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Thursday 17th October 2013
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stuck stuck stuck
yippeeeee. . .no chat room, so y'all can see me musing.
I am determined to get this assignment done before going home. I have a super cold fancy beverage that has been waiting for me for three weeks, when I was supposed to get a certain assignment in on time.
There are FIVE parts. part one is done.
I have pulled the assignment sheet up on the screen. I am fearful though.
I got parts 2 and 3 done and I think they are right. Taking a short break and then hoping to finish so I am not too tired to enjoy myself when I get home.
I have put in a solid solid effort. I pretty much ahve part 4 done.
I did it!
I stuck with it last night and it was finally "good enough" to hand in :) I got to enjoy myself last night and it felt great! Altho today I am exhausted!
way to go katia!
or in recovery terms: way to GROW!
pro's check-in, 8:45pm (thanks for the great day opener, Jalla!)
I'm exhausted. I didn't sleep last night, plus I received a treatment today in my doctor's office that can make me tired. Plus I have an illness that makes me tired.
Still, I had every intention of doing a particular task after I finished speaking to clients. I went out to get the mail (as I always do at the end of the day), and found that a Major Motion Picture (with Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz) was being shot directly outside my door.
That completely distracted me. I watch several takes and took pictures, then I uploaded the pictures to Facebook. By the time I woke up from my "movie daze", several hours had passed, and I'm more tired than ever.
It's almost 9pm, and I really need sleep. So my goal right now is to stay closely on task - waste no time - and do all the things I need to do (including the Priority #1 work task that is a promise to someone), and then get to bed as early as I can.
I feel so incredibly tired that I hope I can do this work task adequately.
I can hear that it just started raining outside. So much for the movie shoot. They'll be packing up now. It was sunny a few hours ago, too.
pro's check-in (shift in "Priority #1")
I need to address my health issues (take my pills) before I do anything else. The later it gets, the more symptomatic I get (evenings, nights, and mornings are my witching hours).
I need to take medication NOW - before anything else.
Marcelor Thursday CI
Made it to C as planned and trying to work
OK: before C, write for 30 minutes
Vic 10/17/13 ck in
maint basics, exer, plan follow through
GREAT STARTER JALLA
Log hours from this morning Email BJ
What I should do next is look for a document that is not in the file it belongs in. But given how behind I am on filing, and how all the stuff to be filed isn't even in the same place, and that I might not know where it is, it feels like an overwhelming task. And what if it turns out in the end to be mis-filed so I don't find it all? Or what if it was never sent to me, which is also a possibility? OK, I'm going to break this down. It would be easy to look in file x for it, so I'll do that now. OK, found a lot of important stuff, but not what I was looking for. Now I'm going to look in the box.
Mollie's check-in 3:10pm
Yay me! It was in the box. Almost the last thing, but in the box. And I found all manner of other important things along the way. I can see that I now want to celebrate (or something) and not do the thing that I needed the papers I just found for.
kromer 11 CI
Goofed off for a bit, then took a long time planning, but I finally have my day's tasks, prioritized as follows:
3) Check (will do this soon)
4) egs (can be done remotely after-hours)
5) bible (can be done remotely after-hours)
6) sign-up (will do this soon)
8) comp plan (can be done remotely after-hours)
9) Decide (can be done remotely after-hours)
10) spreadsheet (working on this now)
11) geno res (will do this soon)
12)start FACs reading(can be done remotely after-hours)
I will go through this list roughly in order, but I will allow myself to start with something down the list that's easier.
Agnus checking in
another short night but thank God the anxiety is not so bad today. i had forgotten how sensitive i am to coffee - doh - which i drank a bit on Mon-Tues. as of last pm i'm back to drinking only tea for a hot beverage!
thanks to PA and other program friends, i feel renewed hope that i can indeed do all things required of me, through my Higher Power who strengthens me (and uses his friends ). Today's plan, methinks:
6am wakeup, knee prayers feed TJ and me sponsor calls chicken in crockpot J care PA check-in 7am walk and call sponsor shower and dress finish the RFI response and get approval; send it off break, lunch
Complete 1 lecture w/mem by Noon
Complete 2nd lecture by 6pm
Complete 3rd lecture by 8pm
Review L29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34
KF Check in Thursday 17th Oct 12:35 pm
Late late check in again today. I just keep burying myself in surfing or playing games in order to forget my worries. It's that simple. I will not even take action to relieve those worries. I feel so guilty at the end of the day because of what I haven't got done.
But I can take action now.
Today I have already:
Send B & J a list of WO - take 30 mins maxtook 2 mins :-) Dry washing hang washing if nec Have a good lunch
Well done for getting back on that horse!
readings find rest of refs check dates on rest articles check missing info final check through deal with nerves.... tidy get ready write letter N go to printers write email N drop docs with L in tried office closed!! bank go to appt e dinner write in journal rehab excercises HIO
Rexroth Check In 08.59
Woke having slept well with two dreams. Today I need to stay in to wait for an important delivery which I am determined not to miss.
x Prayer and reflection
x Write this list
x Check emails
x Write dreams in journal
x Deal with post when/if any comes
x Write journal
x Prayer and reflection
Bed and sleep
I don't know what else. I feel restless and muddled.
Update 17.20 - I feel even more muddled now. Somehow I had forgotten that I am buying a flat, my solicitor has all the information and I am waiting to hear from her with a contract to sign. So I forgot that this morning when I posted and have been watching my emails all day. I know it will happen when it does and I would be wise to forget it for the moment but it is hard. My camera is back and I am not sure if it is repaired properly. I need to leave it for a while until I feel more calm. I've been out to get some shopping at a local shop and am furious at how expensive things are as I have an attack of poverty consciousness as I am spending nearly all the money I have on a new flat. I can write this quickly and fluently and can't write my book. Life is crazy.
So I'll take it easy, have a shower and get clean and remember I have done all I need to do for the moment.
21.47 Ready for bed
Mole's check in
A bit late today. Am waiting for an X-ray. Thank you lovely jalla for another beautiful starter.
writinG a bit, no totally disrupted by appts etc - but perhaps good for fodder!
work on planning
Try to get a bit done tonight.
Eat healthy meal
prov with project
bus to city
work at F
5 ringing w d
eu plan of action
bed by 11
things I did well today
Was proactive about making an appointment
things I could have done better
Fiddled with the Internet instead of the tasks I'd set for this evening
things I am grateful for
The lovely jalla. The new doctor, the serendipitous, thoughtful and pragmatic B, bumping into S and H, and R too. G giving me homemade cheese. The wild and rainy day.
Thank you jalla for the starter today, and for all the other starters that you and others put here for us - it is a wonderful service!
Trying to break through heavy resistance on project S. I will do 15 mins on it before anything else and then report back here.
Interrrupted but done
Kept going despite interruption. Feels better to have started. Doing another 15 now
Second 15 mins done. Doing one more, then will take short break or do a different task.
Doing different tasks but don't want to lose focus. Will check today's list, have morning tea break, read background paper, then do 15-30 mins more writing on S before bike ride and lunch.
On with plan
Had break, checked lists, other items can wait until after lunch. Not sure if bike ride will happen, as it is pouring rain!
Next: reading background paper - done
35 mins writing on S - done (feels so much better than not doing it!!!)
No bike ride due to weather. Now will light fire, make and eat lunch. I need to be back here at 1.45 pm at the latest.
Later: Ok, I stuffed up. Back from lunch a whole hour later than planned, but getting back on the horse, trying not to beat myself up about it.
Send V energy :)
Spiritual time :)
Get ready AM :)
Work on business :)
Housework - washing up :) , laundry
Email, forums etc :)
See N re money :)
Photograph & post mala :)
Freecycle - bike lock, airer, hair clippers - part done
Buy fruit & veg :)
Get ready for bed :)
Planning 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?
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. Renew my books
8. Go to the 9:45 a.m. telephone CLA activity line
9. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting 10. Go to the 1 p.m. telephone DA meeting
11. Do Al-Anon work
12. Call my Al-Anon sponsor at 4:15 p.m.
13. Cook and eat dinner
14. Go to the 6:45 p.m. telephone OA meeting
15. Go to the 8 p.m. telephone CLA meeting
16. Go to the 9 p.m. online EA meeting
Thanks for letting me share