- review open issues - come up w/ 5 top next action candidates
- attend screening
- complete required training
- work on vit. goal
- read 50 pp
- work through some more items in diac. todo list
- clean office
hoping for a better day.
releasing all my thoughts to my higherpower.
Show up(done), basics, set goals. thx
"We can help give our lives direction by setting goals.
Today, I will pay attention to setting a course of action for my life, rather than letting others control my life and affairs."
From The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie
people say motivation won't last. neither does bathing, that's why we recommend it daily
thank you jalla.
very tired today, having been sleeping much and perfectionism hindering me
today will be basics anything extra is bonus, just got up and longing for an early night, procrastation at bedtime wrecking me
wash up kitchen
paper list for week/countdown
Early start for me today. Woke early with some anxiety about a task for a client. (different from the big problem) Have decided my way forward (really the only one available) so I just need to get on with it. And try and keep calm and smile.
Today I have already:
Today I will:
Thanks for the thread.
I have one task for the daty and that to work on this Report I've been procrasting over and not getting started.
Just for today, I'll work on the report chapter by chapter and try to get it done before next week. Today I will work on one chapter.
After that hopefully head out to dinner with a friend
Home and 10th step.
Not a very specific plan but its what I'm doing today.
Abstinence from unplanned time.
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:"
5. Develop and rehearse a daily plan of thinking and acting by which you will live that day relying on God, regardless of what may upset you or how hard the old urge to rely on self may hit you.
My Plan is this:
11am pa phone mtg
put away clothes
abstinence day counts
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)
fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb
Thank you Jalla - what an up cheering (graphics) and grounding (content) thread-starter to greet my tardy self this treacle-wading day.
i was so tired yesterday I had to cry off doing something I usually love and energises me, and was barely able to eat and roll myself into bed, let alone do any of the prep work for a meeting this morning- nor could I bring myself to get up early to do it. I am not berating myself. this is just how it is, and because I am a procrastinator I sometimes find it difficult to differentiate between not doing something because I am physically unable to and not doing something because I am procrastinating.
it is lunchtime. I don't really have any food in the house. Not sure what to do about it.
i have an appointment at three, so need to allow half an hour to walk there, and should by some groceries on the way - add half an hour, and go to the phone company - add another half hour. So leave here at 1.30. It is 12.30 now. I think I will leave in half an hour and eat out.
i will be back about 5
email ringers re Sat
cook a simple easy meal.
plan Thurs to Sun ( when to do Cv, write to A, talk to M, card to B)
BED WELL BEFORE 11
THINGS I DID WELL TODAY
THINGS I COULD HAVE DONE BETTER
THINGS I AM GRATEFUL FOR
Finding a double decker bus parked at the end of my drive (we don't have them here)
picking up pieces of newspapers being blown down the street together with a builder
C for gentleness
S for understanding
T for coming back
the helpful woman in the phone shop
a cool change coming
Thanks for the thread!
Hard to believe but its been a week since I posted - part of that was planned long weekend holiday but part of it not planned - same old story.
But thank you for posting the serenity prayer - I am definitely missing that at the moment as I beat myself up for "falling off the wagon" - again, especially with regards to time.
I admit that I am powerless over my procrastination and debt and that my life had become unmanageable. I came to believe that a Power greater than myself could restore me to sanity and I made a decision to turn my will and my life over to the care of God.
"Its not about the tasks - its about listening to the moment and going with the flow of the spirit.
Its not about the money, its about listening to the simplicity of need and contentment.
I had a win yesterday with some decent study. But this morning has been good intentions and bascially internet surfing. O God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change (time gone) and the courage to change the things I can (the rest of today) and the wisdom to know the difference (it is unrealistic and self-punishment to expect to catch up on 2/3/4/etc days work today. Aim for today only - that is the difference.
washing and healthy b'fast - done
tfer money - done
rsvp - done
For the rest of today:
small but important jobs - go in and sign contract
start new online learning profile - 15mins
baby sitting from 4 - don't be late!
My main goal for today - keep working through past questions - 3 pages of physiology, 1 page pharmacology, 1 anatomy podcast before bed. 20minx2 timers, 20min 'pottering'.
either pilates or run around block.
My encouragement to everyone for today!
duplicate post, ignore
I want to thank my Higher Power for this program, this website, the telephone and online meetings, and my life.'
I want to thank jalla 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. Take shower
5. Go to the 8:30 a.m. telephone UA meeting
6. Go to the 9 a.m. telephone ACA meeting
7. Go to the 9:45 a.m. telephone CLA activity line
8. Cook and eat breakfast
9. Go to the 11 a.m. telephone PA meeting
10. Prayer and meditation morning and evening
11. Go to the 12 noon telephone Al-Anon meeting
12. Go to the 1:30 p.m. telephone PA meeting
13. Fix and eat dinner
14. Go to the 3 p.m. telephone CLA meeting
15. Get dressed
16. Go to CVS and get over the counter medication
17. Go to the bank and exchange money
18. Go to work at 5:30 p.m.
19. Go to the 9 p.m. telephone OA meeting
20. Go to the 9 p.m. online EA meeting
21. Go to the 9:50 p.m. telephone UA meeting
Thanks for letting me share
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