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 15, 2011

TGIF :-)

Hope everyone has a great weekend :-)

I missed last week and maybe the week before? But I have been working on several goals that are now accomplished:
- Got my final assignment done and handed in
- Applied for a job opening in the field I want to work in (environmental)
- Applied for a job in my current field (graphic design) that a friend sent me info about and that was too good to not apply
- Got Dave signed up at the gym with me and we did our first workout together on the machines (not my fave, but an okay addition to my exercise, and HE likes them :-)
- Now that I'm not starting work early (because my classes ended last week) I have started walking to work again

I am feeling very pleased with accomplishing all of this and hope now to keep focussed on improving my health and creating good routines that I can maintain even when I go back to having classes AND work.

((Gemini)) congratulations

congratulations! and good luck getting a job.


Whoa gemini!

Awesome job!!!! :D

Pyrotecher CI Fri 15 April 2011

Check-In at 12:00 noon

To Do:

1.  Taxes
2.  Taxes
3.  Taxes
4.  Taxes
5.  Taxes
6.  Taxes
7.  Taxes
8.  Taxes
9.  Taxes
10. Taxes

Oh, yes, and at some point: 

The multiple mentions of Taxes weren't for emphasis. That's the number of separate things I need to submit. Less than half are late from last year; I've got a lot of stuff I have to file routinely and I'm not doing a good job keeping up.

Until yesterday morning I thought today was the deadline. It says a lot that when I found out there was a 3-day reprieve (due to gov't holiday for "Emanicipation Day") I immediately started slacking off on the pace I was working, even though I already had a full set of stuff to do those days "once taxes are in."

Gotta make personal inertia work for me rather than against: keep in motion, rather than at rest. Don't let myself be overwhelmed; just keep moving on the things that need doing.

"Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of."
Benjamin Franklin

Vic 4/15/11

Show up (done)

Living in the solution with my Procrastination issues:

After 2 years, so far, tracking my progress, I can say "for me" living in the solution which I know I can rely on would be:

1. Showing up (pretty good with this one, the pa site is my "sponsor")

2. Daily gratitudes and spiritual meditation. (after 2 years have shifted both my brain and heart)

3. BB page xxiv "The physician who, at our request, gave us this letter, has been kind enough to enlarge upon his views in another statement which follows. In this statement he confirms what we who have suffered alcoholic torture must believe-that the body of the alcoholic is quite as abnormal as his mind. It did not satisfy us to be told that we could not control our drinking just because we were maladjusted to life, that we were in full flight from reality, or were outright mental defectives. These things were true to some extent, in fact, to a considerable extent with some of us. But we are sure that our bodies were sickened as well. In our belief, any picture of the alcoholic which leaves out this physical factor is incomplete. " My body reacts differently when I start to procratinate, I need to exercise and stay healthy. - pretty good with this, not too good with sleep schedule.

4. Stop criticizing self- very weak with this one.

5. Self care - am getting better.

6. Process feelings- much better.

Grateful that I have found some solutions that work for me and knowing i can keep looking.

hope everyone has a solution filled day.

Five weeks

10:51 AM: Have completed 5 weeks of work time tracking. It has been a great step forward, but the cracks are starting to show. I made an exception to my no internet rule during working hours unless legitimately necessary (such as checking in here) on Tuesday, I think, and I have been wavering badly since, making lots of dubious exceptions. I am trying to hold the line. I have noticed that even a quick detour to the internet can throw me way off my schedule, because time flies for me online. I am also very tired and sleepy, and have to work Saturday due to a company strategic planning meeting. Today I am having a particularly tough time getting started. I got here at 8:04 Am, but have really been dragging my feet. A couple of times I caught myself just staring into space, my mind foggy, or nodding off. So, I will fall back on my 30 minute per case approach and try to muddle through the rest of the day. Much as I resist it, I also have to get to sleep earlier. 

Goals for today:

1. Work 30 minutes per case, move on.

2. Stay off the internet until after 5 PM.

3. Go to bed by 10 PM.


hope4meandu day 12 here; day 17 at work

Thanks fudo_shin for the excellent start!!

So grateful I have been showing up here & work, even the my boss' are unappreciative and stupid!! There but for the Grace of G_d, go I.

Anyway, the vet appt. for Goldie did not go as well as I'd had hoped. He just gave him antibiotics & no pain meds and said it would be $588 to get a consultation on rebuilding his jaw & lip. I made someone I didn't know & who didn't want to bring us to the vet and wait during appt. and take us back and this was not what I had placed all my hope in. Exhausted.

-put check in bank
-make chicken
-write down food for Passover
-go to card store for litter & lotto
-spending chart

Wishing you abundant blessings today!!

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

yeah, sad for you and goldie


the touch of the master's hand:

"fall down seven times, get up eight" - japanese proverb

I'm so sorry to hear that, Hope

I'm very sorry to hear about Goldie.  That is really tough for him and you



(((Sending you love & blessings, thanks so much!!))))

Dear H & C,

You don't know how much you've helped, the burden isn't all in my hands anymore. Goldie and I appreciate your caring.

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

Journey 10 am

I"m having an extremely busy 'on-call' week and I've been spending most of my time in meetings or helping people fix problems.   Not much time to procrastinate.  Just stopping by to say hello and have a productive day!


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

oh today :)


Today is a big deadline day so i'm going to just try and not freak out :)

doing ok so far.

happy friday everyone! 



great article:


Scribbler's Ides of April CI 8:13 a.m.

I am down to the wire on the tax return. Monday is filing day, and I have kids all weekend. I suppose I could do it all Monday, but I have a couple of big projects that will need attention that day too. I did get new insurance, at a nice discount. Of course, my ex-wife notified me the same day that the kids' health insurance is going up almost the same amount. I already knew there was no getting ahead in this life, but sometimes it can be discouraging nonetheless.  I've decided which coach to go with. It will be interesting to see if coaching helps. Meanwhile I'm broke again with no payments expected very soon. But it could be worse. Back to it...


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


  • Update Quicken
  • Query - BN
  • Do O'Keefe intvw
  • Send 5 music emails
  • Cancel Safeco policies (delay this until Monday)
  • Draft BN (?)
  • S/u cruise qs
  • Call 3 re: cruise


  • Healthy lunch
  • Email coaches
  • Find Vitale notes
  • Email Monroe
  • Fax Monroe
  • Email TH re:kerrville
  • Call 3 re: franchise (SHS)
  • Work on taxes
  • Shop for groceries
  • P/u B at 2:45
  • Work on taxes


  • P/U C at 5
  • Soccer game
  • Healthy dinner
  • Fun w/Kids
  • Rehearse for Saturday
  • Read, relax
  • Bed by 10:30 or so

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 fudo_shin for starting this trend.

Thing I have done today

Went to the 7 a.m. telephone DA meeting

Things I will do today

1. Study for the final

2. Go to class to take the final

3. Prayer and meditation morning and evening

4. Take shower

5. Get dressed

6. Post and send Al-Anon literature for today

7. Eat brunch

8. Go to my Internship at 1:30 p.m.

9. Go to the bus station and get my monthly pass

10. Do numbers

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

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

13 Go to a restaurant and buy dinner

14. Eat dinner

15. Get my medicine

Thanks for letting me share


fudo_shin thanks for the thread!

Work 8AM-5PM: 

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

-Verify all W ordered 

-Fix R issue 

-Fix C issue

-review EC BOM

-talk to M about EC BOM 

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 CC for 1 month

-buy and put up pegboard

-expense checks for two months

-check rewards card, buy a small item if needed 

-write check from fs to boa

-buy pulled pork ingredients 

katia 4.15

Connor is 5 months today! Wow.

fudo_shin, I like the frog.

No I am even more behind on math. There has got to be a better way.

Things to do today-
-Vitamins & #1 #2 #3
#1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9
-Bio article #3
-W2F's hw
-Maje cookies!
-Write/address/mail 3 thank you cards
-Upload christening pictures

fudoshin: page 86 Big Book: 3:47am

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


I pray for the HP to inspire me for the right decision to be made as to whether to enroll in school today, and how to proceed.  I pray to the HP for the next right step of what I'm supposed to be doing.

Hypatia's check-in

Love the picture Laughing

My day today - trying to clear as much as possible before going on holiday

  • sign letters
  • deal with AH forms about half done
  • in-tray
  • get details of house
  • letter on SR
  • melatonin forms - write and phone
  • process notebook
  • clinic lists to secretary
  • backlog reports in sets of 3
  • set 1
  • set 2 
  • set 3 
  • set out-of-office assistant before leaving


it's 6.25pm and the cleaners are hovering because they want to lock up.  So I'm off, despite not having finished before my holiday

Rexroth Check In

Woke early up prayer and reflection
Checked emails and posts
French study

Stay in waiting for important parcel pickup
Deal with post if any
More French study
Admin work on hospital complaint
Put washing machine on
Sort out bedding

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth Check Out

Above apart from hospital complaint and also tidied and sorted out lots of small bits of admin. My place is tidier and things in better order than they have been for a long time.

Prayer and reflection
Bed and sleep

A final thought:

A long time ago (49 years) I travelled abroad on a rather adventuroud trip on which I took some colour slides.

Some time ago (about 10) I thought I would get them scanned so they could be stored on my laptop and

A few years ago (6)I found how to do this.

And last year I found somewhere that would do it and

Today the carriers collected the parcel.

So why the procrastination? I don't know but I am glad they are being done at last.

Night Rexroth

fudoshin: third step prayer : 1:59am

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


Higher Power, I offer myself to
Thee--to build with me and to do with me as Thou wilt. Relieve me of
the bondage of self, that I may better do Thy will. Take away my
difficulties, that victory over them may bear witness to those I would
help of Thy Power, Thy Love, and Thy Way of life.  May I do Thy will always!


fudoshin: day 88 : 1:52am

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


This is the 88th day that I have followed through with the following:

  • 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 51 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'm on day 16
    of this.)
  • 56 days of exercise (I'm on day 3 of this).