is my major thorn in my side being a yearlong assignment I've had and is due at the end of the month!

I woke up late
Made the bed
Skipped breakfast
Got to work
Worked on anything but my PROJECT
Called in my Rx
Ate dinner
Changed lightbulb in laundry room
Wrote out checks for bills
Made online payment
Read "The War of Art"

Tomorrow is another day!  I will try to be more focused at work.
Hope everyone here had a good Monday!!

Findingaway check in

11.05 Tuesday

Thanks for starting us Phylomen.

Not happy with my late start. My knee has been painful and I am getting overwhelmed by everything that needs doing. Trying to reduce to more essential items; if I do anything extra that will be a bonus.


  • email JD
  • W project, try to finish
  • K project, try to finish
  • call GS
  • post mail


  • T problem and bill
  • washing
  • library
  • HF shop
  • all clothes away
  • phone LM
  • phone CM
  • research health cover

Thanks to all of you for this forum.

fudoshin: day 49 : 2:53pm

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


This is the 49th 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 12 for this, because Wednesday I
    accidentally searched for an old classmates twitter).
  • Not using Internet chat, aside from employment or twelve-step.  (I'm on day 2
    of this, since 8am Saturday.)  This includes not stalking people on AIM or other chat
    networks, whom I've tried to date in the past.  I just want to take a step back and get sanity and focus on MYSELF.
  • 56 days of exercise: I'm on day 2 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.



... sent.

tracy-la monday 3-7-11



Taking financial responsibility for ourselves is part of recovery. Some of us
may find ourselves in hard financial times for a variety of reasons.

Our recovery concepts, including the Steps, work on money issues and
restoring manageability to that area of our life. Make appropriate
amends -- even if that means tackling a $5,000 debt by sending in $5 a

Start where you are, with what you've got. As with other issues, acceptance and gratitude turn what we have into more.

Money issues are not a good place to "act as if." Don't write checks until
the money is in the bank. Don't spend money until you've got it in your

If there is too little money to survive, use the appropriate resources available without shame.

Set goals.

Believe you deserve the best, financially.

Believe Higher Power cares about your finances.

Let go of your fear, and trust.

Today, I will focus on taking responsibility for my present financial
circumstances, no matter how overwhelming that area of my life may feel
and be.

From The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie



MY BASICS: checking in; support calls (1x); affirmations; gratitudes; reading; check calendar; email my 6 most important tasks; voicemail;
exercise #1 (run); manage A; manage D; use "tracking time"/unschedule worksheets and timer

Affirmations (said aloud as well):

I choose to show up and start my projects, 15 to 30 minutes at a time.

I set my mind to things and I complete them -- in 30 minute periods. 

Happy Monday smiling




hope4meandu day 36

Hi All!!

Thanks Phylomon for starting us!!

So happy to be among you!! Big defect, calling in sick. I know I do it because resentments build up and if I go in, I might act out. When I come back, the resentments are cleared away. I got my last "warning" today. If I do it again, I'll be fired. No big deal, but they really are nice guys and crazy like me. I don't know how to stop this behavior, it's so steeped in my being. Think I need to start writing...pray for the willingness. I know writing down my resentments usually gets me more angry, so I don't know what forum to take.

Haven't worked out in 2 weeks.

Really want to go to Tuffy's and bring food, a sweater & Yoffee, but I don't want to overstay my welcome & it's obnoxious bringing food to an owner's dog, but he's so skinny & not fed enough. Since he was completely shaved because his hair was all matted, I got him the cutest sweater shirts and am so excited to bring them to him tonight!!

To do:
-workout for 20 mts.
-do spending chart

-GOING TO A MILLION DRS. (anyone needing to do the same and wanting to bookend and hook up??)

Wishing you all a day where HP's miracles are clear and abundant!! :*

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

Journey 1 pm

late check in . . .I had a production install Sat night/sun morning which went well, but I'm still tired.   I don't bounce back from those all nighters like I used to.   Yesterday I did the minimum chores and I slept in this morning. 

"I'm tired of pretending I'm not a total freaking rock star from Mars." - Charlie Sheen

katia 3.7

Going home in one week! yay'

Still struggling with getting things done and finding the energy to complete routines.

Things to do today-
-Vitamins & #1 #2 #3 #4
-#1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7
-Remind mom about enhanced license
-Contact R oh man that was hard
-Finish math hw PWND!!!!
-Work on intro for essay
-Aristotle Sect 1-3
-Aristotle Sect 4-6
-Aristotle Sect 7-9
-Put dishes away
-Eat fruit! Need to remember to be healthy
-Think about purchasing restaurant coupon purchased!
-Make time to read to Connor
-Nighttime routine-dishes/bottles/fruit/bags/clothes

Starting the Scribbler's Week 10:36 a.m.


  • Get up at 6 (6:45)
  • Make bed
  • Exercise
  • Coffee, paper
  • Healthy breakfast
  • Check-ins
  • Sightreading practice


  • Update Quicken
  • Music marketing
  • Send query
  • Rewrite BN
  • Run


  • Lunch w/B
  • S/u new11 intvws
  • Call 1 re: cruise
  • Send ideas to P
  • Work on taxes
  • Lookat GM's project
  • Fun w/R (?)
  • Healthy dinner
  • Rehearse
  • Read, relax
  • Bed by 10:30

kromer 10 CI

OK, last week was kind of a disaster. Going to try and do better this week.

For today I need to:
*Finish j.c. presentation
*Start cell, finish nature, email
*Send 3 tough emails + email TE
*Check on expts
*Schedule for the week

Starting w/ JC presentation b/c that's today. 

taubularasa - Monday

Check Request
Videos w/L
Analytics Report
Go to work - 1st shift
reassess deliverables
update list
work during break
go to work - 2nd shift 

My Day Today

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

I want to thank Phylomon for starting this trend.

Things I have done today

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

2. Went to the 8:30 a.m. telephone PA meeting

3. Picked a class for school in the fall semester

4. Went to the 9:45 a.m. telephone CLA meeting

Things I will do today

1. Take shower

2. Get dressed

3. Send out Al-Anon literature for today

4. Test blood sugar twice

5. Prayer and meditation morning and evening

6. Eat a light breakfast

7. Eat lunch

8. Eat dinner

9. Go to a restaurant for class

10. Go to Social Security to get proof of income

11. Make bed

12. Wash dishes

13. Declutter apartment for 15 minutes

14. Read Chapter 8 and do part of the work

15. Do the journal entries for the leadership class

16. Go to work at 5:30

Thanks for letting me share


Thanks for the post Phylomon!

Work 8AM-5PM: 

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

-review pinouts

-choose 10 cn

-AI-39 [DONE]

-AI-40 [DONE]

-AI-41 [DONE]


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 [DONE]

-finish spreadsheet of c products 

-update price correction for e 

-check outdoor outlet on deck

-unlock crawlspace for next wed

-check and pay bills [DONE]

-send out bills 

-get haircut 

-buy lawn bags

-scalp lawn 

Vic 3/7/11

 Show up (done), basics, stratigize

I did it!! this is the real Velvet, I was able to download a pic via my cell phone pic!!

Did a few succesful stratagies over weekend. Major experiment strategy: I don't know if it makes any difference, but I want to experiment, I have my laptop set up at a desk, I will not lie down to use it in the mornings, I wonder if I will be more likely to do work this way. Need to use chatbox/ cla phone meetings.

Thanks PA (ers), wishing all a glorious day. 


Happy for you both.


I'm so happy for you both.  I can tell from your posts that this has been such a positive event in your life.

We're still trying to find our 'forever pet' as my DH doesn't really like animals either.  Our last 'attempt' at a puppy ended poorly. I just trust that when the time is right and the right animal comes along that we will find each other.

In the meantime I have the sweetest, non demanding, outdoor kitty that brightens my days and of whom DH is actually tolerant. He even putting a heating pad for her on the front porch basket for the winter! I was shocked!

Wishing you both the best, Vic.

P.S. I love the name Velvet. 


How sweet! She's gorgeous. (you have alot of snow still!)

I find changing locations helps with work. Or at least making my bed so it's more work-space like.

Good luck! Enjoy Velvet! :)

((vic)), yes, she's gorgeous!!

Yes, so much snow...she must love it? My girl loves the snow!! Please keep us posted with more pictures, etc!!!

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

awww doggie!

"I'm tired of pretending I'm not a total freaking rock star from Mars." - Charlie Sheen

FindingNewStrength's CI

I am going to stop at 4 hours work per day this week rather than increase by 20 mins a day. I need to get used to it.

I will work on getting up a little ealier each day too. Currently I dont wake until 12pm in spite of alarms. I shall try setting one for 10:30 am and the second for 11:00 am tomorrow.

 I am struggling a bit today, feel a little fed up. I need to arrange something nice to do, maybe speak to a friend.

I have worked for 2 hours now but it is 5pm and I am fed up. I have been holed up here for over a week battling with this, sleeping too much, making progress and now I am fed up. I am calling it a day today even though I have not reached my 4 hour goal and I am going to the cinema as a treat. I planned to see a friend last weekened but that didn't happen and I need to encourage myself. 

Time started 12:30pm

Goal : 4 hours 

Work completed: 2 hour(s) 0 minutes 

Including  (* = priority)

Organise OneNote (20 mins) DONE 

*Job hunting (20 minutes)<< Current task

**Paperwork (20 mins) DONE

Washing up (20 mins ) DONE

*Study (2 hours) (60 mins)

Paint edges of wall 1 (20 mins)

Morning routine (20 mins) DONE

**Email S

Pilates DVD

To do (non work)

* Morning routine: Schedule/Food/Dressed/ Teeth 


Post for list


** Bank  


Phylomon - Check-in list

- Exercise

- Calls & emails - delegated

- Work on website, 30 min

- vocabulary, 15 min

- Go to CT

- Finish analysis, this is taking WAY too long


(gee I envy you)

STARTING your day off with Exercise instead of ENDING with it to fit it in...
I wish I could make the time to excercise at all!