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 16th July 2012

It is much more difficult to measure nonperformance than performance.
Harold S. Geneen

clement ci

step 1 we admitted we were powerless over compulsive procrastination, that our lives had become unmanageable.

step 2 came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

step 3 made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of god as we understood god.

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


wrkinprogrss: 07/16/12

Hi and good wishes to all, for today and the week ahead!

Here's my "short" list for today:

meta: try a Havi Brooks approach to something (anything!)
Made or am making progress teeth care
Done (or done enough!) email D re z & d

Done (or done enough!) DWN for work
Done (or done enough!) food & Rx
Done (or done enough!) delete enough computer files to get my free disk space to 12GB

Done (or done enough!) shower, dress, shevel, and tape
do laundry for towels
run dishwasher

make C and W shopping lists, maybe to C shop tonight
Done (or done enough!) QG & Dr.E exercises
bed early

Other accomplishments, pastimes, and time investments, today:

Done (or done enough!) created another phone color scheme
Made or am making progress bookending and check-in here at P. A.
Done (or done enough!) emailed R re how he's doing

Progress CI Mon. 7/16

Thanks hazyjane.

I'm starting late today. Just excited about developments in my life and was on phone all morning. Today's focus is WRITING. With breaks for meals, workouts, practice and that's about it. 


To do today: 



2 done :-P:-P


DVD Workouts/Stretches

Practice 20 minutes

Read Bible + write out verses/CD2 + read book

Step workbook + UA meeting

Fill out timesheet for upcoming week

Start job apps: Find through LinkedIn first

Start emails to agents



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 hazyjane for starting this trend.

Things I have done today

1. Went to the 5:45 telephone ACA meeting

2. Went to the 7 a.m. telephone DA meeting

3. Ate breakfast

4. Went to my appointment at 8:30 a.m.

5. Went to the pharmqacy at 9 a.m.

6. Went to the bus station

7. Went to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

Things I will do today

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

2. Cook and eat lunch

3. Take shower

4. Get dressed

5. Do numbers

6. Read meditations

7. Wash dishes

8. Clear tables

9. Fix dinner

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

11. Inject insullin

Thanks for letting me share

Agnus ci

CoolBack home with a long to-do list to get ready for my new job starting August 1. I've noticed that when I make long to-do lists, my demand sensitivity gets hooked and I begin to resist the list. Yet my fear of forgetting something important demands I make lists! 

Also I'm struggling terribly with bedtime procrastination - compulsively gaming from like 9pm to 1 am when I need to be going to sleep.  This habit must be broken by Aug 1 when I need to start getting up @5am to make work by 8am, and won't get home until 6pm. I'll never last at it if I don't get 7.5 hrs sleep minimum.

So perhaps I can fool my DS by listing things I'd like to have done by Friday:

DONE! :-) Meet with B at the credit union about the duplicate card
DONE! :-) Groceries
Clean pine needles off the roof
Wash the RV
Wash the truck
Clean remaining vacation goo from inside RV and truck
Complete the gym aps
Exercise, swim and skate (at least one each this week)
pick up rx
Scan IG notices and send with meeting minutes
Call new bosses to say hi, ask if anything else needed; appt to start 8/1?
DONE! :-) Verify medical procedure date(s)
DONE! :-) Book J for his gastro/hepa check-ups
DONE! :-) Make sure all med appts are on all my calendars
Figure out the I-cloud thing
Find out what happens to my FSA when I leave old job
Find out what happens to my Outlook and server access when I leave old job
File insurance claims
Make a list of household, credit card and medical bills; prioritize and pay
DONE! :-) Shrink wireless bill
Shrink cable bill

Appts this week:
Finance guy 2pm Tuesday
Fundraiser 4-9pm Tuesday
Skate date with Jess 12:30-3:30 Thurs
Dr appt (me) 11:45am Wed
Dr appt J 1:45 Wed
Board mtng 4pm Wed
Board mtng 4pm Thur

Above all, I will daily ask my Higher Power to relieve me of the compulsion to procrastinate, and to keep me away from the first compulsive temptation..."please in the morning and thank you at night."  Hope everyone has a blessedly procr-abstinent week; thanks for sharing the path of recovery.

"My boundaries enclose a pleasant land." Psalm 16

kromer 10:30 CI

I have a busy week!

Today I'm going to:
*Dose, check on extps 
*Do Rec8 tests. Here are the steps for that
->Finish hyb
->For sample 1: 6 images on new scope + 2 on old
->Same for sample 2
->Same for sample 3
->Same for sample 4 (working on this now)
->Same for sample 5 (working on this now)
->For sample 1: An additional 2 images at shorter exposure and 2 images at longer exposure
*Lead bible study
*Email EA
*Email new version of imageQ to SS
*Add E to admin list
*Email Scott re: queue
*Email Wes (will do this soon)
*1 hr work on probes (goal is to get probes assessed with RNAcofold, at the very least. I would really like to get PPARd probes picked if I could)

Day today

 Thankyou to hazyjane for starting this thread:
Things I want to do today:
  • Take at least one french lesson
  • Read one chapter for the essay I have to write
  • Go grocery shopping
  • Do the first coat on the dining-table
  • Do dishes in the evening
When there is time left:
  • Possibly sort through my closet
  • Sew bed-lining. 
You cannot run away from a weakness; you must sometimes fight it out or
perish. And if that be so, why not now, and where you stand?
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

Hazyjane check-in

Done so far: - HP - walked dogs - fed dogs - brought in washing - loaded dishwasher - combed and anointed one dog - fed cats - started thread

To do:

  • do exercises (5x pelvic lifts)
  • start dishwasher!
  • ring magazine subscription people
  • finish washing kitchen ceiling/walls
  • sort out airing cupboard: get rid of unwanted items, fold remaining
  • declutter bathroom shelves
  • declutter under kitchen sink
  • listen to something uplifting while I do all the above
  • and do some voluntary work again (1-4pm is my aim)

Hope this is the start of a positive and productive week for us all :) 

I don't know, just been finding it really HARD to stick to a plan, and am comng up with all sorts of excuses to put things off. Very much under-powered performance today. Though I did cook a nice healthy dinner... and I couldn't do the voluntary work because today was awkward for them. Tomorrow is another day!!!

It's an inside job...