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 November 9, 2011



Have a great proactive day!


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kromer 10:50 CI

Man, I'm having a really hard time getting going this morning (just couldn't get up, despite plenty of sleep, and now I'm surfing and chatting and generally NOT GETTING WORK DONE). I also was really lazy last night. Grr to me!

OK, well I can start my day over any time, right? For today I need to:
*Email PR and KA
*Ask about ecad
*Resuspend probes
*Start R10
*Check on VAD x2
*Go to small group, pray
*Prep for and go to gc mtg

working on gc prep now. 

Journey 6:30

Happy Wednesday!   Working from home after a day off yesterday and it's hard  to get back into the groove . . .I feel like I should have another day off! 

Yesterday was a pretty good day, dog came thru surgery fine and I got caught up on a few chores around the house after working a lot of weekends lately.   I made one of the three phone calls that I've been putting off.  I also did a lot of sitting around watching tv.   I watched two whole movies!   Anyway, I'm rested up and the dog is fine and it's time to get busy.   

I will make my todo list, then exercise at home with a video.  I'll resist feeling that I need to 'catch up' by working extra hours today since I was off yesterday - I deserved my day off, and I know what happens when I start out feeling behind.   I will focus on doing a reasonable amount of work today.   Here goes!

Have a productive and enjoyable day everyone.

Update 4pm: am busily avoiding getting back to the horrid documentation project, which was officially late as of Nov. 1.   I wasn't worried about it being late because I really didn't have time to work on it because of the Big Project, but I don't have that excuse any more  - I just hate doing it.   Bookending one hour of work on it. 



I value my time and use it wisely - Journey



Have been having a tough time getting on track since the early part of October, when I spent 3 days in the hospital for i.v. antibiotics. Have been unable to get caught up, and persist a couple of weeks behind. As I feel more stressed, my anxiety about finishing work items, and my desire to procrastinate, only increase. Have not been checking in, so I am doing so now, in hopes of breaking this downer cycle.

What works for me, when I am able to stick to it, is to rotate through my unfinished cases, no more than 30 minutes at a time. It's surprisingly hard for me, because I have to battle my intuitive impulse to stay with something I am working on, even if it's taking a very long time and keeping me from any other progress. The anxiety piece is huge, too, often leading me to put off *starting* the 30 minutes as long as possible, then often giving up and moving on to something that *seems* less daunting. 

Well, I am tired, feeling down, and ready to try again at my Sisyphean labor.

Goal 1: 10:15 AM - 1:35 PM: 30 minute blocks, with a break of 10 minutes at the end of each block. I realize the ratio of work to rest is low, but my actual productivity is lower still, and *maybe* frequent breaks will  enable me to blow off anxiety a little better

Goal 2: 1:35 - 2:35 PM: Lunch and decompress

Goal 3: 2:35 - 6:35 PM: 30 minute blocks, with breaks

Goal 4: 6:35 - 7:35 PM: Dinner

Goal 5: 7:35 - 8:35 PM: Personal development

Goal 6: 8:35 PM: Leave work

Not a highly ambitious day, but certainly far more disciplined - if I can walk the walk - than I have been lately. Back to report.

hey there 4change!

I was wondering where you'd been, hope you are feeling better!


I value my time and use it wisely - Journey

Rexroth Check In

Today I have been back from abroad for exactly four weeks.

Up prayer and reflection
Washed up some of washing
Read through todo lists for what I intended to do when I came back - I felt I had done almost nothing and find that I have done a lot
Checked emails - store emails to say they are refunding money and checked posts

x Finish washing up
x Clear up in kitchen
Clean kitchen floor
x Take rubbish out
x Deal with post when/if it comes
x File papers I left out yesterday
x Dispose of confidential papers safely

that will do for now...

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth Check Out

Above but not the floor and
Spoke for a long while with friend on phone
Defrosted deepfreeze
Cooked a load of fish
Bits of admin and research
Prayed and reflected

Bed and sleep

Night Folks


Hypatia's check- in

Good morning all!

Last night was a disaster - the only thing I did off the list at home was the washing.  Then I fell asleep listening to my  new MP3 player.

Today I have a free morning for paperwork so here goes....

9.30   in-tray

9.45   panel letters

10.00 web-mail

11.00  autism audit (abandoned due to lack of time)

12.00  prepare for afternoon meeting

12.30  lunch

13.00  sort files and create urgent list

13.30  finish AH reports

14.30  outlook e-mail

14.45  meeting

Steppin Check In

In my country, it's 6.20 am in the morning right now. Because of work, my day/night has been kinda switched, so I have litteraly practised all night. It wasn't as bad as it sounds, as I had been sleeping during the day, but just knowing that it was night time made me a little tired. (Thank you Redbull)


Concert piece


To do


Touch up on concert piece and hymns

Write short prelude

Chamber piece 



Theme and Variations




Renew train card.


Check in for Wednesday

Will post my "to do" list on Tuesday evening for Wednesday.

5:30 pm check-in 

Spent too much time procrastinating about getting down to work today. Then "time binged" on the newsletter. Client work done ahead of time and arranged phone meeting with his supplier (YAY!). Also, reviewed work from home stuff and will complete tonight along with the political stuff and a final review of the newsletter. Will check in around 11 pm again with my progress and "to do" list for Thursday. 

 - get up at 6:45 am for walk, 7:30 walk, home at 9:30 

- email ST re job 

- Morning - make phone calls (4stream, JC, AG and 3 Comm connections)

- Review client's work and sign off

- Review newsletter

- Search internet for holiday work

- Complete grocery applications 

- 1:00 pm to 3 pm - Bank, drop off resumes.

- 2 jobs rva chi

- Update LI profile and post to groups.

Personal stuff:

  1. One hour clean bedroom and get out winter clothes, bring over to sister
  2. Finish newspapers and recycle.

 Get to bed at 11 pm 

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. Cook and eat brunch

6. Take shower

7. Get dressed

8. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

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

10. Prayer and meditation

11. Shred papers

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

13. Wash dishes

14. Cook and eat dinner

15. Do numbers

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

17. Take shower for tomorrow

18. Get my clothes ready for tomorrow

19. Take out garbage

20. Do recycling

21. Call the no-kill shelter

Thanks for letting me share