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.

Sunday 20th January 2013

For Today

'I pray for willingness to get on with the twelves steps of recovery. That is the only way I know to replace my fears and insecurities with confidence and courage. When I am willing there is no void and all things are possible' 

For Today - pg 20

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@ Jalla, Hypatia & Hooch - Thank you

I appreciate everyone's thoughts.

I promise to try and be gentle to myself Hypatia.

Eleanor BE's Sunday list - actually for Monday

Hi there. 

I didn't want to start the Monday thread because I was resisting facing up to Monday! But somehow writing a Monday list on Sunday makes it more face-able. Will copy it in tomorrow morning and start the thread if no-one's beaten me to it. 

Pack yesterday's quiche for lunch.

Pack papers 

Text C re M's number

Get to work through the snow (UK transport infrastructure falls apart in snow)

Check mail

Write to W re. what to do about last week's s work

If time in morning, grade 2x M papers; if no time, save them for evening and do them with other 3 - but  do 5 by end of day. 

Plan week: Work out when you're reading J and B's work and when you're meeting then; work out when you're getting photos for book; work out when you'll plan Wed lecture

Get contract printed for CG

Teach session - if students get in through snow!

Put in K's money.

Get kitty money out and put in kitty

Charge up ecard 

yay! Someone's started monday!

...will copy the list and go there now. 

gotmusikk's Sunday

Oh gosh. I'm having major major major major demand resistance.  Major.  So I'm going to remove some of my tasks from my list for today, and then commit to the full thing again tomorrow.

Progress, not perfection.
Consistency over emergencies.
Do the thing that feels healthy, not "shouldy" or escapist.

____________________

Check-in @ P.A.
journal
shower/dress

Complete 1 cycle of 15 minutes each of:
-- dishes
-- clean
-- back exercise/practice
-- massage
_________________________________
Things I did well today:

Things I can improve on:

3 things I’m grateful for:
1)
2)
3)

__________________________

"Do I prefer to grow up and relate to life directly, or do I choose to live and die in fear?"

-- Pema Chodron

@knitfisher

Thank you for letting me know about the reply thing (in such a considered measured way..I do appreciate it).. hope you're doing ok

@knitfisher

I'm so sorry for your mother's passing, Knitfisher.  No matter how much it may have been expected, it is still something that tears your heart in two.  One thing that someone said to me after my husband's death last year, which I will say to you now is "be gentle with yourself".

 

H.

Hjf2bme check in 1/20/13

How do we measure  "sobriety" here? Is is when we get that awareness and get our butts to this website? So, how do we keep our sobriety? Since it's kind of a mental thing, how do we keep that awareness? I guess by finding a physical symptom of the mental issue? So, I know I am procrastinating when I...don't want to get out of bed...don't want to go to bed...don't want to...fill in the blank! Ok, so,now, I have the awareness...how do I get motivated? Need a reward? Not food nor drink...maybe rest or play? Or how about just a good feeling? Hmm? Good feeling why? Not because we did a good or right thing...those are defeatist words that we beat ourselves up with...hmmm? Need? Needs to be done? Hmmm?  Need versus want...that makes sense, I think...whatever I call it my mind will resist...I need to just do it...not that easy...that why we have tools and strategies...use the steps...sandwich idea where you let someone know you are going to do something, do it, and follow up to let the person know you accomplished it...etc!  Ok, that's it for now...better stop procrastinating and get to work...

Just for today, I will:
10:45 clean den
11:15 clean kitchen
11:45 clean dining room
12:00 shower dress
12:30 movie!
12:45 bank!
1:00 grocery shop
1:45 work!
5:45 get chicken
6:15 dinner
Relax watch football fold laundry go thru stuff!
Ready or not, God please help me, here I go!
oml! It's now 11:15! So, I am off schedule! And I am feeling very anxious! I have already cut stuff out! Guess cut out returning and getting the movie! And just do the bare minimum in the rooms! This is my reality! God is not finished with me yet...accept me as I am or walk away at any time...I am doing the best I can...ok, to get back on track...
11:20! remember to breathe 
11:25 water and stretch! And breathe!
11:30 dining room
11:45 kitchen
12:15 shower and dress
12:45 bank
1:00 grocery shop 
 
omg! I don't understand wat is happening to me! It's like I said I would stop after one but I can't ! SOS! I have done nothing! Where has the time goe?! I have procrastinated it away! Now I have to hurry into the shower and get to the bank and work...ad I am so tired! :( it's not the end of the world and help will come in God's timing!  

ms sunday

  • sort out all schedules and reschedules
  • work on essay in bursts (4)
  • vac hallways
  • confirm filming dates
  • then go through list and order
  • know what to practice
  • dictat tutorials. 
  • no naps
  • eat with kindess
  • watch spending 

Knitfisher's CI part 2 Sun 20th Jan 13:15

Knitfisher's CI Sun 20th Jan 10:15

Short one to start. My mum passed away Weds afternoon (just over an hour after I arrived). She is at peace now. I am very sad, but actually functioning very well. There is a lot to be done, and you guys and this site are the perfect things to help me.

updated at 13:15. Very sheepish that I have done nothing mut play on the PC regarding my finances for the last 2 hours. Even taking into account the above, I am perfectly able to get through my day productively. And I shall start right now.

Today I will: 

  • Shower
  • Do my budget (I like doing it so this is a bit of leisure thing for me)
  • Visit S&T
  • Go through possible options for funeral and make notes
  • Spend 3 x 5 mins sorting Mum's papers
  • Spend 2 poms at least on tax returns
  • Start The List of things for Mum
  • Draft email to  M

@ dotty, jay, movingalong

Thank you for your support. I am not getting along the list so well having wallowed in my preferred activity, but I'm sure I shall change that now.

jays sunday 20 january 2013

people say motivation won't last. neither does bathing, that's why we recommend it daily

zig ziglar

done

smothie and happiness

now

go to shop while it's light

then sort out fridge

do pilates

work out finances

find pp

keep an eye on ebay

look for a juicer

texts, G, RO, S,

phone mum

TRY TO TAKE IT EASY AND STAY CALM I FEEL MYSELF GOING A BIT HYPER MOOD.

find a mediataion programme

make a start on spare room 1 hour timer

tody bedroom 5 mins

clean toilet

Thinking of you Knitfisher

Hi Knitfisher, I am thinking of you at this very sad time and am so sorry for you loss. Take extra good care, Jalla.xo

@knitfisher

people say motivation won't last. neither does bathing, that's why we recommend it daily

zig ziglar

sending you strength and love

jay

xx

@knitfisher

Standing quietly alongside you -- in solidarity.
Experiencing the emotions of the circle of life -- in solidarity.
Being in action -- in solidarity.

Knitfisher's CI Sun 20th Jan 10:15

Short one to start. My mum passed away Weds afternoon (just over an hour after I arrived). She is at peace now. I am very sad, but actually functioning very well. There is a lot to be done, and you guys and this site are the perfect things to help me.

Today I will:

 

  • Shower
  • Do my budget (I like doing it so this is a bit of leisure thing for me)
  • Visit S&T
  • Go through possible options for funeral and make notes
  • Spend 3 x 5 mins sorting Mum's papers
  • Spend 2 poms at least on tax returns
  • Start The List of things for Mum
  • Draft email to  M

 

Condolences Knitfisher

Knitfisher, I am very sorry for your loss. 

H

hi knitfisher

Hi Knitfisher.. so so sorry to hear that. I hope you're ok. I can't imagine how it must feel.. well If I do try and imagine how I'd feel in that situation.. well it's the tiniest fraction of being able to understand and I do think it would be so incredibly hard and upsetting to say the least..

I think it is so great that you are here and posting your list and keeping going. I think if I was in your situation I'd almost expect the world to stop turning for a bit and let me grieve.. but unfortunately it does keep going and there are things to do... and it does look like you have a lot on your plate now.. so it's really great to see you here.

If you ever feel like messaging a complete stranger.. or getting things off your chest.. drop me a line.. no judging, just listening..

You have my respect and wishing you strength!

@ Dotty - thanks and a little note

Thank you so much.

A little note: If you reply to a post it means that person cannot edit it. Most of the time this is fine, but in Check In people often wish to update their original post with their progress. Therefore people instead post a reply (add new comment) to the thread-starter as movingalong and jay have done with the name in the title so the person will see it.

No slight upon you, of course, it's just I know you are a bit new and might not know that a kind reply can affect others in this way. I will just repost my list again with my progress, no probs there.

Thanks again for your support

KF 

Sunday

I pray for willingness.Lately im like a defiant 12 year old stomping my foot saying but but but!!!!  So Im calling out my own b@@****#! I just need to keep on keeping on praying for willingness and doing the next right thing....babysteps at a time! Have a lovely Sunday everyonexoxo  

 

  • readings
  • skype d and v
  • tidy 
  • bedroom one and two
  • pack gifts for l to being to m, v and girls
  • clean kitchen
  • accounts 
  • HIO
  • call m and v anniversary
  • text a & s re meeting mon and book
  • call d and d
  • drop over gifts to l
  • pool and gym rehab
  • call sponsor
  • meet l for lunch 
  • articles read 20 and make notes
  • update writing plan
  • write in journal 
  • type reciepts
  • dinners for week
  • rehab excercises and weights
  • laundry 2
  • HIO
  • bed early