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 July 28th, 2011



To cultivate recovery motivation, I will:

  • Post at SMART Recovery
  • Post this at Procrastinators Anonymous
  • Check my balance mind-map (good enough!)

To improve my personal integrity and job performance, I will:

  • Do at least 4.25 hours of job work, including filing at least 3 bugs
  • Make significant progress on listing, prioritizing, and scheduling upcoming tasks
  • Update my status spreadsheet
  • Send weekly status reports to my manager and project lead (weekly report to manager and shorter-term report to project lead)
  • Make progress toward release note drafts

To deal with personal life logistics, I will:

  • Do at least 5 mini-tasks toward dealing with water heater leak (more like micro-tasks than mini-tasks, but did something!)

To maintain or improve my physical and emotional health, I will:

  • Use the Balancer (did some--say, 1/3 credit)
  • Attend dance class
  • Do 15 minutes of Qi Gong

To improve my overall time use, I will:

  • Postpone recreational computer & internet use until after doing:
    • At least 4.25 hrs of job work
    • At least 5 water heater mini-step (avoided recreational computer and internet use, as I didn't get these prerequisites done by 23:15)
  • Start to move towards bed at 23:15 or when I arrive home from dance class--no computer, audio, or recreational reading after this time (nope--plenty of late-night audio and print reading, once again, and another late bedtime)

For EXTRA CREDIT, I may also be glad to:

  • Do a Burns Mood Log exercise or another recovery exercise
  • Unload the dishwasher
  • Make progress with reading functional specs for job
  • Eat fresh stone fruit
  • Cook artichokes
  • Further catch up my cell phone calendar
  • Research 8/1 personal email system changes
  • Research &/or sign up for new neighborhood email list
  • Research/think re R's Elements offer

Good luck with your day, everyone!

get home insurance!

get home insurance!

kromer 11 CI

Really late starting today (mostly b/c I was icing labmate's cake this morning and that ended up taking a while).

For today I need to:
*Finish planning hyb. (have made good progress on this--figured out good + controls for RARg)
*Start careful data review (confirm top-100 list, check p6 data #s) (have started)
*Check plugs, setup (will do this soon)
*Email about Erin bday, MS, Mike
*Finish cleaning fridges
*Update records
*Figure out error bars (started)
*Meiosis analysis
*Bible study

kromer 11:45 CO

Wow today was a disaster. Started a number of things, but barely finished anything on my list. For tomorrow, I need to use the tools to keep my focus, and need to finish one thing before starting the next. Glad that tomorrow is a new day!


Scribbler's Thursday CI 9:32 a.m.

Thanks for getting us going, Hypatia. That's a nice Eastery-looking bird and egg there. It's not much ilke Easter around here now. I could stand some spring-like weather. I stayed at girlfriend's last night so am starting late. I will skip most prep and try to catch up. Off I go...


  • Coffee, paper
  • Check-ins


  • Update Quicken
  • Q - IQ, CD, BN
  • Call 3 re: femdriver///
  • Proof Monroe
  • File Monroe
  • S/u franchise
  • File 1 BN (mobile)
  • Send blurb
  • Reserve trailer (?)


  • Healthy lunch
  • File 1 BN (?)
  • Call 3 re: golfbank
  • Update 5 custom pubs
  • Send music email (or update RN w/shows)
  • *Apply for health ins (if poss)
  • Shop for groceries


  • P/U kids
  • Healthy dinner
  • Fun w/kids
  • D/O kids at 8:30
  • Make RB recordings
  • Read, relax
  • Bed by 10:30 or so


  • G inspection sticker
  • change car oil


Thanks for the thread Hypatia!

Work 8AM-5PM: 

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

-read 1 hr s 

-work with me 

-find sd

-finish rad

-finish cm

-find af

After Work 5PM-Sleep:

-go through accounts payable

-add chat to site

-get real quote from homeowners ins

-check how good homeowners ins company is 

-send out 20 emails for rr

-tighten dining chair legs

-start blog

-put earbuds in computer bag

-make better password sheet 

-change fridge filter

-clean air filters 

-mow lawn

-buy whiskey [DONE]

-fix att bill

-fix att

-buy brvs stuff and ball [DONe]

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. Went to the 8:30 a.m. telephone PA meeting

Things I will do today

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

2. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

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

4. Go to the 8 p.m. face to face NA meeting

5. Go to the 10 p.m. telephone CLA meeting

6. Go to the 11 p.m. telephone ACA meeting

7. Prayer and meditation morning and evening

8. Eat brunch

9. Eat dinner

10. Take shower

11. Get dressed

12. Shred papers

13. Empty storage boxes

14. Make bed

15. Wash dishes

16. Send out Al-Anon literature for today

17. Make a couple of phone calls.

18. Go to the 9:30 a.m. telephone PA check-in

19. Go to the 10:30 a.m. telephone PA check-in

20. Go to the 11:30 a.m. telephone PA check-in

21. Clear tables

22. Clear floor

23. Get pennies rolled

24. Count money

25. Scan Computer

26. Read Step Three in the AA 12&12

27. Do questions in the NA Step Working Guide 

Thanks for letting me share

Rexroth Check In

Woke early up prayer and reflection
Phoned and sorted out problem with trainers and am getting a refund - I had been putting off dealing with this for ages
Returned call over sick bird from yesterday
Emailed driver and asked for quote for journey
Researched camera case on web - and got nowhere
Talked in mutual supportive way with friend on phone
Did some preliminary CBT work
Wrote some journal

More CBT work
Order new trainers
Enquire foreign money
Check new insurance details
Write more in journal
If new heater in installed in bathroom have a long soak
More emails regarding travel

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth Update

More CBT
Wrote journal
Tired to order trainers - not in stock (now as far as procrastination is concerned I've had about four months to order them)
Checked money on website
Friend came round and we talked constructively so I have not got much more done.
Tidied up and washed up
Checked emails
Felt very anxious about things in general and about things I have not done in particular - did some work in facing up to what these things were and what I could do about them

Not sure exactly but at least -
Prayer and reflection
Bed and sleep

Rexroth Check Out

Prayed and reflected and feel a little calmer but underneath I do not feel good
In bed and posting before sleep

Night Folks


To do


- dishes

- take out recycling

- handwash clothes


- finish first draft of thesis proposal*got to page 8


Hypatia's check-in

Good morning all!  I've got an office admin day today - always good for causing procrastination.  I've got the filing under contorl and have no excuse for not doing all the client related paperwork, so I'll be in the chatbox quite a lot of the time.

  • in-tray
  • process yesterdays session paperwork 
  • identify urgent reports
  • dictate reports in sets of 3 (do at least 1 set) set 1 set 2
  • sort out T's papers
  • ring D
  • finalise referral form
  • read new e-mails