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.

Wednesday, August 10 2011

Trying check in for first time

I will work on BW until 3pm > It's now 5pm and I spent all day on BW

I will work on YE until 4pm

Back to BW until leave 6pm +

Day 1 with PA check in - now I just need to remember to come back later today to report.

5PM spent all day on BW but I did stick to it, no sidetracking to other projects so that's a plus.  Will continue with BW until 6pm.

wrkinprogrss: 08/10/11

Nice photo--looks to me like a bee-mimicking syrphid fly, rather than an actual bee--this is a beautiful one!

I did a bunch of procrastinating the last couple of days. I think the main problem is that I have some daunting tasks in front of me, and I've been avoiding them rather than breaking them into chunks that are small enough to be accomplished easily. So, formulating and carrying out work micro-bursts is my highest priority for today. Even making the list, here, may go better if I do it in micro-bursts. OK, here goes:

Today, I will:

  • Attend 9:00 meeting
  • Check SR
  • Post this
  • Update scope wiki (one line at a time) (made significant progress on this)
  • Check mindmap re what's due this week at work
  • Check 8/3 and 8/5 notes re any other work items due very soon
  • Check for meeting invitations to accept and prepare for
  • Note how a work item can be broken into micro-bursts (repeat as needed) (good enough)
  • Do a micro-burst on a work item (repeat as needed) (good enough)
  • Micro-bursting bug work: (repeat as needed) (major progress on several of these, but mindmap/comment comparisons and evaluations and summaries not yet done)
    • Open comments
    • Open applicable mindmap notes
    • Open bug utility
    • Run canned open bug query
    • Read an open comment and compare it with mindmap notes
    • Modify mindmap notes to put any applicable info in bug summary
    • Repeat last two sub-steps as needed to review the entire comment thread
    • Draft or modify bug summary in a scratch file
    • Repeat last four sub-steps as needed with related threads
    • Start a bug for all related threads
    • Put the draft summary in the bug
    • Put a comment thread link into the bug with comment thread test (repeat as needed for other comment threads)
  • Other useful microburst candidates:
    • Unload dishwasher
    • Load one item into dishwasher
    • Handwash one item that shouldn't go in dishwasher (repeat as needed)
    • Start warm load of laundry
    • Transfer laundry to dryer
    • Sub-step placeholder
  • Item placeholder
  • Prepare for and attend 14:00 meeting (postponed by manager)
  • Attend therapy group
  • Do at least 15 minutes of Qi Gong
  • Use the Balancer

Best wishes for your day!

Rexroth Check In

Thanks for starting the thread and the flower and the bee?

Third day not feeling well and since I saw the doc on Monday I have felt worse
Up prayer and refection
Back lying on bed
Checked emails and dealt with post
Cleaned half of kitchen floor

Finish cleaning kitchen floor
Bath and wash hair
Rest and get better

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth Check Out

Cleaned kitchen floor and cleared up
Put boxes in top cupboard
Had a bath
Put out rubbish
Checked emails
Long phone chat with friend
Planned tomorrow
Prayed and reflected

Bed and sleep

Night Folks


Busy as a bee...

 THanks for the visual of the bee on the flower!! WE alll know what that bee is doing!! It's job!! Can't imagine a bee sitting around thinkng about whether or not it'll do this or that...It just gets to work...I am powerless over my procrastination...I turn my will and my life over to a higher power that loves and cares about me very much...PLease make straight and clear my path...just for mihute at a me so I can help others...remove my fears, doubts and me from being angry...fill me with you love for life...

Want to respond to other coments on this site but too busy to have any time to (procrastinate) respond...

Shower/dress/make bed/

meet w Eric

Work on Life Coaching assignments

Call re"Loan


OK...that's a good start...ready or not, here I go!!

It has been 12 hours siince I posted this list...I didn't get some important stuff done but I did get some other important stuff done:

Speak w someone about situation

Write 3 apology letters

make a healthy juice concoction

clean kitchen including the floor!

It is now 9:30ish...

until 10 I will look at the program

10-1030 compose email

10:30-11:00 work on life coaching homework for tomorrow

OK goodnight...thanks for being here with absolutely no judgement :o)



Thanks for the thread studentessa!

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 

-read 1 hr eeh

-do rpa 

-find out cause of issues

-resolve c problem [DONE]

After Work 5PM-Sleep:

-get real quote from homeowners ins

-check how good homeowners ins company is 

-send out 20 emails for rr

-figure out blog url [DONE]

-make better password sheet 

-order fridge filter [DONE]

-clean air filters 

-submit passport app

-call delta about tick [DONE]

-call att about visa closer [DONE]

-call att about outage days [DONE]

-haircut [DONE]

tracy-la weds aug 10 check in

Good day Everyone,

Reading for day:

No Compromises

Where abstinence is concerned, there can be no compromising. In order to
control our illness, we are willing to go to any lengths to maintain
abstinence. Nothing else is as important to us.

If we have free time and we know that going on certain websites on the Internet is a trigger for procrastination, we can call a friend rather than go on a website which will activate our disease.
We learn what we can handle and what is not for us, and then we act on
that knowledge in every situation. To compromise "just this once" is an
invitation to trouble.

Just as we have a certain way of organizing our day for the maintenance of our recovery, so
we have a way of living based on the principle of rigorous honesty.
Honesty in all of our activities is what makes us strong and effective.
Where the core principles of our program are concerned, we do not

By Your grace, may I maintain my integrity in all situations.

Adapted From Food for Thought: Daily Meditations

Today my plan is to work with a timer. No Internet from 5 am to 7 pm.

I have checked the calendar. Will check on the calendar at end of day.

Will work on my top 3 list at a time.

When I have free time, I will return telephone calls or send emails on them.

#1 Project JAWS

#2 Project CB

#3 Project F

Kid baseball camp drop off at 9 am. Pack up lunch, baseball and swim stuff.

Print out schedule for grandparents. Leave list for housekeeper.

Run/Workout & get dressed for day.

I have 3 meetings today (11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm) and dinner at 8 pm. Get bday card / gift ? for dinner.

I will call and follow-up on 3 conference calls from past 2 days (1) Project M; (2) Project AM; and (3) Project JJ. Have added these to today's list.

Bills - do 3. Figure out which ones. Write out.

Rinse, repeat. 

Have a great day everyone.



Journey 6:45 & updates

Happy Hump Day!   Yesterday was not the best.   I got a good start, then zoned out and wasted most of the morning.   I recovered and got a lot done in the afternoon but I want to do much better today.   I have done really well working from home lately - most of the time anyway, so I'll get back on track today.

Have a productive and enjoyable day everyone.

Update noon:   I'm doing much better at staying on task this morning.   I think I was genuinely tired yesterday from the weekend, so I went to bed early and feel much more clearheaded today.   However, now I'm facing a task on my big new project and it's hard and scary and I'm avoiding.   Checking in to break the spell, and now getting back to work.


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

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 studentessa for starting this trend

Things I will do today

1. Take shower

2. Get dressed

3. Go to get my mammogram

4. Get my medicine for my scabbies

5. Eat brunch

6. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

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

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

9. Cook and eat dinner

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

11. Send out Al-Anon literature for today

Thanks for letting me share

Plans for today!

Okay, I had a real slump yesterday, but I will accept that there are days like these and not be disturbed in my schedule today:

Goal of the day: Set the alarm for breaks and working times and see if that helps.


Shower and so on
Tidy up the room
Sit down to work for two hours
Find recipes while having lunch

Write mail to University
Work some more
Have tea and snack at four
Work some more
Go shopping

Go jogging in the evening

Did better today than I did in a long time. All I need to do now is write that mail. Phew. :D Glad you all liked the bee. So symbolic!