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 July 1, 2021

checking in: 07/01/2021: 2:46pm

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I need to stop this pattern of staying up too late.  I have set my alarm for 10pm.  My plan is to brush and floss my teeth at that time.  If I'm in the middle of talking to someone and it's not the kind of conversation one abruptly leaves, I can say, "I actually really need to go right now.  There is something I need to do."  That is the most I am going to say. If I'm in the middle of a tv show or movie, I can press the pause button and do my routine.  I just really need to get used to setting boundaries with myself. 

I have a problem with setting boundaries with myself around staying up late; and it affects my ability to set boundaries about *leaving* with other people.  And I need to get used to doing that.  If I'm playing an online game, and don't feel comfortable saying anything, I can just log out, b/c this is how important this is.  I'm honestly feeling just too involved with the whole gaming thing right now, and I want to pull the breaks on that so I recover my routine, and my habits and feeling physically comfortable.  I feel working on self-esteem before involving myself with others is pivotal. 

[10:56am 07/02/21]

I did brush and floss my teeth last night, but nowhere near 10pm.  It happened partially b/c I mentioned it to the person I was talking to.  So I guess that worked for me.  Maybe next time I can mention it around 10pm, and get out quicker.  Or I could just not be in a situation where I'm talking to someone at 10pm.

Things to do

Things I will do today

1. Prayer and meditation

2. Read devotionals

3. Make phone calls

4. Pay bills

5. Do numbers

6. Wash dishes

7. Go through my e-mail

8. Exercise

9. Put up books

10. Go to the library and print out stuff

11. Go to work

Hypatia's check-in


[x] intray

[x] read inbox

[x] clear desk

[x] SG meeting online

[x] send Zoom invites for Sunday

[ ] meter readings

[x] action email backlog - down to 21


[x] litter picking walk

[x] work through send email list - down to 1

[ ] ring Simon

[x] pot rose cuttings

[ ] action tray

[ ] wrap birthday present

[ ] write up GRASP meeting

[ ] start accounts project


[x] water plants

[x] watch tennis

[ ] cross stitch

This week's challenge

[x] order book about making a will

[x] make solicitors appointment

[ ] prepare notes for appointment