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.

Friday, 1st March 2013

Looking out of my window

I can see a magnificent full moon,

and I like to think of you all seeing it

as the earth rotates

and welcomes you to a new month.

RisingUp Check-In 3/1


Well I overcame the depression, but now I feel a cold coming on. Woke with scratchy throat. Slept the entire morning away. Feel very weak. I wish I weren't so sensitive to stress, but it takes me a long time to recover from it.

I felt so motivated to work finally late last night. Wish I woke up feeling better so I could keep the momentum :(

I may have to accept that I won't work until late afternoon or tonight even. I am just not feeling good physically. Feels like I need more rest. Oh well.  

I need to wear the full armor of God today. Ephesians 6:10-17.

kromer 10:50 CI

A little slow getting started this morning, but it's OK. I still have plenty of time.

I will work on writing:
*Finish methods section (will do this soon)
*Email out intro for comments

And do some other things:
*Contact about thesis committee (will do this soon)
*Microburst email to MK
*Check on expts (will do this soon)
*Get info on where R's data is
*Email C, J, and I, and draft email to guy from Vertex
*Go to party
*Make schedule

*Update calendar (will do this soon)

marcelor checking in at 7.50

Woke up to another sunny day in California, for which I am feeling grateful.

I sent off an incomplete chapter to my supervisor yesterday and I am proud I did it. I am trying to remember that "the good dissertation is the one that get's written", instead of being afraid to share myless than perfect work.

Today I have some things to do before going away this weekend (planning for it to be guilt-free!). My aim is to get in four hours of pomo work today.

Feeling better than I have in quite a while. 


show up (done, plan, exer

thanks for starter mole,   I saw the moon in my head, and reminded me how powerful our thoughts are, then my eye caught your share"THINGS I DID WELL TODAY",my hp is speaking through you, thx

Today,use tools that help thx grateful for pa(ers)

ms friday

  • write out list
  • go through clothes
  • make equip list
  • text k
  • get lights
  • go to st for pivk ups
  • leave house at 1.00
  • work with thought, integrity and the knowledge that this is a step forwards. 

Knitfisher's Checkin 1st March 10:15

Where does the time go? Feel Ok today, even though I had a sad day yesterday. I think I forget the things I do and only concentrate on those I did not achieve or the time I wasted. Anyway, pickup myself up to start again.

Today I have already: 

  • Had breakfast
  • Done my workout (consistancy here is to be appluded I think Laughing)
  • Showered
  • Watched a couple of inspirational TED talks (love that website

Today I will: 

  • put wash on
  • do Poms of work for P (at least 6) done 6/6 woo hoo
  • Sign up for xero webinars
  • Invoice P for Feb
  • Do little washing up
  • Smile because you are doing your best, and IT IS, AND YOU ARE, GOOD ENOUGH
  • do menu
  • do list
  • do shop for Sat
  • have a good lunch
  • sit down a cross-stitch for a bit or start second mitten 30 mins (You deserve proper leisure time that is guilt-free) 

clement ci - day 111 attempting abstinence, 30 from self

Abstinence from unplanned time.

Abstinence from relying on self.

11:29pm night before : pre-plan

:) ci
:) v task
:) sched
:) quiet time
:) r task
:) s task
:) t task
11am pa phone mtg
prj task
:) sort tasks
:) do tasks
:) do tasks
:) do tasks
:) do tasks
:) do tasks
:) do tasks
:-( pre-plan tmwr (forgot)

9:01am : it's been 1 min since i last went off plan.
It's been 3days 15h 33min since i last relied on self, as far as i can tell. There could be deeper layers that God has not revealed to me where i rely on myself.

9:34am : It's been 34min since i last went off plan.
It's been 3days 16h 06min since i last relied on self.

"And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of
Christ" Philippians 1:9-10

9:38am : it's been 1 min since i last went off plan. I got distracted.
It's been 3days 16h 10min since i last relied on self.

9:42am : it's been 1 min since i last went off plan. I got distracted.
It's been 3days 16h 14min since i last relied on self.

9:45am : it's been 1 min since i last went off plan. I got distracted. Ok i see a pattern ;)
It's been 3days 16h 17min since i last relied on self.

10:40am : it's been 56min since i last went off plan. finally.
It's been 3days 17h 12min since i last relied on self. (I like doing the math to the minutes)

12:14pm : it's been 1min since i last went off plan. go distracted. but before that i was on plan for 1.5 hrs.
It's been 3days 18h 46min since i last relied on self.

1:17pm : it's been 1hr 4min since i last went off plan. And i'm in a designated break.
It's been 3days 19h 49min since i last relied on self. I feel confident and capable, so i am in danger of selfish pride, rather than the guilt i am usually in danger of.

"We say with confidence, 'The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?'" - Hebrews 13:6 - from "Daily Bible Promise"

9:51pm : It's been 9hr 38min since i last went off plan.
It's been 4days 4h 23min since i last relied on self.
It was very hard to stay focused on my project today, esp as it got later and it looked more and more like i would not finish in time. I did not, in fact, finish in time. But i stayed focused, stayed on task. I had to give the task to God several times, esp, as it looked less and less promising. Give the results to god, and do it as a task for god, not for any results, and not for myself. This accomplished for me the following:

  1. i worked in full flow up until the last hour, when it was clear i would not get it finished. I did not get discouraged and shut down or escape like usual
  2. after missing my goal, i was fine. Minimal emotional impact. I had given the task to god so it was no longer mine. I was not defining my worth based on the success or failure of it
    AKA i could see that i got 80% of it done, so i was only 20% disappointed, instead of my usual missing the task by a small percent, and feeling like a total failure.
the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


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. Go to the 7:30 a.m. telephone OA meeting

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

6. Go to the 9:45 a.m. telephone CLA activity line

7. Cook and eat breakfast

8. Wash dishes

9. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

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

11. Take shower

12. Get dressed

13. Go to the bank

14. Pay bills

15. Eat dinner

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

17. Go to the 10 p.m. telephone DA meeting

Thanks for letting me share

Mole's check-in

7.30 cafe, read through synopsis and annotate

9-12 = 6 poms - that's how long I have to get this to a point where I can print it out and hand it over. Hands to the tiller.

lunch with K

2-3.30  Prov with mem 

finish and send B s letter  

return  via ffishmonger

*extras: mental exercises 1 pom, talk to JB re recording 1pom practice pbm, 1pom

2 poms GTD 

walk with C? 


tidy living rroom

respond to CC

book 10 days 

Check in

bed by 11 


Got absorbed in my work

kept to my  plan


Not got distracted in pom breaks 

prepared more for tomorrow 


An unexpected lift home from the artshop with AB
The company of C on a meandery walk
k's thoughts of my work process