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 3 April 2012

From: Mary Oliver's poem   The summer Day 

I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?

Vic 4/3/12

Show up (done) program

Was "unraveled" but "talked it out"

"Live as if you are worth your own time, as if the possibilities you long for exist"


I didn't check in this

I didn't check in this morning because I didn't do what  planned for yesterday. And today, wasted more time...I have no excuse whatsoever.  I spend time doing things I don't care about when I have so much to do.

I'm going to try meditating/praying on it; try to understand what I am getting from procrastinating.  I know (intellectually) that it is one thing/one day at a time, but I am so overwhelmed; and I don't understand it.

I appreciate the kind words I received on here yesterday. 


wrkinprogrss: 04/03/12

aiming for a SHORT list, today:

Laughing request day off
Laughing shower and wash hair

:-) eat a good breakfast/lunch

:-) preferably decide if doing laundry before 13:30 appointment (postpone)
:-) preferably decide if cooking some soup before 13:30 appointment (postpone)
preferably make shopping lists

Laughing mail bill payments
Laughing 13:30 appointment, take tape

Laughing pick up Rx
pick up supplements from MD
Laughing pick up supplements from new pharmacy

:-) use balancer
Laughing 15min. Qi Gong

kromer 1:45 CI

Today I need to:
Check on experiments

Send girls group update, shop and plan
Email JS, MK
Work for 1 hr on counts
Do financial stuff and start taxes.
Call logan lost and found

OK, starting w/ girls group update. 

Agnus ci

seems NowDoThis isn't working today, or else my browser is messed up again.  so i'll post my to-do list here and check it off as I move forward.

File R coaching report, 20 minutes
File C Coaching report, 20 minutes
File expenses, 20 minutes
Plan time for the week, 10 minutes
Edit the BW presentations, 20 minutes
K monthly report, 10 minutes
Call Rxxxch to advise of correct insurance info, 15 minutes
Call CCI with payment histories, 20 minutes
LUNCH, 40 minutes
Write KCC site visit report, 60 minutes
Write OIC site visit report, 60 minutes
Enter debits, 20 minutes
Sort new emails, 5 minutes
Flag all emails, 20 minutes
Empty 1 email cache, 20 minutes
Take meds
Letter to cancel gym
Enter incomes on TurboTax

"My boundaries enclose a pleasant land." Psalm 16

hugs hypatia

I am still in the stage of caring for a very disabled husband while trying to carry the income and household for both of us. Exhausting,  and some days I resent it greatly.  My spirit longs for freedom from the demands, and I daydream (guilt-fully) of a future full of possibilities, adventures denied me for 15 years by his illness ... But then I hear friends like you share the challenges of life beyond caregiving, and I am grateful for what my life holds today. 

I'm glad we're sharing this path of PA recovery.  Living one day at a time, right?  Sometimes five minutes at a time seems like all I can manage!  Thank you for sharing. You're in my prayers.

"My boundaries enclose a pleasant land." Psalm 16


Exhaustion and resentment - yes, I was there too.  You have my love and prayers for the burden you are carrying.

5 minutes at a time sounds about right for me at the moment.  I'm sitting at my desk at work, having trouble even getting started - let's see what I can do with 5 minutes



Journey 9 am & updates

Good morning!   I am working from home today.   I have been to the gym and made a quick stop at the grocery store for a few essentials.   I've read email and checked my calendar.   I have one meeting this afternoon, otherwise calendar is clear.  I have started Instant Boss, and I'm off to make my todo list.   I will post it here since I'm working from home.   Back in an hour or less.

Update 10:15 - here is the list

  • exercise
  • plan
  • DP Planning
  • Project O - continue working on combine
  • Project D - meeting & review RH and SL
  • Project M - work on I
  • Project MV - more reading
  • Goals review
  • review ret. planning
  • Call Verizon
  • SH 
  • dinner
  • dishes
  • laundry
  • booklist
  • renew 
  • bikes - check basement
  • work on pws 
  • read and have a nice cup of tea before bed

Red items must be done today. 


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

Hypatia is back

I'm back after several months gap.  My husband died 3 months ago, and the daily struggle of caring for a very disabled man while working full time has been replaced by the struggle to keep going at all.  With all that extra free time I'm still not managing to make any inroads into the mountains of paperwork at home or at work, let alone the new paperwork that has to be done when someone dies.

Following a mini-breakdown this weekend, I am now working reduced duties - spending the time on admin/paperwork rather than seeing patients. Somehow I need to structure the next couple of weeks to take advantage of this.  But I'm already halfway through the morning having done very little.

 Next steps

- complete the reports for the files currently lying on the desk

- meet the manager this afternoon to complete the autism audit

- talk to manager about how I'm going to use the next two  weeks

- SW's notes

- decide what to work on next



Good to have you back, Hypatia!

Sorry to hear about your mini-breakdown, I really hope you are feeling better and getting enough rest.

All the best with your endeavours. I find the chat box here is a great support, have you tried that before?

wb Hypatia!

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

Thanks Findingaway

Thank you for your moral support.  I have ofund the chatbox very helpful, but for work, my employer would disapprove, so i have to be very sparing with it.  I will probably use it at home again



Lucky's playlist

Charge phone at work

Note down questions on gas charity application

call CCCS, update them, discuss charity app

Finish charity app

Contact council tax people to let them know can't pay till Friday, ask for reminder of bank details

Pay court fine: either with payment card or going in person on lunchbreak

try and use online time at work to get and do some writing/proofing work

Online grocery shop

Think about what to cover at counselling 

Metaphor Mouse! Because playlists are better than tasklists.

Findingaway CI

9.00 am

Some interruptions this morning, easy to blame them, but I was not
getting started anyway. I have something new and important to do for my
paid work and am scared I am going to blow it. Really I can manage it,
it is just different, there is a deadline AND other people will be
reviewing what I've done - eek!

Time to make a start!

Thank you all for being here; have a great Tuesday!

PS There was a second Tuesday post that I started; I've changed it over to Wednesday 4th now.

*big hugs* -- Metaphor

*big hugs*

Metaphor Mouse! Because playlists are better than tasklists.

Oops, I doublehugged. Oh well

*big hugs*

Metaphor Mouse! Because playlists are better than tasklists.

Thanks Lucky!

All hugs welcome! Smile

Thanks Lucky!

Woops! - you won't believe this double post was not intentional - maybe it's contagious?

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 chickadee for starting this trend.

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. Go to the 8:30 a.m. telephone PA meeting

5. Test blood sugar after fasting

6. Cook and eat breakfast

7. Take shower

8. Get dressed

9. Go to the 9:30 a.m. telephone PA check-in

10. Go to the 9:45 a.m. telephone CLA activity line

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. Declutter 1,000 e-mail

16. Test blood sugar two hours after lunch

17. Empty totes

18. Go to the 7:30 face to face NA meeting

19. Eat dinner

20. Test blood sugar at bedtime

21. Inject insullin

21. Do tomorrow's forum

Thanks for letting me share