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Tuesday September 13, 2011


Have a great proactive day!


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findingaway check in

Wednesday 10.15 am

Thank you lennon, for starting the thread.

Yesterday I did an important presentation and it went well! Well, several people thanked me and gave me positive feedback anyway. Even though I left the preparation till the last few hours, I was ready enough.

Want to keep going on the good energy, not slide back as I have been doing.

So going to commit to showing up here every day that I work from home - usually that's Monday to Thursday, although I will be away on a course next week.

Not sure if posting my lists here is important for me - for now I will just aim to show up.

Thank you all for being here - often I read new posts even when I haven't posted.

Scribbler's Tuesday CI 12:54 p.m.

Yesterday turned out fairly well. I was pretty anxious about several projects but tried to keep the action-overcomes-anxiet paradigm in mind and managed to hit them all a pretty good lick, at least. A couple of things turned out pretty well, in fact, and I felt a lot better by the end of the day. Feeling better may not be what it's all about, but it's nice, at minimum. I going to try to remember that I want to feel good, and the way to feel good is to work on the projects that need to get done. Trying to avoid them, postpone them etc. does not make me feel good. It makes me feel bad. I don't want to feel bad.

Seems simple, but I guess riding a bike seems simple now, and at one time it appeared to be a terrifyingly dangerous stunt. I hope all are well. Thanks for being here.

wrkinprogrss: 09/13/11

My list for today:

prioritize, ?journal
shower & wash hair
eat something

8:00 exercise appointment, bank
check in at P.A., start chat, set up pie charts
make a pass through misc. job email, submit timecard

r2 doc plan work, including: (strong progress)

reread emails from B & Y
 update spreadsheet as needed (initial change done, rest TBD)

 check current state of plan wiki
 compare with r2 spreadsheet
update wiki as specified by A's email (strong progress)

load and run dishwasher

n 10-minute bursts to finish mmap
further pursue DH attendance
?draft proposed agenda, send to DS

10-min. burst dev gde R1 chgs, incl:

SVN update
crib from admin gde what's new

note for dev gde what's new
?replace anything w/ xrefs to a-gde
check in changes, tell R incl g.u. needs

any prep needed for Wed 9am mtg?
experiment with S instance?

cook soup
1 10-minute burst of sink work (did a little, untimed)

use Balancer
 do at least 15 min. Qi Gong
turn off computer & audio by 22:00

refrain from reading after 22:00
 take bedtime Rx
aim to be in bed w/ lights off by 23:00

Good wishes for your day, all!

Flailing again

Feeling down today. Yesterday was a struggle. Today I feel that the pile of work is out of control...again. I feel overwhelmed and anxious about getting it done before traveling again this weekend. I have to borrow a page from Vic and be mindful, trying to stay in the present moment. As soon as I start focusing on the future, my anxiety rises to a level that paralyzes me, and that is a self-perpetauting cycle. So, back to my faithful but hard to follow (for me) regimen: 30 minute blocks, rotating through everything that needs to be done with added emphasis on not looking beyond the current 30 minutes if at all possible.

Goal 1: 30 minute (max) blocks x 6

Goal 2: 30 minute lunch

Goal 3: 30 minute (max) blocks x 4

Goal 4: 30 minute break

Goal 5: 30 minute (max) blocks x 4

Goal 6: 30 minute dinner

Goal 7: 30 minute (max) blocks x 2 for administrative only (falling behind on billing and related paperwork)

Goal 8: Leave at 8 PM

Goal 9: To bed at 10 PM (non-work reading OK)

Goal 10: Lights out by 11:30 PM

This is a very, very regimented day for someone (myself) who resists regimentation by nature. Even if I don't accomplish all of this (14 work blocks, 2 administrative blocks, reasonable leaving and bedtime hours), it does give me a framework to try to adhere to. A laissez-faire approach, mind-hopping hither and thither, only scatters my efforts and feeds my anxiety as the hours pass and I am stuck on, for example, one long piece of work that I can neither finish nor let go. I tend to develop a goal-centered attachment to each task, even as my concentration flags and my mind is deperately trying to run away. Intellectually, I think that approach doesn't work for me, but my limbic system is harder to convince. Back to report. 

kromer 8:30 CI

Today is busy...lots of mtgs

Need to:
*Go to lab mtg, cell cycle
*Lunch with friend

*Colony mgmt (working on this now)
*Work on intro figs (started)
*Community mtg

Starting with intro figs

emilhaller 11 09 13 at 2:30pm CET

  • PA check-in
  • read 5 pages now habit
  • continue SB-Article
  • vacuum
  • check
  • Cook+Eat
  • practice handdrawing
  • ZCC continue first idea
  • Finish OPP: music
  • Plan f. tomorrow
  • Posting gf forum
  • Dishes
  • PA check-in

guilt-free play:

  • Skate
  • Dinner w. friends

Have a great day, everybody, and thanks for letting me share!

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. Prayer and meditation morning and evening

6. Take shower

7. Get dressed

8. Go to the Vocational group at 11 a.m.

9. Go to the store and get some milk

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

11. Go to the 3 p.m. telephone DA meeting

12. Call Guideposts and pay a bill.

13. Call TV Guide

14. Wash clothes

15. Put clothes away

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

17. Go to the 9 p.m. online EA meeting

18. Go to the 9:30 p.m. telephone CLA meeting

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

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

21. Wash dishes

Thanks for letting me share