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 31, 2011



Have a great proactive day!


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Finding a way check in

Thursday 10 am

Thank you for starting the forum, lennon.

Starting over again today. Monday was also a new start for me and I did some work on establishing routines, which then fell in a heap because I developed an addiction to a computer game Embarassed. I still got some things done but not much. Yesterday started to face up to what and why I was avoiding some tasks, and have resolved some emotional issues.

Today - I made a list last night and will do my best to follow it. The computer game will be my reward only when everything is done (not ready to go cold turkey!).

And I commit now to logging in here again between 6 and 7 pm to report back on how I did. There are 12 items on my list.

Thank you all for being here. I still often read posts for support even when I don't post myself.

Checking back 6.50 pm. Sometimes it was hard today but pleased I did not go too badly. Have done 9 of the 12 items; had to cancel one item because another one I had not planned had to be done urgently. Two cleaning jobs left, still hope to get one done.

And have not touched the computer game all day!!

almost over the hump!!

Good productive day yesterday and today back to work! Very tired now tho, and would love to take a nap...but still have a little more that I need to do at home before the day ends so I will...

Call R about tonight

Call C about tonight

CHeck email

Figure out and make dinner

go to growl class :) bring muzzle!

home/walk dog


(make sure kitchen and dining room are clutter free)

go to bed!


wrkinprogrss: 08/31/11

Yikes, it's the end of August, already!

Short List for Today:

attend 9:00 team meeting
check SR
post this at PA

try to toubleshoot power strip problem
figure out priorities (in progress)

job work:

  • do W testing
  • make small rct fix
  • follow up with U (and associated rct)
  • check in with CK re where to cover bug-related
  • brainstorm approach to refresh planning, note Qs for mgr
  • brainstorm approach to updating backburnered "internal" files, note Qs for mgr
  • try instance from C
  • 1:1 meeting with mgr
  • make refresh spreadsheet

pick up supplements from MD's office
buy new power strip

make 20min. timed progress with kitchen cleaning or laundry
recheck Rx status
check personal email

attend th grp
do at least 15 minutes of Qi Gong
use Balancer

bed w/ lights & sound off by 23:00

Why and How:

As part of choosing to have a satisfying amount of accomplishment,
today, and making my surroundings more pleasing, I will postpone
print fiction reading and computer activities involving LJ, photos, and
fan-fiction until after 18:00 AND after doing at least 20min. of
kitchen clean-up and/or laundry work. Before I've met those conditions,
I will also limit any online LNow browsing to 15 timed minutes.

As part of nourishing and rebuilding my personal integrity,
I commit to doing at least 30 minutes of job work before doing any of
the following as a reward, and I commit to taking a maximum of one reward per 30 minutes of job work done.

  • Checking personal email
  • Taking photos (timed 15min max)
  • Coloring (and after coloring one item, if the time is before
    18:00, I will do at least another 30 minutes of job work before
    coloring again)

As part of caring for my body, today, I will do at least 15min. of Qi Gong, use the Balancer and turn the computer off by 22:30. Further, I will choose to move toward bed and sleep after 22:30, postponing ALL reading and listening until another day.

Additional Possibilities:

clean sandals!
cook rhubarb

change towel
draft G email re economic course
do th h/w journaling re self-abandonment (or self-sabotage)

think re &/or experiment w/ dance solo
research ordering new braces
make initial Tai Chi mp3 recording?

Journey 10:45

drive by checkin - late start at work this morning, had a vet appt. at 9:00.   I swear it cost $100 more every year for the yearly checkup.   Anyway, we're vaccinated, medicated and de-fleaed.  I've exercised and read email, now for to do list.   I had an ok day yesterday.   I was unfocused and distracted, but I got a reasonable amount done.   Coulda been better.   Today I will endeavor to do better!

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

kromer 10:25 CI

OK, for today I'm really stressed out b/c I'm moving tomorrow

I guess I need to do the following:
*Try PAS staining of sections
*Email P (will do this soon)
*Look into Oct4, cadherin (will do this soon)
*Reserve poster time, update calendar
*Genotype (will do this soon)
*Return library books, donate books, order pony clamps (working on this now), post on freecycle, address changes (working on this now)
*Last-minute packing
*mop etc. room, closet, and kitchen
*Update MK records (working on this now)
*Go to GC mtg

*Financial stuff

OK, that's doable! All of these are pretty mindless, which is nice for a day when I'm feeling panicked. I'll start with MK records, poster time, calendar, pony clamps, freecycle, genotyping, emailing P

kromer 11:30 CI

Thanks hypatia!

*Try PAS staining of sections (not sure I'll get to this)
*Email P (will do this soon)
*Look into Oct4, cadherin (will do this soon)
*Reserve poster time, update calendar
*Genotype (will do this soon)
*Return library books, donate books, order pony clamps, post on freecycle, address changes
*Last-minute packing
*mop etc. room, closet, and kitchen
*Update MK records (working on this now)
*Go to GC mtg

*Financial stuff

good luck with the move! 

good luck with the move!  having just done our move a month ago, I can fully sympathise.


Scribbler's Wednesday CI 8:22 a.m.

Yesterday was bad in some ways and good in others. I had a subpar day as far as work productivity, failing to complete two projects I'd hoped to finish in advance of going on vacation for a few days starting today. That wasn't so good. But I also ran across somebody in the online discussion world who is so unpleasant that I'm disinclined to even venture back there. (Also, I think the experience showed me how unpleasant I was being.) So hopefully I'll be able to avoid that activity, which has been the most persistent promoter of procrastination in my life lately.

I'm thinking perhaps next week, when I return to work after the long weekend for the Labor Day holiday, I'll start posting a task list here again. The experiment with not doing that gave me some good information, chiefly the information that I may not be ready to stop doing this.

 Anyway, I'll be out for a few days. I hope all are well. Thanks for being here.

Hypatia's check-in

Good morning all!  Thanks for the starter, Lennon

Yesterday I was able to work pretty hard without checking in.  Today, I'm freezing because I've got no excuses for not writing my reports.  So i't sback to the chatbox, and lets see how far I can get.

  • dictate last week's reports #1 #2 #3 #4 #5
  • renew car tax disk
  • read papers for the afternoon work
  • dictate today's reports 
  • clear in-tray
  • weekly(!) review



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 PA meeting

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

5. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

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

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

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

9. Prayer and meditation morning and evening

10. Cook and eat brunch

11. Warm up and eat dinner

12. Take shower

13. Get dressed

14. Make bed

15. Wash dishes

16. Post and send out Al-Anon literature for today

17. Post Al-Anon literature for the rest of the week

18. Start getting medicine ready for the next two weeks

19. Start doing homework

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

Thanks for letting me share.