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 May 13, 2011

Happy Friday the 13th, Everybody!

Thank God It's Friday!

Have a great proactive day!


Smile Smile Smile Smile

tracy-la check in friday may 13

Readings for Day

Talent--I don't know what that is. It's will. You dream a dream and then you build it.
  —Philippe Petit

Even the most accomplished pianists begin at some point by playing simple
scales and exercises. With daily practice, their hands learn to find the
correct notes and become limber enough to play well. They learn each
new piece of music very slowly at first, until, with study and practice,
they can play almost without effort.

In the beginning, the pianist only dreams of being an accomplished
musician. This dream helps the artist through many hours of practice and

Talent is really the combination of a dream and the time spent building it. We develop our
ability by devoting time to the skills that interest us. Like the
musician, we become talented through daily practice - the daily building
of a dream. By developing our talents, we develop who we are.

Who am I becoming today?

From Today's Gift: Daily Meditations

Reading #2

No Doormats Here

When we work the Twelve Steps, we grow in self-respect. Abstaining from
compulsive procrastinating gives us new self-confidence. We no longer need to
feel either inferior or superior, but we can take our proper place as
an equal to those around us.

Many of us used to let ourselves be manipulated because of a lack of
self-respect. We may also have tried to manipulate others. Once we have
taken an inventory and gotten rid of past guilts and defects, we embark
on a new way of living. Just as we do not try to control the behavior
of those we live with, we also do not permit them to control ours.

We are responsible to our Higher Power and responsible for our own
actions. We look for opportunities to serve and to give freely of what
we have been given. We respect the new life that Higher Power has chosen to give
us, and we intend to use it as He directs. Saying no to requests and
demands, which interfere with and jeopardize our program is sometimes
necessary for our recovery.

Thank You, Higher Power, for self-respect.

Adapted From Food for Thought: Daily Meditations


Am working on my issues on a daily basis. It's an adventure to say the least.

Wishing everyone a great Friday. Warm regards, 


2 tasks today

I am starting small-- I completed one (major) task at noon I mailed business paperwork to Dept of Commerce.  This evening I need to take 1 hour of on-line training for work. 

 Fingers crossed!

Over the weekend I will try and do 2 "extra" catch up tasks each day.

katia 5.13

Eeek! Friday the 13th!

Worried about (fudo_shin)

(hope)- you did a really good job! Celebrate the fact that you went ABOVE AND BEYOND your last record :)

Yesterday was another bust. Luckily my dad is coming and it is cool this weekend. It's just I am so close to the end I am "done". But I'm not really done!!!

Things to do today-
-Vitamins & #1 #2 #3
#1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10
-Bio article #1
-Bio article #2
-Bio article #3
-Make up lab
-2 subsets for quantitative modelling
-Paper topic!!!
-Sources for paper topic -> delayed till tomorrow
-Just LOOK at the math hw due wednesday
-Transfer app research
-Watson/crick question on HW
-Plans for weekend

plans-bio hw, math hw, quant hw, 1 short answer, paperwork printed, sources found, sources read, outline.

Scribbler's Week-ending CI 10:40 a.m.

I'm starting late due to sleeping after driving back from an out-of-town show last night and so getting to bed very late. Lots to do, including some deadlines and scheduled meeting, and I'm qutting early because my kids are with me this weekend. I got some happy-sounding news yesterday: My one-time best client may pay the $10,000 they owe me before too long. Of course, talk is cheap, but it's better than being told to give up hope. Thanks to all for reading and posting. It really seems to make a difference to have an audience of nameless, faceless people as I go about my day. That is probably crazy, but if it works I'm going to work it. And now...
  • Get up at 10
  • Make bed
  • Exercises
  • Healthy breakfast 
  • Coffee, paper
  • Check-ins
  • Practice classical piece


  • B2B intvw
  • Update Quicken
  • Ck w/ HO re: custom pub db
  • Skype videocon
  • Q -BN?


  • Pay mortgage
  • File AB rewrite
  • Call S re: b2b
  • Answer CD q
  • PM LI intvw
  • Call TB re: sked change
  • P/u B at 2:45
  • Grocery: bread
  • C/o custom pub dbase
  • Update sites w/new shows
  • S/u Twitter, FB music pages


  • p/u C at 5

  • healthy dinner

  • fun w/kids

  • Pack for show - maps

  • Bed by 10:30 or so


  • Soccer tournament
  • BBQ show
  • Ice house show
  • S/u B w/friend

Feeling up today!

Stil procrastinating on the work i was supposed to do Monday. Will finish by Sunday night.

Schedule - 11:30 -12:30 - finish client plan

12:30 - 1:30 - email Susan re PT job, call Mark re political job, contact Nicky and couple from BoT

1:30 - 2:00  - lunch

2:00 - 4:00 - newsletter

4:00 - 5:00 - run

5:00 - 6:00 - misc dishes, hand wash, sort laundry

6:00 - 9:00 - laundry (do recycling between loads)

9:00 - 11:00 - newsletter

11:00 - 11:30 - get ready for PT job

Putting the day into gear

Okay, have managed to waste some time on the internet looking at news that doesn't interest me and fritter away some more time reading email. Time to get started.

Goal 1: Continue to try to grind away 15 minutes per task at a time (have some required office paperwork and billing things to handle today, besides regular cases)

Goal 2: Stay focused, no non-work internet or email until 6 PM.

Goal 3: Try yet again to leave by 8 PM.

Back later.

internet frittering

Thank you for admitting your internet time waster. I also waste time reading articles like how many twitter followers Ashton Kutcher has. I am going to try and change my browser settings so my home page goes directly to google search or my email then maybe I won't be tempted?  UGH

Vic 5/13/11

Show up (done) called program buddy in pm when I was stressed and negative, She reminded me that "gratitude" is a short cut to HP and to take a "praise" break- it worked!! Then I saw the article below:

Science is showing that gratitude isimportant for how good we feel psychologically and socially. It increases howmuch positive emotion we feel and decreases negative emotion. It raises ouroverall satisfaction with life and helps us have an overall positive outlook.It has also been shown to reduce health complaints and help us cope withdifficulties. It even seems to reduce the importance we place on materialgoods. And contrary to what we may think, it also appears that it couldincrease our ability to achieve our goals.

Why does it work? We have a naturalfocus on what goes wrong in our daily lives often going over and over thesethings in our head. We are quick to notice even the smallest of problems, yetwe rarely spend any time at all dwelling on the good things. Things thatbrought us a quick smile or felt good are all to often forgotten or perhaps noteven noticed in the first place.

This action is simple but incredibly powerful. It's about taking the timeto notice the good things in our lives and get the more from these. What'smore, if parents remember to talk about the things they're grateful for, thiscan also help their children learn to think about the good things and hopefullyget the benefit of a gratitude habit for the rest of their lives.

Me: Maybe that is why Friday's seem better, we say "Thank God" it's friday. I wonder if I say "thank God" it's Monday what would happen?(ha ha ) hmmmmmmmm worth a try!

May 13th to do

Greetings - was doing well, then everything hit the fan when my dog broke his leg while I was away on business.  Boo. New daily lists will now involve stuff I can do without leaving the house for more than a half hour. 

1.  Document all food, good and bad

2. take credic card to P.O. mail books

3. Adobe Illustrator class

4. go to church

5. vet appointment

6. work on goals for presentation for C. 

7. Clean kitchen 

8. Update my own website

9. Make setlist

10. Contact Gloucester C.

hope4meandu day 1 here; day 1 at work

Thanks lennon for starting!! FUDOSHIN abundant prayers!! Abundant prayers also Hypatia & hubby :(

I'm starting over... body and spirit were killing me yesterday & couldn't take the beat ups from bosses & people, so it was definetly fueled by fu, self pity & resentment. Still & all, I did stuff yesterday, much needed things, so I'm not exactly back to the bottom, thankfully. Does feel ick to be back at day 1.

-research getting Yoffee stairs
-call vets in area and find cheapest for Goldie & how to get Yoffee allergy shots
-allergy shots for me
-check on credit cards
-how to go to PetWorks
-find groomer to come to house
-pay $188. vet bill
-get Goldie's other window opened in his room
-order from PetMeds for Yoffee
-order from Petco

-clean bathroom
-take "kids" outside

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

Journey 9 am

Feeling somewhat better this morning. The test scheduled for the weekend has been cancelled, because some people didn't have their sh*t together.  Not my group of course, we were ready!   The test will be rescheduled but I'm glad I have the weekend off to recover from this cold.  I am working from home today and still not completely well, but I want to put in a full day of work today.   I wasn't up to going to the gym, but I am going to take a walk at lunchtime.  

I've been dawdling around and feeling sorry for myself for the last hour, but now I'm going to make my todo list and get to work.   I will not expect to get mountains of work done but I will plan to make a reasonable dent in the mountain anyway.  Back with todo list shortly.   I'll check in frequently today as I'll be very tempted to get off track today.   I will commit to making a reasonable todo list, finishing it, and then stop - no more work when the list is done even if I finish early. 

No meetings today at least!  /me hates meetings.


I know it's never too late to make a brand new start - from "Brand New Start" by Paul Weller

feel better (((jo)))

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

Journey 10:30

Thanks Hope!

I have my todo list, and I've read and responded to email and taken care of several small todos that showed up on today's email.   Now I'm going to do my time sheet for the week and figure out how to report my sick day.   I'm starting instant boss and I'll be checking in frequently.

Update 11:00 time reporting stuff done, now work on security rules for script.


I know it's never too late to make a brand new start - from "Brand New Start" by Paul Weller

Positive thoughts

Beaming you a mental TaB as a pick me up.

Journey 11:40

Thanks for the TaB I needed that! 

Security rules done, now I'm going to try to set this script to run on a timer and see if it works.  After that, I'm taking a lunchtime walk which will be my exercise for the day.

Update 12:30 I set the timer and I also issued a command to run it NOW and it says it ran with cc=0 but I don't see the correct results.   anyway, I did what I planned on this today and I'll troubleshoot it on Monday.  Now I'm going for a walk.

1:45 back from walk, I can tell I'm getting in better shape because my normal 1-hour walk took only 45 minutes!  Or maybe it was Ke$ha on the mp3 player (key-dollarsign-hah if you're a Gleek).  Anyway, it's hot out there and I need a shower but I'm going to work on a really awful administrative task for 30 minutes and then reward myself with a bath. 

2:30 worked on admin task, not finished but I did what I planned for today.  break time

4:25 had a nice bath, realized it was payday so I took care of some personal biz and paid the bills.  Now back to the work that pays me the money so I can pay the bills!  I need to figure out who to invite to  ameeting to discuss next weekend and find a time that the people in India can attend.   I'm running out of energy, so I'll probably work one more hour or so. 

4:40 meeting scheduled.   All MITs are complete.  I have two more tasks that I wanted to work on today, so I'll give them each half an hour then call it a day for work and go make dinner.

5:30 I spent an hour doing that last half hour's work, so I'm just going to 'touch'the last item and make a note of where I am and what needs to be done next, then I'm stopping work for the day.

Have a great weekend everyone! 



I know it's never too late to make a brand new start - from "Brand New Start" by Paul Weller

kromer 8:30 CI

For today, Ihave some well-defined catch-up projects to do:
*Kit email (will do this soon)
*Orders (working on this now)
*response to reviewers (will do this soon)
*Sample collection
*SMF gameplan, email, notes, fooling around w/ O and DAPI (will do this soon)
*Finish paper

starting with paper because that's due this morning

Hypatia's check-in

Happy Friday everyone!

I couldn't join yesterday's thread as our work software decided to declare it "potentially offensive".

This morning has been disrupted as my disabled husband had a fall just as I was about to leave for work.  We had to get our emergency support team out to get him up, and then I had to do a major clear up as he had the fall on the way to the toilet.  He's got a massive lump on his thigh which I think is just a haematoma,.  I've taken carer's leave for the morning to keep an eye on him, and will go in for the lunchtime meeting.

This afternoon

  • yesterday's reports
  • AH forms
  • clear in-tray

This evening

  • ring bungalow vendor
  • Maths revision
  • work on new OU course
  • ironing
  • make pastry


Rexroth Check In

Woke refreshed and feeling good. Walked into a cold pool of water in the kitchen

Up prayer reflection
Checked fridge - it is the fuse - phew

Empty the rest of fridge and defrost it, clean and repack the fridge
Study French
Sort out shoes
Remake bed
Contacts over travel
Have a good look at travel file and todos
Find legal/business info

That's for now


Rexroth Check Out

Cleaned and cleared in the kitchen including the fridge and the floor
French study a lot
Bed remade
A little on travel but not much
Yet more camera research
Bath and hait washed
Journal written

Prayer and reflection
Bed and sleep

I feel very fed up.

Night Folks


findingaway check in

2 pm

Thanks for the starter lennon.

I have really stuffed up today Embarassed. My plan was to go in to my client's office to work, which I try to do regularly on Fridays. Around 11 pm last night I was pretty much ready, had even packed up some things. Then I started looking at stuff on the internet until after 3 am. Then I admitted to myself that I would be too tired to get up at 6.15 am and drive (safely!) for 45 mins, work effectively for 8 hours and drive home again, so decided not to go. 

Slept in till late. I can do some of the work from home, but so far haven't. I can see this is to do with some bad feelings I have about my work situation, but can't see how to resolve things yet.

Need to commit to going in on Monday as a substitute for today. It does help to go through the motions.

My Day Today

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

Things I will do today

1. Go to the 5:45 a.m. telephone ACA meeting

2. Go to the 7 a.m. telephone DA meeting

3. Go to the 8:30 a.m. telephone CLA meeting

4. Go to a religious meeting at 9:45

5. Test blood sugar twice

6. Prayer and meditation morning and evening

7. Take shower

8. Get dressed

9. Fix and eat brunch

10. Cook and eat dinner

11. Get my mail

12. Pay bills

13. Do numbers

14. Make bed

15. Wash dishes

16. Get my sleep apnea stuff ready for tonight

17. Clear up the tables near the computer

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

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

20. Call my friend to wish her Happy Birthday

Thanks for letting me share

My day today

Thanks for sharing. How are you getting on?

I am new to this but I have done other 12 step programs.

Today I will commit to doing one thing at a time. The first thing I will do is write up the notes from my appointment with a client yesterday. I will do that within 1 hour. 



My day today 2

I have completed my first task. I am so grateful that I committed to it here, otherwise I would still be procrastinating.

I am now going to pay my mobile phone bill and email the vet.

Thanks for letting me share. 



I can't pay my phone bill as there is a problem with the website. I have conatcted the vet to find out his opening times.

I am now going to the bureau de change to change some money.

 Thank you for letting me share.