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.
Thursday April 14th 2011
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AA ig Book, p 54/55
"Hence, we saw that reason isn't everything. Neither is reason, as most of us use it, entirely dependable, though it emanate from our best minds. What about people who proved that man could never fly? Yet we had been seeing another kind of flight, a spiritual liberation from this world, people who rose above their problems. They said God made these things possible, and we only smiled. We had seen spiritual release, but liked to tell ourselves it wasn't true. "
" He has come to all who have honestly sought Him.
tracy-la check in thurs april 14
Recovery from procrastination is an individual process that necessitates making
mistakes, struggling through problems, and facing tough issues.
Expecting ourselves to be perfect slows this process; it puts us in a guilty and
anxious state. Expecting others to be perfect is equally destructive; it
makes others feel ashamed and may interfere with their growth.
People are human and vulnerable, and that's wonderful. We can accept and
cherish that idea. Expecting others to be perfect puts us in that state of moral superiority. Expecting ourselves to be
perfect makes us feel rigid and inferior.
We can let go of both ideas.
We do not need to go to the other extreme; tolerating anything people
throw our way. We can still expect appropriate, responsible behavior
from ourselves and others.
But most of us can afford to loosen up a bit. And when
we stop expecting others to be perfect, we may discover that they're
doing much better than we thought. When we stop expecting ourselves to
be perfect, we'll discover the beauty in ourselves.
Today, I will practice tolerance, acceptance, and love of others as they are,
and myself as I am. I will strive for that balance between expecting too
much and expecting too little from others and myself.
Adapted From The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie
Exercise at 6 am or before [walked 1 hour/ran yesterday/signed up for bootcamp at 6 am 3x/week starting next Monday]; 2. Spend first 30 min of day on one of my top 6 tasks(before or just after am exercise);
3. Write down my 6 most important tasks (if not done night before);
3.a. If already written, review my top 6 at beginning of day
4. Check calendar AM (mine) (kids)/ send email or text reminders if needed 5. Check voicemail am/write down in master list
6. Return calls am at blocked time 9:30 am or earlier / 11:30 a.m.-12:30 pm [did not do that];
7. Manage A and send email reminders; Manage D and send email reminders
8. Check voicemail 1:30/4:30 pm. Return calls pm [4:30 - 5:30]
9. Use master list throughout day -- update 9 am / 12 pm / 3 pm / 6 pm / 9 pm
10. Use timer & track time through day - check in hourly 8 am / 9 am / 10 am / 11 am / 12 pm / 1 pm / 2 pm / 3 pm / 4 pm / 5 pm / 6 pm / 7 pm / 8 pm / 9 pm / 10 pm
11. Timesheet for day before
Checking in; support calls(1x); affirmations; gratitudes; reading;
13. Check calendar PM [before I leave work at end of day or before bed]
14. Add to master case list. Do top 6 list for next day
15. Listen to positive recording for 20 minutes
16. Mental mind bank at end of day.
Affirmations (said aloud as well):
I choose to show up and start my top 6 tasks, 15
to 30 minutes at a time. I complete my top 6 tasks -- in 15 to 30 minute
periods. If I feel any pain or discomfort while working on these tasks, I embrace the pain or feeling the pain while I do these tasks.
I know that if I have that old feeling of pain or
anxiety while I am working on my top 6 tasks- I will embrace and love that
pain since it means that I am doing something important.
And remember . . . if I am feeling
resistance or "shame" or "screwed up" or if I procrastinated at
something lately, it's probably just the Dynamics of Human Change doing
its checks & balances . . . I am going to keep going!
Have a terrific Thursday everyone,
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. Took shower 3. Got dressed 4. Went to the therapy group at 9:25 5. Went to individual therapy at 10:15 6. Went to my Internship at 1 p.m.
Things I will do today
1. Study for the final
2. Eat dinner
3. Go to the 8 p.m. face to face NA meeting
4. Do numbers
5. Post and send out Al-Anon literature for today
Thanks for letting me share
Back from Connor's massage class! It is *so* tough to be a baby :rolleyes:
Need to check other list for the plan for today
Things to do today-
-Vitamins & #1 #2 #3 #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8#9 -Quant Subset #1 -Quant Subset #2
-Bio article #2
-Get phone -Target? -Write/Address/Mail out 4 thank you cards
And how can I forget??? NHL Playoffs for my team start tonite!!! Sabres!!!
Scribbler's Thursday CI 9:42 a.m.
I stayed at my girlfriend's last night so prep today is shot to pieces. I just got an email from an editor asking about the cruise article, asking if I'll have the rewrite back tomorrow. I have barely skimmed it, which gives me a pretty bad feeling of guilt and shame. I've been reasonably busy and dedicated this week, but I just haven't focused on that project. I'll have to take a good look at it today. Another item I've done nothing on is my tax return. Ick. Oh, well. Onward...
Get upat 6 (8 today) Make bed Coffee, paper Check-ins breakfast
Do Fiumi intvw Update Quicken Query - BN, CMO Do Greenbaum intvw Send 5 music emails Get 2 more insurance quotes Switch insurance to best deal
Healthy lunch Read cruise rewrite Call 3 re: franchise Shop for groceries P/u B at 2:45
Phylomon - Daily Check-in
Thank you hypatia for getting us started.
Reminding myself that these are MY tasks, MY choices really helped yesterday. I'm beginning to think that demand resistance is the root of my issues with procrastination. I just don't want anyone telling me to do anything!
Today my choices are:
- study SP
- NP research
hope4meandu day 11 here; day 16 at work
Thanks Hypatia for the pretty start!!!
Tonight, pls HP, Goldie goes to Dr. He is so good. Next week I have time off 3 days & the week after 2 days for Passover. Won't be checking in here either, but it will be "legal." I'm scared for my food, because we are eating at friends a lot (gratefully??) My cousins are supposed to come which is stressful, she is hard to please, picky & embarrasses her son, my cousin, which really pisses me off. Grateful to be able to share this here.
call J to set up Tues. night
call nail place for Sunday?
get credit card payment worked out
confirm with Y for tonight
-brush teeth before bed
-massage Yoffee's legs
Wishing you a day full of big and small miracles!!!
♥"Careful the wish we make, wishes are children. Careful the path they take, wishes come true..." From "Children Will Listen," by Stephen Sondheim.♥
Hello everyone, hope you're having a great Thursday so far!
I'd like to try and work on some of these leftovers from tuesday:
and some "new" stuff
wow i wish i would have done some of this stuff...but i did do some things, just not these.
great article: http://zenhabits.net/perfect/
Rexroth Check In
What lovely flowers. Thanks for atarting Hypatia
Not at my best today emotionally but much better physicaly and I know what I need to be doing to get to where I want to be.
Up prayer and reflection
A little tidy and sort
Emails and post dealt with
Solved problems of access to a particular website and looked for info on it
Tried to find someone to teach me conversational French
Left phone message re above
Study French - I don't need to stop my own studies because I haven't yet found a teacher
Start planning outline of article
Continue with complaint about hospital treatment - this is long, complicated and I do need to finish it
Cook some food for the freezer before it goes off
That will do for now and I don't want to do any of it.
Rexroth Check Out
French study - a lot
Cooked food and cleaned and cleared
Did not do hospital complaint as it was late and I find it hard to sleep after dealing with arguments
Looked at some difficult personal issues - things I need to do if I am to get where I want to be
Prayed and reflected
Bad and sleep - it is late and I feel excited and don't want to sleep
Hypatia thanks for the thread!
-Figure out fix for low c (test low r, test high r, test add c)
-Finish WD [DONE]
-Order all remaining P [DONE]
-Find/Order L [DONE]
-Verify all W ordered
-Check system W [DONE]
-Fix R issue
-Fix C issue
-Get PNs [DONE]
After Work 5PM-Sleep:
-Document stuff for insurance
-order postcard thank you cards
-fix hole in garage
-find prescription for contacts
-buy more contacts
-get passport photo
-submit passport application
-finish adding c options
-finish adding c photos
-reconcile QB for march [DONE]
-reconcile CC for 1 month
-pick stuff up from babies r us [DONE]
-Get k forms [DONE]
Another day with numerous meetings - everything else to be fitted in round it. I had a very usccessful day catching up on my backlog of reports testerday, so i need to keep up the momentum