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.

Tuesday November 29, 2011


Have a great proactive day!


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katia 11.29

Thing to do this evening

-Try and download Matlab onto my mom's computer halfway dl'd
-Look at Optics hw (scary!!!)
-Try to DO optics hw
-Read for metal
-Design a logo for blog
-Put clothes away
-Read to Connor
-Other stuff I can't think of

tracy-la check in 11-29-11

READING #1 Flexibility

If we examine our behavior patterns when we were procrastinating compulsively, we usually find that they were quite rigid. Our mental obsession kept us bound in repetitious behavior, which permitted very little spontaneity. With so much time and energy tied up in working around our procrastination, we had very little flexibility. Most of our free time was used to support or in response to our procrastination in one way or another.

As we recover, we may find ourselves threatened by unstructured time or by impromptu changes in schedule. An unexpected holiday can bring on feelings of emptiness or boredom. Changed plans can leave us feeling confused and unsettled. Without a firm routine, we may become uneasy.

Remembering that abstinence is the most important thing in our life without exception can provide an anchor when we are required to be flexible. As long as we remain abstinent, we are free to alter schedules and plans according to preference and convenience. Flexibility and spontaneity are possible when abstinence is firm.

Show me how to be flexible.

Adapted From Food for Thought: Daily Meditations  



unexpected schedule changes

funny. i made a schedule for myself for the first time in a long time.

and...i had an unexpected schedule change soon after i made it. it was very uncomfortable being flexible, but i had to. Now i'm ok with it, and have worked around it.

the touch of the master's hand:

"fall down seven times, get up eight" - japanese proverb

(((Good for you Clement!)))

I need both -- scheduling and flexibility.  


Innertruth check-in

Very bad day yesterday!

Ongoing eye infection got worse over the weekend. It started to really bother me on Monday. I took out my contact lenses and wore my glasses. I usually wear reading glasses with my contacts but with my regular glasses I can't read or use the computer. If I have to use the computer I don't wear any glasses and stick my face about 4" from the screen. Did a little tidying (not much), talked on the phone, ran an errand and watched TV all day as that's something I can do with my regular glasses.

Woke up today and my eye is about 95% better. I've already been to the eye doctor about my problem a few eeks ago and he prescribed drops for me. Used the drops every two hours yesterday and once today.

The MD says that there's nothing seriously wrong with my eye but I should not wear my contacts as much to give my eyes a rest. I don't want to get bifocals as I can't afford them and will have to get used to them. I hated wearing glasses as a teen and have worn contacts since I was 15. 

When I log off the computer tonight I will take my contacts out and put my glasses on.

Work for today:

11:30 -1 - website update

1- 1:30 - lunch

1:30 - 3 - telephone calls

3 - 5 - search for jobs, apply to 3 jobs*

5 - 6 - run*

6 - 7 - dishes & dinner*

* change order if weather clears up and run at 3 pm

7 - 9 - website update/blog & Wednesday "to do" list

9 - 11 - relax with Smileglasses on


clement ci

9:30 am:

i am here to promise myself to make a schedule.

i might not get myself to do it til 8pm. I might immediately do something else rather than the first thing on the list.

But i dont have to "see the whole staircaise, just take the first step"

(that took a long time to track down that image :^(


i made my schedule. it's a miracle. it was hard. i was stressed. but i am glad i did it. God's grace / strength was with me. Thank you, Lord.

the touch of the master's hand:

"fall down seven times, get up eight" - japanese proverb

kromer 9:50 CI

Today is a busy day, with lots of scheduled stuff:
*Lab mtg
*Lunch w/ a friend

*Girl's group

I also want to do some unscheduled work
*Finiish R10 clustering, sim. expr patterns. Get a list of genes. Brainstorm ways to analyze/visualize (working on this now)
*PCR (will do this soon)
*ANOVA for diff time pts (will do this soon)
*Check on expts (will do this soon)
*Read a paper
*Email TE and EA

And, I need to work on planning for girl's group, email about b, and figure out poinsettias.


Journey 9:30

Happy Tuesday!   I'm working from home today.   I dragged myself out in the ice and snow to go to the gym, ran an errand, and put my diet oatmeal cookies in the oven.   I was just kidding about the ice and snow, there were only a couple of flurries but snow is a big event down here.   That's all they have been talking about on the news haha.

My diet has been sh** for the last week and it's time to get back to healthy eating.  I resisted buying a box of candy at the drugstore even though it was on sale.   I'm having the healthy oatmeal raisin 'cookies' instead and I made some sans raisins for the dogs too. 

I'm on a roll so far this morning, now it's time to make my work todo list.  Back with MITs shortly. 

Update 10:30 MITs.  

  • exercise
  • walgreen's
  • oatmeal 'cookies' 
  • planning
  • J's report
  • RH Planning
  • goals review
  • OS Cert
  • find PO email and review status
  • find the l. book
  • refile the stupid FSA
  • request new pw for FTH
  • scoop cat litter
  • sew loose button on new skirt
  • dinner
  • dishes
  • 1 load laundry

I'm feeling a bit more confident again so I will probably not come back here to cross off items unless I get stuck.   I am going to try to keep my todo list on my own again.   It seems that once in a while, especially in a transition or high-stress time, I need to come back here and post my list.   Of course, I still need to BE here on a daily basis, but I don't always post in such detail.  We'll see.


Be confident.  Stay focused.   One thing at a time.


Show up, suit up, look up (done) Progress not perfection.  and baby steps.

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. Eat small breakfast

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

6. Take shower

7. Get dressed

8. Go to a baby shower at 11:30 a.m.

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

10. Eat dinner

11. Wash dishes

12. Clear chair

13. Call and pay a bill

14. Pay another bill

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

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

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

Thanks for letting me share