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 April 1st 2011

Findingaway late check in

5.45 pm Saturday

Thanks for the starter, Hypatia.

My Friday went pretty well, put in a fairly solid day at my client's office, it's a routine that seems to be working OK for me even though I have to fight feelings that as a consultant I don't belong there with the full-time employees. But some work part-time and there are even other consultants.

On Friday I got some good acknowledgement for some work I did last year, which helped.

Today I have done some domestic things, spent some time with my husband and had some rest. 

Hope you all enjoy your weekend! Smile

Vic 4/1/11

 Show up (done) Nothing exciting today, but that is good too, I don't have to create chaos to feel "normal" or shut down until the next disaster happens. I have been here 2 years and 2 weeks- wow,  Grateful to have a place to check in and the connection of PA (ers).. Have a good friday.

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 Hypatia for starting this trend.

Things I have done today

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

2. Take shower

3. Got dressed

4. Went to the 8:30 a.m. telephone CLA meeting

5. Ate brunch

6. Went to class at 10 a.m.

7. Went to my Internship at 1 p.m.

8. Called Social Security about the payment

Things I will do today

1. Eat dinner

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

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

4. Do numbers

Thanks for letting me share

my first check in ever!


goals for today:

  1. send email
  2. clock in hours
  3. pay student loans
  4. pay credit cards
  5. arrange rent payment

best wishes to everyone and their friday goals! here's to a fresh-ish start & TGIF :)


fudoshin : goals: 12:03pm

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


jog 1 minute, walk 2 minutes X 10 (my saturday)

get discount movie ticket for sunday


fudoshin: day 74 : 12:04pm

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


This is the 74th 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 37 for this).
  • No Internet chat, aside from employment or twelve-step.  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. (I'm on day 2
    of this.)
  • 56 days of exercise:  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.
    • on day 2 of this

Journey has conquered procrastination for good!

April fool!


Self-improvement is the name of the game, and your primary objective is to strengthen yourself, not to destroy an opponent. Maxwell Maltz

Mama_Cat's picture


For a second there, I was SO impressed!

LOL. Sigh. :)

Happy April 1st!


"[People] need to be connected to each other. Courage comes out of relationship; it doesn’t come out of willpower." Peter Block, author of Servant Leadership: Choosing Service Over Self-Interest.

hope4meandu day 10 here; day 7 at work

Thanks for the starter Hypatia!!

If I keep showing up, Monday, will beat my most consecutive days of showing up at work since Janauary. I'm determined, and Mondays are my worst!!

Fighting the feelings of depression since yesterday. Praying for the willingness to work out again. Next week I hope to take care of transferring my credit card to another bank and closing out that debt.

To do:
-find groomer he makes house calls
-find someone to clean on Sunday?

Wishing you all the best day and weekend!!!

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

Journey 11 am

Finally Friday, this has been a loooooong week. My todo list is made, so off I go. I hope you all have a productive and enjoyable day.


Self-improvement is the name of the game, and your primary objective is to strengthen yourself, not to destroy an opponent. Maxwell Maltz

kromer 10:30 CI

OK, this week so far has been pretty awful. I need to dial down expectations temporarily, so I can break this cycle of feeling like a miserable failure all the time. 

For today, if I can at least get frozen sections done (don't need to be good, just need to try this technique out), I'll call the day a success. Not adding ANY more tasks to the list until that's done

kromer 12:15 CI

OK, I tried out frozen sections, and turns out there are some serious problems with this that I need to solve.

So, three more tasks for the day:
*Order probes
*Submit samples
*Plan for fixing frozen sections

End o' the Scribbler's Work Week CI 8:38 a.m.

Did pretty well yesterday as far as completing assigned tasks. Question: Did I put enough or the right tasks on the schedule? I still have a nagging feeling that I'm falling behind on important business, but I suppose that's inescapable. Today I have one major gotta-finish project, which I have broken down into smaller pieces, along with some less critical ones. Off to it...


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


  • Update Quicken
  • Music - cancel RN presskit fee
  • Sign up for dog walk
  • Email CIO, MD re checks
  • Update dbase w/cruise sources
  • Consolidate cruise interviews
  • S/u cruise draft
  • Outline cruise
  • Draft cruise


  • Healthy lunch (pizza again, but I'm not procrastinating, so I feel ok about treating myself)
  • Finish cruise draft
  • Proof cruise
  • File cruise
  • Do 1 BN (?)
  • P/u B at 2:45
  • Rewrite AB piece
  • Work on taxes


  • P/u C at 5
  • Cook ribs for dinner
  • Fun w/Kids
  • Finish playlist for Saturday
  • Rehearse newer songs
  • Read, relax
  • Bed by 10:30

katia 4.1

Woo I'm checking in before class!

Things to do today-
-Vitamins & #1 #2 #3
-#1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8
-Bio Writing Question #1
-Bio Writing Question #2
-Bio Writing Question #3
-Email J Newman
-reply to PMs on mom forum
-Send mass email
-Upload christening photos to shutterfly -> delayed as memory card is at home
-Other stuff based on class today

Hypatia, thanks for

Hypatia, thanks for starting the thread and Happy Friday! Been a pretty productive week for me so far, here's to one last day.

Work 8AM-5PM: 

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

-Go through emails [DONE]

-Deal with 1 issue [DONE]

-Deal with 2 issues [DONE]

-Deal with 3 issues [DONE]

-Deal with 4 issues [DONE]

-Deal with 5 issues [DONE]

-Deal with 6 issues [DONE]

-Deal with 7 issues [DONE]

-Deal with 8 issues [DONE]

-Deal with 9 issues [DONE]

After Work 5PM-Sleep:

-Document stuff for insurance

-get oil change

-order postcard thank you cards

-finish spreadsheet of c products 

-sweep garage

-vacuum some areas of garage

-fix hole in garage

-throw out trash in garage 

-caulk hole and windows 

-prepare weedwacker for warranty***


-meet with CPA [DONE]

-figure out details of 5k tom 

Hypatia's check-in

Encouraging start this morning - I actually paid a bill only 2 days after it arrived.  I'm hoping that's a good omen.

It's another unstructured day at work today so I'm going to have a go at outstanding reports.  I didn't realise there were so many - there's no way I'm going to get them all done today.

Plan for the day

  • work on reports in groups of 3
  • ring mortgage advisor
  • ring lab
  • write next weeks lecture
  • do report for next Tuesday
  • check SS minutes


10.40am and no reports started - spent so long on the two phone calls!  Psychologically I do much worse if I don't start the difficult stuff first thing in the morning

yay Hypatia!


And good morning!

Be sure to take a little time to "celebrate" your little victory. One problem I have is that I don't spend enough time enjoying the positives, if that makes sense. I'll be like "ok, I got an A on the paper, but STILL . . ."

Have a great friday!

Thanks Katia

Many thanks for the encouragement.

state of play so far today

  • work on reports in groups of 3 - 1 set of three
  • ring mortgage advisor
  • ring lab
  • reply to CS e-mail
  • write next weeks lecture
  • do report for next Tuesday
  • check SS minutes

OK so I had a great plan to write at least 9 reports before my boss came back on Monday, but you can't have everything!

 Have a great weekend everybody!