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 14th October 2013
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wow that IS alot of cross outs! Congrats on a great day of PA recovery!
thank you Agnus :)
I know it was insane! :)
I appreciate the positive comment- it is great motivation!
What a nice day starter graphic. Thanks, Jalla!
Since the chatbox is down (that's where I usually am), I'll post here.
My health tanked recently because I hadn't been taking my medication. Taking care of my health is now my #1 priority. It's 11:15pm, and that means I need to start getting ready for sleep. I cannot (CANNOT) skip my medication, so I have to get right on that now.
Too often I either delay going to sleep because I haven't taken the dreaded pills, or I skip the pills and go to sleep anyway. Both are very bad for my health.
So right now, I will take my mediation.
pro's check-in (1:10am)
I took all my medication and supplements and brushed my teeth. Jammies are on.
I'm going to lie down with a heating pad for a while, then lights out.
pro's last check-in, 1:30am
My calendar is updated, and now I'm really done. Going to bed now. Good night!
one more thing...
I forgot about my calendar. I need to update that before I go to bed. I'm working on it now.
pro's check-in (12:45am)
I took almost all the pills and supplements (there's a ton of it - I'm taking extra supplements to deal with my current health crisis). I have just a few more to swallow, and then I'll brush my teeth.
I mix up something that includes part of what I take - aloe juice (tastes vile), Vitamin C, Inositol (Vitamin B8), and L-Glutamine. So I did that, then washed the blender.
bursting/workthing together this evening
I am prepping for a big test tomorrow. If anyone wants to burst with me, send me an e-mail. Maybe we can keep it via e-mail or find a 3rd party chatroom?
Argh, chatbox isn't working right when I've just made a Big Commitment to Not Procrastinating! This must be a learning experience :)
Email L :)
Email E :)
start tidyingThere is most certainly NOT time...
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?
use Rider Tools to help partner figure out public transportation on Thursday
review records for MM & email Dr. S
It is *so* hard to work in my home office when everyone is home--son, partner, even the cat--none of them can stand to leave me alone. Sheesh!
Anyone else having issues opening it?
Yeah it wouldn't open for me either.
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Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action - Walter Anderson
It wouldn't open for me either.
I didn't realize the chatbox was down until I tried to log into it this evening. I tried clearing the cache (which usually works), but no joy. It's more seriously broken because our Web host discontinued support for PHP 5.2 today.
This will require some serious programming to resolve. I've been having health problems, but I will start to work on it this weekend. I may not be able to resolve it all this weekend, but I'll start.
Vic 10/14/13 ck in
PA maintenance(showing up, basics, plan, exer.)
Thx for starter jalla, I am scared to death of how "my voice" will be received that I dared to exert last week.
It was a brave actrion you took last week - thats all we can do take the action and hand the rest over. I am sending you a big hug through the computer! Your voice is perfect as is dear Vic. Solidarity and respect for the big step taken last week. Scary but so BRAVE!!!! xoxo
marcelor Monday CI
done with traveling for a while and a chance to get into good habits!
Set freedom for 40 minutes
Shower and get dressed
Tidy bed room including suitcase
Come back here to plan work day
Agnus CI - and follow-up
Good morning! I'm committing to starting my day with 30 minutes of prayer and reflection no matter what, now through Nov. 14 to build the habit. Today I had to strenuously ignore texts and a phone call - hard! - muscle-building for alot of other distraction resistance, I think.
Today I am very tired after spending the night in ER after J reacted badly to a new medicine - all good now, thank God. But I need to go easy on my expectations of God, myself and others today. Already asked for help @ office so I can work from home on 2 large writing projects due Wednesday - grateful for great colleagues and a disability-friendly workplace. Here's my plan:
x PA post
x salt bath
x lunch: salad, carrots, meat
x cut and paste from emails into D prop design
~ identifty gaps in D prop design; create a plan with timetable to fill gaps - mised this part but did well on the first part of this task
Missed doing all the rest of these italicized items bc J fell in the shower which prompted about 3.5 hours to respond and resolve issues
- draft alternate D prop budgets (VH all, VH-FPs, PPN)
- cut and paste previous E prop to new format
- identify gaps in E prop design; create a plan with timetable to fill them
- clear out Inbox down to <5
x Dinner - simple! hot dogs, rice cakes, squash and zucchini
Blitz one small sheaf of papers from the personal scary bills-and-business pile
x bed by 10
"My boundaries enclose a pleasant land." Psalm 16
This weeks goals
Thank you Jalia for today's words of wisdom! :)
x find place to live
x secure employment
x rent storage unit
x current employer notice
rent van and put things in storage for a few months
pack for new job role
temporarily relocate until more permanent arrangements are made
Hope everyone has a great week! 8)
jays monday 14 th october
people say motivation won't last. neither does bathing, that's why we recommend it daily
phone son- dentist
put cheque in bank
put wash on
clear desk & check all appointments
empty out emails
I hope you are feeling better soon. Take good care. Solidarity.
readings sort jounals/paper mountain! cancel a email c laundry tidy sort bs edits in doc from v heck over again shoppping list print doc draft printers groceries book hotel Dinner reply c rehab excercises HIO
Rexroth Check In 08.23
Slept well but woke feeling ill and exhausted so I need to do the essential today.
x Prayer and reflection
x Check emails and reply to one which is a week old
x Go back to bed
x Deal with mail when/if it comes
x Go out to volunteer work in late afternoon - this is very x important to me
x Do not overeat
x Check emails when I get back
x Write journal
x Prayer and reflection
Bed and sleep
and if I feel better there is much else I can do.
22.04 all done and some work on my flat file this morning. I tried to work on my book and couldn't. So now for bed after a day when I have done my best.
I agree with the PP that the check in graphics are beautiful!
-Finish studying chapter 12 -Study chapter 13 -skim webworks 1-2 -cover letter 1started- emailed to myself -self assessment -something fun w C -work -call Dave Battempted, I think office is closed for holiday -watch 2 programming videos -attempt one part of optics hw 5attempt made!
-apply for job -read coma notes -post question to coma discussion board
Prep for tuesday
-lunch/snacksMMM -gas -clothes -connor's stuff
Holy BLEEP that's a lot of cross-outs!
My Day Today
I want to thank my Higher Power for this program, this website, the telephone 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. Cook and eat breakfast
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. Go to the 10 a.m. telephone UA meeting
9.. Go to the 11 a.m. telephone PA meeting
10. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting
11. Go to the 1 p.m. telephone CLA activity line
12. Go to the 1:45 p.m. telephone UA meeting
13. Go to the 3 p.m. telephone UA meeting
14. Warm up dinner
15. Take shower
16. Get dressed
17. Go through mail
18. Clear tables
19. Wash dishes
20. Call an Al-Anon meeting
21. Prayer and meditation morning and evening
22. Go to the 6:45 p.m. telephone OA meeting
23. Go to the 7:30 p.m. face to face NA meeting
24. Go to the 9 p.m. online EA meeting
Thanks for letting me share
Mole's check in
Dear jalla. Your starters are just exquisite - joyously colourful - and heart lifting - putting me in a positive frame of mind to plan my intentions.
i didn't quite achieve what I had intended yesterday - but didn't do too badly given that my eyes have swollen up with some infection and I am finding it hard to see through the slits, ah well.
it is 9.45 and I am doing this in my first working pom- I always allow the first for planning, tho it is supposed to be specifically work planning - not my whole life.
10-12.30 writing with poms
1st pom break TURN OFF INTERNET
pom 2 work plan for week
pom 3 come back to these
eat healthy lunch - make list of food to supply myself with meals for the whole of this week. Look at H's package
email A re QP
1.30 TLC CC review, EU plan of attack brainstorm
put food away
3.30 wash up
prep for T
pay mowing and insurance
more on EU if time
6 eat healthy meal
7 K pick up
7-9 St D - ask re ringing occasions for mtg, & flag QP for P, talk H through next Mon
BED BY 11
THINGS I DID WELL TODAY
i was proactive about my garden mess and have negotiated a plan. This has been on my mind and getting worse for some time. So yay. I also managed all but two things on the list. Good day I spite of sore eye.
also I was focussed on my work
THINGS I COULD HAVE DONE BETTER
i did well
THINGS I AM GRATEFUL FOR
i am grateful every time I don't procrastinate.
For A's community networking
for the company of the band
for meeting L and her gentleness
for the TLC
For great thread- my enthusiastic encouragement to fellow travellers.
I'm writing this on Sunday night to start the week off!
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 and NOW.
Its not about the money, its about listening to the simplicity of need and contentment - today and NOW.
Main focus this week
Exam study- weekdays 2hour days off 6hrs no excuses. Topics resp pharm, revise physiology
Read & meditate each day
Big tasks this week
- book Prague & Paris accom
- chase payroll
- keep to budget
- post parcel
Exercise 4days this week
Eat leftovers & cupboard contents
Internet 3Ts only
Reward: movie night w family & Rs