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, 13th May 2013

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.

Vivian Green

Wishing you all a light-footed start to the week. 

Hamlet's checkin

got to get back on program; been unproductive for over 3 weeks now and must make a new start. 

1. FS tracker

2.  make dumplings

3. docs to V (DONE)

4. FoY exercise

5. Qigong

6. pay Rachel

7. Pay Lynn Street

kromer 11:10 CI

OK, late start today, but I can stay late so it's fine. I have a busy day.

Dr appt
Blood donation

Other tasks:
pick up T pass
organize, email M (working on this now)

check pr, pl, set up new pairs, take samples out of incubator

VAD counts for M
"omics" list (started this, but it is an enormous tasks, so it won't get done today) (will do a little more work on this soon)
go through email
start plan for splicing etc.

Staining (working on this now)

Hypatia's check-in

half an afternoon for paperwork - trying to use it wisely. 30 min pomodoros

  • LAC reports
  • trays
  • AH forms
  • LAC reports
  • trays 
  • e-mails


clement ci - day 184 attempting abstinence, 104 from self

I am reminded today of some bible verses:

  • "Our light and momentary troubles are preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison." - 1 Corinthians 4:17
  • "I have experienced times of need and times of abundance. In any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of contentment, whether I go satisfied or hungry, have plenty or nothing. I am able to do all things through Christ who strengthens me." - Phillipians 4:11-12

Abstinence from unplanned time.

  • The one thing, the only thing, i can do impulsively is write something on my todo list.
  • The one thing, the only thing, i can do off plan is recovery, something to maintain my sobriety, when tempted. I have come to believe that it is more important to maintain sobriety than to get things done.

Abstinence from relying on self. AA Big Book says to rely on God. Quoted in my bookmarks : scroll down to "AA Big Book on fears : relying on God not self-reliance:"

10:25am : None of my distractions today have been longer than 15 min, even tho there have been many. It's been many short ones which getting back on track in btwn.
It's been 0days 00hrs 03min since i last got distracted (thinking abt doing tasks while listing them).
It's been 1days 18hrs 38min since i last went on an off-plan bender >15min (1hr 8min, 2:39-3:47pm 5/11 kari jobe revelation song)
It's been 1days 18hrs 38min since i last went on an off-plan bender >1hr (1hr 8min, 2:39-3:47pm 5/11 kari jobe revelation song, abs his: 13,1,1 old-new)
It's been 04days 07hrs 41min since i last went on an off-plan bender >2hrs (3hrs 14min, 11:30pm-02:44am 5/8-9 raid work binge, abs his: 5,14)
It's been 04days 07hrs 41min since i last went on an off-plan bender >3hrs (3hrs 14min, 11:30pm-02:44am 5/8-9 raid work binge, abs his: 25,14).
It's been 48 days since i last went on an off-plan bender >4hrs (6hrs on 3/25).
It's been >48 days since i last went on an off-plan bender >6hrs (6hrs on 3/25).
It's been 184 days since i last went on an off-plan bender >1day
It's been ~284 days since i last went on an off-plan bender >1week
It's been 24days 15hrs 30min since i last relied on self. (abs his: 14)

:) ci
:) start Instant Boss
:) v task
:) sched
:) quiet time
:) r task
:) s task
:) t task
:) 11am pa phone mtg
:) sort tasks
:) *capture all * tasks here
:) j task
:) prj task
:) file unem
:) md ottm 1
***pud raid
*client bos - enter and recom
*bku fam
*lyr & rev song
*pud norton - research fri, do mon
pud ck reception antiv alert 5/8 or 5/9
* renew pobox
* renew mbbc
*30hf joe
pud disk - rtn
pud disk - new one
pud disk install - bill4 when done
*h wrk - recommendation - continue
:) *new pricing
:) *bl in qb
:) *buy foosh
pu wrk - iDev
pud fan
* jd hp nb - send back hdd
*client ku mon?
kuf wrk - recontact
later: g wrk
later: ht task
put away clothes
:) reflection
:) pre-plan tmrw


i was bloody irritable all day today, got rly bad at one point. Could not stand it. I suspect this might be the irritability that comes with withdrawal symptoms.
I could have been faster in all my tasks today.

THINGS I AM GRATEFUL FOR (everything i "did well" comes from god, either thru gifts he's given me or the way he's transformed me)

I had the suckiest, on-plan day of my life. I do not believe i have ever had a day when i felt so little reward and satisfaction in my work--and kept working on-plan anyway.
Even tho i do not feel good at all, i intellectually know that this is a huge step forward in recovery. God has taught me thru the PA that my reward system is broken. God has been training me to keep going even when it sux. God has taught me thru many failures (i guess this is where those failures work out for my good) that i am not (was not) the kind of person who could persevere on a day when i felt like i did today. And yet a i did persevere. So god is installing a new nature into me. I am a lump of clay in the hands of the Potter and he is shaping me into a vessel that can hold his wisdom and strength.

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


Mole's check out

Oh dear managed to start the thread but not to check in! Today went quite well without, but I know that this can be a bit of an illusion - throwing my crutches away when the bone has not healed.

but a reality check. What have I done-

delivered c to L and offered help.

3 hours writing with reasonable output  

CC review

Walk with B

sent off links

appt with L


made ccards

Sorted and recycled 

GRATEFUL for card from S, L's in tuneness,  B fitting me in, D giving me a lift home, L giving me soup, autumn

Vic 5/13/13

show up (done), exer, plan

lol picture below

KF checkin Monday 13th May 12.45

Thank you mole for a beautiful starter. Some days I have simply forgotten that I can dance. 

I procrastinated badly this morning. I work outside the house normally on a monday, and I think the novelty overtook my obligation to work. I was watching educational videos, but at the very best I can see that as a duality. I was definately procrastinating, and lifting my spirit and feeding my mind was a by-product only of it. Not an excuse.

Today I am full of fear, but yet I am determined to make use of the time I have without feeling that I have not achieved enough. I cannot go back, I can only live in the present and by nature walk into the future. 

Today I have already: 

  • Had breakfast
  • Put washing on and put in dryer
  • Had a shower
  • Showed up at PA 

Today I will:

Work 5 mins at a time if I have to.  Know that most of the negative feelings I have right now about myself and the world are the direct result of worry due to procrastination. If you DO the thing, you REMOVE the power it has over you. If you FACE the FEAR you REMOVE the power it has over you. WORK today on taking the power back into your own hands where it belongs.

Take breaks - GET UP every single time 

  • Reply to P
  • Email new client  It's been a slog today, but done
  • Email solicitor well done me
  • Empty DW
  • Work for 2 poms for P done 4/2
  • Email Q about assignment (2 mins as already written)
  • Write c25k post
  • Email SN about Tues
  • Text SH about tues time
  • Plan for SN visit?
  • attacked dandelions!
  • Res-tart washing
  • Put new washing in
  • Dry/hang new washing

Blue-eyes Monday check-in

Thank you, Mole.

1. Get organized: to do list, email, little tasks, etc. (max. 1 hour)

2. One hour of work (pomodori!)
YEAH!!! this was the block!!

3. Walk dog and lunch (max. 1 hour!)

4. Organize M's clothes

5. Run errand

6. Read 5 pages PE.

If I can finish this list, it will be a very productive day and I'll feel so good about it!!!

5 pm: Finished the list, plus called D. and did the laundry. So why don't I feel good?? Need to celebrate what I did accomplish and not focus on what still needs to be done!!!

Best wishes, everyone!

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 7 a.m. telephone DA meeting

3. Take shower

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

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

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

7. Cook and eat breakfast

8. Go to the 11 a.m. telephone PA meeting

9. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

10. Go to get food from Dare to Care

11. Go to my mom's apartment and get food

12. Put stuff to be shredded material in a bag

13. Scrub the floor

14. Warm up dinner

15. Go to the 6:45 p.m. telephone OA meeting

16. Go to the 8 p.m. telephone CLA meeting

17. Go to the 9 p.m. telephone OA meeting

18. Go to the 9 p.m. online EA meeting

19. Test blood sugar twice

20. Clear off top of refrigerator

21. Call to pay a bill

Thanks for letting me share

Early morning Monday

Oh I love that starter Mole.SO True!!!! it is s a great mental image  ihave now of having a good ol' dance off in the rain!!!. For me it is all very serious too much of the time with not enough dancing - especially in the middle of a storm!. Thank you dear Mole for all that you are and for the lovely starter today. Have a great lightfooted week everyone!Cool 

  • readings
  • tidy
  • rubbish out
  • f
  • s & h
  • accounts
  • text am
  • email b back
  • decide appt db tommorow
  • laundry
  • org post
  • 11 (Early morning do three hours)
  • meet with a
  • give s
  • s work
  • meeting
  • phone shop b 
  • go to post office
  • replace am parcel
  • write in journal
  • rest
  • call d
  • dinner
  • 11 finish (2.5 hours)
  • 12 start(1.5 hours)
  • rehab excercises
  • org cd to post
  • e e b 
  • get docs for BM 
  • list for db appt
  • skype d 
  • HIO 

EleanorBE's Monday List

Great message, Mole.

Tomorrow goes - 

- Look at schedules

- See T. 

- Put up notice for all doing techs

- Fill in time you're going to 1-2-1s

All Day - IP techs

- 12.30 meet R after his tech

- Help B with ice

- Read H and E's essays

- send out message re. changed OH

- send out message re clearing up


- Do small amount on article (500 wds)- too ambitious! But did some reading for it. 

-  Do some of B corrections

- Do list for rest of week - including when you're read B's work.