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 9th March 2011

Vic 3/10

 Show up (done), basics, strategize

Strategy: back to work at the table wiith laptop. I "feel" differently here, sort of like I "feel" different when I "show up" here, and it does help with the consistency of change, something small that I know I can do, which in turn grows.


Thanks for the post FindingNewStrength!

Work 8AM-5PM: 

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

-review pinouts

-choose 10 cn


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

-finish spreadsheet of c products 

-update price correction for e 

-scalp lawn

-start on garage renov

-borrow chainsaw from dad

-check for passport at home

-get updated on shots 

-caulk hole and windows 

-skype cop

-call ds 

11th_hour March 9 (Ash Wednesday)

I have had a great day!  My main objectives for today were accomplished.  They were:
     *  Fasting
     *  Abstinence
     *  Receiving Ashes

My trusty alarm clock (with fresh batteries) woke me up at 7:00 am and I hopped out of bed at 7:15 am!  I actually made it to work on time!

I made the bed
I ate a small bowl of Special K
Took out the trash
Upon arrival to work, I completed email request right away
Made minestrone soup for lunch
Drank lots of water
Worked a full day (but NOT on my major PROJECT...)
Ate fish and mac&cheese dinner
Drove to church
Read from "The WORD among us"
Made phone call
Continued to read "The War of Art"

"Lord, the trumpet has sounded, and I want to respond.  Help me to rend my heart this Lent, so that it can be filled anew with your love and your Spirit."

May God bless all of us this Lent.

kromer 1 CI

OK, I had a good morning.  Finished presentation, placed most of the orders, checked on expts, went to symposium (which went well)

I have about 5.5 hours to work before I need to go to ash wednesday sercies, in that time, I need to do the following.

*Email MK about lunch
*order primers, get new battery for timer
*start genotyping (will do this soon)
*Plan out probe PCRs
*Finish Nature
*Spot-check NEJM and get first 100
*restore, setup
*call deb

After ash wed. servide, I need to run gel, pay bills, email S and start cell

I'll take an hour to work on emailing MK and doing nature and nejm. 

Inspiring quote of the day

This spoke to me today... and reminds me of "momentum" in the way it affects procrastinators:

 "As the Sandwich Islander believes that the strength and valor of the enemy he kills passes into himself, so we gain the strength of the temptation we resist." -Ralph Waldo Emerson 

Hump Day with the Scribbler 10:12 a.m.

I've actually been up for a while and getting things done. Here goes...


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


  • Make Yellowstone reservation
  • Update Quicken
  • Send query
  • Music marketing
  • Do Cruise intvw
  • Do 2 CIO
  • Update Twitter w/BN post
  • S/u AB assignment


  • Healthy lunch
  • Read investors feedback
  • Cancel reservation
  • Draft 1 BN
  • S/u new11 intvws
  • Call 1 re: cruise
  • Watch GM video

A good day. It's a few minutes after five and all I have to do of any consequence is to run. It will be a tough workout -- one-mile repeats trying to get as close to seven minute miles as possible -- but the weather, at least, is beautiful. Then I can kick back and enjoy the feeling of having accomplished something today. Although I really need to rehearse for an hour or so. An hour and a half would be best. Anyway, if I get hit by a bus on the way to run, it's still been a good day.

  • Run (speed)
  • Healthy dinner
  • Sweep floor
  • Rehearse
  • Read, relax
  • Bed by 10:30

Kick back and enjoy...

Wow, you got ALOT done today!  Way to go!

Stefinle Wednesday March 9, 2011 10:58am

Set alarm for 6pm

Go to sleep until 6pm

Take shower



Brush teeth

Get a notebook to take to J's

Go to grocery store to pick up fruit for J's

Arrive at J's no later than 7pm

Leave J's no later than 8pm

Once home meditate and read until 10pm

Fix lunch for work

Leave for work no later than 10:45pm 

Get coffee from McDonald's

Arrive at work by 11:15ish

Vic 3/9/11

 Show up (done), basics, strategize

Our cat Dandelion likes Velvet, she does not care that Velvet is a dog.

Went back to using laptop on sofa this morning, just could not convince myself to sit at the desk. Well, I have been up since 6 am and it is almost 11 am now. Some work, mostly surfing. I did not get to bed until 1:30 am, and have indoor soccer games tonite until 10 pm, so it is ok but need to stop and put laptop back at the desk.

Today's caveat:  If I don't change any direction in my course, I will arrive exactly where I am headed for.

Grateful for PA(ers) and hope for change. Together we can do what we could never do alone.

Tabularasa - Wed

This morning/Early afternoon:
Call print facility for pick up
Email D with update
Email L with update

Call with C emailed instead
Set curriculum for today
Meet w/K
Update tasks for the afternoon/Evening 

hope4meandu day 38

Hi All,

YAY!! FindingNewStrength thanks for starting us!! I need help with finances, I'm overwhelmed... Need to get Yoffee meds and can't afford it.

My boss told me they appreciate me & wants me to tell him if something bothers me....for some reason it sent me spiraling into deeper depression.

Haven't heard from Tuffy's Mom yet, she said she'd bring him over some time this week. I hope she wants to remain in contact, if not I have to really seek HP's will in possibly having the dogs taken out of her home.

Have to self-generate work at work and I don't want to.. My progress with procrastination is VERY SLOW & I wonder if I ever will be able to live more than 60% of my life.

To do:
-workout for 20 mts.
-brush teeth

Wishing you all BIG HUGS!!

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

Phylomon - Check in

Thanks to FindingNewStrength for getting us started with a smile this morning!

My schedule is all messed up today. The things I WANT to do:

- exercise

- continue troubleshooting at CT

- work on website 30 min

- send emails


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 FindingNewStrength 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

Things I will do today

1. Go to the PA Check-ins at 9:30, 12:30, and 3:30

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

3. Go to the 1 p.m. telephone CLA meeting

4. Send out Al-Anon literature for today

5. Prayer and meditation morning and evening.

6. Eat brunch

7. Eat dinner

8. Finish reading Chapter 8 and doing the work.

9. Make bed

10. Wash dishes

11. Take shower

12. Get dressed

13. Study my SGI booklet

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

15. Test my blood sugar twice

Thanks for letting me share

FindingNewStrength CI

Goal : 4 hours 

Work completed 0 hour(s) 0 minute

Today I want to work on my poem so I shall do only the bare minimum from the list.

 I will resume the procrastination battle tomorrow but I think it will be easier if I include some creative work too (an hour a day perhaps)

Including  (* = priority)

Poetry () 

 ***Study extension

Job hunting (20 minutes)


Paperwork (20 mins) - Sort through and list tasks

*** Library for printing 

***Email S

***Decorating (20 mins)

Morning routine (20 mins) 


To do (non work)

* Morning routine: Schedule/Brunch/Dressed/ Teeth << Current task

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