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.

Thursday 12 April 2012

Thursday 12 April 2012

Just Start!

Kim 4/12/12

Haven't checked in until this evening, but for a good reason.  It's been a productive day and I've been away from my computer.

I find that I feel a lot better when I just get up in the morning, shower, and make myself look presentable. I'm not looking for perfection, just...progress.

I know myself well enough that I have to be careful when I feel good because I use the excuse of feeling food to procrastinate also.  Taking it day by day, hour by hour is really helping.  Since I've joined PA, believe it or not, I actually think about you guys throughout my day, and it helps knowing that I'm not alone in this. 

wrkinprogrss: 04/12/12

Hi and good wishes to all!

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

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

Laughing scan work email (also replied to R's last social email)
Laughing eat something
Laughing update spreadsheet

Laughing 15 min. work on requested presentation
:-) light load laundry
:-) status report & wiki update

Laughing shower, etc
bandage, tape, shevel
Laughing unload/load dishwasher

3 15-min. bursts A bug work
:-) use balancer for a few minutes
cook more rice

2 10-min. bursts file deletion
:-) upload photos, post?

:-) 2 10-min. bursts presentation work (2birds1stone: made some sshots for G presentation while working on presentation for team meeting)
ck Fluent Self &/or 10 min. freewrite
10 min. assessing next act: taxes

step outside for a few minutes
draft email query to Y re responsibilities, staffing,
features, meetings

upgrade email client ?
10 min. work on volunteered wiki text

10 min. assess/sched more laundry
hand/prewash Wed. items (listen D?)

Laughing pack
Laughing dance class

Laughing 15 min. Qi Gong
10 min. zine notes
Laughing bedtime Rx

kromer 11:15 CI

Today I spent the morning cleaning up and getting my house ready for a guest.

Need to leave work around 6:20 to pick up guest, so I need to be efficient before then:
*2 orders
*4 emails (did one)
*PAS staining

*If time, copy and mail taxes

Just starting!

Having wasted two hours, I am starting my day.

It's better to get a few things done than none at all.

Very little accomplished this week.

Will go through my jobs file and apply to at least 2 jobs before leaving for work at 2 pm. Hope to get more done than this.

Have all day tomorrow to work on phone calls, applying for jobs and my direct mail campaign.

Will report back in before 2 pm and write "to do" list before going to bed before midnight tonight.  

Journey 10:00

Back in the office today and I was 20 minutes late, but so was everyone else because the whole city was gridlocked.   There were like 4 cars on fire on the freeways this morning.   I had a 9:30 meeting and I barely made it, but I did make it, and I faked being prepared although I was not lol.

Yesterday was an exceptionally good day; I worked well, ate very healthy food, exercised, and had time to relax.   Every day should be like that!  I will have another good day today.

I'm giving blood in an hour so before that appt.  I will drink 2 glasses of water, make my todo list, and do the minutes from the 9:30 meeting. 


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

Blood donation

Thank you for your support, Journey.  I hope the blood donation went OK. Do you get tea and biscuits afterwards like we do?


re: blood donation

We get juice and cookies (which I think you call biscuits lol).   I haven't given blood in 10 years because last time I did it I felt faint - and it happened again!   I had to hang out in the ladies room for about 45 minutes :( .   I think I'll try again though - but next time I'll hang out in the canteen longer.   Hey, it's the only volunteer work you can do while lying down!

So that kinda derailed the very productive day I had planned as it took 2 hours out of my day, but I recovered and got back on track.  I'm learning to enjoy some of the negotiation tasks that I used to hate so much, which indicates rising confidence on my part eh?

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

Hypatia - showing up

Not doing well at all here.  I'm the most demotivated I've ever been.  I'm awaiting an appointment with a psychologist for bereavement counselling, and am seeing the doctor tomorrow.  I've agreed a reduced workload with my manager, but she still doesn't really know the depth of my backlog.

 Anyhow, I've managed to get to work every day this week so far, which is better than last week.

today's plan

  • ring M re panel reports
  • ring RJ
  • e-mails
  • plan dictation


My sympathy for your loss

These past few months, I've also lost a dear friend -- to dementia.  It really threw me for a loop.  The grief is like background music in my mind, and sometimes it becomes foreground music.  It comes in waves.  I feel better for a while, then get smacked with another breaker.

I don't blame my grief for my procrastination, but it sure does make procrastination a whole lot easier and more likely.   Ironically, I must now take care of this person, and it is important not to put off the things I must do for him.  In some ways, helping him is helping me get momentum to help myself.

Sorry to blather.  I know you're hurting now.  It's ok to hurt.  I've found that actually doing some of my ToDo's is great bereavement therapy.  Hope you have it in you to try honoring your person with your actions today.  You are in my thoughts and prayers.


Enough lecturing.  Now *I* have to get off my duff and do my stuff!! 

“You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing, there will be no result”  -Mahatma Gandhi

hugs to hypatia

good for you for seeking bereavement counseling!
That is a difficult action step to take.

Hypatia - showing up

today's plan

  • ring M re panel reports
  • ring RJ
  • e-mails
  • plan dictation

((hugs hypatia))

I'm sorry you're having such a hard time.  I think it's very normal to feel depressed after losing someone.   Hang in there. 

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

Vic 4/12/12

Show up (done), program.

Yesterday turned out great. I am so amazed how much difference "SHOWING UP" AND 10 MINUTES OF PREP CAN MAKE. (and opps, forgot HP aready!!!I prayed too)  Keep coming back.

My daily check in

LaughingMake the hard call to EG

LaughingPrepare file D for EG

LaughingPrepare file MI for EG

LaughingAnswer to mail about meeting in R

Empty Inbox 


(added late for tomorrow)

Prepare export MI  

Prepare export S  

Prepare export D  

Prepare export F  

Prepare images for MI

Prepare images for S

Prepare images for D

Prepare images for F



Check-in thursday 12th April

I'm doing this on my phone, how on earth did I get the text red?!
So, just checking in...



  • 30 leglifts
  • Shower
  • Flax
  • Mouthwash/brush  


  1. Apply for some position
  2. Job search (10+ minutes)
  3. Volunteer search (10+ minutes)
  4. Check phone plans
  5. Practise chanter 10+ minutes
  6. Coding study (10+ minutes)
  7. Network printer
  8. Research business cards
  9. Pet care: Afternoon/evening
  10. Wash dishes
  11. Put out bins
  12. Lock up house 
  13. Mouthwash/brush

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

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 movingalong 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. Test blood sugar after fasting

5. Go to group therapy at 9 a.m.

6. Eat breakfast

7. Go to individual therapy at 10:15 a.m.

8. Go to the grocery store

9. Go to give up my grocery bags and clothes

10. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

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

12. Eat lunch

13. Get my medicine

14. Test blood sugar two hours after lunch

15. Cook and eat dinner

16. Go to the 6:45 p.m. telephone OA meeting

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

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

19. Test blood sugar at bedtime

20. Inject insullin

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

Thanks for letting me share