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.

Monday February 27, 2012


Have a great proactive day!


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hjf2bme's check-in 2/27/12

Ok, half measures availed us nothing...well, they got us half-way there tho, right? 

Spent 2 hours sorting


5:45 clean kitchen,




dining room

cat litter box

bedroom/laundry down

laundry/finish sorting

check back in

feng shui computer area? Phone call at 9

Ready or not here I go! 


Late check-in from Hazyjane

Why so late? Hmmm, there's a question...

1. had a lie-in this morning as the dogs were at a friend's last night.

2. HP prayer, during which a blood vessel in my eyelid burst!!! that was weird. (I look like I have a semi-black eye)

3. Yoga stretches (5-10mins)

4. quick shower

5. about to head to Uni, looked around my kitchen and was really annoyed at the state it was in, and felt cross with my daughter for not helping out more, but she was already at school. So I emptied the dishwasher, re-loaded it with all the stuff that was in the sink, wiped down the cooker top, the counter top and the sink area and emptied the rubbish bin and swept the floor. Wow! It probably didn't take more than fifteen minutes maximum and made me feel a whole lot better. Plus I found the Uni paperwork I'd been looking for and blaming my daughter for 'putting in the recycling'. Thank goodness I didn't send her that text!!!

6. Got some work done at Uni when I finally got in, but all in all it wasn't the most productive day.

7. Did some shopping on the way home.

8. Fetched my dogs (must remember to feed them, they always go on hunger strike when they're at someone else's house).

9. did some online banking.

10. Finally, going to get started on my 'hour of writing'. Breaking it into 4 x 15min bursts. Now over to the chat room...

fudoshin: day 38: 12:18pm

Please do not leave advice or feedback.  Thank you.  Prayers welcome. 



I was totally obsessing about what to say to my former sponsor regarding the dating site last night.  I don't think she's a good outreach call person for me.  I should've seen or rather, now I do see, that I can only really be with someone who IS romantically anorexic or understands what it's like to be romantically anorexic.  Because normal people in my program don't always understand that we anorectics need to use a dating site in order to find dates.  I have been trying to formulate my words in a way that is diplomatic, so that I can leave her a message telling her I have no intention of quitting dating sites permanently, but why am I doing it?  Mostly because I don't think I can make decisions right now because I'm stressed b/c of school and work, I think I need more friends than dates, I want to deal with this academic thing that has contributed to feelings of low self-worth, I want to get out of my rutt of contacting folks periodically who are merely friends, I want to act in a dignified manner, I feel like I need more friends in program to bounce things off of, I do n't have a regular sponsor I can work with surrounding dating or getting current, it's winter.  I do not like to date very much during winter.   I had a crush on someone I did not want to have a crush on.  He wasn't the only person I had a problem with, not that I even have a problem with him, he's just a person, he never asked for me to be obsessed with him.  There are other folks whom I spoke to consistently who were not really available to me and I wanteed to get out of my rutt of talking to those particular people, but mostly it's the school thing, working needing to get done, my needing to attend to my priorities in P.A. program, which is something I felt I could do better if I were participating in fewere THINGS.

My recovery is not about avoiding dating sites or doing things out there, my recovery would look like my feeling comfortable in my own skin and not caring what other people think of me, regardless of whether or not I'm on a dating site.  I spend very little time there overall.  I have accounts that last maybe 3-5 to 14 days at most.  I probably spend altogether a month or two on the dating site per year, so I'm definitely not one to stay.  My deal is that I pick up and leave and I do not think it's as my mom says that I am just avoiding what I "know in my heart is not good for me."  That's crap.  It's more like, I've never been a person who has dated, who has been dated, and so it feels weird for me (though I have gone on 16 first dates and had anorexic relationships).  I've never even been a person who flirted, because of my upbringing with my mother who was very very very religious and conservative anda opposed to any of that behavior whatsoever, and completely against dating or having any fun at all until work is done.  So I think my behavior and fear is just an internal response to that trauma and also my own anxiety about rejection, which is is actually a lot better than it was before.  I have gotten very used to asking people out on dating sites and getting rejected there, I can do that.  Certainly if my sponsor were to give me advice on how I could date offline, I would apply it into my curriculum, but I don't really see her offering any feedback or support in that way.  And I don't think she is obliged to give that level of support since she's not my sponsor right now, moreover, whatever support she's willing to provide is up to her, but I don't see that happening.

wrkinprogrss: 02/27/12

Hi to all and good wishes for your day and your week!

I want to feel pleased about how I use my time, today, so, I choose accomplishment in reality over escape, particularly in these ways:

* I choose to postpone doing any online puzzles until another day--I know that doing even one is one too many, because one almost never feels like enough. I have higher priorities, today!
* I choose to do my non-fiction listening only before 21:00, and only during chores or exercise or travel before 18:00.
* I choose to do my fiction listening only between 18:00 and 21:00 and prefer to do it only during chores or exercise or travel or project progress.
* I choose to read fiction by eye only after grocery shopping and 18:00 and before 21:00.
* I choose to experience silence after 21:00. I encourage myself to get ready for bed in all ways I can before starting any fiction reading. I want to feel rested and energetic when I wake up, tomorrow! I want to get to my 8:00 appointment with time to spare for photography possibilities!

brush splint & teeth
reply to P at SPM (twice, plus phone call to make date)
make an LJ post re Sat
ck OR, add comment to S re P chgs
submit timecard
shower, etc
make shopping lists
grocery shop (and drugstore?)

***In Progress:***
prioritize, bookend+ check-in at P.A.
practice asking for an excellently-suited part of myself to lead the V (sang the song I wrote for and about this--maybe I'll also fiddle with the wording or add more?)
assess next priority for O project (tried R's environment, got info, next act is to write it up)
thaw homemade soup, eat, soak pan
research recipe ideas to make on Tue

***Experiment to Try re Job Work***
aim for at least 1 15-minute burst (preferably 2 or 3) in each hour between 10:00 and 18:00 except possibly one "lunch hour"
(done for 10:00-11:00 Smile)
(acceptably done for 11:00-12:00 Smile)
(done well for 12:00-13:00
(only did 10 minutes between 13:00 and 14:00
(done for 14:00-15:00
(not done for 15:00-16:00
(not done for 16:00-17:00
(done for 17:00-18:00

***To Do For Sure:***
do dark load laundry
load dishwasher, assess when to run

do 15 min. Qi Gong
make 10 min. clearout progress
make 10 minutes CLEAN-up progress!

aim bed 21:00, alarm 5:00 (for 8:00 Tue appt)

***I Want To Do These, Too:***
use balancer!
clean bathroom sink
try some more Shiva Nata

make further progress re getting Tai Chi prompts correctly set up
make more progress on beading?
retry passwords with tabs, reseal

journal a bit re DC vs. Rally &/or relation of regression/luck to procrastination recovery?

***Highly Recommended:***
10 minutes back yard neatening

delete more photos I can live without
put 1 box carob soymilk in car

Agnus ci - and back with a plan, and checking out for today

About to take work first call for the day, and I havent even prayed up or planned ... HP be with me!  Back after with my commitment list.  Thanks for the starter, lennon and .. Happy Monday everyone!

Back with a plan: Congratulate myself and thank HP for what I accomplished already: prayer/pets/program/personal care, breakfast, swept the back walk, did some food prep, put away groceries, straighted the kitchen, tried out a new web tool, tried out my new iPad, quality time with J, crafted a difficult email and sent it, had a great work call and typed notes well, dealt with a few incoming emails, and processed some stored Inbox emails. Whew!  That's a pretty productive morning!  Next up:

DONE! Lunch
DONE!  Prayer for the afternoon
DONE  Decide about cat (another week or IV, or say goodbye?:-()
DONE! Finish dinner prep
DONE! Edit paper for A
DONE! Telecon to calm A for conference
DONE! Download scripts from P
Find contracts for Proj B and respond to JY
Figure out how to get JY the webinar recording
DONE! Do two microbursts on clearing emails
DONE! Dinner
Walk doggie, weather permitting
DONE! Pack dinner, leave by 5:30 to meet H
DONE! Stepwork and dinner with H
DONE! Meeting
Step 10-11 by 10pm
1 round each of my 2 fave games
Asleep by 10:30

Checking out: I need to reschedule these tasks I did not get done today: Download scripts from P, Find contracts for Proj B and respond to JY, Solve the webinar recording tranfer to JY - also not getting to my bedtime Stepwork or sleep on time tonight...zzz...

kromer 10:50 CI

First task for the day is to take about 30 min and figure out what the heck I'm going to get done this week. Back soon with a plan.

Update 12:50--today is super-frustrating. A lot of it is being eaten up by helping with grad. student visit weekend. Also, my computer is acting up (despite the fact that I just got a fresh install of windows)--firefox seems to freeze it, so I can't use the chatbox.

OK, nevertheless I'm going to set a small series of tasks for myself
*Finish counting 1 sample (2 hrs)

*Start 2nd (1-2 hrs)
*Check expts, sign up for cryostat time, drop off samples (30 min)
*Finish script (30 min)

If I have extra time, I'll maybe look into F9 reporter cells
(going to work on this now)

And I'm going to go to bible study tonight.

OK, starting with counting now!

katia 2.27

-Physics recitation
-Optics workshop
-Do ONE optics problem from hw #4
-Do ONE optics problem from hw #2
-Email Sam
-Look at Physics hw for this week
-Update calendar w assignments/tests
-Cancel appointment w career center
-work on putting clothes away for clearing out/up goal

Vaskaat 27th Feb

-1 Shower

-2 Brush teeth

-3 Research jobs (~10 minutes)

-4 Examine volunteer opportunities

-5 Look over resumes, cover letter format

-6 Meet J

-7 Bring in bins

-8 Put things back in closet

-9 Return DVD tomorrow ||

-10 Financial records 

-11 Prepare bags for day 

-12 Wash dishes 

- "A procrastinator's work is never done."

Journey 8:45 am

I was early to work :) but it was because I didn't go to the gym :(.

I'm still recovering from this nasty cold.   I spent Saturday and part of Sunday in the bed but on Sunday I started to feel better and actually got out and bought a few groceries, cooked dinner, and did the dishes.   I still don't feel that great but I am at work.   Today's short todo list:

  • Manage the commute to and from work without causing any accidents
  • Prepare agenda for noon meeting
  • Find someone to be in charge of noon meeting so that I can skip it
  • Do at least some work on Project O - getting lots done on this today!
  • Do at least some work on Project M - sticking with Project O for today since it's going well
  • Avoid getting bogged down in non-project admin type work today
  • Mope around office with slightly martyred air all day, then leave early
  • Stop by post office on the way home to mail check

That's doable.   I've been avoiding soda lately but today I'm allowing myself diet coke and ginger ale. 

Update 6:30 pm - I am home, and actually got a good bit done on Project O.  Maybe I should spent more large chunks of time (with breaks) on one project.   But then, if I'm not sick, I will probably get bored.   We;ll see.     

"Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter.  Try again.  Fail again. Fail better." - Samuel Beckett

Recycler CI Feb 27 8:45am EST


Up, walked puppy, fed puppy. Walked for exercise, showered, ate Part 1 of breakfast, washed & dried hair, put on clean clothes, took meds, checked email and internet.

I'm not going to take a caffeine pill today, but I'm thinking about taking a vitamin supplement to see if it gives a boost. Not quite ready to take it yet.

No schedule today until 4pm. Could use this time to straighten the condo? Giving myself a little break after my walk and shower, then will try to get it in gear? ;)

Have a great day, everyone! :)


Thank you, gals & guys, for being here! :)

Vic 2/27/12

Show up (done), calender, basics

Today is a new day and a new start to change the things I c an. Grateful.

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. Test my blood sugar during fasting

2. Eat breakfast

3. Take shower

4. Get dressed

5. Go to my appointment at 9 a.m.

6. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

7. Eat lunch

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

9. Test my blood sugar two hours after lunch

10. Sort the storage box

11. Wash dishes

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

13. Eat dinner

14. Test my blood sugar at bedtime

15. Inject insullin

16. Get my forum post for tomorrow ready

Thanks for letting me share

Rexroth Check In

Still ill and need to do what is essential today

Up prayer and reflection
Back to bed
Checked emails, posts and post

Send rent to landlords - this is important
Tidy a little and sort a little and don't make more mess
Prayer and reflection
Bed and sleep

anything else is a bonus today

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth Check Out

Above and
Friend came round and was noisy as usual. He has mental health issues. Have just received a two page letter from guy who lives upstairs complaining. He also has mental health issues. I am rather fed up with it all. Also I have done more than enough for friend and do not need my life to be messed up by his behaviour or by me letting him behave badly. I do need to look after myself first or I am not going to be any use to anyone.

Write journal
Write in big letters to remind myself that when friend phones tomorrow to ask if he can come round the answer is no. Put this by the phone.
Prayer and reflection
Bed and sleep

Night Rexroth

Stefinle Monday Fetbruary 27, 2012

Good Morning! Not quite sure what the day will look like. Haven't posted in daily check-in in awhile. And things hve not been good. Doing the daily check-ins and checking things off my list gives me a sense of accomplishment no matter how few or trivial those things listed may be. So here I go again starting today.

Make coffee

Take dogs out

Get a shower

Brush teeth

Get dressed

Take D to her appt

Get to work on time

Never sure how to handle the unexpected twists and turns of the day. I am always left feeling upset and the day seems to get away from me when things don't go as planned. Seems difficult to regroup and recover when things change.


Today's Schedule....I want

Today's Schedule....I want to go back to bed but I can't...I have made changes to my schedule.  I don't believe I am able to wake up at 4:30 in the morning.  I have set my schedule to 6:00 am.  Wish me luck everyone. I am slowly doing it.  Thanks for allowing me to post my schedule, believe it or not this really works.

6:00 -             Wake up /Bathroom Smile
6:30               Breakfast - oatmeal Smile
6:31               DishesSmile
6:25               Feed Chickens, Cats, Dog Sadie, Rabbit, Ducks , Baby Calf Smile
8:00               Moping around the weather is going to changeUndecided
9:30               Ordered Wireless Booster/ Put in Roast for dinner will be at 12:30 todaySmile
10:00             Viewed discussion topics in online classesSmile
11:00             Yoga Exercise - ShowerCool

12:45 - 1:00         Lunch

1:01 - 3:45               Work on project- Always have an ongoing project, see notes from 10:30
3:46 - 4:25               Coffee Break with NIV, SWA, MA, VA 
4:25 -4:30                Dishes
4:31 -5:00                MSC updates
5:01 - 6:00               Prepare evening meal
6:45 - 7:00               Dishes
7:00 - 7:30               Call Kids
7:31 - 9:45               Online Classes  - Watch TV
9:46 - 10:00             Shower
10:00 – 11:00          Jay Leno or Murder She Wrote - sleep


Lead me not into distractions or panic, but deliver me from failure. For I am a procrastinator..... Naddy