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, 11 Jan 2012

It's time for the hump day - let's all get over it in style. Best to everyone.

 Cool Stay cool. 

re today's CI inspiration

things hittig me today:

"My boundaries enclose a pleasant land." Psalm 16 --agnus

Breath in wonder --wrkinprogrss

my subconscious knows that there are some very important things that must be done --Crazybug

then woke up early with a thunderstorm raging outside and large frightened dogs in my bed [lol] --journey

of i realize...i'm getting inspired in teh wrong day!!

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb






Findingaway CI

10.20 Thursday 12th

Disappointed with my late start, but feeling more positive than yesterday, as I managed to break out of being frozen into procrastination yesterday morning and got some hours of work done in the afternoon.

Today is broken up with appontments and there is a lot to do. Still trying to (if possible) finish a report before I go on holiday in 2 days time.

Will look at lists, plan and use the chat box if stuck.

VIC 1/11/12


“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.”
“Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.”

Dalai Lama XIV



Why do I always seem

Why do I always seem to forget to schedule important time-consuming things when I plan my day?  Yesterday I forgot to schedule meals and a health appointment in my daily plan.  Today I forgot that a nurse friend was coming over to show J and I how to give our very elderly cat his weekly IV drip...a 90 minute time-chunk that completely eluded me when planning my day this morning - sheesh! 

Oh well, at least I didn't let it kill my whole day. Still made good progress on my backlogged bookkeeping, and completed an urgent task for my Boss and another for a client.

With a little breathe-break and a prayer, I believe I can get that Project W report written before day's end too.  Onward through the fog!

"My boundaries enclose a pleasant land." Psalm 16

tracy-la check in 1-11

READING - my inspirational reading for the day

Letting Go of Guilt 

"There's a good trick that people in dysfunctional relationships use," said one recovering woman. "The other person does something inappropriate or wrong, then stands there until you feel guilty and end up apologizing."

It's imperative that we stop feeling so guilty.

Much of the time, the things we feel guilty about are not our issues. Another person behaves inappropriately or in some way violates our boundaries. We challenge the behavior, and the person gets angry and defensive. Then we feel guilty.

Guilt can prevent us from setting the boundaries that would be in our best interests, and in other people's best interests. Guilt can stop us from taking healthy care of ourselves.

We don't have to let others count on the fact that we'll always feel guilty. We don't have to allow ourselves to be controlled by guilt - earned or unearned! We can break through the barrier of guilt that holds us back from self care. Push. Push harder. We are not at fault, crazy, or wrong. We have a right to set boundaries and to insist on appropriate treatment. We can separate another's issues from our issues, and let the person experience the consequences of his or her own behavior, including guilt. We can trust ourselves to know when our boundaries are being violated.

Today, I will let go of my big and little guilty feelings. Light and love are on my side.

From The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie 



just what i needed--on guilt

things like this make me feel so blessed. I was feeling VERY guilty for wasting about 2 hours this morning.

so i came here in desparation.

so THANK GOD that i have this fellowship. Before i would just sulk, and most likely lose the whole day. But as it is--2 hrs? I can absorb that loss.

Then, i come here and read people's struggles, and instantly i feel better. I think, hey, other people are going thru this too.

Then i read tracy-la on GUILT. Wow!

How can i not believe that there is a good God who loves me and is taking care of me?! Thank you HP.

Now onto guilt. I also feel very blessed by my christian faith, because it sets an exremely high standard of behavior, which would be fatal to my guilt complex, except it provides the magic cure for guilt--repentence and forgiveness. I am truly sorry, God, for wasting the time you have given me, and i fully intend never to do it again (altho i know by my nature, that i will, again, break this promise). But i also know (cuz the Bible teaches it) that once i make my confession, i am fully, completely forgiven. God takes all my guilt upon himself and leaves me clean.

Psalm 51 (after King David sees a woman bathing, sends her husband to the front lines where he is killed in battle, and then takes the woman to be his wife--ouch):

7 Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean;
wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
8 Let me hear joy and gladness;
let the bones you have crushed rejoice.
9 Hide your face from my sins
and blot out all my iniquity.

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


wrkinprogrss: 01/11/12

Hi, All, and good wishes for your day!

OK, what am I choosing to get done, today? (Whether I want to do it or not!)

Thought experiment for today: Breathe in wonder. Choose to hope. Choose to act!

Done on Wednesday, 01/11/12:
wrote down injunctions to discuss with B and/or group
made a new "motivational poster" for my browser homepage
emailed check-in buddy
got something to eat
do timed 15-minute burst of reexamining job task priorities
do another 15-minute burst on a high-priority job task before noon, and set a pull-tab (late but done by 12:30pm)
shower and wash hair
call optometrist re eyelid Q and MD re next supplement needs
re-check with Y re r3 doc needs (question emailed)
do four more 15-minute bursts on high-priority job tasks before 15:30 (two high-priority and two more of arguable priority done as of 16:25ish)
do two more 15-minute bursts on high-priority job tasks before 18:00 (done by 19:00)
wash and dry fleece zip jackets
attend therapy group and work on redeciding about injunctions
read or listen to something related to possible better futures! (watched Declaration of Interdependence short film and listened to last segment of Long Conversation and did some related research on web)
do 15 minutes of Qi Gong
take bedtime Rx

Made Progress on Wednesday, 01/11/12:
check-in and bookend at P.A. (includes at least initial prioritizing)

Not Done on Wednesday, 01/11/12:
make 5 minutes of progress toward being ready to return or buy Mindsight book
use balancer

My Day Today

I want to thank my Higher Power for this program, this website, the telephone and online meetings, and my life.

I want to thank maxbarraclough for starting this trend.'

Thing I have done today

'ate brunch

Things I will do today

1. Wash dishes

2. Put my curtains in the side of the apartment

3. Pick up atuff off the floor in the front part of the apartment

4. Wipe my stove

5. Clean my bathroom

6. Put my crates into my bathroom

 7.Go to school and drop my class.

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

9. Take shower for tomorrow.

Thanks for letting me share.

Crazybug CI 11:35am

In a major state of 'overwhelm' right now between work and home stuff.  Everything is just a piled mess and my subconscious knows that there are some very important things that must be done.  I'm just having an extremely difficult time allowing myself to figure out clearly what those things are.

In an attempt to get back on track, I'm going to get out a piece of paper and write down the most important things that I can think of.  Give myself 5 minutes to do this.  Then tackle first thing on list for 15 minutes.  At least I'll be making some progress.  sigh. 

kromer 10:40 CI

Feeling really behind/late today, but I have at least gone shopping to get some toiletries and some weatherization supplies.

I need to:
*Look through slides (working on this now), do expt. corrections and make ecad plan
*Email T (working on this now)
*Check expts, weight (will do this soon)
*ILL logging, email about expedited review, finish plan (will do this soon)
*Start S8 probes (working on this now)
*Work 3 hrs on documenting
*Finish cleaning bench (working on this now)/looking for slides/submitting for hist (WOW this took a really long time)
*Insulate house.

OK, that's more than enoug. Starting now w/ cleaning bench, looking for slid

Agnus ci

Well, yesterday I procrastinated checking in here, so that pretty much tells what my day was like.  sigh. But with help from God as expressed in the PA group conscience, I have a chance of doing better today.

Update Q; check 10 debits
Summary for R's church
Proj W c report
Proj W webinar
Project R kc report
Project B bd mtng handouts
Schedule tasks in Inbox
Scheduling: Reduce Inbox by 10 items, Proj C Mo report, Proj R Fl report
5:30pm Timecard, walk tj, dinner, meeting
10pm Step 10, bed

"My boundaries enclose a pleasant land." Psalm 16

Steppin check in

Same procedure as yesterday. Write a task, do it, strike it from the list.

Play at E's audition
E did very good and I didn't mess anything up because I had prepared instead of procrastinating. Yay:)

Now: Practice prelude

Go home, make dinner, do the dishes

Practice hymns

katia 1.11


I am so pleased with how far I got yesterday. Of course, I wish I was done, but I feel like I can do it!

Things to do today
-Finish? Lab 6
-Practice guitar
-Craigslist things?
-Call office re what to bring

Falcon CI Wed

Hi amigos,

Must. . . resist. . . urge. . . to hibernate!

I need to:

  • Eat breakfast - DONE
  • Do laundry
  • Take a walk
  • Pay bills - DONE
  • Tidy up
  • Change sheets
  • Call about haircut! - DONE

ZZZZzzzzzz. . . . huh?  Oh, right!  Time to wake up and get started! Wink


Journey 7:45

Did pretty good work-wise yesterday but I stayed up too late playing a video game and ate too much sugar . . . then woke up early with a thunderstorm raging outside and large frightened dogs in my bed . today I've had too much caffeine already.    Whatev, I'm sure I'll be tired enough to go to bed early tonight!  

I  have read my email and made my todo list already, so now I'm going to exercise and have some breakfast, then take a shower and get to work.  Have a productive and enjoyable day my friends.


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

clement ci day confusion

wanna hear something funny?

i posted in the Tuesday thread, but til now i've been thinking today was Thursday. Geesh.


had fun catching up here.

got a lot done yesterday w/ not too much binging. i was ok.

and i'm ok now, but still checking in as a hedge against going into distracted mode.

But it will be hard for me to go to the club this morning. I have to face that soon. but first schedule.


a bit stuck, sidetracked. But not so much that i dont realize it. Time to focus back.

Re-Focusing. Story of my life.

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


Max Barraclough

1. Morning routine
2. Evening routine
3. Return all communication w/in 12 hours
4. Read WSJ/blogs

Bank: fraud, laptop

Pick up dry-cleaning

Deposit check

Reconnect with Rodonk