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.

Saturday 17 February 2007

Thomas C.

Well, the meditation and shower happened (thanks to wife getting up for an hour or so, though now she's down again), and in a few minutes, off to the park. I'm driving, even though it's a half-mile away; I'm not normally one of those Americans who drives in order to cross the street (which would be the majority). But today, I'm definitely feeling a bit woozy, so the car it is.

Anyway, thanks for being there.


Responding to my own post....I didn't use the car. I walked, slowly. It was a nice day. But once we got there, it was hard to walk up-and-down on the play structure, since I'm still running a low fever. I felt woozy sometimes. So ultimately I didn't do much, and my daughter didn't do much--a half-hour of play or so. Partly it was her: when there are a lot of kids, she tends to hang back. And there were LOTS of kids. But I think it was partly my inactivity. So we went home.

On the other hand, we then played with sidewalk chalk for an hour in the driveway. And that was nice.

It's 10:40 at night, and we've watched a movie, and little one is now in bed. I'm hoping to get dishes done, and maybe a few papers graded, then off to bed.

Rexroth 22.25 GMT

Todo today (well it's more done today)

up prayer reflection meditation
deal with emails phone messages post
clean up in kitchen
clean and sort cupboard under sink (a big job)
take it easy rest
prayer and reflection
bed and sleep

Regards Rexroth

Thomas C.--been a long time

It's been weeks, possible a month or two, since I checked in.

I got an academic job, a tenure-track position. This is huge--hard to get in academia, and it's even a good position.

Have I checked in since then? I don't really know. All I know is that I've really been "off" since then in terms of time management, and I've noticed that I definitely got more done when I checked in daily at this site.

So I'm back. In recovery terms, it's a third step: not my will, but Thine be done.

Also, this week I've been sick--a full-blown case of the flu. The aches and the severe fever are gone; the coughing and minor fever are still present. At least I can breathe through my nose sometimes now!

But of course this threw me off even more. And it's Saturday, and my wife is now down with the same flu, and the house needs cleaning, and I have papers to grade, and I need to balance the checkbook and pay some bills (BIG procrastination there), and I don't want my six-year-old to watch TV all d**n day....

So I'm a little lost about what to do. I do know that doing these two things would be a good idea:

shower and dress

Beyond that, I'm not sure. To repeat, here are the three or four things that need to get done:

* grade students' papers
* clean house
* money (balance checkbook, pay bills)
* hang out with my daughter

All of this is limited by the fact that I'm getting better--I'm not fully recovered.

So I'll meditate, shower and dress, and maybe check in again.

Glad you'e re back!

I was wondering how you were doing recently. Congratulations one the new job, too. Keep coming back!

congratulations, thomasc!!!!!

I know what a big thing it is to get a tenure track job. BIG congratulations!!!!

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

Welcome back

Welcome back thomasc.

Congrats on the job.

Regards Rexroth


Yes, it's a huge relief to have a tenure-track job. And it does feel good to be back. Rather solid. Hard to explain.

Lark's CI 7:50am (and 7:45 am Sun.)

Big day yesterday. Alot of work-related tasks got done, but the domestic side is still lacking. One work project was finished late last evening. I think it feels good to awaken in the morning and not be thinking of how and when I'm going to do "that".

(X) morning routine
(X) heat workshop
(X) get supplies
(X)get food
(X) finish bill and call client
(X) focus on next project
(X)call client to schedule next, next project
(more like 10 minutes) do 30 minutes of house work