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 May 3, 2012


Have a great proactive day!


Smile Laughing Smile Laughing

i REALLY need to. ..

Sit down and do some overdue optics homework. I keep psyching myself out!!!

-Talk to parents re: Sunday
-Study for math

Darn it I posted on the wrong day!!!

There were a few things I wanted to do today but didn't.

I wanted to clean my room and to transfer my yahoo mail to my gmail.

These aren't as easy tasks as I would think but I could have gotten a lot more done if I had not wasted a lot of time on the internet today. I only have a few hours every weekday to myself. I should use them more wisely. But I don't know how.

I'm a lot less stressed since it's summer and school's out.

I got a call from my mom today. She tried to be as nice as possible. 

I'll be going to bed soon. I could introduce a few blocks or try to time my computer usage but I doubt it will increase my productivity.

I think I just need to be more motivated. If I'm not motivated and just block myself from my favorite sites or the internet then I'll just sleep (nothing wrong with sleeping, I'll just not get anything done). I've tried using fear, but telling myself that failing a final would be bad sometimes makes me delay studying even longer. I'll read the wiki on motivation shower and go to bed. Too much to read. Downloaded a PDF of a study done by Ohio to read on the subway and will read later (probably not). I don't think I lost my motivation, I used to read science textbooks for fun and still might. The world is amazing. But computers just seem to be more motivational.

tila - Thur


  • 15 min online 
  • 5 min clean-up 
  • Breakfast/Shower
    DD drop off 
  •  10 min clean-up 
  • Steam/Laundry/Trash/Mail 
  • 10 min clean-up 
  • Research: clean up files – 2001/2005/2007 


  • DD pick up/drop off 
  • Meeting with prof
  • DXL, Target  - Friday
  • Exercise: 30 min 
  • 10 min clean-up 
  • Fill out FAFSA 
  • Exam: 1 hour – LR – 4 blog posts - 1 down, 3 to go
  • CS 101: lectures 


  • T - e-mail response 
  • Dinner 
  • Research: 1 hour 
  • Exam: 4 hours (LG, LR finish up) 2 hours
  • CS 101: Read lectures, take quizzes 
  • READ: 1 hour (Kindle) 



wrkinprogrss: 05/03/12

Hi and good wishes to all.

I'm continuing to experiment with noticing what helps and what doesn't.

= made or am making progress
Laughing = done or done enough

To Do: Helpful?: Problematic?:


P.A. bookending and check-in
Laughing brush teeth and splint
Laughing apply cooling to hand 3x or more (3 done enough!)

Laughing make a pass through job email incl reply Tarun
Laughing get something to eat
Laughing spdsht: check out, update, check in

Laughing take vitamins
LaughingLaughingLaughingLaughingLaughing 15 minutes bug work progress
submit timecard

Laughing shower and shevel
Laughing anoint and tape thumb
make some mindmap notes re an HP technique for dissolving procrastination

check last status report for intended-this-week items
15 minutes intended-this-week items progress
15 minutes thinking re next acts for flagged items in job email

warm load laundry
Laughing draft status report
Laughing make wiki update

15 minutes bug work progress
Laughing use balancer
15 min. bug work progress

Laughing 19:45 class
resume rsch re google alternatives/flickr
Laughing 15 min. Qi Gong

next act re G email
next act re R email

pick next monster to color
look at photo CD?
Laughing cook rhubarb

Laughing call in D Rx renewal
update phone calendar
shop for bread, crackers, yogurt, energy bars, soymilk?

call bounce and ask Qs?
order a gel coolpack?
use eardrops?

Laughing research Firefox update (postpone!)
15 min. next act or s/s/t progress
10-min burst kitchen sink?
recovery-related reading/thinking?

***extra credit!***
15-min burst: rsch next act tax prep

used mindmap to categorize and sequence to-do list, now experimenting with hiding all but most immediate items. seemed to help in the early part of the day, but I still indulged in sadly typical-lately afternoon escapism


this list looks horrendously long!

Agnus ci

Back after  missing many check-ins lately. I was assigned a lead role on a proposal team, which helped me by increasing billable hours but pretty much shredded my life into little slices of sleep, food and prayer, slipped between big chunks of intense, round-the-clock work with team members across 5 time zones. Wild crazy stuff, with the adrenaline swings that my addiction just LOVES but which is so bad for my health.

I promised my sponsor I would get at least 6 hours sleep a night, and failed 3 out of the 16 nights I was on the proposal team.  Two nights I got <3 and one was an all-nighter. But this time, procrastination was not the culprit!  I can and do celebrate that thanks to my HP and PA, I have had good progress on that front: I've suffered only one procrastination-caused all-nighter in the last 6 months - since I got an OA sponsor who understands my procrastinaton addiction too.  What a blessing.

So my plan today is to catch up on some other parts of my life! 

DONE OA service commitment
DONE Have a nice mineral bath soak (ahh!)
DONE meds and vits
Project C
WH project
microburst Inbox backlog (goal: reduce to 200 emails)
Send TJ certs
MOOT Pick up D for meeting
DONE Go by B's for plant, phone list
DONE Pick up Rx
DONE Meeting

Even though it's a whole day later I wanted to acknowledge my HP and myself for what I did get done yesterday. Thank you, God!

Journey 9:30

Yesterday was a pretty good day.  Back in the office and have those infernal software vendors here again today and tomorrow.    I got a good start, went to the gym and was on time to work, and if those people were not here today it would be a good day.  It'll be ok anyway.  


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

kromer 9:20 CI

Today is a busy day and I'm feeling hopelessly behind.

The most important thing I need to deal with the fact that I'm double-booked for tomorrow evening. I need to send an email.(done!)

I also need to:
Count (almost done with that)
Start SMF
Organize d1 colony, set aside animals and slides
Clean bench (started)
Email about m8
Go to mtg about paper + take notes
Check and collect
Do the dishes and hand laundry and clean my room, organize laundry. 

Review D publication
Email about B
Email IA (will do this soon)
Figure out weekend plans

Reg for retinoids mtg

Hypatia showing up

Brian like lead this morning.  Not helped by having to spend an hour observing a 5 year old in school, in a classroom with an ear splitting level of noise.  Anyhow - here goes for the rest of the day.

  • in-tray
  • e-mails
  • verification
  • G&H reports
  • annual leave request
  • filing
  • any other reports I feel up to


movingalong letting in the Light

Done, Doing,
and will continue To Do:

Let the Light in!

My checkin

Thanks Lennon for starting this thread.
8.00 - 9.00 - Study
9.00 - 9.30 -  Breakfast 
9.00 - 12.45 - Study
12.45 - 1.45 - Jog/Shower/Lunch 
1.45 - 3.45 - Nap 
 3.45 - 8.45 - Study
8.45 - 9.15 - Dinner
9.15 - 10.30 - Relax/Update/Read/ Watch

The power within. Hope unlocks. And ... WOW!!!

I found the following quote, and was amazed.
Just had to share it!

Too many times, discouragement has been the bonus for unrealistic expectations, not to mention self-pity or fatigue from my wanting to change the world by the weekend.

Discouragement is a warning signal that I may have wandered across the God line.

The secret of fulfilling my potential is in acknowledging my limitations and believing that time is a gift, not a threat.

Hope is the key that unlocks the door of discouragement.

May I always remember that the power within me is far greater than any fear before me.

May I always have patience, for I am on the right road.

-- from "Alcoholics Anonymous Daily Reflections"
reading for March 2.

So much in that quote.  Wow!

re: discouragement vs unrealistic expectations


that is my day yesterday and today.

i have been "behind" at work all week, since mon. And it makes me feel like i can't do anything else but work, and i work in a constant state of discouragement. And it is not my most productive state of mind.

i KNOW that i can just make a new schedule, starting with now, and then voila, i won't be behind anymore. And i would be happy and more productive.

But i didnt. And i didnt know why. And today i think i discovered it. It is cuz i did not want to admit / accept that it took longer than i wanted it to.

But, God has been with me, and today, i accepted it, and starte anew / afresh with today and the work in it's current state. It is, in fact, in that state, so wishing it was more done won't help me and will only hurt me.

And today has been much better. Happier and more free.

Thanks movingalong!

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


Finding a way CI

11.55 am

Thank you lennon for keeping those daily starters coming!

I am not doing so well today. Just read icemountainguy's post where he is talking about a sense of purpose - that is what is lacking for me at the moment. Also there seems more to do today than I can manage, so then I think I should skip exercise. Well, I will go anyway, then deal with everything else afterwards - at least I usually feel more positive after my bike ride.

Yesterday in client's office did ok, but Tuesday lapsed into playing games :blush:

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. Take shower

5. Get dressed

6. Prepare brekafast

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

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

9. Renew my books

10. Go to the library and get my book

11. Go to the library and print out my NA Step

12. Go to the library and pring out my DA spreadsheets

13. Eat lunch

14. Wash and dry clothes

15. Eat dinner

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

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

18. Put clothes away

19. Inject insullin

20. Clear table

21. Sweep floor

Thanks for letting me share