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 7 February 2012

The working week has started.

and so have we...

Let make it a good one.


darnit posted on wrong day again


tracy-la check in 2-7-12

It's interesting idea about thinking about powerlessness vs. owning our power.

If I can surrender subconsciously but know the difference it will be easier. I feel like I am getting closer to that deeper level of surrender.

Owning Our Power

We need to make a distinction between powerlessness and owning our power.

The first step in recovery is accepting powerlessness. There are some things we can't do, no matter how long or hard we try. These things include changing other people, solving their problems, and controlling their behavior. Sometimes, we feel powerless over ourselves - what we feel or believe, or the effects of a particular situation or person on us.

It's important to surrender to powerlessness, but it's equally important to own our power. We aren't trapped. We aren't helpless. Sometimes it may feel like we are, but we aren't. We each have the God-given power, and the right, to take care of ourselves in any circumstance, and with any person. The middle ground of self-care lies between the two extremes of controlling others and allowing them to control us. We can walk that ground gently or assertively, but in confidence that it is our right and responsibility.

Let the power come to walk that path.

Today, I will remember that I can take care of my self. I have choices, and I can exercise the options I choose without guilt.

From The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie


book to hunt up

I think I want to hunt for this book. Making a note.

Thanks again for the thought-provoking quotes, Tracy.

@wrkinprogress - you're welcome

There's a website I use to cut and paste - that's my secret :)

 It's Hazeldon Center and it's called "Thought for the Day" and there are 5 different quotes for codependency, AA, families, men, women and I always find something there to fire me up for staying on this path. You can also use the search function if you need help in a certain area. Melodie Beattie books and other 12 step material are used.



Vic 2/7/12

Show up (done), bASICS, CALENDER

Resisting a phone call with lots of hustory attached, waiting for the "right time" and as I wait getting more and more anxious (4 days now)  feel absurd even thinking aobut it.

tiptree CI

- locate/commit one-offs
- impl page for managing defs.
- clear up 200 pub. case issue
- rehearsal
- impl 2903 - admin feature
- finish bc issue -- make testable
- impl 2908 - cust. req.
- walk dog
- practice guitar
- clean office
- read 30 pp
- pay bills
- watch library DVD

clement image

i was in chat reading everyone working thru their issues and i was struck by how much more people were getting done than they'd likely get done with out PA and so i saw in my mind's eye, and drew, this:


I bookended this in chat. So i know it took me 35 min. So, in hindsight, it was probably not worth it, as it was not my MIT. Could have saved it for later, not during workday. So i will now get back to work :P

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb



IJWTS that I like this diagram!

Thanks for making the thought so visual. :)

Sorry about 2 should be 7

Sorry about 2 should be 7 must wake up before I post.


re: sorry about 2

You should be able to edit it, Rexroth.   It's still a mitzvah to start the thread even if you put the wrong date. :)

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

edit op

i think you can usually click 'Edit' and change the OP even after people have replied to it.

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


Thank you

Thank you and so I could.


wrkinprogrss: 02/07/12

Hi, All, and good wishes for your day!

Here's my list for today. I don't expect to get through all of it, but I plan to make substantial progress, especially on higher-priority items.

Again, today, I choose accomplishment in reality over escape, particularly in these ways:

  • I choose to be free of the compulsive trance
    of doing online puzzles--I know that doing even one is one too many,
    because one almost never feels like enough.
  • I choose to do my non-fiction listening only during chores or exercise or travel and before 22:00. 
  • I choose to do my fiction listening only between 18:00 and 22:00 and during chores or exercise or travel. 
  • I choose to read fiction by eye only between 20:00 and 22:00. 
  • I choose to experience silence after 22:00. I encourage myself to be in bed by 23:00, even if the lights aren't out. I want to have time to contemplate my priorities before my 9:00 meeting. I want to feel confident and organized as I start my day!

(I did well with all of these except getting to bed by 23:00. I got to bed sometime around 01:00, I think.)

Done! (or Done Enough) on Tuesday, 02/07/12: Smile
x teethbreesh & splint
1x sync phone to computer
x ack oops on clear-out goal
x wash dark load laundry with special care items
x email check-in buddy!
x shower, wash hair, etc.
x 13:30 appointment and mail bill payments on the way home
x 10 min clear-out goal progress! (scanning and recycling junk mail)
x Qi Gong
x do something toward hopeful futures (I did some reading re SFI research and Institute for New Economic Thinking, and also did some more event/activity planning for the next few months, including thinking about possible times for the DC trip)

Made Progress on Tuesday, 02/07/12:
wip P.A. ck-in, bookending
wip prioritize
wip RG's request!
wip multiple 15-min bursts of job work, with Faipw in top priority if feasible (aim for 3 before noon and 4 more before any fiction reading or listening) (I think I did 3, total--better than none at all..)
wip put Big O, BWC info in phone (Big O is done)

Not Done on Tuesday, 02/07/12:

P1: Very Important:
use balancer
cook soup
submit timecard

P2: Important:
unload dishwasher
think re th h/w re privilege, enemies

order new phone holster
tax prep progress: hunt previous check register or create spreadsheet
library book reading/sampling (or return and get receipt?)

P3: Good Idea:
pick up Rx
think re / draft glasses Qs for optometrist's office
drink tea?

delete some old photos
shop glasses frames: lc? sears? c. ave something? revisit plaza?

start zine! (due in 12 days?!)
note visa bill items in ckbk

inventory non-Rx pills, estimate when need more
make progress on clearing out frig
email s/s/t &/or paper s/s/t

start drafting a note to M
miscellaneous neatening
research/plan ways to clear storage

P4: Nice If There's Time
start drafting a note to KBF

Ag showing up

I ahve been working diligently since 9am and there are still 172 emails in my Inbox.  Now I have two appointments out of the office so I won't get to any more of them.  By the time I get home there could be another 30 or 40.  Resisting despair...

My sponsor in another program kinda ticked me off this morning when she suggested I might need to consider an all-nighter to get caught up.  I have been trying to STOP doing those, in the interest of my recovery.  Not sure what to think now.

"My boundaries enclose a pleasant land." Psalm 16


A guidline I found in coda and helpful was to:
"act/respond in a way that is safe for me and respectful of others"  when others do not understand and give advice Vic

SJ Feb. 7

How come everyone's daily tasks sound more interesting than mine? Anyone want to trade? Just kidding...


Today I Will:

  1. Shower/dress
  2. Make bed
  3. Fluff laundry in dryer
  4. Fold laundry in drayer
  5. Write blog post
  6. Read and respond to 100 qs
  7. Grocery list/coupons
  8. Project for G
  9. Email G time for meeting?
  10. Start load of wash
  11. Make dinner for hubby
  12. Clean up dinner
  13. Go grocery shopping
  14. Make lunch for hubby
  15. Laundry to dryer
  16. Start new wash
  17. Fold clothes in dryer
  18. Move clothes from washer to dryer
  19. Start new wash
  20. Fold clothes in dryer

Innertruth noon check-in

Yesterday was a terrible day. Didn't get much work done and I keep beating myself over the head for it.

Very late start today. Instead of quitting at 6 pm or so I'll work til 8 or 9 pm with breaks for meals.

What not to do - spend any time on the internet other than what's necessary for work. No news reports. No checking Facebook.

Spend no more than 15 minutes on email unless it's directly client related. if I get an email I want to read I will read it at 8 pm.

12 -12:15 - Check email

12:15 - 2:00 - Proposal for Lori, call her

2:00 - 2:30 - Constant Contact email(still working on this at 4 pm)

2:30 - 3 - Call Barb plus write-up

3 - 5 - apply to CL positions

5 - 6 - dinner

6 - 8 - volunteer newsletter

8 - 8:30 - answer email

8:30 - 9:30 - update LI, schedule for Wednesday

9:30 - 10 - wash dishes, recycle

10 - 11 - TV

11:00 - 11:30 - hand laundry

11:30 - bed! 


clement ci 7 feb 2012

lord give me the strength to do what i is the next right thing, cuz idonwanna.

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


Stefinle 7 February 2012

Had a horrendous night at worklast night. i am grateful for the beginning of a new day.


Made coffee

Took dogs out

Ate breakfast

Put laundry on

To do:


Brush teeth


Go to store

Go to drugstore 

Do research

Check out company website

Make lunch for work

Leave for work by3pm

Take dogs out 

Clock in 5-10 minutes early


Vaskaat 7 Feb

1) Mail bill 

2) Get haircut

3) Meet JM @ 130; pick up food

4) See about returning rack

5) Examine headlight chassis

6) Call Mon.? (not really necessary but expected by others)

7) Order tax-relevant paperwork

8) Jobs and apartments

9) Coding research (~10 minutes)

10) Bed by 0030 



"A procrastinator's work is never done."

kromer 10 CI

I feel like I've been doing really poorly lately...oh well, today is a new day

Pick up t-pass, get/request library books 
colony mgmt, check expts
Schedule for the week (started)
Photo 2, Count for an hour  (will do this soon)
Girls grp (did planning for this)
Orders (working on this now)
Check data on rdh10

Talk to T (working on this now)

Today is the 7th of February

Today is February 7th.

Ha so it is

I didn't even notice - Rex or Pro will fix it later 

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

My Day Today

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

I esnt to thank Rexroth for starting this trend

Things I will do today

1. go to the 7 a.m. telephone DA meeting

2. Test blood sugar three times.

3. Eat breakfast

4. Take shower

5. Get dressed

6. Go get my medicine

7. Get some money out of the bank

8. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

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

10. Go do some business

11. Go to the 8 p.m. telephone OA meeting

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

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

14. Eat lunch

15. Eat dinner

Thanks for letting me share

Journey 7 am & updates

Thanks for starting us out Rex.  

I am working from home today and I am sitting here in my pajamas watching an exercise video.   I'm not exercising, just watching lol.   Time to get my workout clothes on and do the workout instead of just watching!   Back later with todo list.

Update 10 am:  I have my todo list, I have exercised and made a nice skinny mocha latte in the blender.   Email has been read and calendar checked.   Now for quiet time.

I should put my todo list in here today since I'm working from home - it really helps.

  • Exercise
  • Plan
  • Project O - check monitors
  • Project O - research combining
  • Project O - start planning port
  • Project O - start on new mon
  • Project M - Read IG - started
  • Project M - Read EG - started
  • Project M - find last year's project plan
  • Project M - figure out how to schedule dl
  • Read about fresh hell on horrid documentation project
  • vitamins
  • quiet time
  • work on budget
  • dinner
  • dishes
  • laundry
  • stack of mail on table
  • if time, agenda for friday's meeting



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

Rexroth Check In

Slept well up late suffering from I think the effects of a innoculation.

Up prayer and reflection
Checked emails, post and mail
Checked travel details for hospital tomorrow

x Study French
x Look at programmes on laptop - sort of study
x List questions for hospital tomorrow
Finish letter to send with photos
x Post re images
There are a few more bits that I might attempt
Prayer and reflection
Bed and sleep

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth Check Out

x above and emailed friend, made scones (which taste more like biscuits but very good), written journal, put dry clothes away, washed up and tidied up and some real research on the web.

Prayer and reflection
Bed and sleep

Night Rexroth