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 17 December 2012
I've been thinking a lot about kindness, and self kindness too, in relation to procrastination. Kindness seems both a cure and a prize in the fight to overcome procrastionation. So here's a quote to start a new week, wishing you all a happy, heathy, productive week.
"To be rich in admiration and free from envy, to rejoice greatly in the good of others, to love with such generosity of heart that your love is still a dear possession in absence or unkindness - these are the gifts which money cannot buy."
Robert Louis Stevenson
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Starting thoughts: Need to eat before I can set reasonable goals. After five hours at work, nothing accomplished. Bleah. Post meal, procrastinated away another couple of hours surfing online. Can't go back in time and "fix" this bad decision. Need to start working now.
-- Do NL, use spray
-- Figure out a time to get over to Firestone to have my tires checked
Run install according to instructionsDONE
Update document and postDONE
-- Find email containing examples; run three of them
Order gift #1; email CDONE
Order gift #2;email sis/ma
Do machine setup for install testDONE
** Flu shot; call back after noon on Tuesday
andy b chec in 12/17
struggling struggling STRUGGLING
wake up/clean up
drive to work
pa check in
answer email from CFS
email about fs
work on Cs
Vic 12/17/12 Mon
show up (done), cal, exer
another fear item today, need to be humble enough to ask for help, once again self reliance not working.
Love the starter. Kindness..the door that open that which NEVER FAILS. thanks & wishing we all practice self kindness today.
Suppenkasper - Monday
I strangely get distracted from posting here. Perhaps because the recent days were more or less OK-ish. A false feeling of security...
So here are the things left do do for today:
dishes ek stuko: revise folder and check ray vacuum folders and a4list
I hope everyone is doing well.
clement ci - day 40 attempting abstinence
1:02pm : It's been 1 min since i last went off plan. Thank you God for new beginnings that i do not deserve. I stayed up all night surfing. That is bad. I used to deal with that by falling into deep guilt. Now i deal with it with a new beginning as a gift from God that starts right now. God has forgiven my sin by dying on the cross in Jesus Christ. He has the power to erase what i did. He is calling me into himself to be a new person. I can respond to that call. With his guidance and strength, i can respond and let him transform me into the person he wants me to be. The temptation to escape and be impulsive is always stronger after a bender like that. As if i'm in a weakened state. Well if so the strengthening begins now.
:) quiet time
:) r task
:) sort tasks
:) tl task
1:26pm : it's been 1 min since i last went of plan. Dang. easy to ...
1:53pm : not sure. wife came home. needed something. on plan? still haven't done my quiet time, 45 min later. God can you help me?
2:43pm : It's been 51 min at least since i last went off plan. Now, tho, i am short on time cuz i forgot to account for an upcoming activity. Now i have to rush. God pls help me.
8:15pm : back from activity. need to get back on plan, but not feeling well. So much to do. Can't quite imagine getting it all done.
8:49pm : it's been 2 min since i last went off plan. Got distracted. I have several ways. This time i didnt notice, just zoned out. It's been an emotional day. But i have one thing to look up...
9:54pm : it's been 67 min since i last went off plan. One more task to do b4 bed.
fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb
Starting a new week!
Two weeks ago I was hyper productive--got into that "high" that comes with "getting away" with procrastination and fixing it with a work binge.
Last week I was not productive enough--dealing with the fallout of the week before.
This week is a new week and I am excited to practice staying in balance. Progress, not perfection.
riddled's evening ToDos
deep-freeze muffins,wash muffin box & put it away (... aaaand some muffins...) count, measure & register T
... BUT thanks to Xmas-present brainstorming session with kromer (thank you!!!), I could place a quick & painless online order for an Xmas present for my parents.
Get out of the house Speak to someone (phone or face-to-face) Physical Exercise Housework clear under dining room table Self-care (eg wash or mend clothes, wash hair) washing clothes Christmas preparationwrite letter
OK! Hard for me to get going, but I showed up. This is the first step.
Thank you MS for the wonderful sentiments to start off our week with!
Check-in @ P.A. Process my inbox completely
meditate 15 mins.
Complete 1 cycle of 15 minutes each of:
-- back exercise/practice
If there’s time after I complete what’s listed above, I will select 2 activities and cycle them in 15 minute bursts.
3 things I did well today:
1) I picked myself up after procrastinating this morning.
2) I wasn't terribly mean to myself when I didn't do today "perfectly" or follow my plan to a T.
3) I figured out what was ABSOLUTELY necessary for that appointment and got it done without hesitation (once I had figured out what I needed to do, and gave up being perfect).
3 things I can improve on:
1) Plan ahead a bit more for appointments. I'll probably be able to do this more often now because I have systems in place to take care of "system maintenance" things, and I recently cut back on the amount of projects I've comitted myself to (though the ones remaining may still be too much!).
2) Don't assume that procrastinating will make me feel better in the long run. Ask myself questions instead of just going with it.
3 things I’m grateful for:
1) Delicious food that I love to cook.
2) The BF feeling relatively good although sick.
3) My parents' attempts at being kind.
"Do I prefer to grow up and relate to life directly, or do I choose to live and die in fear?"
-- Pema Chodron
Journey 9 am
Busy weekend and feeling tired today. I have to speak at the noon meeting, and I am nowhere near ready :P. I'm struggling lately with low energy and feeling depressed. I have my annual physical tomorrow so I'm going to ask if my thyroid meds need to be adjusted or something, I seriously have a case of the don't-cares which is unusual for me. My issues tend more towards the anxiety/nervousness tendencies and not depression so this is kinda weird for me. Anyway, today I will just stay busy and make it through the day. I'm visiting my daughter tonight so that should perk me up.
So - today:
Let your purpose rule your day - Steve Chandler
Rexroth Check In 08.22
Up prayer and reflection
Checked emails and posts
x Wash up and tidy up
x Write journal
x Think about friend's visit yesterday evening
x Phone M - actually emailed
x Email J - something I had been putting off for ages
also put on the washing machine
Now at ten in the morning what on earth do I do? I have done all the urgent and some of the important.
Maybe rest and take it easy I have been very busy
I did a load of little bits but nothing substantial and nearly fell asleep so now at 08.30 ish I am going to sleep.
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 ms for starting this trend
Things I will do today
1. Go to the 5:45 a.m. telephone ACA meeting 2. Take shower 3. Go to the 7 a.m. telephone DA meeting 4. Get dressed 5. Make a phone call to replace lightbulbs 6. Go to the 8:30 a.m. telephone PA meeting 7. Go to the 9 a.m. telephone ACA meeting 8. Cook and eat breakfast
9. Clear tables
10. Wash dishes
11. Clean bathroom
12. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting 13. Cook and eat lunch 14. Go to work at 5:30 p.m.
Thanks for letting me share
jay's monday 17th dec
pack ebay parcel
bring it and l'wood parcel to post office
check all bills allow a few hours for this
do a month forcast
Thank you MS for your great insight and lovely quote. i agree completely!- for me if iam being all harsh to myself im more likely to fall off the wagon! Have a great Monday!
all this is based on me feeling significantly better, if not I give myself permission to take care of myself, in whatever way is needed.
go to gym if feeling better, if not a walk. talk to t re fc do backups.