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, 26th September 2013

Breakthrough thinking happens when we invite our minds to be our allies.

Deepak Chopra 

kromer 10:15 CI

I am still stressed out and feeling like a failure, but I know I can get stuff done anyhow:

Here is what I would ideally like to get done today:
Prep 10 lab mtg slides (1.5 hr) (working on this now) (one slide done!)
Get miRNA sequences (1.5 hr)
Submit mm10 alignment jobs (30 min)
Come up w/ FACS protocol (1 hr)
"Dry run" of FACS protocol (1 hr)

Deal w/ 10 c R8 (1 hr)
Check pl/set up, email KP (30 min)
Exercise (1 hr)
Dinnerw/ bf and his dad

I will try to do a minimum of 4 hrs of these tasks, keeping a time log

9.26.13 Babarino CI

1. read research

2. do items of follow up (7 items)

3. data research

4. confirm dates


Thank you all for being here.

KF check in thurs 26th sept

Back from holiday. Overnight flight, no sleep on the plane, frustrated and upset at that. Some sleep here but bad food, time zone change and weird sleep have me feeling like a zombie. But I can do a few things and tomorrow will be better.

feels weird checking in when I am not officially back to work til Monday, but there's much I can do at home and a few bits I can prepare for next week. The post-holiday hangover is going to bite hard.

Today I/we have already:

got home in  one peice after an exhausting journey.

Bought healthy food 

Had a good breakfast to mitigate the flight one.

had a little sleep

today I will:

put a wash on

empty  DW

unpack suitcase

check freezer for dinner

make a good dinner
me and DH did

Do budget



Time to Begin!

Thanks to Mole for starting thoughtful thread and my higher power for being powerful.  Thanks to all who post - your stories are encouraging!  I love the 3T's mtd CI! 

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. I humbly ask God to remove my shortcomings. I pray constantly and unceasingly only for knowledge of God's will for me today and the power to carry that out.  

Its not about the tasks - its about listening to the moment and going with the flow of the spirit - today.

Its not about the money, its about listening to the simplicity of need and contentment - today.


Its 1430 and after a relaxing morning with friends - my 'weekend' is over.


In my mind I can visualised me passing my exam in Feb & March.  How? lots of past questions and reading around the topics of revision. Cost? 2hours min each work day, 6hours min each non work day. What does this mean? no internet, no TV, no pfaffing - if its not a task, don't do it! Why? To be a better doctor.

 Main goal: ear and vision mcqs using timer method 20/20/20 - 2hours now, 2hours tonight

To do:

530 haircut

milk for gran

dinner at grans

washing off line


That's all.



early Thursday

Thanks dear Mole for the GREAT inspiring starter. So true!!!!Have a good dayxoxo 

  • read through and edit online doc
  • readings 
  • diary put in new hosp appts
  • accounts
  • filing
  • work with L photocopying refs (5 hours) so slow- more tommorow
  • bibliography check and double check titles and dates
  • readings
  • write list of missing journals and books
  • research for missing journals
  • call DD again
  • decide if calling C at B and call if doing so
  • call N and M
  • rest
  • get ink number
  • rest
  • ask L to buy ink on break (and tray& file)
  • call v re LK leaving
  • if needed go in quickly to say bye to LK
  • rest
  • ask L availability tomorrow and weekend
  • rest
  • dinner
  • readings
  • journal
  • rehab excercises
  • rest
  • list for tomorrow ad 
  • HIO

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. Take shower

3. Go to the 7 a.m. telephone DA meeting

4. Fix and eat breakfast

5. Get dressed

6. Go to group therapy at 9 a.m.

7. Go to individual therapy at 10:20 a.m.

8. Go to church at noon

9. Go to the 1 p.m. telephone DA meeting

10. Warm up and eat lunch

11. Go to get my hair fixed at 4 p.m.

12. Eat dinner

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

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

Thanks for letting me share

Lucky CI

CI :)

No food before supervision :)

Call universities re proofing

Pack iced water :)

Pack papers :)

Leave for supervision by 2.10 :)

Buy porridge oats :)

Balance :)

KR meditation :)

Attunement 6pm :)

Maintain 3Ts (see signature):

24:00-1:00 1:00-2:00 :) 2:00-3:00 :) 3:00-4:00 :)
4:00-5:00 :) 5:00-6:00 :) 6:00-7:00 :) 7:00-8:00 :)
8:00-9:00 :) 9:00-10:00 :) 10:00-11:00 :) 11:00-12:00 :)
12:00-13:00 :) 13:00-14:00 :) 14:00-15:00 :) 15:00-16:00 :)
16:00-17:00 :) 17:00-18:00 18:00-19:00 19:00-20:00
20:00-21:00 21:00-22:00 22:00-23:00 :) 23:00-24:00

Often Tasks Last Done
Rest (self-maintenance/axe-sharpening) :)
Play ?
Exercise ?
Spiritual time (inc KR meditation) :)
Project Collie
Email (& social media?) Part done
Post Part done
Shiva Nata ?
Home maintenance ?
Brush teeth AM
Change AM
Brush teeth PM 24/9
Change PM 24/9

The ’3Ts’ aka ’Timed Task Tomorrow’ method - 3 questions before doing something online:
Is it Timed (set a timer)? Is it a Task? If it's a sudden impulse, can I act on it Tomorrow?

EleanorBE's Thursday List

Thanks Mole, nice one. 


Get in earlyish

Photocopy B speeches for M and T class

Get paper and pens  for above

Try to jot down objectives for p

A's appraisal

My appraisal

N's appraisal

Teach 4-hr M and T class 

Mole's check in

7.30 cafe with D

work on CV

9-12 work on writing

eat healthy meal 

think through finances 


electrics ?

work on CV

5 -6 practice with D 

bus to W H 

Deliver card to C 

eat healthy meal


check in

bed by 11