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 April 9, 2012


Have a great proactive day!


Smile Laughing Smile Laughing

kaoba 10 April 2012

I have been having a hard time with the procrastination. I have to finish a report that was due yesterday. I haven't looked at my email because I am afraid I'm being asked for it and I have no excuse. This pattern seems to never change, I haven't been able to change it so far. It's been years.

Anyway, today:
- finish past due report.

Although it is clear that I will not finish it today. 

However, the report is made up of many discrete small sections, and I can tackle them one by one. I've done this before. In fact, for this one I have... I just counted... 96 sections to go. Ouch. This is worse than I thought, but I have no alternative.

01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10

11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40

41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50

51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60

61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70

71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80

81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90

91 92 93 94 95 96


I'll be crossing them out one by one.

A productive day to all,


wrkinprogrss: 04/09/12

Hi and good wishes to all for this week!

I choose to act in these areas, today, to make quality of life and logistical readiness more comfortable and/or wonderful for my Slightly Future Self:

Laughing = done or done enough
:-) = made or am making progress

**these are particularly important to do TODAY:**

:-) prioritize
Laughing brush teeth and splint
:-) bookending and check-in at P.A.

Laughing check if any meetings (no meetings today!)
Laughing scan work email
Laughing submit timecard

Laughing scan mindmap for most impt. tasks
:-) modify filesystem for bkups
file deletion progress

make progress on intend list item(s)
10min. kitchen sink work
Laughing eat something

run dw?
Laughing shower, etc
pick up flower essence

:-) use balancer!
:-) cook rice!

Laughing xox a few recipes frm SW lib book
Laughing return lib books by 19:00ish
Laughing start grocery shopping by 19:30

Laughing 15 minutes Qi Gong
to bed by 21:00! (8:00 Tue appt)

**timing may be more negotiable for these:**

java plug-in update?
laundry progress?

10 minutes assessing next act: taxes
10 minutes file-deleting progress

assess/schedule more laundry
take a quick look at belt--fix how?

:-) 10 min. journaling/notes re treats
10 min. zine notes prog.

4-9-12 Ci guitarjenny



2 hrs br

Online Mtg

3 Hours Study HP

Wash, fold, put away 4 loads of laundry

Brush Cat

Vacuum all rooms

Make & eat healthy meals


Would also like to: 

sweep & mop hard floors

4.9.12 ci Babarino

Have list of things to do. Will do one, prioritize, then come back.

Thank you all for being here.

Finished 5 things. Have two phone calls and five things left on list.

one phone call down

kromer 10:40 CI

Today I need to :
*Email MK and JW (working on this now)
*Do S8 and L28 staining (will do this soon)
*Collect samp
*Dose a (will do this soon)
*Start geno (will do this soon)
*Prep for and do conf call w/ JS
*Bible study

Journey 10 am

Happy Monday!   I had a nice weekend - went to church with Mom and had an easter egg hunt with the grandkids.   This morning I ran late because my tummy is unhappy with all the chocolate I ate lol,.   Time to get back to mindful eating.   So I'm starting the day running 30 minutes behind, but I've been to the gym and checked my calendar.   Now I will check email and voice mail and make my todo list.   I know the first item will be the agenda for the noon meeting.  


Update 1:45 afternoon slump.   I'm working on the new project, which has morphed into something different since last week.   It's confusing, and I'm not sure how to proceed.   Checking in to bookend a) breaking down the task into small parts b) doing the first small part.



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

Vic 4/9/12

Show up (done), program

Don't "feel" like doing anything. Thank goodness for chatbox, there I can commit next 3 things, and next 3 and next 3.... 

Tip of the day for myself and any other perfectionists:

As an alternative to negative perfectionism Ben-Shahar suggests the
adoption of optimalism. Optimalism allows for failure in pursuit of a
goal, and expects that while the trend of activity will tend towards the
positive it is not necessary to always succeed while striving to attain
goals. This basis in reality prevents the optimalist from being
overwhelmed in the face of failure.[10] Optimalists accept failures and also learn from them, which encourages further pursuit of acievement.[14]
Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar believes that Optimalists and Perfectionists show
distinct different motives. Optimalists tend to have more intrinsic,
inward desires, with a motivation to learn. While perfectionists are
highly motivated by a need to consistently prove themselves worthy.[10]

Check-in for tomorrow

So I won't be distracted and spend too much time on this tomorrow, here's what I plan to do on Monday.

Keep a time log (in 15 minute increments)

Get out of bed at 7:30 am

Be at my desk at 8:30 am

Betweeen 8:30 am to 10 am - Finish PIC notices inc. fax for my sister

10 am to noon - Work on messaging for DM or email marketing

noon - 1/2 hour walk

12:30 - 1:30 - lunch

1:30 - 3 - Send one at least one marketing package

3 - 6 - PIC newsletter

post at least once during day

6:00 - 6:30 - dinner

6:30 - 12:30 - work & travel time

go to bed by 1 am




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. Test my blood sugar after fasting

3. Eat breakfast

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

5. Take shower

6. Get dressed

7. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

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

9. Eat lunch

10. Test blood sugar two hours after lunch

11. Wash dishes

12. Get tomorrow's forum ready

13. Work on my Step

14. Declutter 500 e-mail

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

16. Eat dinner

17. Test blood sugar at bedtime

18. Inject insullin

19. Go to the 11 p.m. telephone ACA meeting

Thanks for letting me share