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 March 6, 2012


Have a great proactive day!


Smile Laughing Smile Laughing

katia evening list

Hello friends! Making a little list to make sure I get something done tonite.

Things to do
-Email tutor
-Look at optics hw #2
-Read optics ch #1
-Break down writing assignment

Vic 3-6-12

Show up (done), calender, basics

Today is a new day and a new start to change the things I can.

Worked all day but does not "feel" like I did anything. one deadline is monthlyphone bill due today.

Thanks PA for a place/way I can
"show up"

Steppin CI

Last 10 days have gone in a bad direction. I'm back to overeating, overspending, shifting between not practicing at all and last minute binge practicing, my house is a mess, my sleep routine sucks and I haven't excercised for a week or so. I can feel my mind slipping into zombie mode, and every day becomes a series of dull motions to go through.

It's hard to tell what came first: The bad mood or the bad habits, but either way, I'll try and turn this thing around. 


Edit: Will try and change my sleep routine for the better instad. Goonight y'all.

kromer 11:50 CI

OK, so far not a great day...I really over-planned for yesterday, with the result that I didn't nearly get through my list, and feel really behind already.

And, I was late to work today (combo of over-sleeping and horrible luck with buses/trains), so that doesn't feel good either.

OK, well I'm going to try to make a reasonable list for today and do my best:
*He staining of slides I sectioned yesterday, eval. morph. (working on this now)
*Check on expts
*Do script
*Plan for girl's group, shop
*Finish working on ctrl for MK expts, email MK
*Organize my slides to stage
*Email about social events

*Call about checks, credit card and donation

Starting w/ girls grp planning + work on control.

marcelor check-in at 8.40

Done: up, breakfast, shower, dressed and at desk by 8.30

To do:

Read G thesis 4*20 min very interesting and useful stuff

Lunch with A

Work on abstract for C conf 3*20 min I did put in 3*20 min although not a lot of writing. Better than nothing and will continue tomorrow.

Email re M stove and received a response!

Find Z papers and research min amount  started

Research STS 1 hour

Wait until 6 p.m. for ID and C sites Not even finding this difficult to do despite the fact that it has been my favourite way to procrastinate for the last few months. Strange.

Respond to M! (who responded right away to the email I had dreaded writing for months...)

Write to ME

Watch Super Tues coverage!

More thesis work today so more challenging than yesterday, but I am hopeful that I can stick to it more or less.



wrkinprogrss: 03/06/12

Hi, All--good wishes for your day!

I want to feel better about how I use my time, today, than how I used it yesterday. So:

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

Laughing I choose to postpone doing any online puzzles or playing any online games until between 21:30 and 22:00--I know that doing even one, before that, is one too many, because one almost never feels like enough.
Laughing I choose to do my non-fiction listening only before 22:00, and only during chores or exercise or travel before 18:00.
:-( I choose to do my fiction listening only between 18:00 and 22:00 and during chores or exercise or travel or project progress. (I chose to ignore this contraint.)
:-( I choose to read fiction by eye only between 20:00 and 22:00. (I chose to ignore this constraint.)
:-( I choose to experience silence after 22:00. I encourage myself to be in bed by midnight, even if the lights aren't out. I want to feel rested and energetic when I wake up, tomorrow! I want to enjoy at least three hours of morning, IN the late morning, rather than the small hours! (I chose to ignore this constraint.) 

Done or Done Enough--I CELEBRATE THESE!: Laughing
In Progress--I take encouragement from these!: Smiling
Not How I Planned: :-(

****These are important!****
Smiling uw ld laundry
Smiling check-in/bookending/conditions
Smiling lead the V request
Laughing 08:00 meeting
Smiling more chapter checklist work
Laughing shower, wash hair, etc
Laughing aim to be ready to lv for appt by 1:00
re-call re beet juice availability?
clean bathroom sink
handwash dbr & 1 set braces
try oxy bleach on scarf
load dishwasher
Smiling use balancer
Laughing 15 min. Qi Gong
Laughing 10 min clearout progress (not timed, but did a little paper recycling and some kitchen sink work)

****These Are a GOOD Idea!****
Laughing submit timecard
cook something! (g-g?)
ins. claim filing progress
journal re car maintenance timing
journal re vacation planning nxt acts
tax data entry progress!
order new uw

****I'd Be Glad to have Done These****

practice Havi Brooks' Shiva Nata, etc
take some time for photography?
paper s/s/t progress/neatening
email s/s/t progress
photo s/s/t progress
Laughing anti-virus scan
dream scenes sketching progress
listen to dance performance music
listen to more of The Silent Speaker
consider next audiobook purchases
consider possible date activities
make progress on Tai Chi notes
water front bed, do 5 min weeding
update calendar & clearout goal
Laughing order auxiliary hard disk for backups

Journey 11:30

Posted a huge long post including todo list and lost it.  Oh well, I'm not retyping it, but I'll wave hello and get back to work!

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

Innertruth's 11 am check-in

Need to get my life back on track and out of the miserable rut I've been in.

Task list:

Talk to sister re apartment

Telephone calls:

MD, career counsellor, Rob M, OHA contact, Wayne, Salina, Lisa (LI)

Organize jobs

Apply to at least 3 jobs / jobs with deadline before March 13

Check-in and bursts   



Run, buy cards & TP at SDM

Make dinner 

Call Roseanne

Write newsletter

1 hour clean-up

Vaskaat 6 March

-1 Shower

-2 Brush teeth

-3 Review purchase

-4 Lunch with J, 1430 

-5 Job search (~10 minutes)

-6 Volunteer search

-7 Hist Soc?

-8 Practise chanter

-9 Pet care 

-10 Pick up groceries

-11 Store brownies for L, JM, etc. 

More to come... 

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

Agnus check-in

Today I want to be serene even tho there is much to do! 

R call
A call
C call
Ask J re: groceries 
Sus plan to SS
Microburst the KC report
Pay bills
File expenses if there's still time
Check on HSA2011
Relax 30 minutes

I am setting a new healthy boundary for me: no electronics in bed.  I have always taken my Iphone to bed for limited gaming but found that I do fight sleep to continue playing, which is addict behavior I wasn't willing to face.  But now I have an iPad and the problem ramped way up: last two nights I went to bed before 10 but stayed up playing until 3 a.m. one night, 1 a.m. last night.  That's no way to recover, so asking HP to help me resist the beginning.

"My boundaries enclose a pleasant land." Psalm 16

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 7:30 a,m. telephone PA meeting

4. Test my blood sugar after fasting

5. Eat breakfast

6. Take shower

7. Get dressed

8. Get my magazines ready

9. Go to the place where I can drop off the bags, magazines, and soap

10. Go get my eyeglasses

11. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

12. Go to the 1 p.m. telephone CLA activity line

13. Eat lunch

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

15. Test my blood sugar two hours after lunch

16. Cook dinner

17. Eat dinner

18. Sort the storage box

19. Opening up mail

20. Go to the 7 p.m. telephone OA meeting

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

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

23. Go to the 9:30 p.m. telephone CLA activity line

24. Do numbers

Thanks for letting me share

Rexroth Check In 10.23

Thanks for starting the thread lennon.

Slept well without dreams and woke at 7.30 feeling tired but not exhausted. I need a little time to get used to having my life back, no operation and I am OK to get on with any exercise, travel or whatever I want. It is a bit of a good shock.

I'm going to take it easy today.

Up prayer and reflection
Checked emails and posts

Rest, think, relax take it easy
Constructive realistic planning
Wash up and sort out some food in freezer
A little admin if I feel like it

That will do for now


Rexroth Check Out 23.23

Above and a friend came round and we talked for a while. He gave me two A3 prints of photos I had taken and I was amazed at how good they looked.
Also I've written my journal and prayed and reflected on things.

and so to bed and sleep

Night Rexroth

good news Rex!

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

Thanks journey

Thanks journey - I am grateful that I won't be spending the summer waiting for an operation and all the hastle and recovery etc. I can get on with my life.

Regards Rexroth

Lucky's playlist


Shower :)
Shiva Nata :)
FP :)
Prayer time :)
Take 1 rice out of freezer, 1 sandwich to work :)
Before work - Switch off bathroom light, put mug/glass in dishwasher
More tape on parcelSmile
Post clothSmile
Buy plunger?Smile
Set up SOs to friendsSmile
MUST pay 20 to 0300 7909901 - check bank firstSmile
Research contSmile
Call S Uren re leakSmile
Write down money spentSmile
Label emails I need to catch up on & reply to oneSmile
Start on story for websiteSmile
New card no for DDsSmile 
Do a bit on gas charity appSmile
Ocado inc shampoo, bin bags, kitchen paper, bathroom cleanerSmile
Plan counsellingSmile
Counselling 7pmSmile  

Start on post backlog (card arrived from court?)Smile  

Start looking for tax papersSmile  

Look for Windows diskSmile
Clear tableSmile  

MAKE PEOPLE TEA (shh - it's a proxy)Smile  

Tomorrow's list
Email self tomorrow's list

Metaphor Mouse! Because playlists are better than tasklists.

Hazyjane tuesday

Thanks to Lennon for getting the forum ready :)

Thanks to everyone at/in P-A, for being a part of this fellowship.

  1. HP prayer/yoga 
  2. post check in
  3. walk dogs
  4. shower
  5. Uni
  6. J's birthday present: wrap and post
  7. print tickets
  8. get D's passport form signed sealed and delivered!
  9. take dogs out when I get home
  10. prepare dinner
  11. meeting if I have time, otherwise do step work
  12. set aside time to visualise getting pesentation done
  13. make outline plan for research

Thirteen (unlucky for some) items there, I'm sure there's a few more that I'm leaving out, like doing a ten minute tidy-up of my living room... But already I feel more focused and energised, in other words prepared. Today I want to be more consistent and follow through.

Hazy's check-out

Felt so positive this morning, must try to write another tdl tonight (I used 'evernote' on my smartphone...)

Had a fairly interesting day: realised (not for the first time) that I don't do 'stress' very well, I don't express myself very well when I'm upset, and I have a tendency to get frustrated with people who I feel are misunderstanding me or putting unrealistic expectations on me.

All good. Need to remember my HP is available to me, but I forget!!!!! Will set my intention for tomorrow accordingly (remember to connect regularly and frequently with my HP).