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.
Thursday April 4, 2013
HAPPY THURSDAY, EVERYBODY!
Promise Three of PA:
As we learn to commit each task to our Higher Power for divine ideas and guidance, confidence will replace fear, enthusiasm will replace dred and self-esteem will replace self-loathing; we will take the next right action, as they are required easily and effortlessly.
Have a great proactive day!
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Thank you for the starter, Lennon!
Checking in simply to say:
That's just the promise I needed to read today :)
After missing three weeks of work thanks to a bout of pneumonia, I have returned to the workaday world once again. Actually, I returned on Monday, but have not really accomplished anything yet. Goal for today: Do at least one work task.
Glad you are feeling better Piqued
Sorry to hear you had pneumonia. That sounds awful.
All the best for continued recovery.
Thanks for the encouraging words, Hooch
Returning to work is in many ways more challenging than dealing with pneumonia was. I guess that means I got off easy on the pneumonia. LOL!
Oh well, I do know what you mean there Piqued. Good luck with the return to work.
RisingUp Check-In 4/4
1. sign up with agencies for temp work
2. send resumes for specific jobs with my current agencies
sort 13 letters pull together everything for printers PO box find wc t 10 write list for K bag for rs to bring for photocopying tonight no of c sessions for t s pick up letter d on way printers printers go to comp place and print out bs and r hotel stationary shop files/covers for tomorow appointment meet m re forms
KF Checkin Thurs 4th April 12 noon
Trying not to let today's start affect my day too much. I have a lot of good work in me today.
Today I have already:
Today I will:
Have lunchbetter late than never @ 4pm
I MADE THE DARNED PHONE CALL. WOO HOO!
my DH sat me down and practically dialled the no. for me. Which is what I needed. Someone to hold my hand. Some days, you need the extra extra help.
Show up (done), exer, plan
Thank you for starter lennon. I realized that some of this promises coming true for me. The tasks/tools in PA are helping and so grateful to have a place to show up.Cannot say have enthusiam for tasks, but do have less dred , more self understanding /acceptance/forgiveness, and more like not controled by my fears but have them, can take the next right action but not very effortlessly or easily. If it doesn't get better than that, it is still a miracle! Thank you HP.
challenging day today, good meditation from MBeattie Language of Lettinggo, which I revised a bit to fit PA isse.
Recovery sometimes means learning to
stay and deal. It's about building and maintaining living methods that
Problems and conflicts are part of life - problem-solving and conflict
negotiation are skills we can acquire and improve with time.
Not being willing to tackle and solve problems leads to
unresolved feelings of anger and victimization, unresolved problems that intensify the
problem and waste time and energy.Not being willing to face and solve problems means we may run into that problem again.
Often, there are workable options for
solving problems that we will not even see until we become open to the
concept of working through problems rather than
running from the problems. We must be willing to identify the problem, let
go of blame and shame, and focus on possible creative solutions.We need to learn to identify
the different possibilities for working that out. We can learn to be
flexible without being too flexible.
will strive for appropriate flexibility in my problem-solving efforts.
First time I've checked in for a long time and I feel the need of it. I have been using the chat-box with good effect, but I don't want my employer complaining about me spending time "chatting" online. A good start this morning - I made a difficult phone call that I've been putting off for weeks, and the person at the other end was really nice, despite me having caused her problems by my procrastination.
I have an office morning, so here goes
check where afternoon meeting is print papers for tomorrow's meeting clear right hand pile on desk clear left hand pile on desk
I've found the top of my desk and that's agreat achievement. I'l lstart on the overflowing trays tomorrow
You can tell I've been procrastinating again, can't you?
Mole's check in
Thank you for starting off today Lennon. I am very late coming to the site - it is early evening but better late..... Checking in is important both for intentions and reflections. This will be rather more the latter.
A busy day...
Discussing A Day arrangements with D, Skype conf with C, writing, prov with mem, lum, city, bus card, practice on sim,
Cook and eat
ring P re bbookings
one thing towards book
bed by 11
THINGS I DID WELL TODAY
Was really clear about what I needed and negotiated for that
THINGS I COULD HAVE DONE BETTER
not offered help and then forgotten to check my phone
THINGS I AM GRATEFUL FOR
D's perseverance and time
J, k's flatmate, selling me tea, B trying to persuade me to buy bright green and red shoes and talking about puppeteering, seeing J at F, the bus driver not having the radio on and calling me back after I had got off to give me a sweet.
S's treatment yesterday which has worked wonders
clement ci - day 145 attempting abstinence, 65 from self
Abstinence from unplanned time.
Abstinence from relying on self.
Perhaps there is a better way - we think so. For we are now on a different basis; the basis of trusting and relying upon God. We trust infinite God rather than our finite selves. We are in the world to play the role He assigns. Just to the extent that we do as we think He would have us, and humbly rely on Him, does He enable us to match calamity with serenity.
We never apologize to anyone for depending upon our Creator. We can laugh at those who think spirituality the way of weakness. Paradoxically, it is the way of strength. The verdict of the ages is that faith means courage. All men of faith have courage. They trust their God. We never apologize for God. Instead we let Him demonstrate, through us, what He can do. We ask Him to remove our fear and direct our attention to what He would have us be. At once, we commence to outgrow fear. p68 AA Big Book.
(too long. put this in my bookmarks instead, but do only in a designated break. until then, tolerate imperfection)
:) start Instant Boss
:) v task
:) quiet time
:) r task
:) s task
:) t task
:) 11am appt
:) sort tasks
:) j task
prj task, skip
:) jd hp nb reinst
:) ka wrk - kb rtn followup
ka wrk - mem thu? fri?
ka wrk - unins
kuf wrk - continue
:) pud - email. done. bill. done.
:-( thu: ebands
:) thu: mail lt
client ku sat?
later: g wrk
later: ht task
:) put away clothes
:) pre-plan tmwr
THINGS I DID WELL TODAY
got to the jd hp task. did simultaneous with others.
had good appt.
did not go off plan when i was really low on resistance.
THINGS I COULD HAVE DONE BETTER
Not gotten off plan on the qb task. Is needed, but not MIT.
THINGS I AM GRATEFUL FOR
that i did not go off plan when i was really low on resistance. Cuz i really didnt have it in me to resist, and God just helped me. The bible says that the Holy Spirit prays for you when you can't pray for yourself. Very comforting.
Good, efficient morning.
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.
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. Cook and eat breakfast
6. Go to group therapy at 9 a.m.
7. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting
8. Go to the 1 p.m. telephone CLA activity line 9. Wash dishes
10. Go through mail
11. Shred material
12. Cook and eat lunch
13. Warm up and eat dinner
14. Go to the 6:45 p.m. telephone OA meeting
15. Go to the 8 p.m. telephone CLA meeting
16. Go to the 9 p.m. telephone OA meeting
17. Go to the 9 p.m. online EA meeting
Thanks for letting me share