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.

Wednesday, 27th February 2013

Be wise today, 'tis madness to defer.

Edward Young 

Vic 2/27/13

show up (done), plan, exer
use tools that help, thanks

Hamlet's checkin

1. exercise

2. meditate

3. eat healthy snacks

4. go to post office

5. note on WEEE

6. GCLR blog

7. declutter kitchen and study

8. risk/reachout

9. toss one thing

kromer 11:45 CI

So far I have:
Worked out a new collaborative project w/ RD
Talked to M about internship options
Gone to friend's thesis defense

In the rest of the day, I need to:
Check on expts

Finish genzyme cover letter and submit app

Email resume and summary of my interests to DP
Work on updating M&M (will do this soon)
Email intro to 2 people
Email AB, DY
Update notes from mtg (working on this now)
Go to gc mtg
Microburst email to MK, ask TE about slides
Go to church service with bf
Donate blood

Choose and order bday pres for bf

Marcelor checking in at 7.05

Yesterday I had a much better day than I have had in a while. The key was to break the tasks down until I felt less resistance, and then to enforce controlled breaks. I tried to respond to feelings of being overwhelmed by formulating an even smaller task. When feeling overwhelmed I tried to stay with the feeling and not reach for distraction. I worked slowly but I did do work. Will try to do the same today.

Work on MIT

Buy b for A

Forgive myself 

Try not to panic

Wednesday Schedule & pileup

To juggle today:  Wake up kid; get her medicines into her; is she feeling better today?  Work, exercise, meditate, read for class; read synopsis of book-club book on line b/c haven't read book; go to book club (fun!) Coaching at 11 AM.  Check calendar for things I've let drop.  Work deadline on Friday also, may have to be done at night on Thurs... OK, Go.

clement ci - day 109 attempting abstinence, 28 from self

Abstinence from unplanned time.

Abstinence from relying on self.

9:44am : it's been about 11h 14min since i last went off plan (that includes alm 9hr sleep).
It's been 1day 16h 14min since i last relied on self. That's the first time i've used "day" in that count (tho it's been slightly above 24h before). I was strongly tempted both ways in bed this morning. Now i have to plan the day.

:) 9:30 pa phone ckin
:) ci
:) v task
:) sched
:) quiet time
:) r task
:) s task
:) t task
:) 11am pa phone mtg
:) prj task
:) sort tasks
:) ht task
:) p task
:) do tasks
:) do tasks
:) pre-plan tmwr

10:13am : It's been 1 min since i last went off plan. I dont even know how it happened. Just mind wandered, probably shying away from planned task.
It's been 1day 16h 43min since i last relied on self.

2:30pm : it's been 1 min since i last went off plan. I checked my email only for an employment message and got distracted by others.
It's been 1 min since i last relied on self. Cuz i was relying on self, not god, for that email i started replying to. I should go back and rely on god, when that email is on plan.

10:02pm : it's been 20min since i last went off plan.
It's been 2day 4h 34min since i last relied on self. But i was really close there a few times. it is encouraging that God has done this to my life. time to pre-plan tmrw.

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


Journey 7:45

Took yesterday off to rest up from the weekend.  I caught up on laundry and finished up the taxes.   I have to pay so I won't file them until April but they are ready to go.  It's amazing that taxes used to be something I put off until April 14 and now I get them done in February!   Thanks PA!

I'm also learning that REST is important at my advanced age  :rolleyes: and there is no point in pretending otherwise, so I'm learning to SCHEDULE rest time and not even feel the need to apologize for it. 

Today, back to work, working from home today.  I have several meetings today so my task will be to fit in real work around the meetings.   Now I will exercise, have breakfast, and make todo list.   I will endeavor to complete these tasks before the first meeting at 9 am.   I'll check back after the 9 am meeting.

Update 11:45 Two meetings done, the second of which required some preparation. Right now, make a decision about w, then take a short lunch break. 

Update 2:15 Third and final meeting complete.   Now work on project M for one hour.  Setting timer. 

Update 4:30  Worked on Project M two hours but didn't get that much done, kinda frustrated and spinning wheels a bit.   Anyway, moving on.   I have not had my quiet time yet today, I will do that right now. 





"Don't Panic" - Douglas Adams

Knitfisher's Checkin Weds 27th Feb 10:20

Quick checkin for now.

I have already: 

  • Had breakfast
  • Worked out for 20 mins
  • Started updates for J's PC
  • Showered

Today I will: 

  • Do lots of poms for P. Maybe 10 did 8/10 Enough.
  • Have lunch
  • Prepare dinner for myself
  • take bins in
  • Wash up
  • Leave for fun double-class this eve at 5.30 pm late leaving, but it was an awesome session!
  • Smile, because this is one of the most chargeably productive months I have had in a long time despite the challenges. 
  • Washing bonus
  • Returned J's laptop Bonus

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 Mole for starting this trend.

Things I will do today

1. Go to the 5:45 a.m. telephone ACA meeting

2. Go to the 6:45 a.m. telephone OA meeting

3. Go to the 7 a.m. telephone DA meeting

4. Cook and eat breakfast

5. Go to the 8:30 a.m. telephone PA meeting

6. Go to the 9 a.m. telephone ACA meeting

7. Go to the 10 a.m. telephone CLA business meeting

8. Take shower

9. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

10. Go to part of the 1 p.m. telephone OA meeting

11. Cook and eat lunch

12. Get dressed

13. Go to the identity theft meeting at 3 p.m.

14. Fix dinner

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

16. Eat dinner

17. Go to the 9:30 p.m. telephone CLA meeting

Thanks for letting me share

ms wednesday: in which decisions are made!

when I put off decisions I don't make better choices, I just make hurried choices later on and after feeling more angst beforehand.


  • question 1
  • question 2
  • question 3
  • question 4
  • question 5
  • helper 3
  • ticket
  • test editing at c
  • go through emails
  • write up tut
  • email finished doc. 
  • book in ray tut

Mole's check-in


Oh blessed rain, though not enough. The lawns are white and crunch when you walk on them, leaves are curling.

7.30 cafe, write to B, txt L re emergency coffee supply and deliver if needed

9-12 push through sticking points of outline - only two days of Feb left and Thurs needed to type it all up.


work out menu for Sat and do prelim shop 

2-3.30 prov with mem 

get dhal for tonight



6.30 walk w E  



bed by 11 


breakthrough, I think, with ssynopses

walked one hour uphill 

didn't do sudoku 


i would have worked better if I had gone to bed on time 


Beautiful evening to nightfall bush walk in myrtle gulley 

@mole re: Myrtle Gully hiking

hi Mole, I sent you an email

-- movingalong