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 September 7, 2011



Have a great proactive day!


Smile Laughing Wink Kiss

emilhaller check in 11 09 07 at 3am CET

  • PA CheckIn 1

  • PA check In 2

  • Plan for tomorrow

additionally accomplished:

  • clean part of the fridge

  • cook dinner

  • do dishes immediatly after dinner

  • buy needed item online (thereby
    saved time not having to go to the shop)

  • take out garbage

  • overcome frustration of having
    started way to late and motivated myself to do check-in anyway

Thanks for letting me share!

emilhaller check in 11 09 07 at 1am CET

  • PA CheckIn 1

  • PA check In 2

  • Plan for tomorrow

Major setback today, couldn't get
myself to do the check in until now. I'll do it anyway, even if it's
already late, since I'm trying to create a habit here.

Then again, I managed to do some
(albeit small) things, that I usually have difficulty with, like
doing the dishes immediately after having dinner.

I'd love to be able one day to
structure my day reasonably and then follow through on my plans,
without being forced to do so by outside pressure.

Thanks for letting me share and peace
to everyone!

Just two more week days!!

Worked Overtime again! Everything in moderation including work! Well, tell my boss that...hard for an overindulger to do!  Anyway, I am home now and want to do nothing but Iknow that there will be consequences if I Ineed to do:

5:20 go to fp

6:00 print discussion questions and watch presentation

6:30 go to meeting

feeling under pressure...I can only do what I can do...I need to just relax, breathe, and know that the world will not end if I go to bed with an imperfect house...there is only so much time in a day...Thank you PA for being here for me to put the stirrings in my head in print...a problem shared is a problem cut in half...

So, then, I go to a meeting and the topic is accountability!

Some good points I want to remember:

men with the men, women with the women

better to share with someone other than your significant other

have to get to the point where you are willing to do whatever it takes to stay accountable!

there is always the choice not to repeat the matter how overwhelming the temptation to act out...

and that's what it is...a temptation...which is just the human condition...having a temptation is not bad...choosing to give in to the temptation is the problem...

there are things we can do to avoid repeating the behavior...

stay focused on the better behavior

hang out with people who choose the better behavior...

so, how does this relate to procrastination? I need t hang out with people who are choosing not to procrastinate...thus PA...I need to focus on not procrastinating...either by writing about my action plan or reading about how other people structure their time productively...for me: PA, FLYLady...

ok, enough babling...time to relax and let it soak in...

wrkinprogrss: 09/07/11


9:00 meeting
prep and 10:00 meeting with D
prioritize (good enough)

add xrefs discussed with D (just one looks like enough)
move FMM info to correct location
check if open rcts can be addressed quickly

eat (good enough)
shower, etc.
run dishwasher

check in any changes I made (minimum done)
prep and 2:00 meeting
file timecard

experiment further with SWB instance
create mindmap of high-level S/CC doc concerns

update spreadsheets?
follow up Windows testing?
make a drainer's worth of kitchen progress? (did a tiny bit?)

do del load laundry
put away warm load laundry
change towel

do at least 15min. Qi Gong
use Balancer
troubleshoot printer?

take bedtime Rx
sometime between 21:00 and midnight, ask myself to please go to bed

Scribbler's Wednesday CI 11:40 a.m.

Good (barely, still) morning, all. Edge, I am very fond of your quote about action reducing anxiety. I am not the tattooing sort, butif I ever get one, that is a candidate. I'm hanging in. Not a lot new. Much work to do. Show to rehearse for tonight. I guess I'd better get back to it. Hope all are well. 

Vic 9/7

Show up (done) Thanks Lennon for starter and ditto on your gratitudes.

I did make the call yesterday to sign up for class for myself starts Thursday. Grateful it was not too late.

Started home cyber school with my son yesterday- they messed up so much. Gave him 2 English classes, we have not received the books yet, his advisor is gone, etc. got through yesterday. Feeling angry and tired.

Spent all morning on computer, now start math lesson, 2 calls and 2 stores today.

Today- I hope I can be the person my dog thinks I am.

Journey 9:45

In the office today.  I feel really tired, and I am going to try to leave a bit early today and relax this evening and go to bed early.   I think I have reached the point of diminishing returns on working extra hours on this project, it's time to recharge a bit.   I have a thing at lunch today and I will finish one big task on my big project and call it a day.


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

kromer 9CI

OK, have been goofing off for a bit, but at least I'm in lab early today!

Trying to train myself to focus--with my new apt/neighborhood/longer commute I can't spend as much time in lab, so I need to get my work done more efficiently.

*Finish probe PCR
*Finish genotyping
*Finish pos. cont. (this totally failed, so I need to do expt. corrections and come up with a plan going forward, tomorrow)
*Email room, email P, email MK
*Check expts
*Poster outline
*Pick up t-pass
*Make hyb buffer
*Read a paper (started)
*Maybe research amp?

OK, starting with probe PCR, genotyping, and pos. control

Just for Today

I thank god for this moment of puropseful, deliberate focus and self controll.

5-5;30  Prayer and Meditation

5:50-5:45 PA Mtg.




8:8:15 PA Mtg. Smile

8:15-12;30  Sleep

12:30 PA  Check-In

12:40-3:30 Work on Job Application

3:30  PA  Check In

3:40  Go to Post Office, Fed Ex and store

5:00  Work on Job Application  until complete.  Rest for a timer set of 1/2 hour, then work on straightening out the house.

11 PM  Bed


edge's ci - 2:05pm

- balance budget
- bank loan

~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action - Walter Anderson

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. Prayer and meditation morning and evening

4. Take shower

5. Get dressed

6. Go to the therapy group at 9 a.m.

7. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

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

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

10. Eat brunch

11. Cook and eat dinner

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

13. Make bed

14. Wash dishes

15. Clear up couch

16. Sweep a pile

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

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

Thanks for letting me share