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
HAPPY WEDNESDAY, EVERYBODY!
Have a great proactive day!
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emilhaller check in 11 09 07 at 3am CET
PA CheckIn 1 PA check In 2 Plan for tomorrow
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
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 do...so...what 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 behavior...no 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...
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 changesI made (minimum done) prep and 2:00 meeting
experiment further with SWB instance
create mindmap of high-level S/CC doc concerns
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
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.
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.
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
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 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
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.
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
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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