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.

Thursday October 6, 2011


Have a great proactive day!


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Friday 11.15 am

Thanks for the starter, lennon.

Very distracted today as my mother is quite ill and I don't know if or when I will have to rush off to Melbourne (nearly 3 hours drive away) to help her.

Will try to focus on getting some things done while I can.

Thank you all for this site.

wrkinprogrss: 10/06/11

Thanks for the 48/12 info, Journey!

My list for TODAY:

weekly L team meeting
prioritize & post this
meeting with A

load dishwasher (did a 10-minute burst and put more things to soak)
fix oatmeal with fresh pear
 change towel

draft problem analysis section (started trying to design it)
rnote follow-up (did significant work on this, now awaiting feedback)
submit timecards

check in with S & D (emailed S 1x, checked for a D post to reply to)
 use Balancer!!!

weekly status and wiki update
update calendar (some)
?email D re next get-together?

?email K re getting together?
?work on willpower post +/or plan artist date
 dance class

 15 min Qi Gong
avoid reading by eye or ear after 23:15
be in bed with lights out and sound off by 00:30

Journey 10:00 the magic of 48 minutes

Back in the office today and I am happy to report that yesterday was a very productive work from home day.   I have been doing the pomodoro method - working 20 minutes, taking a 10 minutes break.   That way I get up and move around every half hour and work a little bit on a household chore, or whatever.   The other day I read on lifehacker that 48/12 is the optimum work/break time.   I tried it and it really worked for me!

I don't think there is anythign magic about the numbers, I just think 20 minutes is too short for me to get into the 'flow' of my work and 48 minutes is long enough.   I worked fewer total hours, and did my chores after work was finished instead of fitting them in throughout the day.   I felt more productive and finished work at an earlier hour.  I still make a point of getting up and moving around for those 12 minutes, as I don't think it's good for you to sit for long periods of time without stretching your legs a bit.  

Anyway, give it a try! 



kromer 10 CI

Today I need to:
*Get 2/3 of the way through rough draft of presentation (well, I maybe got half way through)
*Win 18,446 plan/form
*Recommendation, transcript, and test score requests (I need to, at a minimum, send out one recommendation request tonight)
*Look into Rdh10, Gcnf  (working on this now)
*Pack (will do this soon)
*Give cookies to neighbors 

Working on Win 18,446 plan/form  now

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 7 a.m. telephone DA meeting

2. Go to the 8:30 a.m. telephone PA meeting

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

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

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

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

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

8. Prayer and meditation morning and evening

9. Take shower

10. Get dressed

11. Cook and eat brunch

12. Cook and eat dinner

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

14. Do homework

15. Finish numbers

16. Clear table near the table

17. Skin chicken

18. Pick up stuff off floor

19. Call my therapist

Thanks for letting me share