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 29th July 2011

Wecome to Friday the last day of the working week

Time to get things done and finished before the weekend

Finding a way check in - will be away for 2 weeks +

Saturday 9.55 am

Thanks for the starter Rexroth.

Busy today packing and getting ready to go away for 2+ weeks on camping trip to inland desert areas - this is a holiday with my husband that we've been planning for a while.

My lists are all made and I am working through them Smile. Seems like lots of work now but starting to get excited. Sometimes being a procrastinator it is hard to feel that I deserve a holiday.

So probably will not have internet or be logging on here for the whole time we are away - most areas are fairly remote.

All the very best to everyone with whatever you are working on.

See you when I get back!

wrkinprogrss: Today


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 4.33 hours of job work, including filing at least 2 multi-part bugs
  • Make progress on at least 2 of the other job work items that are due within the next week:
    • Change PIN
    • Work with teams to create release notes (enough for today)
    • Send manager feedback about proposed objectives
    • Order new hardware, get ETA, and inform manager
    • List next round of features on designated wiki

To deal with personal life logistics, I will:

  • Do a load of laundry (delicate cycle) (postponed: OK)
  • Do at least 5 mini-to-micro steps toward dealing with water heater leak (I made progress on this but wouldn't say it was the equivalent of 5 mini-steps--more like 2)

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

  • Use the Balancer
  • Do 15 minutes of Qi Gong
  • Take bedtime Rx

To improve my overall time use, I will:

  • Postpone recreational computer & internet use until after doing:
    • At least 4.33 hrs of job work
    • At least 5 water heater mini-to-micro steps (kind of weaseled on this--snuck in some arguably not-quite-recreational internet use between various tasks. Total amount was arguably moderate. Refrained from reading fiction online due to not finishing the prerequisites to my own satisfaction)
  • Start to move towards bed at 22:00 --no computer, audio, or recreational reading after this time (nope: computer off on time, but lots of late audio; not sure about print reading)

For EXTRA CREDIT, I may also be glad to:

  • Mail utility tax payment
  • Do a Burns Mood Log exercise or another recovery exercise
  • Eat fresh stone fruit
  • Cook artichokes (Q: are they still good?)
  • 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
  • Schedule mammogram appointment
  • Watch part of a DVD

Good luck with your day, everyone--thanks for being here and making this kind of threading possible!

seed and water a section of

seed and water a section of the front lawn.

Friday to do list

12:00 flylady print out routines

12:30 1:30 shower/dress

1:00 2:00 morning routine

1:30 2:30 go thru paperwork/take action esp on loan!

check back in

ready or not, here I go :o)

5:30 dinner

6:30 leave for meeting


kromer 10:20 CI

Had a hard day yesterday, going to try and do better today.

*Submit hist
*Revise write-up (about half-done)
*plugs, setup
*Figure out error bars
*Look at amp
*Finish planning hyb (made good progress on this)
*1 hr organizing

Starting w/ 30 min to see if I can finish error bars thing (which I was working on yesterday night). Then, I'll check plugs and work on write-up. 

kromer next day CO

Not a great day, but at least I got some of my tasks done.

Scribbler's TGIF CI 8:24 a.m.


  • Get up at 6
  • Make bed
  • Exercise
  • Coffee, paper
  • Healthy breakfast
  • Check-ins
  • walk or run


  • Update Quicken
  • Q - IQ, CD, BN
  • Folowup w/IQ, AEO
  • Call 3 re: femdriver /
  • Call 3 re: food11
  • File 1 BN
  • Reserve trailer


  • Healthy lunch
  • File 1 BN
  • Call 3 re: golfbank /
  • Update 5 custom pubs
  •  Update RN w/shows
  • *Apply for health ins (if poss)


  • Healthy dinner
  • Make RB recordings
  • Read, relax
  • Bed by 10:30 or so


  • G inspection sticker
  • change car oil


I'd say I overscheduled today. I got two articles written start to finish, which is a pretty decent day. But I didn't get as much don on other stuff. I got distracted with posting to online discussion threads -- my current maladaptive behavior. But, all things considered, if I did this well every day, at least as far as completing billable projects, I'd be okay. In any event, I've done enough for today and am going to kick back.

Journey 9 am

Finally getting over my cold and working from home today.  I've been doing the minimum for the past couple of days and I'm tempted to try to 'catch up' today but I know better.   I will plan a moderately busy day with rest breaks, and do only the most high priority items, letting the rest slide. 


Avoiding the truth consumes great effort and energy. - Jim Loehr


Thanks for the thread Rexroth! TGIF

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 

-order fridge filter

-clean air filters 

-mow lawn

-edge lawn 

-fix att bill

-fix att

-contact denon [DONE]

-contact denon auth service center ask about power [DONE]

-frame poster

-tally up business trip costs

-ship vt jacket for ret 

Hypatia's check-in

  • process this morning's files
  • clear in-tray
  • T's paperwork
  • referral form
  • M's report
  • dictate reports - 1 set of 3
  • processing GTD style


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 Rexroth for starting this trend.

Things I will do today

1. Take shower

2. Get dressed

3. Go to my nurses appointment at 9 a.m.

4. Go to purchase monthly pass

5. Go to get my medicine

6. Go to the grocery store and get toothpaste and mouthwash

7. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

8. Eat breakfast

9. Eat dinner

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

11. Prayer and meditation morning and evening

12. Make bed

13. Wash dishes

14. Send out Al-Anon literature for today

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

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

Thanks for letting me share

-Almost finished thesis

-Almost finished thesis proposal draft... so close

Need to do:

- finish thesis proposal

- gym

- handwash clothes

- dishes

- take out recycling

- email Ivona, email Tony


Rexroth Check In

Up tense and fretful prayer and reflection
Checked emails
Sorted some finance
Out to buy more expedition gear
Back hot and grateful I've got most of the stuff I need

More financial
Check over todos for going away - four weeks to go before I leave
More CBT work on anxiety and mood swings
and that will do for now

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth Check Out

Woken up after falling asleep. I am so tired. Night everyone Rexroth