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, 18 Jan 2012

Happy humpday!

Cool  stay cool.

Check-in at 5:30 pm.


- Cooked enough food for 1.5 days Cool.


I want to:

-  Open text editor; write summary.

- Email D to confirm appointment.

- Answer H by Facebook (warning)

- Email T to schedule an appoinment

- Come back here and report.



- Write down recorded ideas on phone.



- Opened text editor and wrote summary for about 1 hour. Couldn't concentrate much.

- Emailed D, answered H.



- Surfed for 6 hours approx.

- Didn't dare to email T.

Fear is only a thought and as a thought you can ignore it most of the times.

Tiptree CI 4:40 PM

next 24 hrs:

1) reproduce/fix bugs from latest tag
2) implement tracking feature
3) implement expl. popup feature
4) fix rec. case bc bug
5) follow up on requested change to mod. list
6) clean office
7) practice guitar
8) finish BofP
9) exercise
10) at least 15 mins. of Hanon
11) review bug items -- find 5 more candidates
12) review H. issues list
13) read 1 ch. of work-related book
14) go through mail/file, process or discard docs
15) watch DVD pending completion of most of the above
16) track time spend working -- clock 8 hours

Journey 4:15 pm

Dang I posted on the wrong day again!   I went to update my post and couldn't find it, duh.

Anyway, here it is

Good morning.  Working from home today.   I have exercised and attended an early morning conference call.   I did pretty good yesterday.   I am working on several small projects right now which is difficult for me - I work better when I'm in the middle of a large project which has continuity from day to day, so even better that I was able to stay on task pretty much while transitioning frequently.   

Going to get dressed now and have some breakfast,  make todo list, and check back.

Update 9:45 did the above, now to start checking off those items on the todo list.

Update 4:15 Have been doing well but fading a bit now.   I need to do a very boring online class and I'm avoiding it.   Posting to get back on track.

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


Today I passed the exam! It was much less stressful than most of my exams are, becouse I managed to moderately study for several days instead of my usual horrible all-nighter. And I got a B.

I have this forum to thank for that... I am happy for all the tips and support I have. It works. Smile

Tonight I will:

  • make a study plan for tomorrow
  • have a shower
  • listen to some music for 20 minutes
  • turn the lights off at 12:30


congrats fermiona!!!

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


@Fermiona re:exam



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

SarahJoy (SJ)

I am on here earlier than yesterday--huge positive! I didn't get to sleep until midnight, even though I was in bed by 11 (wanted to be in bed by 10). Hoping that tonight I can work on the be in bed closer to 10 thing. We'll see.

I am very thankful for this website. It is SO helpful!!!

Done=this color

My To Do List:

1. Shower and Dress

2. Respond to really important work emails.Took longer than I thought. :(

3. Edit (10+2)*5--Trying it this way today.Finally!!! Now, giving myself a break by taking out the trash. :) 

4. Start load of laundry

5. Make bed

6. Edit (10+2)*5 Yes! I officially completed two 50 minute sessions as compared to yesterday's one. That's an improvement. :)

7. Take out trash

8. Edit (10+2)*5

9. Vaccuum

10. Edit (10+2)*5

11. Sweep and mop floors

12. Edit (10+2)*5

13. Make dinner for my DH.

14. Edit (10+2)*5

15. Feed birdies

16. Pack  hubby's lunch

17.  Dishes/clean up dinner (Awesome hubby helped with this!)

18. Bills on counter

19. In bed by 10!!!! No, really, I mean it this time!



1. Fold load of laundry

tracy-la check in 1-18

Good day everyone.  Up early for my 6 am bootcamp exercise class. Actually went to bed by 10 pm so I'm not tired today. That's progress. 2 nights in bed by 10 in a row!



Sometimes in life, things happen too fast. We barely solve one problem when two new problems surface. We're feeling great in the morning, but we're submerged in misery by nightfall.

Every day we face interruptions, delays, changes, and challenges. We face personality conflicts and disappointments. Often when we're feeling overwhelmed, we can't see the lessons in these experiences.

One simple concept can get us through the most stressful of times. It's called gratitude. We learn to say, thank you, for these problems and feelings. Thank you for the way things are. I don't like this experience, but thank you anyway.

Force gratitude until it becomes habitual. Gratitude helps us stop trying to control outcomes. It is the key that unlocks positive energy in our life. It is the alchemy that turns problems into blessings, and the unexpected into gifts.

Today, I will be grateful. I will start the process of turning today's pain into tomorrow's joy.

From The Language of Letting Go  



Sleep procrastination

My sleep-procrastination is even worse than my study-procrastination. I often go to bed after 5 AM.  So I really support your efforts to go to bed so early!

I'm trying to do that myself... with baby steps.


Wow, I'm not the only one to procrastinate on sleep?  I'm really bad with that too.  What kinds of things are you doing specifically to help with the sleep issue?  (I don't mean to get to personal, but if there are things that you are doing that you are willing to share, I could use some suggestions, because the things that seem to work for my daily procrastination don't work the same for my putting off sleep!)

Check out the new thread...

I started a new thread to discuss sleeping habbits. Check it out...

re: bootcamp!

Good for you!  

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

re: 6am bootcamp

yeah, my club has a 6am bootcamp too. I go at 10am ;)

congrats on the bed-time. that's a sturggle for many here--me included

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


(((putting off bedtime and mental benefits of exercise)))

Yes it is ironic that some of us put off going to bed so we can work . . . :)

 The bootcamp these past months has helped me remember how to push myself hard, go even when I'm tired or don't feel like it, and how to get out of my comfort zone. Some of the things I need to do to meet goals to stay committed to action  and not do my trigger procrastination activities. I don't go on the internet during bootcamp :)

I realized that I'd only exercise regularly if I created a system. And the 6 am bootcamp works. I've been doing it since May. I need a system for staying on task, getting my actions done as well. So this past month I used leechblock, chrome nanny to block google, FB, news websites, etc during all working hours. Am creating more systems to keep me on track (no personal phone calls during day, except emergency) etc

 And the exercise helps my brain. 90% of the benefit is mood and brain. The other part -- physical -- is incidental even though I've gotten quite fit. 

So good for you Clement! See you on the site soon :) 


re: exercise and sleep

head nodding...

yeah the regular exercise really helps me too. It is such a mood booster. This might sound weird, but I double-up and use it as a quiet time too, listening to selected christian music that has great lyrics and remind me of the deepest truths about myself and our world and god. I feel like i receive a great benefit filling my mind with those ideas, as i fill my body with endorphins.

And, yeah, our bootcamp also gets me out of my comfort zone!

On sleep, last 2 days i was sooo tired all day, i had to go to be early. I must've got caught up cuz i'm not so tired now. Still, it's so hard to make that tradeoff.

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


HighwaysSlave -- 9:25

Seven important things to do important things to do (for those of you who might be kids in the hall fans, I promise NOT to knock over any old ladies in the process!)

1) Three hours at least of piano at the University NOT at keyboard at home --INCLUDING SCALES and ARPS

2) 1 hour at least of flute  (this can be at home) -- including LONG TONES

3)  work on purpose statement edition

4) Start putting out feelers for recommendations.

5) declutter house and if possible really clean house. 

6) Poetry class homework 


Okay got the piano done, and the flute.  Had a poetry class emergency because it turned out that there was a book that wasn't actually in the required list for a class for which we had an assignment out of, and so I had to go buy the book, read the book, and get something done on the exercise assigned.

So between the homework and the practice, I didn't get my house decluttered--well, I did get a bit of the kitchen but the rest is a mess and I still need to get my christmas tree taken down...  Purpose statement and whatnot will have to wait till tomorrow.


My Day Today

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

I want to thank maxbarraclough for starting this trend.

Things I will do today

1. Get dressed

2. Eat brunch

3. Go to see the nurse

4. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

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

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

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

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

9. Get medicine ready for the next two weeks

10. Take shower

11. Get clothes ready for the next day

12. Eat dinner

Thanks for letting me share

Steppin check in

To do:
Practice prelude
Get started on fugue
Decide on a sonata
Concert piece if there's time

renew passport
Go to work on time
Send emails
Do the dishes

Next up: Prelude

Prelude and Fugue -- sounds

Prelude and Fugue -- sounds very Bach-like.  I'm working on D minor BWV 875.  Which one are you working on?

Max Barraclough

Morning routine
Reply to all in 12 hours

call Bs
deposit check
read AE
read FbR
read R
reconnect w/ R
call precinct