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.

Tuesday, 4th June 2013

 I like work; it fascinates me. I can look at it for hours.

Jerome K. Jerome 

Hamlet's checkin

trying to develop the habbit of checking in everyday, even when i am having a non-productive, unstructured day....such as today

InnerTruth's very late check-in

I accomplished a lot yesterday and feel proud of myself. I didn't manage my time well so I ended up finishing my last project at 3 am.

I'm going to take it easy on myself today and not beat myself up for my late start, however, I spent far to much time surfing the net today before buckling down to work.

Task list for today:

Items 1 to 6 are high-priority items, 7 to 9 can be put off until Wednesday and the remaining are personal items to sandwich between items 1 and 6


  1. email Geoff
  2. answer important emails (done at 2:30 pm and will do again this evening)
  3. finish observation journal and email to CP (will work on it for 2 hours on Wednesday)
  4. photocopy degrees and evaluations
  5. mail evaluations to SP
  6. locate and review TESL certification info
  7. review resume and covering letter info
  8. finish data base for LC schools
  9. research ESL classes at community colleges, universities, LINC and other local school board
  10. go for a much needed one hour walk
  11. buy fruit
  12. wash t-shirt for tomorrow's meeting
  13. wash dishes 
  14. visit sister and watch Mad Men (to do on Friday night)
  15. put bad food in fridge in garbage

  16. throw out garbage
  17. recycle one bag of stuff

marcelor CI at 8:10

I did well yesterday and I forgive myself for all the days when I did not get anything done.

Today I want to have another good day, make it two in a row. I want to work well, send off what I have before dinner and be done with it. 

Thanks Hypatia

Thanks for pointing out the date, Hypatia. Bet you would have liked it to be true- I certainly would have!

Hypatia's check-in

One of my favourite quotes - thanks Mole.  By the way, could you change the date to 4th June - the header had me completely confused for a few minutes :)

  • GT in-tray
  • C's appointment 
  • check and sign typing
  • yesterday's reports
  • clear top of desk
  • W's letter
  • meeting 1
  • meeting 2
  • meeting 3
  • urgent work
  • emails
  • meeting



fudoshin: 56 days of exercise: day 52

Please do not leave advice or feedback.  Thank you.  Prayers welcome.

The commitment is thirty minutes of exercise before midnight of any of
the following format: running, jogging, a combination of
running-walking-jogging, swimming, walking, attending a fitness class
(something that requires me to leave the house), stationary biking,
biking, dance class, aerobic class, yoga, karate (or other martial
arts).  I am not requiring myself to wear the running clothes, but on
days I have running in my schedule I would like to remind myself that by
doing the running, I am moving forward, and that it is the only way to
move forward in my schedule.  Also, everything is easier after I've
already acclimated my body to do it once or n times.  I am doing
this because:

  1. My main reason for continuing is that I want to move forward with my
    running/jogging plan.  I made some progress last week of running 2
    minutes, walking2 minutes, repeating that seven times, but I want to
    finish that week within a timely period and move on to running 2 minutes
    and walking 1 minute (times 10).  The ultimate goal is to be able to
    run/jog for 30 minutes.  I want to run a marathon at the end of this
    year or January of next.  (I have always wanted to run the Honolulu
    Marathon; I don't even know if this is something I can do, but I want to
    do it.)  I have year after year pledging to do a second marathon and
    have not, b/c I did not make headway on my running plan.
  2. I feel that running or exercise will force me to own up to other
    commitments in my life, because challenges in the running sphere force
    me to have other commitments in my life met so that I can exercise
    unimpeded and feel good that my investment in myself is going somewhere.
  3. I want to feel good about myself when I go outside, and
  4. I don't trust myself to exercise at the end of the day or at some point
    before midnight unless I make the commitment here to do it.  
  5. Being accountable to others by making a commitment here, helps me to be accountable to myself.
  6. The objective is to stick to the running plan by doing at least one
    training unit per day of the 28-week running plan I came up with, which
    is a slower version of the eight-week Rodale run/walk plan.  
  7. practicicing being on time with this commitment, will assist me in being on time in other areas.
  8. It will also help me to practice willpower for other activities that require energy.
  9. Exercise helps me to feel comfortable in what I am doing, b/c I am not
    constantly fidgeting at my desk or feeling like I SHOULD be
    running/swimming/walking or getting out in the sun or that I SHOULD have
    done those things last night.
  10. Exericse helps me to avoid feelings of not  being adequate, because I
    have confidence in myself as a person interacting with others.
  11. I want to build trust in myself by committing to something small that
    positively affects my whole life.  Since I'm making a promise here to do
    it, that's going to help me to keep my promise to myself so that I have
    faith in myself that at some point during the day I will exericse,
    instead of feeling like crap because I don't even trust myself to get to
    the gym or go on a walk.
  12. Exercise makes everything tighter, which makes me feel more comfortable
    with myself and helps me to be able to live with myself.
  13. I want to be able to wear the clothes in my closet, and throw out the ones that are not useful to me.


Walked ten seconds.  Ran two minutes.  Walked 3 minutes, 12 seconds.  Biked six minutes forward and back.  Did stretches.  I'm clocking 11 minutes and 22 seconds for the day thus far.

Walked 21 minutes and 26 seconds.

riddled's Tuesday ToDos

mail W. about F.
pack bicycle valve + pump for tomorrow
pack swimming bag
check for earlier trains tomorrow
eat sth

clear stairwell corner
clear table
take out trash

store away winter duvet
go swimming
unpack swimming bag
evening routine

... and of course it's way past bedtime now. This is no good.

clement ci - day 206 attempting abstinence, 126 from self

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:"

:) ci
:) start Instant Boss
:) v task
:) cl
:) time log
:) quiet time
:) r task
:) s task
:) t task
:-( 11am pa phone mtg, reminder problem
:) sort tasks
:) *capture all * tasks here
j task
brk: p job, call mon
brk: fam ph
:) *brk: *unemp pend
:) *brk: *dom f
brk: trm r
brk: log c.s.l & j
brk: sw
:) brk: *kal fafsa mon
brk: crit art
brk: clr flsh
blog legalnotice
client o
wko tr

*lc sign form
*pud raid - 4 hrs
pud av i - 5 hours
*g wrk - bill, 45 min

*tx - 4hrs
*nativ - 20 min
pu wrk - iDev - 2hrs
bill client ku - 30min
kuf wrk - recontact - 15 min
later: ht task
:) put away clothes
:) reflection
:) pre-plan tmrw

It's been 00days 09hrs 31min since i last got distracted (31min 23:49-00:20 6/3-4 shopping apc ups, needed but not planned)
It's been 00days 09hrs 31min since i last went on an off-plan bender >15min (31min 23:49-00:20 6/3-4 shopping apc ups, needed but not planned)
It's been 02days 15hrs 33min since i last went on an off-plan bender >1hr (1hr 4min 4:56-6:00pm 6/1 worship vids on youtube, eg blessed redeemer; abs his: 13,1,1,5,6,6 old-new)
It's been 11days 07hrs 10min since i last went on an off-plan bender >2hrs (2hrs 43min, 11:58pm-02:41am 5/22-23 qtweb; abs his: 5,14,8,6)
It's been 25days 07hrs 07min 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; corrected 5/24).
It's been 70 days since i last went on an off-plan bender >4hrs (6hrs on 3/25).
It's been >70 days since i last went on an off-plan bender >6hrs (6hrs on 3/25).
It's been 206 days since i last went on an off-plan bender >1day
It's been ~306 days since i last went on an off-plan bender >1week
It's been 45days 11hrs 40min since i last relied on self. (abs his: 14)

"He who goes out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him." -Psalm 126:6

  • i think this speaks to my recovery from addiction. "Goes out weeping" is the initial resistance to the urge to "use". "Bearing the seed" means by resisting i am sowing seeds. In my case, with procrastination, iam sowing the seeds of productivity, by resisting going off plan and doing my Most Important Tasks and Next Right Actions. "Bringing his sheaves with him" because when i have resisted going off plan, and done the MITs, i will reap a harvest of productivity--namely, completed tasks. Most Important Tasks, even. And then i will reap "shouts of joy" because i have been productive, and my MITs are done.


Well i set out to do a blog post, then did one on another topic. Off plan. Good topic, just off plan.
And i let that go on for 2hrs, when i only was expecting to blog for 15-30 min.
Had a hard time deciding what to do, that's why i decided on the blog.

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)

Good appt at 1:15.
Completed all my errands.
Better Dom task than usual (2nd time)
Better (faster) morning than usual.
Good family time.

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


EleanorBE's Tuesday List

Thanks Mole, hi everyone. Haven't done a check in here for ages as have had lots of one-task days (marking student work). Still should check in though. Helps me sleep. Tomorrow, though, goes:

 See C. 

Re-read E's piece and FB

See E

Do DTP rep

Do SD response

Do  Eng proforma

Go to cos. exhibition

Go swimming. 

Mole's check in

7 if poss get to PO and buy some foods

t ake out rubbish 

7.30 cafe w G and C

tidy living room, tidy kitchen, tidy Bedroom 10 mins on each 

9- 12.30 write with ppoms

cook and eat  healthy mmeal

1.30 -3 to Prov with what?....


R's ccard

ccook batch of food

to L & co? 

Eat healthy meal


bed by 11




T's presence, hearing A play the flute next door, that I could walk to P without my foot hurting, that the house is tidyish, that they had kale at the shop, seeing G back and her uniqueness, finding an LC film.